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Lori Lavender Luz
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Lives in Denver, CO
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Thanks so much for sharing this, Lori!  MWAH!
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If you'd asked me in my 20s or 30s which was more important, happiness or contentment, you'd get a different answer than I'd give you today. What say you?
If you'd asked me in my 20s or 30s which was more important, happiness or contentment, you'd get a different answer than I'd give you today. What say you?
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A micropost featuring my blog's odometer (1001), 5 sexy yoga poses you can do at home, and a good read on openness & donor sperm/donor eggs.
A #MicroblogMonday post featuring my blog's odometer (1001), 5 sexy yoga poses you can do at home, and a good read on openness & donor sperm/donor eggs.
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Kitchen cleverness from +Create Bake Celebrate .
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Thanks so much for the share, Lori!!   :)
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You know you're deep in slacker trouble when you go to your closet to look for something less formal and constricting than yoga pants.
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LOL! 😜
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5 Very Sexy Yoga Poses

Hint: these are heavy on the root lock.

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"Open adoption requires people to think about adoption in a new way. Rather than 'subtracting' children from their birth family and 'adding' them to their adoptive family, open adoption means that the family has been transformed and extended..."

-- New research from Child and Family Blog​, Harold Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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This scene is probably playing out for thousands of families who adopted in the closed adoption era, now living in the era of social media. From our own  +Barbara Freedgood .

"I struggled. What would this mean now as my daughter was on the cusp of her teen years? How would introducing a third person, a second mother, impact the pushes and pulls between my about-to-be adolescent and me? I feared the worst. I hoped for the best. Mostly I wanted to help her and if this would help, I would do it."
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What does this image conjure for you? See if it matches what +Emilie Peck intended. (It did for me.)
Images are incredibly powerful, regardless of whether we see them with our physical eyes, or if they're painted with words. A good recent example are the photos of boys wearing skirts to school in Taiwan in support of their t...
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How did the Academy of Adoption Movie-Watchers vote this year? Check out the winners and nominees, per +Addison Cooper.
 
The votes are in! Here's the Adoption at the Movies Awards http://www.adoptionlcsw.com/2015/02/the-2015-adoption-at-movies-awards.html
Welcome to the 2015 Adoption at the Movies Awards! It’s been a year full of cinematic releases, and many of them dealt with adoption, foster care, and related themes. In this online award ceremony, we pay tribute to the best ...
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WHAT JUST HAPPENED HERE!? It's just coincidence that I turn into a completely different person for my 1000th post.
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I love the 'mama bear" you are. Always. 
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Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
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Yin yanging my way...
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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.


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Making progress on Titibasana (firefly) pose.
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Chief Civilizer at Tessa & Reed Associates
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  • 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
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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!
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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.
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