We Hear You! Letters from Our February 2013 Issue

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I don't think so - do they have 2 jobs, a kid or parent to take care of, depression or other physical problem?

I thought not.

Let's talk reasonable here - 2 workouts a week and cut down on sugar/processed foods.

What does that yield?

How long can the women possibly keep up 5 or 6 workouts a week?

Please check on them in 1 year and see how things are going.

I am a physician and have seen many women die of cancer - they would have given anything for one more ice cream cone or piece of cheesecake.

Enough already!
--Julia Fielding

Hi Lesley,

I am an avid reader of MORE Magazine!!!  The articles resonate with me, as I am, let's just say, more than age 40, but not yet 60. I am writing to you now, regarding your February 2013 Issue.  With February being Heart Disease Awareness Month, and heart disease being the number one killer of women over all cancers combined, I was more than disappointed that there was no mention on the issue of women and heart disease in this Issue.  On a more personal level, I am a woman living with heart disease, have written a book about my journey with heart disease, entitled Can You Hear Me Now: or do I need to yell into your stethoscope?, and have dedicated myself to providing speaking engagements, fundraisers and presentations on this issue. So with that said, I guess you could say that I'm more than a little disappointed to not see an article in the February Issue dedicated to the number one killer of women, and even worse, have to yet endure four pages dedicated to cancer.  I am in no way suggesting that there be no articles or awareness to this life-altering disease.  I recently had a friend, who is a cancer survivor and advocate, state that the influx of article after article, and pink everywhere you turn, is even turning her off. Is it too much to ask that MORE Magazine provide, at the least, an article on women and heart disease during Heart Disease Awareness Month?  Actually, that boat has already sailed, so any month would do...women and heart disease isn't limited to just one month...it lasts a lifetime! Thank you.
--Cynthia S. Brown

I just got done reading the article "Spending to piss off my father". In my opinion Pam Houston needs good swift kick in the ass. The article states her father lived through the depression, which means he also lived through WWII. I'm wondering if she ever stopped to think of why her father was the way he was? Probably not. It's sad that some people never get a clue.


Dear Lesley,

Nice to communicate with you!  I have and continue to be a loyal and devoted reader of More Magazine. Your articles are varied, interesting subjects, different points of view, and just Fun.

I work full time in an upbeat fast paced environment.  In the evening. before retiring, I light a Lavender candle to relax with my More Magazine.

Exactly what I did last evening. All Good, Very Interesting. Page by Page, always something new to enjoy or learn.  When I reached page 66, I was interested in the Title "The Sister pact.

The article was well written and touching, until I reached the correct formula to kill yourself. In the article, it states, take a bunch of pills with only 2 glasses of alcohol, so that you will not become nauseated

Twenty one years ago, my Beloved husband walked upstairs into our office, and committed Suicide. There must be many people sharing this Grief.

Upon reading the afore mentioned article, I wondered, Has the world become so Callous, that a sister act could be so specific without being specific, I Sincerely Appreciate your Time in reading my thoughts.
Warmest Regards,
--Ronna Salinger

Loved your fashion for grown-ups article with tricks to “whittle the middle” but it was impossible to find the Helios and Luna clothing.  Please don’t feature clothes that are impossible to find!
--Marilyn Groom

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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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