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In The Moment April 2018

In the Moment is a beautiful, practical lifestyle magazine for the modern-thinking creative woman. You can expect practical creative projects to do today, positive features and stories to inspire, adventures near and far for a healthy body and mind, and ideas that embrace every aspect of women's lives: friends, family, self, work, rest and play! It has a sense of community and fun, and you will be informed and entertained by knowledgeable experts and humourous columnists. With content covering wellbeing, creating, living and escaping, its monthly publication will reflect latest trends and encourage you to make the most of every day by living 'In the Moment'.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
welcome

This month, we’ve been thinking about how we overcome obstacles – both big and small. We so often give ourselves a tough time when a solution proves elusive or a task remains incomplete. So ingrained in me is the saying: ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ that I find often myself repeating it (to myself and my children) without considering what it really means. “We tell ourselves we can make changes if we just try a little harder,” writes Harriet Griffey in her column on page 18, “but it might be time to try a different approach instead.” One of my ongoing obstacles in recent weeks has been helping one of my children with their maths. I’ll be honest; it’s not my forte. ‘Helping’, in this instance, involves…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Instagram photo competition was ‘wildlife and pets’. Thank you for all your entries – we had a really tough time choosing our shortlist this month! Our winner is Rachel (@nutritionalbeauty) and her selection of gorgeous photos of her curious kitten Blue. “Blue came into my life when he was just six weeks old,” she writes. “He was a rescue kitten who loved to be outside and in amongst the flowers and plants. I was struggling to have a baby and discovered I was pregnant a month after I adopted Blue – he was my little good luck charm. He was sadly taken from us when my son William was only a few weeks old – curiosity got the better of him. But…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

SARAH DITUM Bonafide book expert Sarah interviews authors of the best new releases for our Book Club each issue. She finds a real connection in the novels she reads, reviewing fiction for The Guardian, New Statesman and Literary Review. Follow her online at sarahditum.com Find yourself in a good book in Sarah’s bibliotherapy feature on page 28. NATALIE LUE Natalie is a writer, podcaster and relationship guru who always inspires us with her words of wisdom. She’s a big fan of journalling, Judy Blume and margaritas and lives in Surrey with her family. Follow her on Insta (@natlue) for daily straight talking. Turn to page 46 for Natalie’s column on all things commitment. HARRIET GRIFFEY A writer, journalist and author, Harriet has written over 20 books about all kinds of wellbeing and self-care topics. This issue she…

4 min.
good news!

Power to the people Financial crashes, political ups and downs and fake news have made the world a bit turbulent of late. But thanks to Instagram and our new-found obsession with protest images and photos, as well as the viral nature of social media sharing, visual activism has never been stronger in the face of it all. Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 is an inspiring new exhibition at the Design Museum, London (until 12th August 2018), which examines the pivotal role of graphics in milestone events such as the election of Barack Obama, the worldwide Occupy movement, Brexit and Trump’s presidency. Themes of power, protest and personality are explored, including the 2015 Je Suis Charlie marches in France, demonstrating the important role played by graphic design in creating solidarity and…

2 min.
things to do to live your life well…

6 APRIL Embrace the trainer trend – it’s National Walk to Work Day. Walking is not only great for your physical health, but it’s also a lovely way to start your morning. Swap a travel pass for pavement, relax and enjoy your surroundings. Research also shows that walking inspires creative ideas – arrive at work ready to wow in that morning meeting. 13 APRIL Friday 13th might be unlucky for some but it turns out that 13 used to be considered the luckiest number. This harks back to pagan days, when the year was divided into 13 months, in accordance with a woman’s menstrual cycle. Friday the 13th was considered to be Goddess Day – turn your luck around and channel your inner goddess. 30 APRIL Today is National Honesty Day in the US. The…

3 min.
the charity founder

Rachel Wright, 44, is a veterinary nurse and founder of the Tree of Life For Animals (TOLFA) charity in Rajasthan, India. She lives in India with husband Annu and their seven-year-old daughter. I keep my meditation simple. Running a charity in a country such as India is incredibly challenging. My job entails not only being ultimately responsible for the 600 animals we have at any one time who are under veterinary treatment, but also managing a staff of around 50, as well as making sure that we have enough funds to keep the charity going. I try to meditate every day but there are always time constraints. So I keep it simple and do one which focuses on my breathing. I inhale and exhale, saying in my mind: ‘Rise and fall.’ By…