Beginnings #1

How do we live our lives authentically, and make the changes necessary to do so? First we begin, wherever we are. This week we do just that with a well-known Maine author and playwrite who describes her own creative rebirth following the death of her mother,  a local healer who deals with the energetics of self, and a representative of an organization that promotes wellness through the sharing of stories.

This week’s guests included writer Elizabeth Peavey, artist and healer Eva Rose Goetz and Gibson Fay-Leblanc of the Telling Room.


Elizabeth Peavey, author and playwright

Elizabeth Peavey

Elizabeth Peavey is the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly, a collection of columns from her Casco Bay Weekly days, and of  Maine & Me: 10 Years of Down East Adventures, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book. Her essays and articles appear frequently in Down East magazine, where she has been a contributing editor since 1997. Her monthly humor column, “Outta My Yard,” can be found at She has taught public speaking at the University of Southern Maine since 1993 and has served as guest lecturer of creative nonfiction at University of Maine, Farmington. Her latest book, Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Friendship and Adventure, a collaboration with renowned Maine landscape painter Marguerite Robichaux, is due out in 2012.


Eva Rose Goetz, artist, healer, mother

Eva Rose Goetz

Eva Rose Goetz is an artist, healer and mother of two beautiful daughters. She has an energy healing practice in Falmouth, Maine and is currently at work on the “108 Angels” project.  She will be featured in an upcoming issue of Maine magazine.

Eva addresses the importance of being ‘grounded’ in one’s life, she has also illuminated the ancient practice of Shamanism and discussed the body’s chakra system.

Poet Gibson Fay-LeBlanc of The Telling Room

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc’s first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the 2011 Vassar Miller Prize and will be published in 2012. His poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Poetry Northwest. In 2011 he was named one of Maine’s “emerging leaders” by the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media for his work directing The Telling Room, where he still occasionally teaches writing. He is the Poetry Editor of Maine Magazine and is at work on a novel.