As an avid fan of women's hoops and the Seattle Storm, I want to say thanks for the great article on Storm co-owner Dawn Trudeau (“Dawn Trudeau Is a Game Changer,” July/August 2012). Her story illustrates the power of determination, persistence, and resilience—the same credo that the Storm put into practice daily. Trudeau's mantra, “Keep learning,” is a great one. I so appreciate her belief in the Storm and in women's basketball. And I hope she persists in working toward equity for women in sports.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, MORE! I'm 30 years old and have been an avid reader of MORE since my twenties. I've always enjoyed MORE speaking to me as an older sister with very wise advice. Two articles in your July/ August issue gave me a moment of clarity that I literally thanked God for. “A Better Body at 30, 40, 50, 60 Than at 20” was inspiring. Lisa Hiller's profile of a near 50-year-old doing handstand pushups motivated me to get off the couch and lose the excuses. Also, the article “Secrets of the Super Resilient” was not only informative but very personally gratifying. To see someone else's experience with dealing with trauma in such detail made me also make the same conscious decision to be happy every single day. I didn't think MORE could get any better serving as a beacon for women. However, the moment of clarity that MORE has provided me this month made me feel more powerful than I've ever felt. Thank you!
--Kenya, Herndon, Virginia
I really enjoyed your July/August issue of MORE. As a baby boomer, I want to learn how to be stylish at my age. All the tips in your Trends pages helped me a lot.
Several years ago, I was a subscriber. I wanted more of this style information, but I didn't see it at that time, so I canceled my subscription. I'm going to watch your upcoming issues for more clothing and accessory style ideas, and I will resubscribe if you continue discussing how trends can be applied for mature ladies.
“Stop the world. I want to get off!!!”
Some of us are indeed old enough the remember that show/line/song. And we are now old enough to read your magazine. I personally felt that I was not ready in my forties and had no time then. My fifties flew by, and suddenly I found myself 65 and retiring. (Please add a smiley face). YES!!!! I find that after 40 years as a professional (speech/language pathologist), I no longer WANT to work. Somehow I no longer feel the need to reinvent myself—I just want to be who I have become after all those years! Which gets me to the point I originally wanted to make. I love your magazine, but I read a lot about women who spent a good portion of their live unfulfilled. Perhaps they catered to others or never did fulfill their potential. Well, More editors, I have already done that! Yes, I helped society in my small way as a professional. Now it is MY TURN. My turn to explore hobbies, leisure time and perhaps doing nothing more than reading a book, doing a puzzle on the computer, watching mindless TV, making a quilt that I may not finish or going out to lunch!!!!!!
Giving back is a part of what I do in some guilds I belong to, but it is not the focus of my life. Taking care of a sick husband and aging parent is part of what I do, but it is not the focus of my life. What I am going to do is “stop and smell the roses.” I will NOT start a new business, join the Peace Corps, adopt a child or village or volunteer to do anything remotely like what I can be paid for. I will live on my adequate retirement. I will meet with friends to pursue hobbies. I will become a “lady who lunches” (since for 40 years of full-time employment I could not). I will shop and eat and PAMPER myself. Not to become a better person—I am quite happy with who I have grown up to be—but to become what I thought the epitome of a More Woman was supposed to be: a woman who is whole and pleased with who she has spent her life evolving into!!!