Women's Lifestyle
In The Moment

In The Moment May 2019

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'.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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in this issue

1 min.
pausing to reflect

Welcome to our May issue. I’m so excited to be revealing our beautiful new look. It’s been a genuine pleasure getting to know you, our readers, over the past two years through your letters, messages and stories and your thoughtful feedback is the inspiration behind this. So many of you have told us that reading In The Moment helps you to pause and make well-deserved time for yourself, and I hope that you’ll find our new design as calming and inspiring as the words on every page. In taking time to pause and consider our new look, we’ve also been reflecting on the inspiration behind our journey, and we still passionately believe that what matters most is that our features and ideas are honest and uplifting, supportive not prescriptive. Our aim…

1 min.
behind the scenes

1 LOTTIE STOREY A writer, editor and podcast host, Lottie has just written her third Mapology Guide (mapologyguides.com) on managing anger, and has now wrapped her first season of Body Cons, a podcast about body image – read more on page 10. Lottie edited your cover gift book and explores transcendental and mindful meditation on page 20. 2 TJ WATERFALL TJ is a registered nutritionist specialising in vegan and vegetarian lifestyles. At meatfreefitness.co.uk he provides trustworthy information to help us get the most out of plant-based diets. Learn how to get enough protein from plants and try a few of TJ’s colourful recipes on page 72. 3 JESS LACEY Jess is a beauty editor with over a decade of experience testing, writing and talking about all things wellbeing. Could plant power be the answer for anti-pollution skincare? Jess…

4 min.
your thoughts…

Snap happy Out in public I used to feel self-conscious snapping a random photo of the way a weed in the path had an interesting shadow, or a rusty old sign might have caught my attention – funny looks and smirks from people used to get to me but now I don’t care. They are the ones missing out on really seeing the world around them. Don’t let negative people sap your joy, keep clicking that shutter! Jo Cadden, via Facebook Read more about how photowalking can change the way you see the world, as Jo did, online at bit.ly/ITMphotowalk Coffee and cake I love your magazine and have treated myself to a subscription. Based on your article a couple of months ago, I suggested we adopt the tradition of Fika in the office.…

5 min.
good news

Bringing browsing back The smell of the pages, the crack of the spine, the gentle thud of the cover closing; buying a book can be an incredibly sensory experience, one that only enhances the anticipation to begin reading. And it seems that we’re not ready to let it go in favour of the click of a button – this year, the number of independent bookshops in the UK has risen for the second year running. We say bravo to that! If you’d like to support your local book store, The Booksellers Association has a list online where you can search by area. booksellers.org.uk Body talk Body Cons is series of honest conversations about body image. From post baby bodies to the latest music video, dismantling diet culture to disability, hosts Lottie Storey and…

1 min.
oh happy days

1 Get ready for the start of hayfever season so you can enjoy the countryside in bloom. Stock up on your usual solutions, but also think about trying some natural alternatives to help ease your symptoms – A.Vogel offer a selection of herbal remedies. avogel.co.uk 2 Turn any old Tuesday into Happy Shoesday. On the 21st May, UK charity Living Streets, who want to encourage walking by making streets safer, are asking us all to wear the shoes which make us feel happiest to celebrate National Walking Month. 3 Collect up some reusable bags, jars and containers from around the house and try a plastic-free weekly shop at a zero waste food store. Not only is it eco-friendly, you’ll also be able to measure and buy only exactly what you need, saving…

1 min.
garlic goodness

MANUL CHANGACHI – KOREAN PICKLED GARLIC 1 Take around 8 garlic bulbs and separate out the cloves, then peel. 2 Place the cloves into a glass jar with an airtight lid, then add enough apple cider vinegar to mostly cover the cloves. Add water until they are completely covered. Close the lid and leave the jar at room temperature for a week. 3 Drain all the liquid from the jar, then mix together 100ml (3.4fl oz) of apple cider vinegar, 180ml (6fl oz) soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos, and 2 tbsp honey. Add this mix to the jar, again topping up with water if needed. 4 Close the lid and leave the jar at room temperature for a minimum of 2 weeks, before eating. The longer you leave it, the more developed the…