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The Maritime Bhangra Group is positively powerful

The Maritime Bhangra Group is positively powerful

Spreading happiness, one contagiously cheery viral video at a time.
Hasmeet Singh Chandok is an unabashed optimist.

Get happy with the Well Being Guide

The Maritime Bhangra Group, simple self-care, fun fitness and money management apps

Six ways to LOL and get swole

Physical activity doesn’t always have to be serious business, and goal setting. Here’s how to have Maritime Bhangra-levels of fun while moving your bod.
Aquacize Centennial Pool, 1970 Gottingen Street Fitness, in a pool.

The bod squad: 6 ways to connect with your body

Worship your temple with these local wellness experiences.
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Bills, bills, bills: lessons from living on a cash diet

How I adapted the cash diet to avoid social over-spending.
The cash diet is a familiar term for those of us who are fans of the Can-con reality show Till Debt Do Us Part.

Work hard for the money: 5 financial resources to check out

A debt destroying personal finance blogger recommends apps and other resources to manage your spending and saving.
Managing your money used to mean sitting down at the kitchen table with your paper bills and chequebook—not anymore.

Four meaningful, do-able ways to DIY self-care

Pedicures and charcoal masks aren’t the only way to treat yourself.
In a culture in which the answer to "How are you doing?" has become a rushed humblebrag about being busy, it's no surprise self-care has become a hot topic.

Busy Haligonians on how they relax

Master multi-taskers offer up their secrets to finding me-time.
ROSS SIMMONDS A digital marketing strategist, writer and speaker and the founder behind local start-ups Hustle & Grind and Crate HOW I RELAX I don’t buy that I’ll ever have balance, so to speak, but it’s about striking that balance for you and the people around you.

Good vibes only: five wellness experiences you have to try

Halifax’s unorthodox options for healing
Halifax is home to a growing number of wellness and spiritual bucket list-worthy experiences.

5 apps to help you be the best you

Download your way to self-improvement.
Between Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, the latest annoying game you’re playing and your Facebook updates—it’s a wonder if you have any time left over to spring clean your life. That’s where these apps come in, proving self-improvement doesn’t have to be boring or hard.

Up and at ’em

Reasons to get up at the crack of dawn and make the most of your day while everyone else is still snoozing.
5:30am Lane swim, Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive If you’re still rubbing the sleep from your eyes, a dip into this chlorine bath should help wake you up. Swim lengths of Clayton Park’s amazing competition-sized pool in the wee hours (5:30-9:45am), Monday through Friday.

Not all gyms

Before you pick a place to work on your fitness, consider what goals you’re trying to achieve and what atmosphere will help you do so.
When January rolls around and the sugar cookies you were popping like vitamins over the holiday break begin to weigh on you, your first instinct might be to join a gym, because owning a membership is almost as good as going.

Dollars and sense

Expert advice on spending and saving the money you work so hard to make.
Spending money was fun well before Tom Haverford proclaimed “treat yo self!” on Parks and Recreation. There’s no denying splurging on a new ride, fancy feast or a relaxing vacation feels good, but facing your plummeting finances prior can put a damper on the experience.

The art of no

The two-letter word you should practice saying more this year.
This year (and every year) you should carve out time to do what excites you, moves you and makes you happy.

Awe and order

Wise words on freeing your life of clutter and getting things organized from expert Colette Robicheau.
Colette Robicheau is a jack of all trades, and master of many things.

Saving for a rainy day

Easy tips for whether you’re saving for a summer vacation or beefing up your emergency fund.
If you’re like me, you might think that RRSP and TFSA look more like spoonfuls of Alpha-Getti than ways to help you save, you might need a nudge in the right direction. Brian Himmelman, president of Himmelman & Associates, offered me some advice on how to put money away when the under-the-mattress approach just doesn’t cut it anymore.

’Til debt do us in

Haligonians with different degrees of debt chronicle how they’ve payed their dues.
Debt is all around us and that’s OK. No matter what your cash flow may be, waves of financial woes are a part of life. We spoke with folks who decided to run with them, open up and divulge how they deal or don’t deal with their debt.

Reset yourself with the Well Being Guide

Inspiration to be the best possible you this year

Make 2015 count with the Well Being Guide

You're #1! You're #1!
When it comes to goals for the new year, we’re not really into adding up calories, or keeping track of digits on a scale.

Pam LeJean’s road to Rio

One of Halifax’s finest track and field athletes has her sights set on the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro—but first, her busiest competition year yet.
This time two years ago, Pam LeJean threw a discus just for the hell of it. After watching recurring shoulder injuries keep her from playing basketball, her strength coach suggested that she and her "long arms" might be well-suited for field sports like javelin, shot put and discus.

Better together: five ways to get fit with friends

If you’re looking for a challenge, results and a group atmosphere, these fitness classes and activities are made for you.
1 CrossFit "If you attend three to four classes a week, you'll notice improvements in strength, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and, most importantly, confidence," says Mel Clarke, CrossFit coach at Blended Athletics (580 Wright Avenue).

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