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Women's Lifestyle
In The Moment

In The Moment May 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'.

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

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

This month, our new Wellbeing columnist Harriet Griffey writes about the myth of multitasking. It’s a notion that has been sold to us as a desirable skill; one often attributed to women as we glide seamlessly from role to role throughout the day (supermum, taxi service, businesswoman, personal shopper, life coach, chef, pot wash). Yet, as Harriet explains, “we’re not actually multitasking but switching rapidly between different activities”. And the effect of being constantly on the go? “Multitasking wastes time, increases the possibility of errors and, what’s more, it’s stressful because it requires increased amounts of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin to do so.” We've been sold an illusion and, as a consummate ‘multitasker’ myself, I am most relieved to hear this. I can’t remember the last time I cooked…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Instagram photo competition was ‘spring vibes’. Thank you for all your cheerful entries! Our winner is Jessica Dalton (@travelologie_) and her picture of her home-grown carrots, which she waited until spring for. “I planted these little guys over a year ago,” she writes. “They were never harvested because I knew that they weren’t growing too well. Some of them have gotten so fat, they’ll be amazing in some soup!” Jessica wins a copy of Spiritual Places by Sarah Baxter (Aurum Press, £14.99). See our shortlist of last month’s entries and find our latest photo competition on our Insta (@inthemomentmag). Positive steps I had been unhappy in my job for a while, feeling bullied and intimidated with my boss doing nothing to help. The other day I…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

JO CARNEGIE Jo is a journalist and author of nine women’s fiction books. She has a certificate in holistic counselling and writes about meaningful living and wellbeing. Her ‘Shadow Self ’ feature this issue is all about discovering our dark side – and how to harness it. Read Jo’s features on page 31, 40 & 106 ANNIKA ROSE Annika writes about, researches and designs new ways to achieve wellbeing. She empowers her clients to create joy in their lives and teaches them how to live more mindfully. You can find her online at www.thewellbeingcollective.com Read Annika’s advice on how to support someone when they’re not ok on page 20 RAE RITCHIE Rae is a beauty and fashion writer who loves to try out the latest eco trends. This issue she investigates the natural beauty high that everyone…

4 min.
good news!

Women of invention Machines, medicines, ice cream makers, aircraft, central heating... women have invented things in a staggering variety of fields, often working in obscurity. In our new mini series, we’ll shine a spotlight on a female inventor who changed the world. Sarah “Tabitha” Babbitt was a weaver in the Harvard Shaker Village in 1793. She would watch the men in the village sawing logs using a long two-handled saw that was pulled from side to side by a man at each end. She realised the inefficiency of this: the saw only cut into the wood on its forward pull, meaning that it was only effective half the time. Inspired by her spinning wheel, Tabitha is said to have devised a new saw with a circular blade attached to a wheel. It used…

2 min.
things to do to live your life well in may & june...

15 MAY A recent survey found that 50% of mums felt that the most helpful breastfeeding support they received came from local breastfeeding groups. Today is The Big Breastfeeding Café Day, where breastfeeding brand Medela helps mums to hold their own café to celebrate and talk about breastfeeding. Email medelamums@gmail.com 25-28 MAY It’s always a little sad when the iconic Glastonbury festival has a fallow year, but the BBC are stepping in to sort out lost music souls with their Biggest Weekend. The four-day festival will take place across four sites in the UK and will be full of live performances from the biggest names in music. www.bbc.co.uk 19 MAY Long gone are the days of borrowing a cup of sugar from your neighbours – when was the last time you said more than ‘hello’…

2 min.
the lawyer

Alexandra Michalopoulou, 44, is an attorney-at-law and the director of public law affairs and litigation at a company in Athens, Greece. She is single and lives amidst an extended family of three generations: parents, siblings and nephews. I physically change my perspective My chill-out moment at work is whenever I raise my eyes from my papers or laptop screen to look out of the window. I am lucky to work on the top floor of a seven-storey building, right in the centre of Athens with a 360-degree view of the city: Acropolis to my right, the sea to my left. I raise my head, turn it around, reassess my position and renew my sense of gratitude for where I am. I follow a routine I like structure and being organised – it makes me…