Category Archives: Health

Samaritan News 10 Pack: Madonna, Prince Harry, U2, More

Madonna marches on Washington.

Madonna marches on Washington.

Here are some of the news stories I wrote for charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag in January:

Read Madonna’s Women’s March on Washington Speech

Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples Release Charity Song To Support American Civil Liberties Union

Watch Video: Prince Harry Visits Botswana, Signs on to Help Protect Rhinos

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Allan Waters Humanitarian Award At Juno Awards

U2 Private Concert, Tea With Bono and Julia Roberts Raffled Off to Support AIDS Charity

9 Civil Rights Museums To Visit For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hockey Team to Honour The Tragically Hip, Auction Custom Jerseys for Gord Downie Fund

What Is The Committee to Protect Journalists Meryl Streep Mentioned At Golden Globes?

KIND Foundation Gives $1.1 Million USD To Seven People Doing Good

Little Big Town to Help Launch Music in Our Schools Tour

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On Cold Weather Hives And Being A Winter Shut-In

It's gonna be cold outside this winter.

It’s gonna be cold outside this winter.

The weather outside today in Toronto is -9 C, -16 C with the wind chill.

Sarah will not be going outside in this weather.

This, because she suffers from a condition called cold urticaria, where cold weather can make her break out in tremendously uncomfortable hives.

She wrote about what it’s like to be housebound in winter for Refinery 29.

To read the story click here.

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How Martial Arts Can Help People With Parkinson’s

Martial arts can help people with Parkinson's Disease.

Martial arts can help people with Parkinson’s Disease.

A growing number of health practitioners have begun recommending that people with Parkinson’s Disease take up some form of low- or high-impact martial arts.

It seems the activity does wonders to combat the effects of the degenerative neurological disease.

Sarah wrote about how it helps in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

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The Importance Of Rest In MMA Training

Rest is important in martial arts training.

Rest is important in martial arts training.

For many martial artists the act of training can become a compulsion. It’s always more time in the gym, more time working on technique, more time punishing one’s body.

That dedication is admirable and all, but sometimes it disregards a very important component of training — rest.

Sarah wrote about the value of rest for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

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On Resilience And ‘Eating The Potato’

Eat the potato

Eat the potato

“Eating the potato” is a big thing in the Risky Fuel household.

It’s basically a metaphor for eating the hearts of your enemies and Sarah explained its origins, as well as an embarrassing trip to her local bank, for the first of what will be a regularly occurring series of columns about mental health and well-being for The Establishment.

To read the column click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Gord Downie, By Divine Right, Dolly Parton, More

Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Here’s a batch of stories I did late last year for Samaritanmag:

New Michael Schumacher Non-Profit Encourages People to Keep Fighting

Dolly Parton Raises More Than $9 Million U.S. For Tennessee Fire Victims

Kiehl’s To Support Four Canadian Charities During Holiday Season

New ‘Music ♥’s Everybody’ Clothing Line By SOCAN To Support Unison Benevolent Fund

Chantal Kreviazuk Auctioning Off Intimate Home Concert For War Child

Gord Downie Honoured by Assembly of First Nations in Emotional Ceremony

Toronto Raptors Debut Four Limited Edition Caps for Charity

Amazon’s Priest and Imam Ad Shows a Shared Humanity

By Divine Right’s Last Depeche Mode Cover Performance To Help All Paws

Doug Gilmour Courage Campaign To Raise Money For Gord Downie Cancer Research

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rush, Metallica, Neil Young, More

Rush

Rush

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of news pieces in November and December:

Rush Donate $40k To Gord Downie Cancer Fund

Neil Young Calls on President Obama in Standing Rock Support Letter

What Is Giving Tuesday?

Heavy Metal Bowling Event In Ronnie James Dio’s Memory Raises Nearly $50K

Year-End: MusiCounts Donated $525K Worth of Instruments and Gear to 33 Community Groups

Metallica Doing Club Show in Toronto to Support Daily Bread Food Bank

Andy Kim Christmas with Nelly Furtado, Ron Sexsmith, Sloan and More, on Way to a Sell-Out

Russell Brand Advocates For Political Change, Optimism In New Video

Monster Truck Are ‘For The People’ With New Throwback Animated Video

World Diabetes Day Is Today, Frederick Banting’s Birthday

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