We had the good fortune of connecting with Harmony Lanz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Harmony, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I tend to lean towards the saying ‘fate favors the bold’. I’ve been told I was ‘unrealistic’ for as long as I can remember. I’ve got an overactive imagination that’s worked both for me and against me at times. Daydreaming is a lovely and inventive habit I formed very early on so my goals in life and my dreams have always been big. All that’s relevant to where one starts but for me, everything I set out to do seemed impossible at first. In starting this business or pursuing any of my dreams and goals, a willingness to risk just about everything has been required. Of course, I’ve been calculating with some of the risks I’ve taken but I had to be willing to just leap into the unknown at some point. Trust and faith in the possibility that things may turn out better than even I could imagine were necessary. Without taking.risks, I can’t say I’d have ever succeeded at anything I set out to do. Now, I feel that if I’m not a little scared to do a thing – I’m not going big enough. It’s tricky though. If you jump off enough cliffs and succeed, stopping to let yourself enjoy the things you’ve achieved can feel like a risk too. Like you could miss the next big thing if you don’t keep going but take the time anyway. Go ahead and receive the rewards of the courage you’ve shown. You earned it.

What should our readers know about your business?
A Luminous Heart (www.aluminousheart.com) was created as kind of a ‘heart child’ of a previous business. I created this business in order to lean closer into my innate storytelling and channeling abilities. Growing and changing is a part of everything and I’ve found that business ownership is no different. I realized that reading tarot allowed me to incorporate energy work into my readings and that it opened up a few roads I hadn’t explored as deeply as I wanted to yet, like mediumship and art. Working with my clients to help them fully realize and appreciate their paths is incredibly satisfying and through A Luminous Heart I’m able to do that. I also get to adventure into creating my own tarot decks and learning new ways to connect with Spirit to better serve my clients.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would definitely start in an Art walk through the Beltline, stopping along the way at any of the billion places to eat and drink. Ponce City Market, at least for the fun view from the top but also the shops and the overall buzz of the place. We’d see Edgewood for a night, the Art walk in Castleberry Hills, Elliot Street Pub for an Iron Pour, and spend a day in L5P and/or Cabbagetown. I’d probably talk them into a tattoo somewhere in L5P, EAV, or maybe Only You or Memorial. We’d also try to fit in a stroll through the Doll’s Head Trail.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shout out to Carrie McKinnon at 28ish, 28ish.com IG: @twenty_eight_ish. Her willingness to create and participate in her dreams has always inspired me. She is an internationally successful entrepreneur and has always been quick to encourage not only myself but anyone in the pursuit of their dreams. She is truly brave in following her heart and relentless in her belief that there is always a way.


Website: www.aluminousheart.com

Instagram: @a.luminous.heart

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