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Women's Lifestyle
In The Moment

In The Moment January 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

2 min.
welcome

With a new year approaching, we’ve been thinking about how we move from one year to the next – and about the accompanying pressure to reinvent ourselves. “New Year, New You!” declare the headlines, encouraging us to make resolutions to lose weight, get a bigger house, earn more money, turn into somebody else... Of course, we all want our next year to be a happy one. It is natural that this sense of a new beginning inspires us to liberate ourselves from old habits or unsatisfactory areas of our lives and plan for bright days ahead, but there is a kinder, gentler way to make this happen for ourselves. “Taking stock one December, I reflected on what I was grateful for – and realised there was plenty to choose from,” writes…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! The theme of this month’s Instagram photo challenge was ‘calm places’ and we loved seeing all of the locations where you feel most at peace. Our winning image is this photo from Hayley (@happylittlemoments_ photography). “My calm place is sitting in coffee shops,” Hayley shared. “I find it calming to listen to the clicking of the tea cups and the sounds of the people chatting while I watch the world go busily by outside.” Hayley wins a copy of East by West by Jasmine Hemsley (Bluebird, £25)! See our shortlist of this month’s entries at www.calmmoment.com and find our latest photo competition on Insta @inthemomentmag Creative inspiration I first came across In The Moment when you published an article by Rachael Smith in issue 4, and I fell in love. At the time,…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

JASMINE HEMSLEY Jasmine is an author, chef and co-founder of Hemsley + Hemsley. Her simple, honest approach to cooking is designed to bring joy to every meal, through nutritious, delicious food that nourishes the body, mind and spirit. Discover how Jasmine cooks using the ancient system of Ayurveda on page 58 ANNIKA ROSE Annika writes about, researches and designs new ways to achieve wellbeing. She empowers her clients to create joy in their lives and teaches them how to live more mindfully. You can find Annika at www.thewellbeingcollective.com Take Annika’s quiz and read her tips on how to be more brave on page 30 CHARLOTTE DAY Charlotte has cultivated her deep-rooted fascination for all things horticultural into a career creating beautiful botanical illustrations. Her work has found a home on packaging, book covers and editorial work alike. Charlotte…

7 min.
goodnews!

Get naked! For many of us, the thought of baring all is terrifying, nevermind in winter. But it turns out that getting naked in front of strangers can actually give us more body confidence. A study by the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology showed that taking part in naturist activities and “being communally naked in the company of non-intimate others who have typically non-idealised bodies” can produce positive feedback about one’s own body. In other words, seeing others’ lumpy, bumpy bits makes us feel better about our own. Sleeping sans clothing is also good for your lady parts, as gynaecologists say that too-tight underwear can trap moisture, causing infections – so it might just be time to strip off to benefit both mind and body. Plus, you’ve still got a few months to work…

2 min.
things to do to live your life well in january...

1 JANUARY Apparently it takes 66 days to form a new habit (we’re sure our love of Friday fizz didn’t take that long!), but according to a new study published in the journal Health Psychology, you can speed it up by practising your habit first thing. This is because our cortisol levels are higher when we wake, so we find it easier to learn new things. 15 JANUARY Brace yourselves – it’s Blue Monday. The third Monday of January is now recognised as the most depressing day of the year (Christmas credit card bills, diet hell, dark evenings – need we say more) but reinvent this year and do something nice for yourself instead. Read a book, go for a walk, take a bath. Make it about the ‘you’ and not the blue. ALL…

2 min.
how i stay calm under pressure

The city high-flier Lucie Barboni, 40, is Head Of Organisational Change at Janus Henderson Investors in London. She is married to Bryan and they have three children aged eleven, nine and eight. I’ve learned to pick my battles My job is fast-paced and demanding – no two days are the same. I have multiple projects on the go and manage multi-million pound budgets to deliver them. It is a lot of pressure and responsibility but I have learned to pick my battles. I can’t fix everything, so I stay true to what feels right at the time. Having kids has helped – I used to be a control freak but I’ve learned that sometimes ‘perfect’ isn’t necessary. I go to the headphone zone If I do feel like things are getting on top of me, I…