Lisa Lucca has been writing most of her life and writes passionately about life, love, family and living true to who you are. She is a #BlogHer17 Voice of the Year Honoree for her piece Two Roofs, One Home, and her essay Ashes of A Purple Heart won First Prize on WOW-womenonwriting.com.
Lisa’s work has been published on sites such as GoodMenProject.com, Midlifeoulevard.com, SweatpantsAndCoffee.com, and she was a monthly blogger for GayDadProject.com.
Lisa is co-author of a memoir she created with her partner, Mark, You Are Loved…an email memoir and her memoir, Ashes to Ink, focusing on her relationship with her gay father who came out during her adolescence in the early 1970s. She and Mark moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to New Mexico in 2018.
Lisa’ radio show – Live True with Lisa Lucca – airs Fridays at 10:00 am MT. She interviews artists, writers, community members and interesting people living true to who they are in a creative way, and offers insight and information to craft a meaningful life. To learn more about Lisa, visit her website.
If you could share 3 words with your teenage self, what would they be?
Love you more.
What is a talent that comes naturally to you?
Seeing situations from a different perspective. It is one of the reasons I was drawn to life coaching. I love helping others see things in a more positive light or with a sense of possibility.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who lie.
What is something that you never thought you’d do?
Live in the South. I was there for five years and felt like a fish out of water a lot of the time.
If you had to describe yourself in just 3 words, what would they be?
Insightful, true, magic.
What is a TV show that everyone in your circle raves about, but you didn’t like?
Game of Thrones.
If a stranger scrolled through your camera roll, what would they learn about you?
I love to take pictures of nature!
What’s your least favorite season?
Winter. Growing up in Chicago, the bitter cold would freeze my nostrils shut and take my breath away. As a result, I moved to California and now live in Southern New Mexico in the warm desert. I do love autumn best. A bit of a cool breeze is nice after a hot summer, and the changing of the leaves is extraordinary.
Which do you prefer: hotel, lodge, or bed & breakfast? Do you have a memorable story about one of your stays?
We actually prefer to stay in AIRBNBs. When we travel together, we love to live in the place we visit – to cook there, relax, and have space to spread out. One of our most memorable stays was in rural Tuscany eight years ago in a 300 years old stone house. It was quirky and a bit musty, but we loved the views and the neighbors who invited us for coffee. They didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak Italian but we had a great time! They are still our friends (with translation help from their daughter’s Egyptian boyfriend who speaks both languages!) and will be having lunch with them tomorrow while we are back in Italy.