Profile

Cover photo
Lori Lavender Luz
Works at LavenderLuz.com
Lives in Denver, CO
983 followers|829,483 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
For #TBT, a short conversation with my son years ago on what saved the world from TOTAL DESTRUCTION.
1
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
8+ reasons to visit Colorado Springs for your next family trip. We tested 1, 2, and 3-day itineraries for you.

#coloradosprings #familytravel #Travel #CMRAdventure #BigMomentCOS  
Colorado Springs, how many ways does my family love to explore you? More than 8! Here are our travel tips for 1, 2, and 3 day trips.
4
2
Lori Lavender Luz's profile photoPatti Houston's profile photoColorado Springs, CO's profile photoSusanne Vogel's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Lori Lavender Luz Thanks, I will take your advice, and put it on my bucket list!
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Myth busting: If kids have no issues, parents get all the credit. If kids DO have issues, parents get all the blame.

There are lots of factors, and #adoptiveparents must continually tune in to their child. #AQParenting  
Can't my kid just be OK with being adopted? On adoption attuned parenting, resilient kids, dropping pebbles, and doing our parenting thing "right."
2
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
I suspect this is a common question that many people have at the beginning of their #adoption journey. Til they start listening.
A reader asks how to adopt a baby fast, regardless of cost. Thoughts on openness, money, ethics in adoption, and keeping the focus on the adoptee.
1
Gayle H. Swift's profile photo
 
Your thoughtful reply does a great job of refocusing in a way that invites understanding. 
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fear grips me as I hear the words, "you need a follow up mammogram." Here's how I've handled it over the years, including last week.
5
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Have you ever heard of bubble soccer? You can see here that it's as much fun for grownups to watch as it is for kids to play.

#bubblesoccer #microblogmondays  
Have you ever heard of bubble soccer? Through this video, you can see that it was as much fun for me to watch as it was for my kids to do. #MicroblogMondays
1
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
" Our children must be convinced—convicted even—that we accept them for whom they authentically are (not whom they perceive we wish them to be.)" #AQ parenting via +Gayle H. Swift 
4
1
Our Adoptions's profile photoLori Lavender Luz's profile photoGayle H. Swift's profile photoDee Shihady's profile photo
3 comments
 
Thanks +Lori Lavender Luz  and Jeff The freedom to be our authentic selves, I believe, is a fundamental human right
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
983 people
geraldo maria fernandes pinheiro's profile photo
Jodi Haywood's profile photo
Fiorenzo Redaelli's profile photo
Charles Campbell's profile photo
Grant Cooper's profile photo
The Gifted Trap's profile photo
Jason Furse's profile photo
masoud ka's profile photo
Lisa Maynard's profile photo

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Two weeks ago I asked what you thought about the term “tummy mummy.” Boy, did you have a lot to say.
"Tummy Mummy" evokes strong feelings among adoptees, birth parents & adoptive parents. There is no lock step, but what can we learn from the recent poll?
1
Gayle H. Swift's profile photoFrederic Venner's profile photo
2 comments
 
thank you for the heads-up
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Six new adoption books (with one to give away) from adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents, spanning memoir to nonfiction to fiction. Which needs to be on your shelf?

+Lorraine Dusky +Carrie Goldman +sherrie eldridge +Rachel Garlinghouse +Madeleine Melcher +Lynn Grubb +Lynn Grubb +Kristy Woodson Harvey 
Six new adoption books from adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents, spanning memoir to nonfiction to fiction. Which needs to be on your shelf?
6
3
Gayle H. Swift's profile photoBrooke Randolph's profile photoLynn Grubb's profile photoDee Shihady's profile photo
4 comments
 
Yes, we must appreciate the courage it took for those who raised their voices to share their truth. #AQParenting  
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good dialog happening in the comments section. Poll results will come in a future post.
What do you think about the term "tummy mummy" when referring to a birth mom/first mom? Share your thoughts in a short poll and in the comments section.
3
Bob Schultz's profile photoLori Lavender Luz's profile photoMonica Morrison's profile photo
6 comments
 
cute
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz

Shared publicly  - 
 
What would you do if you were Kate?
Open Adoption Advice on the practical issue of privacy from a scary birth parent, as well as the deeper issue of communicating well with a birth mom/dad.
1
1
Lori Lavender Luz's profile photoBob Schultz's profile photo
2 comments
 
Trust it so tricky because you have to give it to get it.

I see what you're saying about the PO Box. +Bob Schultz . Read this comment from Racilous long the same lines: http://lavenderluz.com/2015/07/communicate-birthparent.html#comment-63951
Add a comment...

Lori Lavender Luz
owner

Discussion  - 
 
You don't hear adult adoptees say, "Shield me from truth. Protect me from my story."

Instead they say what you read in the comments on this post.
An adoptive mom asks when to tell her 4 year old he's adopted. She fears it's too early and doesn't want to make it a big deal. What should she do and when?
1
1
Lesli Johnson's profile photo
Add a comment...
Lori's Collections
People
Have her in circles
983 people
geraldo maria fernandes pinheiro's profile photo
Jodi Haywood's profile photo
Fiorenzo Redaelli's profile photo
Charles Campbell's profile photo
Grant Cooper's profile photo
The Gifted Trap's profile photo
Jason Furse's profile photo
masoud ka's profile photo
Lisa Maynard's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Denver, CO
Previously
Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
Story
Tagline
Yin yanging my way...
Introduction
Denver-based author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole (check out what people are saying about it).

Yogini & yin-yanger. Wordsmith & wine-sipper. Wife of one & mom of two. Diarist & open adoption advocate. Visit me at LavenderLuz.com.


Bragging rights
Making progress on Titibasana (firefly) pose.
Work
Occupation
Chief Civilizer at Tessa & Reed Associates
Employment
  • LavenderLuz.com
    Documentarian, 2007 - present
  • The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole
    Author, 2013 - present
  • Tessa & Reed Associates
    Chief Civilizer, 2001 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Lori Holden
I had the pleasure of working with Bryan West on trying out a SmileBrilliant TeethWhitening Kit and offering a giveaway on my review blog. The product lived up to the expectations I had, and Bryan was wonderful to deal with. He was personable, stayed in touch to the appropriate degree, and was always kind and professional. It has been a very positive experience, and I have a whiter smile to boot!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Katie led me through my first Pilates class expertly. She knew exactly how hard to work me so that I could find my edge -- to be challenged but also experience success. The studio is clean and bright, the machines well-maintained and also clean. I highly recommend Personal Pilates Plus. Disclosure: I assist with social media for Personal Pilates Plus. I love representing such a wonderful organization.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map