Women's Lifestyle
In The Moment

In The Moment September 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.
small steps

September is one of my favourite months–summer drawing to a close, the days still mild but ushering in the auburn of autumn, cosy jumpers in the evening, that ‘new term’ feeling full of possibilities. It’s also a time when many of us return, hopefully feeling refreshed, to our routines, making it the perfect opportunity to notice whether or not they are really serving us. This issue, we asked psychologist, author and yoga teacher Suzy Reading to share some simple morning rituals to encourage us to begin each day in a calm and positive frame of mind. We then asked five In The Moment readers to try out Suzy’s routine for 14 days–and what a different these few minutes of self-care made. You can read how they got on on page 28,…

1 min.
behind the scenes

1 ROEQIYA FRIS Dutch-Eqyptian artist Roeqiya is based in Rotterdam but draws her inspiration from Arab culture, fashion and nature. Follow her on Instagram @roeqie, or head to her Etsy shop (Roeqie) to add a little colour to your life. Roeqiya designed this month's beautiful cover 2 TIFFANY FRANCIS Tiffany is a nature writer, author and artist from the South Downs in Hampshire UK. She likes travelling to new places, listening to different languages and opening her mind to new perspectives. Discover the joy of walking under evening skies on page 98 3 GABRIELLE JAFFE A writer and editor based in London, Gabrielle enjoys spending time outdoors–especially taking walks in the woods and cultivating her veggie patch. Find her on Instagram @gjaffe1 Gabrielle heads outdoors to meet a mindful artist on page 56 4 XENIA TAILIOTIS Wellbeing and travel writer…

3 min.
your thoughts…

Our theme last month was self-belief, focusing on how to grow our self worth and our happiness. Time shared I loved your article on volunteering in issue 27! I have just started volunteering in a Cancer Research UK shop and it’s the best thing I have ever done–it’s lifted my spirits no end and I’ve made some fantastic friends. I would recommend to anyone that they try this, it’s so rewarding. Sharon Stewart, via Facebook Relax with us I would just like to let you know how much I really enjoyed the mindful activity book which came with issue 28. It arrived just in time for the UK’s mini heatwave, so it was perfect to be able to sit in the garden with a nice cup of tea and enjoy the sun and the puzzles.…

1 min.
good news

Soothing sounds Musician Lotte Mullan suffers from anxiety, and her first-hand experience of how mindfulness can help has inspired her latest project. “I had sessions with a neurolinguistic psychotherapist called Martin Weaver to help me let go of my anxiety by putting me into a relaxed, tranced state. I thought it would be amazing if that could be broken down into smaller chunks and available to everyone,” she explains. The project, Calm Collective, is a collaboration with Martin and actress and mindfulness practitioner Victoria Grove, creating albums using music and words to bring ‘mindfulness therapy’ to everyone. Visit calmcollectivemusic.com Team building with a twist “Knitting in a group is a wonderful way to connect and motivate each other to overcome self-limiting beliefs,” says Sophie Thimonnier, passionate knitter and founder of Heartknit (heartknit.com), which…

3 min.
oh happy days

1 Be late–on purpose. Yes, really! It’s Be Late for Something Day on 5th September. Rather than dashing out of the door, enjoy a cuppa or read an article in your favourite magazine, then head on your way. The idea is that pausing will have a positive impact on your day. 2 Admire female artists. This year a number of galleries in London are making efforts to celebrate inclusivity in their exhibitions–Tate Britain is mounting a year-round display featuring work of all different mediums created by women between 1960 and 2020. tate.org.uk 3 Take time to be kind. Head to The Kind Festival in London on 21st September. “Our main goal is to introduce our guests to kindness for the self, that they can then extend to others and to the Earth,”…

1 min.
spot on

SPOT SOOTHER You will need: Lemon juice; Corn flour Choose from: Tea Tree essential oil–anti-bacterial; Ylang Ylang essential oil–balances oily skin; Geranium essential oil–hormonal/teenage skin 1 Take a teaspoon of cornflour and mix it with fresh lemon juice for a smooth, thick paste, working quickly. Cornflour will help draw out excess oil while the lemon juice is an astringent, minimising pores and shrinking the skin cells. Beware if you have an open wound, the lemon will sting. 2 Add a drop of essential oil to suit your skin type. Please note if you are pregnant (first trimester) or trying for a baby it is best to avoid essential oils. 3 Apply the paste to the blemish immediately, allowing it to set to a matte finish. Keep it on for as long as possible before rinsing…