Happy Birthday Sir Edmund Hillary

City Connect celebrates the 91st anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s birth. New Zealand’s best known explorer has been truly inspirational to others since his record breaking achievements of being the first to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive overland to the South Pole. Biography Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, … Continue reading

First Date Alter Egos

First dates are like interviews. They are potentially the most intensely judgemental examinations we can subject ourselves to, initiating an interrogation from head to toe on whether those genes you were so generously blessed or cursed with will correspond sufficiently with what he’s potentially looking for… whether your pheromones are … Continue reading

Functional Training

Functional training involves exercises which mainly focus on the strengthening of abdominal muscles and back muscles. As core strength increases so does balance and efficiency which reduces injuries. Functional training involves primal movement patterns and multi-planar ranges of motion. These are movements that children do naturally. This improves coordination by re-training the … Continue reading

Eat Well – Therapeutic Foods

Currently in the UK, the Food Standards Agency, the Government and NHS guidelines indicate the healthiest way to eat to avoid obesity is to use the “eat well plate” This is essentially a simple way to ensure that you eat the “right” amount from each food group. It recommends plenty … Continue reading

Living and Dying. Which Will You Choose?

Do you ever feel that maybe something is missing from your life? Life is a curious thing. When did it begin? What is really true? Do we live on in spirit once our body dies? Will we be made accountable to all of our actions at some point? What is our purpose for life? These … Continue reading

One Love – Community, Circus, Change

“Community-led development” has become a bit of a buzzword in the NGO world, the Holy Grail, it would seem. More laudable, however, is “community-initiated,” especially when the people leading the change are children. In 1998, a group of children in the Ethiopian city of Awassa began to practice circus. They … Continue reading

Being Single Is Not A Compromise!

My friend came round for Sunday morning coffee last week (too early for cocktails, however you could argue that it is never too early for a Mojito). As we sat in the garden putting the world to rights, bitching about men and discussing how insecure and totally dependent some are, … Continue reading

Homesteading is Possible for Most People

Since becoming interested in nutrition and the overwhelming effect of politics upon it, I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that the only way to obtain nutritious food is to either (1) buy it from a small farm or (2) grow it yourself. The first option is becoming more and more … Continue reading

Mt Abu: In Search of the Eccentric, Esoteric and Enlighted

Bearing the unique distinction of being the Rajasthan desert’s only hill station, Mt. Abu emerges from the sweltering desert as a cool oasis. With its picturesque lake, famed sunsets, and abundance of temples, it is a favoured tourist spots for people across India. For many, it is where they will … Continue reading