5 things Soul Circus yoga festival taught us

Kate and Tiffany at Soul Circus

Earlier this year, we ran away to the circus – yoga and wellness festival, Soul Circus, that is! Set in the lush rolling Cotsworld hills, this yogi gathering was full of inspirational teachers, mindful mediation, affirming talks and unusual workshops. In The Moment Production Editor Kate Bennett and Sales Executive Tiffany Jackson went along 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

Feta, olive and herb muffin recipe by Christine Bailey

Feta, Olive and Herb muffins recipe

Mediterranean-inspired, these muffins are full of flavour with a crunch at the top. “You could also add some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture, if you like,” says Christine Bailey, author of The Brain Boost Diet Plan. Brain benefits More than just a garnish, parsley contains plentiful amounts of brain- supporting nutrients. It is also… Read more

Caramel apple pancakes recipe by Christine Bailey

Caramel apple pancakes recipe

Nutritionist Christine Bailey says: “These simple, grain-free pancakes are fabulous hot out of the pan, or cold as a snack. “The caramel sauce is optional – if you want to keep the calories and carbohydrates lower, omit it but top with coconut or Greek yogurt mixed with a little cinnamon. For a dairy-free option, use… Read more

Chai spiced buckwheat crunchies recipe by Christine Bailey

Chai spiced buckwheat crunchies recipe

“This wonderful cereal alternative is also delicious as a healthy snack and is low in sugar,” says nutritionist Christine Bailey. “Soaking the buckwheat starts the sprouting process, which makes it much easier to digest. The addition of tahini is a perfect way to add a rich creaminess to the texture.” Brain benefits A staple in… Read more

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

Woman sitting on top of a mountain

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

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

Craft your own paint-dipped pinecone garland

Paint-dipped pine cones

These beautiful paint-dipped pinecones add natural style to your festive decorations. Roll them in white acrylic paint for a stunning frosty finish! Materials and tools Small eye screws, 1 per pinecone Pinecones White acrylic craft paint Paper plate, cardboard, or something to put the paint on Thick jute twine Scissors Method Gently screw an eye… Read more

Sugar free cinnamon thins biscuit recipe

Cinnamon thins recipe

These buttery, wafer-thin biscuits are part Swedish pepparkaka and part delicate tuile. Their light and airy crispness makes them perfect served alongside coffee or as an accompaniment to ice cream. The apple and cinnamon flavour is just heavenly too. Ingredients 1 egg white 4 tablespoons unsweetened apple purée 2 teaspoons stevia powder 1 teaspoon ground… Read more

Making a foraged Christmas feast podcast with Rachel de Thample

Rachel de Thample

In the second In The Moment Magazine podcast, we spoke to Rachel de Thample about how she gathered and grew the ingredients for a very unusual Christmas feast – and discovered a love of foraging in the process. Listen to our interview with Rachel de Thample – ‘Making a foraged Christmas feast’ – on iTunes, Stitcher, Acast, TuneIn or Soundcloud…. Read more