Weekly News Round Up 6/16/14

Upcoming community events:

PKMDI (Pecha Kucha MDI) – an eclectic group of local talents come together to entertain you with 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. June 18th, 7:30pm Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, back yard.

Deer Isle Bridge Fun Run and Walk. Saturday June 21st. The bridge will be closed to traffic so we can cross the scariest bridge by foot. At least you won’t be trapped in your car if the bridge collapses. Pre-registration for the 5k race is required.

Yoga Trends

Michelle Marchildon makes a good point about the irrational yoga teacher business model. Even the best teachers are not exempt from good business practices.

Once again Matthew Remski takes on modern yogis “unconscious rationalization of neoliberlism” in this funny and insightful article “Tara Stiles in a Glass Box. Dead Guru in a Freezer”.


We have one container of hand soap in our house that gets renewed annually during my mother-in-law’s visit. Otherwise we are a soap-free household. This New York Time’s article examines the potential benefits of a sustaining a diverse skin ecosystem!

It’s the first week of summer vacation in Downeast, Maine. We don’t really need to be told to back off – most of our kids already run amuck lighting fires, cutting down trees and falling off cliffs. But just in case you need a reminder, here’s the Atlantic Monthly article The Over Protected Kid (aka Hey Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone). Be sure to watch the video.


Here’s what I was talking about in class last week – get your little, balancy muscles strong so your big muscles can  spend more time moving you forward and less time holding you up.

Photo of the Week

June Moon over Curtis Cove, East Blue Hill, Maine.


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