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In The Moment October 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

The past few days I have been quite delighted to see and feel that autumn is on its way. The air is crisp and noticeably cooler, the leaves are russeting and the sky has shrugged off the giddy cerulean blue of summer in favour of a more grown-up powdery hue. It’s a mood change that I, too, always feel at this time of year. It is, of course, a long time since I went ‘back to school’ but for me, long sleeves and my favourite woollen coat signal that it’s time to be a little more serious again. The cooler weather and darker evenings also have the effect of inspiring me to make things. Bread, spicy ginger cakes, cushion covers and throws… if only I could knit or crochet (I’m a…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Insta photo competition was ‘adventure’. Thank you for all your lovely entries – we really enjoyed exploring the world through your eyes! Our guest judge Karen Flannigan picked our winner, Caroline (@where.inspiration.blooms), who shared a photo of a recent trip with her daughter. “Having three children, it can be quite tricky getting one-to-one time with each of them, so we invented ‘Me Days’,” she explains in the caption. “My youngest is an adrenaline junkie, so she chose to go to a theme park for the day. We went on the rides, drove bumper cars and ate ice-cream – it was so good to step away from the ‘to-do’ list for a day and immerse myself in her childhood.” Caroline wins a Yogo…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

LISA KJELLSSON Travel and reading are Lisa’s biggest passions and in this issue she explores beautiful Big Sur and its literary heritage. When she isn’t writing for magazines and newspapers, Lisa shares her fave books on Instagram (@thelkedit). Read all about Lisa’s Californian adventure on page 102. ABIGAIL WHYTE Abi loves to write about people with passion, the outdoors, history and wild food. She finds calm in listening to music and spending time surrounded by nature. Find her online at www.abigailwhyte.com Abi discovers duende and how it can bring soulful connection on page 19. XENIA TALIOTIS Wellbeing and travel writer Xenia loves to discover new things and meet new people, sharing the lessons she learns along the way. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest articles and features (@XeniaTaliotis). Xenia investigates sibling relationships and shares her own…

6 min.
goodnews!

Women of invention Machines, medicines, aircraft, central heating… women are the unsung pioneers of invention in a staggering variety of fields. In our mini series, we’re shining a spotlight on a female inventor who’s design changed the world. This issue – the dishwasher. As someone who loved to host gatherings and dinner parties, Josephine Cochrane had an endless stream of dishes and cutlery that needed to be washed. After one of her kitchen workers chipped a piece of heirloom china, she decided that there must be a safer and more efficient way to clean her dishes. She started by designing compartments for each type of crockery, which would then be cleaned using a water-pressure system similar to the one used in dishwashers today. She went on to patent her design in 1886,…

2 min.
things to do to live your life well in october & november…

ALL MONTH October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, increasing knowledge about symptoms and raising funds for research. If you’ve been inspired by this season’s Bake Off, a charity bake sale could be the perfect way to fundraise. Previous winner Frances Quinn has partnered with charity Breast Cancer Haven to share her fave recipe. breastcancerhaven.org.uk 5 OCTOBER Pili, an extraordinary film about a young woman struggling to change her life in East Africa, is released in the UK today. It’s the first ever social-realist film to focus on African women living with HIV, with the film-makers helping a predominantly female cast, many of whom are HIV+ themselves, to tell the story of their lives and communities. 19 OCTOBER If you’re thinking about starting a side hustle or launching a new career, you might want to attend…

2 min.
the social worker

I put myself in other people’s shoes. My role in the Children and Families Service is to support children and to help parents/carers to keep their children safe with solution-focused approaches. I don’t say, “Oh I’m working with difficult families,” because some people have very difficult lives and have been through trauma. I try to see their behaviour as a reflection of the circumstances that they are in. This makes me want to make a positive difference by helping them to help themselves. I invest in my own wellbeing. My work can be stressful and rewarding at the same time. I know now that I can only do my job effectively when I’m in a stable mindset and can manage my own emotions. Over the years I’ve done some self-development courses and had…