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In The Moment

In The Moment November 2017

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
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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in this issue

1 min.

This month we’ve been thinking about perspective and how we view the world. Glass half full or glass half empty? It’s amazing how much your perception of life can change when you choose to look on the bright side, knowing that when you face challenges, there are always better times to come. Take our quiz on page 24 to see how optimistic you are, then read how to bring more positivity, and with it self-belief and happiness, into your day-to-day. Your optimistic self will embolden you to try new things and step out of your comfort zone with con!dence, so this issue is full of ideas to inspire you. From quiet re"ection through the simple practice of forest bathing (no swimsuits required!), to the immersive power of sound healing and the…

2 min.
your thoughts

New beginnings I always feel like autumn is the perfect time to start something new and two things I’m currently getting into are mindfulness and the gym. They’re really helping me to get into a better headspace! @katieemay1 Kindred spirits I knew I loved this magazine from the moment I opened it and read the welcome page! The mention of spending time with friends and family and how vital it is to our wellbeing really resonated with me – it is one of my most-loved subjects. Something I really admire is how each page made me feel inspired to go out and do new things – the self-care plan in issue three was my favourite. With all the tips, advice, wellbeing and everything in between, including all of the beautiful illustrations, this magazine will…

1 min.
meet this issue’s talented writers

FAITH DOUGLAS Faith is a forest bathing, mindfulness and Usui Reiki Master practitioner. With a background in nursing, her love of nature inspired her to retrain in horticulture and she now combines forest bathing and horticulture as therapy. Follow Faith at www.shinrinyoku.co.uk Turn to page 18 to read Faith’s piece. ALI BURRELL Ali Burrell is a Pilates, yoga and Somatics Movement coach from Bath, UK, whose practice focuses on unplugging from the busy-ness of life and reconnecting with your body and breath. Find her at www.aliburrell.co.uk Discover which practice is best for you in Ali’s piece about yoga and Pilates on page 44. JO BISSEKER BARR Jo is an accredited psychodynamic counsellor and writing for wellbeing practitioner. She runs experiential workshops in writing for wellbeing from her home in the beautiful New Forest, UK. Follow Jo at…

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Sleep it off Lie-in lovers, rejoice! It seems that a lazy morning in bed might just be what the doctored ordered. New research from the Oxford Academic journal, Sleep, found that those who use weekends to catch up on their sleep had a lower body mass index than those who didn’t. Every hour of additional weekend sleep – that’s time spent sleeping beyond your usual weekday amount – lowered the BMI of the participants by approximately 0.12; a small but significant amount. Of course, this isn’t an excuse to burn the candle at both ends during the week – sleep deprivation over just two nights can cause your mood to decline, food cravings to spike and energy levels to plummet. But if you end up not quite getting those eight hours a night,…

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“by late morning, i need a break”

Working from home has its pros and cons. One of the best things is being able to be flexible and mix things up so no one day is exactly the same as the next! I always check on the weather forecast so I can plan when it will be nicest to venture outside for a walk or to do my errands. I am quite strict with myself, though, allowing tea breaks as rewards for ticking things off my list of ‘To Dos’ for the day. So, usually around late morning and mid-afternoon, I move away from my desk, find a comfy spot on a rug or armchair, or prop myself up on a stool at our kitchen breakfast bar, and enjoy a tea break. Sometimes I only need 10 minutes to…

4 min.
the healing power of trees

You may have already heard of the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, otherwise known as forest bathing. If not, you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking that you need to pack your swimwear and a towel to take part. In fact, you don’t even need to know how to swim to enjoy this wonderfully therapeutic activity. Forest bathing is an ancient technique practiced by cultures all over the world, recently growing in popularity across the UK and the US (there’s evidence that our ancestors were also practitioners). Combining mindful breathing with the presence of trees to make a connection to nature, some countries even have designated woodlands and forests that are purely to be used for this purpose. Aside from the obvious positive effects that being in a beautiful woodland can have on our…