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My first “real” press hits newstands

Hi all,

Thanks for your love, support and kind messages this past week as my Minnesota Monthly Magazine makeover piece hit newsstands. I have been inundated with calls, emails and facebook greetings in the past 4-5 days. I am humbled and blessed by your belief in me. Thank you! The article is now posted online and you can read it here. 

What a surreal experience to see your picture and story plastered all over the pages of a magazine that people read! This past Wednesday night, I was watching people on the plane from MSP to Bangor, Maine reading my story. Wow, felt strange for someone who is constantly behind the scenes pitching others’ stories to the media to now suddenly be the focus of the story. A bit unnerving, I have to admit.

The truth is, I loved the makeover and Minnesota Monthly Style Editor Katie Dohman did justice to my transformation story with a style and fashion bent/new identity bent. Not that easy to do. A special thank you to Katie for taking this on and being so supportive of my journey. Also, thanks to my friend Christine Strub who helped with the makeover photo shoot; Jeanne Carpenter who has pitched my story to local media; and to all of you who have encouraged, cheered and supported me throughout this transformation journey.

I am a lucky, lucky girl and feel so blessed! This week, I am celebrating the next chapter in Downeast Maine, Penobscot Bay. What next? Determining how to maintain a healthy and active life with the focus on Lori in the equation. Speaking of fit and active, I am climbing some big mountains right now in Acadia National Park. More on this topic and our new blog launch – very soon! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, thanks gain for your love and support. It makes all the difference. I am simply overwhelmed with joy and gratitude.


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  1. Wanted to drop a comment and let you know your Rss feed is not working today. I tried adding it to my Google reader account but got absolutely nothing.

    July 17, 2012
    • Lori Schaefer #

      Hi, Thanks for the information about the RSS Feed. We tested it on several different platforms and it seems to be working. Please send us a message on the connect page if you are still having problems and we’ll help troubleshoot.

      July 18, 2012
  2. I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing problems with your blog. It seems like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before. Many thanks

    July 18, 2012
    • Lori Schaefer #

      Hi, thanks for reading. We are sorry for the problems you are experiencing. After looking into it and testing it in all all modern browsers, we do not see the problem. If you can let us know what browser you are using, what versio,n and even what post you have trouble with (all or one specifically), we may be able to help. Thanks!

      July 19, 2012

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