We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy Lucas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nancy, how do you think about risk?
I am definitely a risk taker. I left college in Trenton, NJ to pursue a modeling career in NY when I was 18. I left, on my own without financial help, because my parents weren’t very happy about it. I ended up working for one of the most important fashion illustrators, Antonio Lopez and working in Milan for the next 5 years modeling for some of the biggest names in fashion. I left NY to move to Los Angeles when after 10 years, I knew I needed a change. This meant leaving a career and major position I held at Bloomingdales in NY. This led to my being hired, upon arrival in LA, at Giorgio Armani where I was in charge of all the celebrity dressing for 7 years. I eventually became the PR Director at Emporio Armani for the next 6 years. There was a great sense of security at Armani but when Dolce & Gabanna came calling I trusted my intuition and joined the company as West Coast Director. Three years later I took the leap and opened my own PR company. After 15 years and representing Chanel, Harry Winston and so many other brands, I closed my office in order to down size and work from home giving me freedom to try new things. I took the most recent risk when I launched my new company Creative Home Healing two years ago. This came as an idea in a meditation and I quickly began putting my ideas together, building the website and finding the right experts to work with me. This had absolutely nothing to do with PR but the message I got was loud and clear. Early on I learned from experience that taking a risk is worth it. I am fortunate that my risk taking has paid off and led me to greater fulfillment. Without risk there is no growth. There is also no such thing as failure because we can also learn great lessons from, what in the moment can look like a mistake. I have also had a few of those moments but I learned so much from them. I always trust my intuition and through meditation I have learned to tap into that intuition that is a guiding force, a beacon in my life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The purpose of Creative Home Healing is to bring a carefully curated roster of skilled experts to clear and balance the energy in your home and environments. Everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Our experts will re-set and clear heavy or negative atmospheres, release what does not serve your highest good and celebrate your space by performing sacred, ancient ceremonies and a myriad of other services to create your own personal Sanctuary. Working with architects and developers allows us to identify the land for Feng Shui and grid the foundation resulting in a highly desirable property. Wellness real estate is one of the fastest growing areas of wellness and we address and deliver those services. During this pandemic, with so much time indoors, we see how our environment is important and we should nurture and honor that space. We are truly changing the lives of so many though the healing provided by these ancient techniques and modalities.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I live near the beach and love the ocean. My coffee spot is any Pete’s. Of course, we would start with an outing at the beach and perhaps a drive to Malibu for the day. I would follow that with dinner in Ventura at one of my favorite spots – Lure. They have the best fish and chips. I would have to take them to a yoga class at Rama Institute or they could join me at my tap class on Saturday at Dance Fit in Westwood. We could have a picnic at the Lighthouse in Palos Verdes. Lots of my friends golf so heading to the Desert overnight or for the weekend to play some golf followed by dinner at Tommy Bahama in Palm Desert. They have a great bar and I love the casual atmosphere. We would most likely stay at La Sirena Villas.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a few people I could thank and would like to recognize. The first would be Antonia Lopez who believed in me and encouraged me to go to Italy to model. I met so many amazing people because of the work I did with him. He was also one of the first people I lost to AIDS and so that experience changed me in so many ways. Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith / Director of the Agape Spiritual Community taught me about visioning, spiritual enlightenment, being of service and so much more. All of his books have been an influence. My Kundalini yoga community here in LA is amazing. I discovered Kundalini in high school and have been practicing on and off for 40 years. The Rama Institute here in LA has some of the best teachers trained by Yogi Bahjan who brought Kundalini to the US. It is an amazing technology that has enhanced my life in every way. I am also fortunate to have the support of amazing life long friends. My daughter who is now 25, inspires me and encourages me daily. Some of the books that had a great impact are: Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes, The Art of Abundance by Candy Paull The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle