We Hear You! Letters from Our February 2013 Issue

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by MORE • Editors
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I don't use Facebook so an old fashioned email will have to do: On a recent morning at my gym I picked up the February 2013 issue of More, to read while I warmed up on the treadmill. I happened to read your column, Dreams of My Daughter, and smiled when I saw your daughter's name. My daughter is named Lake, too. She turned 30 in the fall and is pregnant with her first child. It was fun to read your column and think back to when "our Lake" was finishing high school and all the milestones she has passed since then.

Now I will be a grandmother for the first time and want to maintain the balance I've always sought, of being there when she needs me without interfering with the way she choses to live her life, which now includes how she choses to raise her children. I am happy to say we have a close relationship, one based on mutual trust and respect, so I expect the rewards of having Lake in my life will continue to accrue.

Good luck to you and your daughter as she makes her way in the next phase of her life, and you in yours.

Best regards,
--Myra Serrins

My wife shared your article with me - I enjoyed it.  I am planning college tour to the Bay Area over Spring Break.  I can really relate, so thanks

I just received the Feb. 2013 issue of More. Most of the time I am impressed with the content of the magazine and appreciate reading articles of quality.  However I must say that your standards have really been lowered with articles like "If great poets had sexted....."., page 26. If I wanted to read "WTF",  "CW 2 get u hard" and "Wanna tie u up, spank u, lick ur arms, legs, face n toes"  kind of rubbish, I can pick up a rag or look on the internet for free. You are so much better than this! The author not only lowered More's standards, but insulted famous poets, and More's readers. I pay for a quality magazine, please respect my intelligence and maturity.
--Marilyn Hansen

MORE is an enjoyable magazine that I look forward to browsing. But today I didn't get very far before noticing your ad with a picture of Andy McDowell's face....and not a line in it.  This isn't us. In fact, in my world, it is called a lie. Then I just read about the evolution of the single girl...SINGLE WOMEN ON TV. More lies! This is about devolving....not progress. Take a look at the Proverbs 31 woman and see what you can do with that.
 --Sabra K. Bruning

I am 49 years old and started reading More a few years ago when I found Health magazine to be a bit too young for me.  I've enjoyed the articles in More and really feel like they are age appropriate for me.  
I've never written in with reader feedback before but I just finished the article in the October issue (yes, I'm a little behind) titled "On the brink of making a billion" about Jessica Herrin and wanted to give some.  I am all for hearing about successful women and how they become so.  Good for her!  I am not pleased to read an article touting the success of a multi-level marketing scheme.  The way these MLM businesses work is that the top people get very wealthy and the bottom people drain their savings to succeed and eventually have to drop out.  MLMs feed on finding more and more lemmings.  I currently have a friend at the bottom of an MLM and try as I may to convince her to cut her losses and get out now, she will not and is determined to succeed.  I really wish these home businesses could restructure themselves and offer healthcare and a base salary plus commissions, instead of a cut going to your superior and so on and so on.  I have no idea how to make that kind of change though.  Anyways, I was disappointed that this article glorified an MLM.  I think the article is a disservice to women looking for flexible ways to earn money.
--Suzanne Y

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Suzanne Gay03.23.2013

I am a bit behind in my reading and only recently read the February edition. I was very disappointed and surprised by the article "If great poets had sexted..." I felt it was way out of line for More magazine and would be more fitting for Cosmo. Please reconsider this type of article before it makes the cut in a future More.

Crol 03.17.2013

I was informed that I had won a daily prize. That is great news! However, the notification didn't specify what type of gift card it is. Could you please enlighten me? My granddaughter is so excited about all of this. My address is carolmaloney33@yahoo.com. This may not be the correct forum for this but Iwas not given a contact address. Thank you.(And by the way, I do love the magazine!)

I'm very saddened by the "If great poets had sexted..." article by Linda Yellin. I'm a poet of over 40 years and have a great love of reading and poetry. I thought the Sext comments were vulgar and disheartening. I am so disappointed to read this in More Magazine. I read this mag because it is appropriate for over 40 women, who are classier and more elegant than this type of junk. Please reconsider printing crap in the future.

Ginger Thew03.10.2013

RE: Jane Shepard's response to Roe v Wade
To your commenter Jane Shepard, First of all, thank you very much for your concern for the doctor & his staff's well being after his name was in print as an abortion doctor. Unfortunately Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his church on May 31, 2009 by an extreamist anti-choice. While I apprecieate your concern of using his name for fear of extreamists, it is the same reason I fear putting my name out there. After long discussion with my family, I chose to let my full name be known. I am in a small town. I sit in a pew every weekend. I shop the same stores. I am your neighbor. I can't be "annonymous".
Thank you for your concern ~
Ginger Thew

CoryM 02.21.2013

As I am currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer, I found the article about targeted cancer treatments very interesting. While they won't help me, any step forward is good. The next step needs to be a diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. Currently, there aren't any, a situation that is unbelievable in 2013. I was one of the lucky ones, mine was discovered along with uterine cancer both at stage 2, so my prospects for recovery are excellent.


Please sign the last comment "Anonymous" or "Name Withheld", for my grandmother's protection. Thank you!


RE: Roe V Wade 40 year anniversary article.
My 91-year-old grandmother was raped in 1936 when she was 14. For 77 years she has not been able to speak about the abuse without clamming up and/or bursting into tears as she leaves the room.
She delivered a beautiful baby girl (my mother) and her immigrant parents (my great-grandparents) from Italy raised her with love and commitment. It's unimaginable to me what would have happened to the four ensuing generations if my teen-aged grandmother had "chosen" to abort.
Forty years since Roe V Wade and 50+ million little ones later it's still and always will be a hot-button for most Americans. By the way, I think it's interesting to note (and should have been included in the article) that Norma McCorvey, now a staunch Pro-Life advocate, has dedicated her life to seeing that Roe is overturned. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/woman-behind-roe-v-wade-im-dedicating...


My name is Nicole and I am the Customer Service Manager for Dahn Yoga. I would like to thank Ms. MacKenzie for her objectivity and not following the popularity of hearsay. We understand and accept that past litigation involves claims that would make interesting reading and generate considerable media coverage. However, none of claims have held up in court. As did I many, many years ago, I am impressed that she simply tried our class and drew from her own experience. Also, as a previous manager of a fitness club and a participant in many programs, I have finally reached a peaceful conclusion that a mix of activities, with Dahn Yoga as the foundation, keeps me in the best possible healthy condition. I do not look or feel my age of 52. I am very happy I did not follow what was written about Dahn so very many years ago. I will be following your magazine henceforth. Again, thank you.

Lada 02.03.2013

re your "Asia Major" feature on pages 80-87: what were you thinking?! The platform "shoes", esp. on p. 82-3 are ridiculous, stupid, and dangerous. They're pretty to keep on display, but would a sane, intelligent woman actually first of all buy them, at those prices, then wear them?! C'mon. We're smarter than that.

Today is my first time reading through your site and I really so far have enjoyed it very much. I'm older 66 still working full time, and I was looking to find something that is interesting to me. Although my birth certificate says I'm 66 my brian still thinks I 56, thus just looking at your content, it's going to be fun and informative. I wrote my first article already, and now I'm ready to read and comment on some great looking stories. Dorothy


Regarding Roe v. Wade: I don't believe that ANY child is unwanted, even the special needs children. That could be confirmed by every adoption agency in the county with long waiting lists of parents who want these children. I think it is tragic to tell a woman that her child has no place in this world. Every life cut short by abortion for the convenience of another is a terrible waste. - Debbie in Florida

Michelle 01.27.2013

I read your article on Dahn yoga & was enthusiastic. I even ordered the DVD! Then I did some research online. The "creator" & his chain of studios have been the subject of multiple lawsuits (including sexual abuse of emotionally vulnerable young women) across the nation. They have been likened to a cult & are definitely high pressure sales people. Practitioners of all walks of traditional yoga call it a farce. If you had done fifteen minutes of research, you would never have included this in your magazine. I'm disappointed.


I am extremely concerned that the author of "Boredom Busing Workouts" did not do sufficient research on Dahn Yoga before recommending it to readers. Dahn is extremely controversial and has been implicated in cult actives and settled several lawsuits out of court for abuses to its followers, including a wrongful death suit. There are documentaries and numerous articles and exposes about this yoga practice that requires immense time and monetary commitments from its followers. Please, please please do more research!!!

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