Yoga, wellbeing and mindfulness festivals in the UK in 2018

Mind Body Spirit

We’ve rounded up some of our fave events for mindfulness, yoga, wellbeing and more. Plan your trip and pop the dates in your diary! We’ll be updating this page regularly, so come back to see what’s been added to our calendars… 2018 festivals Mind Body Spirit The world-famous Mind Body Spirit are bringing their practical… Read more

Head into the rainforest with She Explores

She Explores

Go offline with the She Explores founder, Gale Straub, and two creators, Heidi Annalise and Megan McDuffie as they explore the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Watch the video to follow their adventure…   Gale Straub is the founder of popular website and She Explores and she’s joined on the trip by… Read more

7 ways to garden mindfully and find your inner calm

When life feels like it’s getting on top of you, spending time in a quiet garden can really help you regain your inner balance and perspective. By its very nature, gardening forces you to slow down. It’s not something that you can rush or do in a hurry and it gives you the chance to be… Read more

How to love winter the Norwegian way

Norwegian fjord

Norwegian winters are all about skiing, cosy evenings by the fire and sweet waffles with jam. With its long, dark evenings, visiting Norway in the winter could be a gloomy affair, but if you embrace the weather the Norwegian way then you’re bound to enjoy your trip. The Scandinavian nation is still ranked as one… Read more

Finland is named the happiest country in the world in the UN World Happiness Report 2018

A happy woman in Helsinki, Finland

The UN’s World Happiness Report 2018 has revealed that Finland is the happiest place on Earth – knocking Norway off the top spot. The report ranks the level of life satisfaction in 156 countries world wide based on Gallup polls.  This year, as expected, the Nordic countries all top the ranking with Finland taking the… Read more

Amazing museums to explore on a city break around the world

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Planning a city break? Stopping at a museum can be a great opportunity to slow down and absorb some culture, whether your an art lover or a history nerd, there’s sure to be something in our list for you. Read on to find some amazing museums to explore on a city break… Copenhagen Head to… Read more

Britain’s best Christmas walks

Keswick in the Lake District

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a long wintery walk in the countryside, says Carys Matthews. Wrap up warm and enjoy one of these scenic walks from BBC Countryfile Magazine – just don’t forget to pack some mince pies and a flask of tea for a festive snack. Peak District The hills of the Peak District are… Read more

Our top 10 most-read features of 2017

Happy woman

Want to see what you’ve all been reading on calmmoment.com in 2017? We’ve rounded up our 10 most popular features from the last year to help keep you occupied over the holidays. There’s everything from quizzes to features and podcasts – enjoy!   1. 11 tips to sleep better In 2017, sleep was one of our… Read more

Make a Scandinavian Lucia evergreen table wreath for Christmas

Make your own beautiful Scandinavian evergreen table wreath

On 13 December, when the darkness of the year is growing ever longer, the Lucia Day celebration of light is most welcome. Cities and towns throughout Scandinavia (and American cities with large Scandinavian populations) hold Lucia festivals filled with music and candlelight. The main attraction is always the Lucia procession, featuring a girl clad in… Read more

Spotted by locals – where to eat in London, Rome, Paris and New York

Eiffel Tower, Paris

When we’re travelling, we inevitably end up eating in some over-priced tourist restaurant. Eating food that’s okay, but not inspiring. There’s always the sneaking suspicion that the locals have their own secret restaurants and cafes – the places where you get the best local food and the best atmosphere. Well, we don’t want you to… Read more