December 2016

Shawn Moody | Moody’s Collision Center

Listen as Shawn Moody of Moody’s Collision Centers explains to use what he believes to be the three cornerstones that lead to a successful and fulfilling life: working with your hands, your mind and your heart.

Julia Clukey | Olympic Luger

“When I look back on my 19-year career there are three things that come to mind that I think can relate to everyone in this room: role models, inspiration, and courage.” Listen as Olympic luger Julia Clukey shares how she

Owl and Elm | Yarmouth | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

Owl & Elm

Not long after I wrote an October 2016 Maine magazine story about the dining scene in Yarmouth, the town welcomed another restaurant into the fold. Owl and Elm opened in September in the heart of the village, right next to

Jim Godbout | Jim Godbout Plumbing and Heating

Death from substance abuse has no bias. Jim Godbout of Jim Godbout Plumbing and Heating knows—over the years, he has lost 44 friends and fellow community members to substance abuse. Listen as Jim shares his heartbreaking and hopeful Maine Live

Deirdre Nice | Silly’s Restaurant & St. Lawrence Arts

“The foundation of improvisational theater is a concept known as ‘yes and?’…I’ve lived an improvisational life. I spend most of my time saying ‘yes and?’” Listen as East End pioneer Deirdre Nice tells the story of what it took to

Brian Beaudette | Architect

“I’ve become very good at drawing out their inner voices as it relates to their project. My reconnection with my inner voice has been the greatest reward in coming out.” Architect Brian Beaudette shares his touching story of finding his

Pious Ali | Portland City Councilor

Pious Ali made history in 2013 when he was elected to the Portland school board, becoming the first African-born Muslim to hold public office in Portland. As a member of the Portland City Council and a youth and community engagement

Julia Sleeper | Tree Street Youth

“Vulnerability is willing to run a risk and trusting the people around you to respond the way you’d want them to.” Listen as Maine Live speaker Julia Sleeper of Tree Street Youth talks about her work with youth in Lewiston-Auburn,

Margo Walsh | Maine Works

“I can’t believe that my conviction five years ago about being a private company that would open the doors to convicted felons and people in substance abuse recovery would actually end up resonating nationally. Because why not? Everybody hurts. Everybody