I’m the author of Own Your Life: How Our Wounds Become Our Gifts. I’m also a licensed psychotherapist, public speaker, and actor. On this blog, I share my thoughts about owning our lives, our worth, and our creativity.

I am deeply committed to helping others maximize their creative gifts and potential. Whether you want to start a new career, better understand yourself, explore the world, or pursue your greatest passion, my goal is to help you feel the freedom to do so through my writing and coaching. Life is so hard that it can hinder us from fully actualizing our dreams. Yet the more we understand about ourselves, our struggles, and our strengths, the more we’re able to transcend life’s challenges and embrace our power.

If you want to own your life, your worth, and your creativity, keep on keeping on. Tapping into our essence is a daily practice that builds strength, resiliency, and joy!

In my coaching work I help individuals problem solve and remove obstacles that hold them back from truly owning their lives. Specifically, I help people in areas such as stress management, career development, work/life balance, mind/body wellness, and identification of core values. I also work strategically with artists to help them remove creative blocks and execute projects to completion such as writing and publishing a book, landing acting roles, and moving a film into production. If you’d like to work with me, fill out the form below. Thank you for visiting my blog!


Here is what people are saying about my book and this blog:

“Lise Porter’s beautiful and moving life story is perfect reading for anyone wanting spiritual fulfillment and inspiration to empower themselves.”
Julia Verdin, Hollywood Producer, Director

“I highly recommend Own Your Life to all those who despair, struggling to overcome life’s challenges. It is beautiful in its simplicity; profound in its wisdom.”
Mary D. Clark, Ph.D

“Using her own tragic story to outline how we can recover from life’s unbearable blows, Lise Porter models the tremendous courage it takes to do so, planting seeds of hope and meaning along the way. A must-read for anyone going through a rough time, Own Your Life is a brave and captivating guidebook.”
Blair Glaser, MA, LCAT, psychotherapist

“Ms. Porter examines each facet of her experiences and accepts the pain but leaves us with the breath of peace her insights refine from them. This is an ever useful book for all of us who live, grieve, love, cry, and want to keep expressing our best.”
Michael Spatuzzi, DACM, L.Ac.

“Lise Porter’s life story is a hard but beautiful one. She invites us, her readers, to join her journey in a way that speaks to our own struggles and joys. I found myself getting caught up in her writing and marveling at her insight not only into her own but in all our experiences.”
Tremper Longman III, PhD

“Lise’s moving life story weaves together threads of hope and empowerment in the face of profound humanness and vulnerability. An important contribution to our field, Lise’s book evokes a sense of presence, understanding and purpose for readers interested in psychological growth and/or spiritual fulfillment. I highly recommend this book.”
Douglas P. Cyr, MFT. Instructor, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Board Certified PTSD Clinician; EMDRIA Certified Therapist.

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Blair Glaser February 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!

  2. bub March 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Hey, I have a question for you. Can you send me an e-mail at bub66ohm@gmail.com so I can contact you. Not a big deal, just a question.

  3. laura May 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    In April I sent your Blog address to a friend of mine struggling with life…god…no relationship….and so angry.. She loved your blog it gave her some clarity and althougth words on a paper,something touched her. I will say that I find your blog excellent and insightful…Thanks Lise.

  4. Stephanie February 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Love your beautiful writing, Lise. My version of stopping to smell the “azaleas” has lately been to look at the clouds. They are so amazing and varied. Like snowflakes, no two seem to ever look the same. What a gift God has given us in nature. There are so many surrounding us every day. We just have to stop and look up and notice.

  5. Marty August 31, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    I am awestruck by your writing. You have a beautiful talent and I wish you great success!

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