Author Spotlight: Lorna Blake is “Born To Rise”

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Lorna Blake Book CoverBorn to Rise: An Inspirational Journey of Overcoming Challenges

Seattle Life Magazine is proud to feature Lorna Blake, an international motivational speaker, award-winning author, and success coach, in our Author Spotlight column. Lorna’s recently published book, “Born To Rise: Journey from Setbacks to Comebacks”, chronicles her early life experiences and the valuable lessons she learned on the path to overcoming abandonment, abuse, and poverty.

A Life of Transformation

Lorna’s passion for travel and empowering others has led her to nearly 20 countries. She has resided and worked in five, teaching, coaching, and inspiring countless individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Her personal story of confronting a difficult truth about her paternity was even featured in a film documentary.

From Darkness to Light

“Born To Rise” delves into Lorna’s early life, detailing the challenges she faced and the resilience she discovered within herself. The book offers an honest perspective on overcoming adversity and serves as a beacon of hope for those facing similar struggles.

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An Excerpt from “Born To Rise”

In the book, Lorna shares a pivotal moment in her life:

“It took me until age 25, when I saw a counselor for the first time in Canada, to open up to someone about having been sexually molested by the father of my middle brother Michael and to receive an acknowledgment from the counselor that it wasn’t my fault. These five words: ‘It is not your fault,’ uttered by the counselor, released me from bondage and set me free immediately. It facilitated my healing like nothing
else and opened me up to begin my life’s work.”

Lorna’s story emphasizes the importance of seeking help and finding the strength to move forward. Her journey from overcoming adversity to achieving personal and professional success is a testament to the human spirit’s ability to rise above challenges.

Empowering Others

Lorna’s experiences have fueled her passion for helping others. Today, she runs an empowerment consulting business focusing on personal development, leadership, and success. She is a continual learner, constantly seeking new knowledge and skills to better serve her clients.

More Than Just a Book

“Born To Rise” is more than just a memoir; it’s a guide for navigating life’s inevitable challenges. Lorna’s story offers valuable insights and practical tools for anyone seeking to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential.

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Seattle Life Magazine is honored to share Lorna Blake’s inspiring story with our readers. “Born To Rise” is a powerful testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and find success.

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