Wellness

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Whether we are skiing through the first rays of the morning sun while making lazy turns on Sunday River’s Dream Maker trail, or kayaking off the coast of Harpswell, we need a certain amount of strength and coordination to navigate … Continue reading

At Home On Hawk Ridge

Not far from Bradbury Mountain, in the woods of Pownal, is a small homestead located at the end of a dirt road. A broad swath of lawn edges up against a carefully laid garden, featuring hay-cushioned rows of beans and zucchini. … Continue reading

Medicine at the Museum

Two lifeless geese lie on a jagged dune between sparse tufts of vegetation. Three of their brethren have taken to the sepia-toned skies above. Is it possible that a hunter is poised just beyond our view? Is there a deeper meaning to this … Continue reading

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Grasses bend and bow, rippling across the shaggy field. A salt tang seeps through the oceanside pines, and a ribbon of pavement lies ahead, ducking and rising over the hills in Freeport. The Maine roads have been a training ground … Continue reading

All Saints by the Sea

There are places in Maine where road signs are few, and travelers must depend upon the kind instructions of strangers—and a bit of intuition. Southport Island is one of these. Just past a marker for Pig Cove Road, an unassuming … Continue reading

Ashley Bryan

The Monday morning boat from Northeast Harbor has a full complement of passengers. A man with a skateboard and a timid Chihuahua hangs out on the stern, near several boxes of groceries destined for Great and Little Cranberry Islands. In … Continue reading

Special Surfers

We can feel the buzz of excitement before we see the surf. Despite the light drizzle, dozens of cars line Beach Avenue in Kennebunk. Volunteers in bright shirts mill about on the sidewalk, directing people to the pop-up tents and registration tables nearby. Down in the  gently … Continue reading

Stone Mountain Arts Center

We are gathered in a forest, within the wooden walls of a converted barn. Rough-hewn beams span the space above us. Soft murmurs of anticipation ripple through the hushed crowd. Strands of tiny white lights twinkle across the birch trees … Continue reading

University of New England College of Dental Medicine

Several years ago, a young woman came into my family medicine practice complaining that she could not lose weight. A mother of two, she was busy with a full-time job, but still found time to exercise regularly. She told me … Continue reading

Royal River Natural Foods

Continuing a two-decade tradition of organic foods and products