This year on August 5th will be the twentieth running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth. This event attracts elite runners from around the globe, as well as recreational runners from across the country. Today we speak with race founder, Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984. We also speak with volunteer coordinator, Maya Cohen, and her husband, Dr. Mylan Cohen, who cares for race participants (when necessary) in the medical tent.
Sometimes it takes a willingness to engage in conflict—and work our way through difficult situations—in order to succeed. Today we discuss this idea with executive and entrepreneur Jean Hoffman, and we also speak with the superintendent of Portland public schools, Xavier Botana. Both Hoffman and Botana were recently featured in Maine magazine’s 50 Mainers issue for their contributions to our state.
Music is part of our celebrations and our inspiration. It can serve as a means of commonality between humans. It can also heal. Today we speak with Pamela Florea, a psychotherapist who integrates sound into the modalities she offers her clients in order to help them break cycles of physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. We also have a conversation with Maine singer/songwriter Daniel Connor, who has returned to his music as a way of returning to health after having surgery for a brain tumor in 2012.
Last week on the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour, we reflected on the spirit of giving that is so prevalent in our Maine community. This week, we speak to individuals who are contributing to world wellness by giving of themselves, both in Maine and abroad. From purifying hospital water supplies in Haiti, to providing homes in Central America, Dr. Nathan Nickerson…
Ted Carter, landscaper and co-author of Reunion: How We Heal Our Broken Connection to the Earth, Penny Jordan of Cape Elizabeth's Jordan Farm and Land for Good, and David Banks & Bill Lunt of Falmouth's Tidewater Conservation Project discuss ways in which we can celebrate the health of the planet on this 42nd anniversary of Earth Day!