The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

29th May 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

Much has been said and written about the differences between the East and the West, but perhaps none really boils down to the essence of it as this little book about the philosophies surrounding tea. Written in 1906 and published recently in the popular Little Black Classics series by Penguin, Kakuzo Okakura’s The Book of Tea guides the reader through the history of tea and the rules of the ceremony surrounding it. I have been a tea drinker for 10+ years but in the British style with black teas and cream or drinking infusions of herbs and flowers. Never the […]

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The Spoon Theory for ME/CFS

12th May 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

Today it is the international day of awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and Fibromyalgia. Every year sufferers and health practitioners – those who believe in it at least – try to raise awareness in the public for this horrible and so far untreatable disease. Every day is a struggle but just how much can be hard to grasp for healthy people. One patient, Christine Miserandino who suffers from Lupus, a disease which shares many similarities with ME/CFS, created an analogy called The Spoon Theory in order to explain how patients with these kind of […]

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