Lila: an Inquiry into Morals

What is quality and what are values? This is the integral question Robert Pirsig asks in his book “Lila”, which is a sequel to his famous novel “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance”. City Connect reported on the latter book previously, and now we will continue the philosophical debate. … Continue reading

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and spicy, tangy soup with wonderful garlic and ginger infusion making this soup a wonderful accompaniment to any Chinese meal Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients: 450 ml boiling water 1 vegetarian stock cube 240 grams / 8 oz mixed vegetables, carrots, beans, peas, … Continue reading

Homeopathic Out-Reach For Cambridge Homeless

WinterComfort is a Cambridge-based charity providing support for the homeless and rough sleepers. A 1-year homeopathic project started in 2009 saw about 50 service users taking advantage of this service. The project was run by Thierry Clerc, a local clinical homeopath. The majority of consultations focused on acute and physical ailments, … Continue reading

Separate Togetherness

Hmmmmm! I thought it was about time to discuss and analyse the concept of separate-togetherness. Either you want to be with somebody in a relationship, or you don’t!  If only life was black and white with no fifty shades in between. So, how much togetherness do you share? Every other night, … Continue reading

What is Considered Cheating?

The definition of infidelity (according to Wikipedia) Infidelity (colloquially known as cheating, adultery, or having an affair) most commonly refers to a breach of an expectation of sexual and or emotional exclusivity expressed or implied in an intimate relationship. So the definition states that to cheat is to have an affair whether it be emotional … Continue reading

Opposites Attract

Struck by the way his dark mocha skin complimented her porcelain complexion, Her conservative image creatively disturbed by his sinuous dreadlocks and loose-fitting jeans, Struck by their contagious smiles, magnetised by their togetherness, I come to a halt, caught myself staring and wondered. Most of us can summon up a … Continue reading

Painful Periods? Don’t Let Your Hormones Wreck Your Life!

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A lot of women come to a complementary health practitioner because they suffer from pre-menstrual tension or find it very difficult to get on with life when they have their monthly periods (known medically as ‘menses’). However, even more women put up with distressing symptoms, thinking these are a normal … Continue reading

Winter Ready in Five Easy Steps

1. Switch up Your Skincare Regime In order to combat the drying effects of cold weather and central heating, as the seasons change, so too should your skincare routine. This may include swapping a foaming wash for a cream-based cleanser, introducing regular conditioning face masks to your routine or switching … Continue reading

Kenyan Spicy Black Eyed Bean Stew

Spicy and rich protein packed Kenyan black-eyed bean stew. Preparation time – 5 minutes Cooking time – 15 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients: 8oz / 240 g cooked black eyed beans 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 clove garlic finely chopped 2 medium tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 … Continue reading

Spanish Paprika and Saffron Rice

Sweet paprika and saffron infused rice. Ingredients: 120 g Basmati rice 240 ml hot water Pinch of saffron 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon olive oil Method: 1. Wash the rice and soak it for  30 minutes in cold water. 2. In a bowl add two tablespoons of … Continue reading

Risk of E. Coli is Much Lower in Grass-fed Ground Beef

People may intuitively understand that local, grass-fed ground beef is safer than conventional ground meat, but I doubt that they understand just how much safer it really is, and why. There are three basic reasons why it is safer. First, cows are ruminants and evolved to eat grass.  Unfortunately, cows that … Continue reading

Snow Time

Saturday 22nd October, Earl’s Court, 11:15am: I had just arrived at Metrosnow, billed as ‘the greatest wintersports show in the world’.  It still being relatively early on a Saturday morning, there weren’t many punters hanging around, and the poor people manning some inflatable promotional activity outside Earl’s Court looked bored … Continue reading

On the Way to a Healthier Heart

Adam Shaw talks presents the Healthy Heart Academy. Get in touch directly if you have any heart-related issues or need some advice for your friends. Welcome to The Healthy Heart Academy – Your Healthier Heart Resource According to the World Health Organisation heart disease kills at least one person every … Continue reading