We Hear You! Letters from Our May 2014 Issue

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by MORE • Editors
May 2014 Cover

I have always been a big fan of Diane Keaton.  I've enjoyed her movies, her books on photography, as well as Diane's creative energy in restoring homes to their authentic selves in LA.  I have found Diane's eccentric ways to be quite charming over the years. 

However, I do take issue with her comment regarding Woody Allen in the May issue of More.  Dylan Farrow 

made a brave effort in writing the NY Times article regarding her relationship with Woody Allen.  Hollywood did, as Hollywood always does - they just swept the dirt under the carpet, as if the floor beneath them was now sparkling clean and sanitized.  Think Harrison Ford flying Roman Polanski's Oscar to him in France.  What was Harrison Ford thinking?  What possible talent could any human being possible possess, that overshadows their penance for evil?

I just wonder in light of the accusations made by Dylan over the years, how many times Diane asked Woody Allen to babysit her daughter.  Or would she?  Diane's blatant comment that, "All I can say is that I'm Woody's friend and I've been Woody's friend for 45 years and nothings going to change that", obviously means regardless of what truths may be unearthed about Allen, Diane and Woody will always be pals.  That comment spoke to the need Diane has to keep the Woody and Diane magical duo alive, since so much of Diane Keaton's public 

persona is based on her relationship with Woody Allen and his movies.  Diane has made a career out of the Annie Hall character, even dressing the part for 30 years.  

--Valerie Martin

Lesley,   Thank you for your insightful essay and question.

As a Cancer doctor for 25 years, my question has been," How do I provide breast cancer survivors with high quality resources for thoughtful recovery from the ills that breast cancer  treatment and its after effect on their personal life has created? " Unfortunately, we all know too many women who's lives are never the same as they attempt to reconcile a new life with breast cancer and often times struggle to find quality information and direction to aid them on their new Journey.

As a response to this task, I created The Pink Ribbon Survivors Network (www.PinkRibbonSurvivorsNetwork.org)  which hosts hundreds of timely resources for women recovering from breast cancer.  Our information is categories into subjects such as, "Physical Limitations,"  "Doubt and Hope," Your new Married/Partnered/Family Life," and "Leaving a Legacy."    A few moments on our website to peruse our breast cancer survivors' library, known as "The Curriculum for Recovery Library" will illustrate what we have accomplished in our goal thus far.

Thank you for asking such a thoughtful, provocative answer.  I'd love to hear what you or your staff at More magazine think of my challenge and its solution.

--Rob Fisher, MD

Hi Lesley,

I was just reading your May magazine.  I believe this is the first time I've ever read and I've so enjoyed it.  I can feel the BIG intention you and the magazine have for creating a better world.  Thank you for all you do.

In your Letter from the Editor, you posed a question:  How do I change the world?  Great question!  I feel its an amazing thing we all have in our heart to do.

I don't know if you have ever hear of the Avatar® Course.  It's been around since 1987 and the course is taught in

72 countries and 26 or so languages to people from ages 5-6ish to in their 90's.  "This mission of Avatar in the world

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