Why watching Stranger Things is good for you – the health benefits of nostalgia

Stranger Things season 2

We have to admit, sitting down for a Stranger Things binge on Netflix is a bit of a guilty pleasure here at Calm Moment HQ. There’s all the clever pop culture references to the books and films of the 80s, from Stephen King to ET, and the clothes, hair (we’re looking at you Steve Harrington) and,… Read more

11 reasons to be cheerful to help you beat the January blues

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January is known for being a gloomy month, but we’ve just passed Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year) and things are starting to look up. There are lots of reasons to be positive about the New Year ahead, even if you haven’t managed to keep all of your resolutions so far. 1…. Read more

The scientific guide to a healthier you

BBC Focus Magazine

Everyone’s lives are busy, making it all too easy to fill up on unhealthy snacks or skip a sensible bedtime. But it can be hard to track down truly useful health advice. In this special edition of BBC Focus Magazine, experts reveal the science behind what really works. Inside you’ll find… In-depth articles on the… Read more

7 apps for people who struggle to wake up in the morning for iPhones and Android devices

Sleeping woman

Do you struggle to wake up in the morning? If so, you’re not alone with many of us finding it a challenge to get ourselves going first thing. This can be particularly tough in the winter months when there is less light to help us wake naturally, and a cosy, warm bed can be hard… Read more

Listen to our How to feed your brain podcast with nutritionist Christine Bailey

Christine Bailey, nutritionist

Christine Bailey, author of The Brain Boost Diet Plan, talks to Sarah Orme and Kate Bennett about what to eat to keep your brain healthy. Most diets focus on your body, so we were excited to hear about a diet that’s designed to supercharge your brain. In this podcast, we’re talking about what to eat… Read more

Take part in our 30 day self care challenge!

Your caring nature and constant giving can leave you feeling depleted and overwhelmed if you don’t save a little bit of goodness for a certain VIP. Here’s Annika Rose’s tips how to take good care of yourself… You’re a caring mother, a loyal friend, a valuable employee and a loving partner. You live and lead… Read more

How to make positive New Year’s Resolutions and set goals for 2018

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Sticking to our New Year’s resolutions can be difficult, but Carys Matthews has some top tips to help you stay on track. Whether you plan to stop eating sugar, run a marathon or save money, how many times have you made New Year’s resolutions and found that a couple of days, weeks or months later… Read more

Netflix’s Crazy Ex Girlfriend doesn’t shy away from the reality of mental illness

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

In The Moment production editor Kate Bennett has been obsessed with Crazy Ex Girlfriend since it appeared on Netflix… Looking for a slightly mindless but entertaining show to let my mind switch off in the evenings, I was drawn in by its rom-com style title and promise of musical comedy. As the opening number began,… Read more

Invisible loneliness – how to break the cycle podcast with Jo Carnegie and Radio Gorgeous

Loneliness can affect people at all ages and it’s surprisingly common in our society. One in three of us are embarrassed to admit that we feel lonely and it can make us feel as though we don’t fit in. In the latest podcast from Radio Gorgeous, Jo Carnegie and Josephine Pembroke talk about the lives… Read more

Am I a good friend? Take our quiz and read about the surprising health benefits of friendship

Are you a good friend? Take our friendship quiz

Having good friends around you can help you weather everything that life throws at you, even if you don’t see them as often as you’d like! Friendship has wide-ranging benefits for our physical and mental health and general wellbeing. The health benefits of strong social connections include living longer and having a stronger immune system. For… Read more