Tag Archives: Health

Martial Arts Training While Pregnant

A viral video of a fitness instructor doing a martial arts routine while 40 weeks pregnant prompted Sarah to look deeper into the practice in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

It turns out practicing martial arts while pregnant is mostly about common sense.

To read the full story go here.


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Arkells Support Hamilton-Area Refugess



If you’ve been paying attention at all you may have figured out the Arkells have become one of the biggest rock bands in Canada in the last year or so.

They seem to understand that with this great new power they’ve also got great new responsibility.

When they played their big hometown stadium show this past June in Hamilton they also used it as an opportunity to raise funds for Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health.

I spoke to lead singer Max Kerman about the reasons why they did this for Samaritanmag.

To read the piece go here.

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Jenesia Tackle Poverty, Abuse



Spruce Grove, Alberta pop duo Jenesia are using their music to further good causes.

The pair are speaking up on topics like poverty and sexual abuse.

I spoke to them about their social efforts in a feature for Samaritanmag.

To read it go here.


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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, More

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

I continue to contribute to charity ‘n’ entertainment news site Samaritanmag.

Here are some of the news I did for them in the spring:

Hot Docs Giving Away $200,000 Worth of Tickets to Students, Seniors and New Canadians

15th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival To Feature Five Female Directors

Hip Hop Artist Emmanuel Jal Among Winners Of 2018 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent

Jay-Z Tells Letterman Trump is Great For America and Explains Why

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Proceeds To Help Combat HIV/AIDS In Africa

Crowdfunding Campaign for Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Bus Crash Victims Tops $5 Million

Lady Gaga’s Foundation Selects Five Schools to Receive Financial Gift to Improve Mental Health Programs

6 Things You Need To Know About March For Our Lives and Where the 839 Rallies Are Taking Place

Malala Yousafzai Promotes Girls’ Education, Offers Solutions, on Letterman Netflix Episode

John Oliver-Connected Satirical Children’s Book to Benefit AIDS, LGBTQ-Related Causes

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9 Martial Arts And Gear Tips

One of Sarah’s teaching ventures is to provide gear and training tips for aspiring martial arts over at Asian World Of Martial Arts.

Here are her latest tips:

Boost Your Performance With The 5 Best Crossfit Gloves

Different Types of Boxing Gloves: An Overview

Learn the Technique to Tie A Karate Belt

A Guide to Purchasing the Right Karate Uniform

The 5 Latest Design Trends of Sport Gear Bags

Taekwondo Uniforms: Know Where It All Started

What It Takes to Find the Right Judo Uniform for Your First Challenge

Back To School Training Tips: 5 Ways To Stick To Your Martial Arts and Fitness Routines This Fall

6 Benefits of Wearing CrossFit Gloves

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Jean-Michel Blais’ Music Stops His Tourette Syndrome Symptoms

Jean-Michel Blais

Jean-Michel Blais

Over the years modern classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais’ has learned that the act of playing music curbs his lifelong Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

With the release of his latest album Dans ma main Blais has begun talking about how his specific type of music therapy has impacted his Tourette.

To read my interview with him head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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9 Martial Arts Insights For AWMA

Sarah continues to contribute learning pieces to the Asian World of Martial Arts blog.

Here are some of her recent posts:

Young Martial Artist Thwarts Robbery, Reminds Us The Value Of Self-Defence

Back To School Training Tips

A Nunchaku History Lesson

Pearl Gonzalez Stars In New Proforce Ad

Four Cool New Martial Arts World Records

Different Types Of Martial Arts Uniforms

Things To Know About Samurai Swords

Must-Have Gear For Your First Martial Arts Class

Conor McGregor Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Is On

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