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In The Moment January 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'.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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1 min.
welcome

The month of January always feels like a fresh white page to me, crisp and clean, waiting for me to declare my hopes and plans for the coming year in my best handwriting. The temptation is to go for the long-list, to get in all of those ‘been meaning-tos’, ‘must make more time fors’ and ‘this year I'll definitelys’. But why do we do this to ourselves? If we didn’t have time for all of those things in October, or November, or December – what makes us think that we’ll suddenly find time for them all in January? While I haven’t made a resolution since the Kids were New on The Block, I love the ritual of writing my plans and intentions at the start of the year, and I credit this…

2 min.
your thoughts

Photo comp winner! Last month, the theme of our Instagram photo competition was ‘light’. Thank you for all of your stunning entries – we loved the variety of ways you captured light in your daily lives. Our winner was Louise (@women_hold_up_half_the_sky), who shared a photo of this silhouetted scene in the park. “Every time I look at this photo it makes me think of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – such a favourite story that we shared when my son was little. That light is so pretty too!” Louise wins a collection of three beautiful mindful journals from Journals of a Lifetime (journalsofalifetime.com). See our shortlist of last month’s entries and find our latest photo competition on our Insta (@inthemomentmag). Just for you I’ve subscribed to your magazine from the start and enjoy reading…

1 min.
meet our talented contributors

XENIA TALIOTIS Wellbeing and travel writer Xenia loves to discover new things and meet new people, sharing the lessons she learns along the way. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest articles (@XeniaTaliotis). Xenia shares how support groups are so important in difficult times on page 20 ESTHER EKHART Esther is a yogi, therapist and the founder of Ekhart Yoga, offering online yoga classes to subscribers all over the world. See her in action at www.ekhartyoga.com. Turn to page 54 to read about Esther’s yoga journey and how a home practice can benefit your yoga experience PAULA GREENSPAN Paula is a health and wellbeing writer and author. Her book, Understanding and Treating Your Migraine came out this year. Find her on Twitter @pgfeatures Paula tells us how she keeps migraines at bay with simple lifestyle changes on…

12 min.
goodnews!

Pop tip! Making your own popcorn is a fun way of whipping up a delicious snack, but it could also help you to reduce your plastic usage – as unlikely as it sounds! If you’re posting any fragile items, it’s traditional to reach for the bubble wrap, but swapping it for freshly popped corn will provide just as much protection, without adding to our national mountain of plastic waste. Harriet Dyer, author of Say No To Plastic, is a big popcorn packing fan, citing its durability and the fact that it’s compostable. She advises that we just need to be mindful of which kind of popcorn we pick to pop. “You don’t want to cover a present with salty or toffee residue!” she writes. Not to mention that we’d likely eat the…

3 min.
supporting others

We’re always being told that the secret to happiness lies in helping others. Indeed, one of the recommended suggestions for those feeling isolated, lonely or depressed is that they should volunteer for charity work to enjoy a dose of the feel-good factor that comes from supporting others. And, with the best will in the world, it’s natural to want to support those we care about, especially if we are in a position to do so or have the means to help. When we see a friend in need it’s natural to want to lessen their burden. But sometimes we can do more to help by pausing and thinking about the kind of support we offer, and our motivation in offering it. When we offer support, it may not always be wanted…

6 min.
finding support

When I was 39, my partner collapsed on the street with a brain aneurysm. Ten weeks later he died in hospital. This was a detonation that jettisoned me from my life and friendships and set me adrift in an unfathomable sea of grief and isolation. A few years later, I was diagnosed with cancer and once again found myself segregated from my peers, dealing with something that, statistically, most people don’t experience until their 60s and beyond. Around the same time, a friend discovered that her boyfriend – the love of her life – had been unfaithful throughout their entire relationship, and another friend looked in the mirror and saw an alcoholic. What got each of us through our own private hell was finding a support group for people in…