Laura Lowery is the founder, editor and publisher of Lucia. Lucia is a new kind of magazine for women. Its mission is to inspire and enlighten the world by giving voice to the heart and celebrating true beauty. Laura does her best to lead a creative life. Whether triumphant or stumbling, she shares regular columns including stories, behind-the-scenes happenings, little doses of inspiration, and large quantities of curiosity and heart. She is pleased to meet you. HuffPost closed its contributor platform in January 2018, but you can still access Laura's most recent columns and musings at www.luciajournal.com.