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Lori Lavender Luz
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Lives in Denver, CO
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I was petrified but gave it a go anyway. Surprised how it turned out!
I face a lifelong fear of swift-moving water by going white-water river rafting with my family near Colorado Springs. Would I like Class III rapids? Or not?
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Interviewed by +Adoption.com's +Denalee Chapman .
If you haven’t yet come in contact with Lori Holden, you’ll be really happy you’re reading ...
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Cake.
This space turns nine today. With a 3x3 observance, you can help me celebrate its 9th blogoversary with some virtual cake.
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What. No more elasticized waistbands? Funniness via +Vikki Claflin, Author
Google “clothes never to wear after 50” or “frumpy fashion choices for Baby Boomers,” and you’ll get a bazillion articles on what not to wear after ‘a certain age.’ Many women say all of that is horse-pucky and, at 50+, we should be able to wear whatever the hell we damn well please. I agree. …
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Adoptive parents are even more at risk to make this parenting mistake.

#adoption #parenting #antifragile  
Are children really anti-fragile? What might that mean for adoptive parents? Sure we want to protect our kids, but what if doing so ends up hurting them?
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Somaluxe Skin Products by Lady Soma: Relief for Rosacea & Sensitive Skin
For the past four months I've been testing out Facial Cleanser and Redness Repair Moisturizer from Lady Soma's Somaluxe line of products. (Disclosure: I received samples for purposes of writing an honest review). While I don't have rosacea, I do deal with e...
For the past four months I've been testing out Facial Cleanser and Redness Repair Moisturizer from Lady Soma's Somaluxe line of products. (Disclosure: I received samples for purposes of writing an honest review). http://www.ladysoma.com/somaluxe-face-cleanser. While I don't have rosacea, ...
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If you want to guest post here or on another blog or site, make sure you know these 6 tips to being a great guest poster.
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Dear Abby chides an adoption advice-seeker.
Dear Abby might want to consider outsourcing advice she gives about adoption. Last week, she got adoption advice wrong. Again.
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Mother's Day survivor guide for #infertility and #adoption . #mothersday  
Not everyone gets warm Hallmarky feelings about Mother’s Day. While the maternally privileged (like me, currently both having a mom and being a mom) buy cards and flowers and/or receive cards and flowers, others dread this time of year.Many of these Mother’s Day dreaders are connected through the experience of adoption, some also through infertility. … Continue reading How to Survive Mother’s Day if You’ve Experienced Adoption or Infertility →
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May adoption themes be with you. #adoption #starwars   via +Adoption.com +ROBYN Chittister 
Adoption themes abound in the Star Wars trilogies. Luke and Leia were adopted, of course. Anakin didn’t have a father and was taken from his mother.
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Dreading Mother's Day? Print this letter to have handy. #mothersday #outliers
An open letter to ministers, yoga teachers, rabbis, spin instructors, pastors, adjunct professors, priests, zumba instructors, imams, motivational speakers, reverends and anyone addressing mothers and fathers in mid-May or mid-June.Dear Person at the Front of the Room,I know you worked really hard on that homily about Mother’s Day / Father’s Day. It’s a time of … Continue reading Outliers →
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One commenter (so far) disagrees with the premise. What do you think?
If we could truly love ourselves, could we also more easily love those around us? If so, which of your imperfections can you declare your love for?
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Denver, CO
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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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