Author Lisa Powell Graham

Last updated on January 4, 2015
Tim Ferriss and Me Living Our Dreams!

My big dream is to find and reveal to women ways to live in authentic happiness.

I am in the process of publishing my memoir “Living in the Miracle Zone” that I spent the better part of 2010 writing while encouraging women to find their joy through workshops and public speaking events.

I am absolutely passionate about inspiring and empowering other women to be happy, healthy, fulfilled, and to live their dreams.

I recently completed life coach training with Martha Beck, best-selling author and producer of Oprah’s Live Your Best Life Show.

Perhaps most importantly, I am a living example of overcoming significant challenges and obstacles to live your dreams and find authentic happiness. I was a victim of sexual assault and was stalked by a man who repeatedly threatened to kill me, and as a result suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder for years, with symptoms including panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

Through my practices and commitment to health and well-being, and with the help of all of my teachers and guides, I have overcome my PTSD and found lasting inner peace and happiness.

Lisa Powell Graham meditating

As a result, I have dedicated my life to helping others to overcome unnecessary emotional suffering and to find joy and peace within. I currently lead workshops and retreats, coach a limited number of individual clients, and work with some strategic planning clients. I live a happy and full life, building in time for my hobbies and passions, including writing, dancing, meditation and yoga, travel, and living a healthy lifestyle.

I am also available for inspirational public speaking at colleges and for groups and organizations. I can be booked for speaking engagements by contacting me directly through this email: lisa.powell.graham(at)

My dream story post day is Tuesday.

I am also the genie behind Miracles Unlimited, Inc., — the business of making dreams come true.  You can read more about my world travels and adventures at Lisa Magic Carpet Ride or about my consulting work at Transforming Cities.

DREAMS ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE: Completed my memoir, moved back to New York from San Francisco, traveled to Spain, hiked the Na Pali Coast, became a certified life coach, and twice embarked on a journey through India sharing joy wherever I traveled.

Lisa Powell Graham

Here is a collection of some of my dream stories here on 8 Women Dream –

  • Finding Happiness In Creating Ourselves Anew Research shows that by the end of January, 1/3 of people who set New Year’s resolutions will have broken them. They say that only 8% of people will achieve what they set out to achieve by the end of the year. Rather than focusing on these depressing statistics, I’d like to share stories of inspirational people who ...
  • Finding Happiness on the Day of the Epiphany   Just this past weekend, I had an epiphany about some of the ways in which I have pushed blessings away in the past, rather than being willing to gratefully receive all the abundance the Universe wants to send my way. I decided to share it today, on the Day of the Epiphany (January 6th) as a ...
  • Finding Happiness in Creating A Magical Year With only two days left in 2014, I’ve been working on my goals and visions for the New Year. As part of this process, I always reflect back on the year before. Next year, I intend once again to find happiness in creating a magical year. And that was the case this past year. It was a ...
  • Finding Happiness in a Tropical Christmas This is the fourth year in a row that I have enjoyed a “tropical Christmas” with family, here on the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida. This is the time of year when I am all about finding happiness through time at the beach, pool and other outdoor adventures. It has been seventy-five degrees and sunny just ...
  • Finding Happiness in Breaking Up with Fear Last year, in early February, I attended a women’s meditation circle in Troy, New York where I live. I told the women that my goal for the year as to break up with fear and marry faith – and in doing so to be as bold as possible, and to live joyfully. I likened fear to an ...
  • Finding Happiness through Service in a Season of Giving For Thanksgiving this year, I embarked on a new tradition that brought me a lot of joy, and which was a great way to kick off a Season of Giving. I will look for ways to give back at Christmas as well, knowing that my spirit is happiest when I am serving others. This year, I am ...
  • Finding Happiness in Life Adventures Last weekend marked a big milestone. I celebrated with old friends at my 25th high school reunion, and found happiness in reminiscing, reconnecting, and reflecting on life adventures: those since high school, and those yet to come. I decided to create a list of the 25 greatest adventures I’ve had since high school. Honestly, it boosted ...
  • Finding Happiness Through Working on Goals Last Saturday, I spent the day with a close girlfriend working on our dream visions for 2015 and beyond, all the way up to my 100th birthday party! It was a day of dreaming big, giggling, dressing in costumes, listening to Krishna Das, eating healthy and nibbling on chocolate. I find happiness both in the process ...
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Lisa is a freelance writer, consultant and life coach. She has her BA in English and Creative Writing from Princeton and her MPA from Harvard. Lisa recently finished the first draft of her book manuscript, Burning Down the House. Her dream is to publish this first book and teach the world how to discover their hidden joy. Her post day is Tuesday.
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