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In The Moment November 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, I’ve been thinking a lot about listening: whether I do enough of it and whether it’s the right kind of listening. When I read Aunt Josephine’s column: “How can I get a word in edgeways” (page 43), I didn’t think ‘Eek, I hope that’s not me’ – I’m not that bad, honestly! But I did wonder if we can all be guilty of over-talking and under-listening at times. I know, for instance, that when someone tells me a story – be it happy, sad, funny – I often join in with a similar, personal experience. This is partly because I like to share stories as a way to connect, but it’s also because I want to show the other person that I truly understand how they feel. I also…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Instagram photo competition was ‘keepsakes’. Thank you for all your entries – we really enjoyed seeing the things that bring you joy! Our winner was Lisa (@lissylou123): “Each of my keepsakes means something to me, although probably not to anyone else,” she writes in her caption. “I used to keep these things in boxes, but having them in printers’ trays on my lounge wall means that I can see them all the time.” Lisa wins a WILDWOMAN self-care box from GozenGirls (www.iamawildwoman.com). See our shortlist of last month’s entries and find our latest photo competition on our Insta (@inthemomentmag). Bake off I bought your magazine last week and felt inspired to try the healthy flapjacks recipe in the ‘Snack Smarter’ feature. I had my hubby’s lunchbox…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

MELISSA KIMBELL Melissa is a wellbeing writer and bonafide beauty guru, as she’s also the founder of Awake Organics, a family-run skincare brand specialising in natural, organic products. Read more at www.awakeorganics.com Melissa shares her top tips for naturally glowing skin on page 18 JEN SHAW Jen is a writer based in the Forest of Dean, UK, where she lives with her husband, two girls and a Persian cat. She’s an enthusiastic new allotmenteer, a rusty piano player and a fledgling watercolour painter (@jenleeshaw). Jen champions root to stem on page 68 & explores the art of intuition on page 88 CHRISTINE BAILEY Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author who combines her passion for creating delicious, nourishing recipes with evidence-based scientific research. Read more on her website www.christinebailey.co.uk. Turn to page 63 to read how what…

6 min.
goodnews!

Plastic chat We’ve seen it in the news and all over our social media feeds – we’re all taking steps to reduce our use of plastic. In our new series, we share simple swaps to help you along the way. We’ve tackled our on-the-go beverages with our reusable coffee cups and paper straws, but we’ve still got work to do when it comes to our at-home cuppas. You may have heard that most teabags contain plastic, which isn’t great news for tea drinkers or teabag composters. The solution? Go old school! “Get a teapot and use loose-leaf tea,” says Martin Dorey, founder of the #2minutesolution. “It’s also now possible to buy plastic-free teabags.” If you’re a coffee connoisseur in the market for a new machine, plastic coffee pods are also something to be…

2 min.
lovely things to do in november & december…

7 NOVEMBER It’s International Tongue Twister Day (yes, there really is a day for everything) – which is very silly, but seeing as laughing is universally accepted as being incredibly good for us, we rather like it. All you have to do to join in is find a willing ear, then pick a peck of Peter Piper or visit a certain sea-shell seller and start reciting. We’re smiling already! ALL MONTH–NOVEMBER We already know all about Movember – a month where men grow a mustache while raising money to support men’s health. Now, us ladies can get involved by entering our nearest MoRun. Held at various locations across the country, hundreds of people will be donning their best fake mo’ to do a sponsored fun run. www.mo-running.com 5 DECEMBER As if we needed an excuse to…

3 min.
the gp

I set a morning mindset. A calm state of mind is key in my job. I see up to 40 patients every day and I get 10 minutes with every one. There is a massive demographic of people and you never know who will be coming in and what physical or emotional state they will be in. If a patient is stressed, you have to stay calm yourself, otherwise it can make a situation worse. I make sure I walk into the surgery every morning with a calm and happy mindset, accepting that anything can happen but also knowing that all I can do is my best. I let my tension out. I go boxing twice a week. It’s high intensity, so you get that serotonin hit, and it’s also good to have…