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Women's Lifestyle
In The Moment

In The Moment September 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

Download bonus papers Whether you love it or leave it, what with the World Cup, Wimbledon and my current sporting crush – the Women’s Hockey World Cup, being hosted in London as I write, this has been a long, hot summer of sport. As a result, I’m feeling inspired to step up my fitness. I’m not talking Serena level here. For me, this has meant committing to an extra Pilates class a week and challenging myself to walk up the office stairs (we’re on the 9th floor). My measure of success? When I can ascend said stairs and arrive at the top still breathing (fairly) normally. Let’s just say I’m not quite there yet, but I know that my bod thank me for it in the long run (pun intended). The Great…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Instagram photo competition was ‘small things’, inspired by Karen Flannigan’s mindful photography feature in issue 14 where she shared her #noticethelittlethings hashtag. She joined us as a guest judge and we loved all of your entries – thank you for sharing the details you noticed on your adventures with us. Our winner is Emily (@mild_madcaps), who shared a photo of a beautiful weed she noticed on her way to the station. “It would have been so easy to walk past,” she writes in her caption. “It was growing from an unremarkable crack in an unremarkable wall on an unremarkable road. But the flower was, on closer inspection, absolutely stunning; a subtle shade of blue with perfectly pointed petals.” Emily wins a sterling silver…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

REBECCA HANMER Rebecca is a full-time television producer, occasional writer, intermittent abstract painter and mum-of-two who likes to take on a challenge when she has some spare time. Find her on Twitter (@RHanmer) Turn to page 20 to read how Rebecca got on with her latest challenge SARAH TASKER You probably already know Sarah via her social media name, Me & Orla. She shares her beautiful photography on her Instagram account (@me_and_orla), which is bursting with creativity and fresh perspective. Sarah talks training our imaginations in her new column on page 86 SUZY GLASKIE As a certified health coach and lifelong foodie, Suzy knows a thing or two about what we should be eating for both body and mind. She shares her knowledge online as Peppermint Wellness (www.peppermintwellness.co.uk) Suzy shows us how we can up our snacking game…

12 min.
good news!

Women of invention Machines, medicines, ice cream… women have invented things in a staggering variety of fields, often working in obscurity. In our mini series, we’re sharing a female inventor who changed the world. This month – the woman who wrote the first novel. Murasaki Shikibu was born in Kyoto, Japan in 978. It is said that she was a lady-in-waiting to the Emperor’s daughter at Japanese court. The story goes that said daughter tired of the books she had to read, and so gave Murasaki a royal order to write something more compelling. Write it she did, penning a hefty manuscript telling the tale of lusty courtier, Genji, and his romantic escapades. The Tale of Genji was published at the start of the 11th century and is widely thought to be the…

1 min.
using your little book of mindfulness

Tap to download We hope you enjoy using your Little Book of Mindfulness to find a sense of calm in daily life, with breathing exercises, visualisations and techniques from wellbeing author Harriet Griffey to help you along the way. Here are our top tips for making the most of it: 1 Set aside some time to read the book when you can give it your full attention – remembering that multi-tasking is a myth! 2 Pop the book in your bag (it’s the perfect size!) and read one or two pages whenever you need a quiet moment to reset. 3 Pick your favourite pages and frame or hang them by your desk or at home as a visual mindful reminder.…

6 min.
challenge accepted

About a year ago, I set myself a challenge. I wanted to shift some pounds and get fitter, so I decided I was going to swim the Channel. Well, not exactly – over 12 weeks I planned to swim the distance of the Channel, but in a nice clean pool. Maybe not quite as impressive, but it felt like the right challenge for me; an overweight mum in her 40s. The day of the first swim came round quickly. I donned my bathing costume and fancy new goggles and took the plunge. Thirty minutes later I was exhausted, exhilarated and 20 lengths nearer my goal of 1,462 lengths – only another 1,442 to go! It quickly dawned on me that to get this done I had to dive in at the deep…