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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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2016 AWMA Holiday Gift Guide

2016-gift-guide

Against all of Sarah’s instincts to gravitate towards the weirdest things available to purchase via her patrons at Asian World Of Martial Arts, she created a holiday gift featuring a number of reasonably practical ideas for this year’s AWMA gift guide.

To see all of these suggestions click here.

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Study Looks At Pros/Cons Of Children Training In Martial Arts

Children training martial arts

Children training martial arts

It has dawned on a segment of the (hover?) parenting world that enrolling your children in an athletic pursuit that involves punching, kicking, and simulated and/or real combat may potentially cause injury to said child.

There is now some clinical research to help weight more exactly what those risks might be — and what the benefits are as well.

Sarah wrote about this new study for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

 

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How To Not Hurt Yourself While Training

Train smart

Train smart

No matter what sport/physical activity you do it comes with one important, game-changing risk — injury.

Injuries can hamper your progress or outright end your pursuit of a particular sport entirely.

The risk of this is higher in high impact activities like martial arts.

Sarah wrote about some of the ways one can train better in martial arts in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

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People Are Signing Up For Self-Defense Lessons Because Of Trump

Self-defense

Self-defense

While there are few substantive reasons to believe orange-faced Russian stooge/President elect Donald Trump will actually make America great again, his ascension is helping out one industry — self-defense.

Apparently women are signing up for self-defense and martial arts classes in record numbers in anticipation of when Trump’s rape-y term begins.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland.

To read the article click here.

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