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Lori Lavender Luz
Works at LavenderLuz.com
Lives in Denver, CO
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Friday night filmmaking.

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A review of my book by Robyn Chittister. A thick skin was required for only 8 paragraphs.

But there is also this: "I read Raising Adopted Children and The Open Adoption Experience back in 2005. Getting through them was a chore. This book blows those ones out of the water."
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Awesome! Lori does great work for adoptive and birth families.
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"I soon contacted the agency that handled my adoption and discovered something I had never thought imaginable: that I did not have the same rights as other U.S. citizens."
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I'm a Cervix and I can't hold my Jäger. What are you?

A quiz for you from +Mel F.
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Why should Gwyneth have all the fun? Come Goop yourself!
Yeah, Gwyneth Paltrow as front page news is fading as other more timely topics encroach (Letterman's exit, Lorde embracing her flaws, or that couple banned from naming their son "WikiLeaks"). But s...
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Good thing Ts rock! ;)
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"Know when to be gentle with yourself. And know when to be fierce with yourself." ~~ David, this morning's yoga teacher.

This is one reason I love yoga -- it gives me practice reconciling opposites.
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The film "Closure" centers on transracial adoptee Angela Tucker 's search for her roots. Angela & filmmaker husband Bryan Tucker come to Denver for a screening (but you can also watch the film at home).

"The power of her adoptive family member’s love for Angela and their security in her love for them help make a crucial shift that supports Angela in her pursuits. I adore this depiction, and wish all adopting and adoptive parents could see how easily such a shift can be made."
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Yes. With that, people are filled up with themselves and don't have to drain others because of feelings of insecurity and inferiority.
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+The Huffington Post asked me and others for signs that your marriage is stronger now than it was on your honeymoon.

(Stop snorting).

I gave a lot of thought to my answer and came up with something deep and meaningful.

I also asked my husband who likewise came up with the very deep and meaningful: "We haven't killed each other yet."

‪#‎romance‬

My response, and those of +Sharon Greenthal  +Cathy Chester +Donna Highfill +Helene Cohen Bludman +Barbara Hannah Grufferman and Melissa T Schulz are in Shelley Emling's article.

What would you say?
Are marriages among boomers shakier than ever? It would appear that way. Research shows that the divorce rate among adults aged 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010. Yet for a lot of people, marriage really does get better -- despite the woeful...
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Thank you +Helene Cohen Bludman . Yours, too!
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The film Closure centers on transracial adoptee Angela Tucker's search for her roots. Angela & filmmaker husband Bryan come to Denver for a screening next month.

Might I see you there? (You can also watch the film at home.)

Reviewed: "The power of her adoptive family member’s love for Angela and their security in her love for them help make a crucial shift that supports Angela in her pursuits. I adore this depiction, and wish all adopting and adoptive parents could see how easily such a shift can be made."
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Yeah! I feel so fortunate to get to meet Angela and Bryan.
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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
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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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Denver, CO
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Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
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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