Meet our columnist: Caroline Rowland, Patchwork Harmony

Caroline Rowland In The Moment columnist © Jemma Watts

Caroline Rowland, one of our new columnists for In The Moment magazine, is an interiors and lifestyle blogger at Patchwork Harmony, Editor of @91magazine and author of The Shopkeeper’s Home What’s your daily routine? It’s quite varied, and mostly revolves around my daughter’s childcare hours. We are usually up early, between 6-7am, and when she’s at nursery,… Read more

The creative power of walking

Mindful walking illustration

The benefits that come from going for a good walk are fairly obvious: it gets the body moving, exercising and strengthening the legs; it strengthens the heart and gets the blood pumping round your system; it deepens the breathing and opens your lungs to refreshing air. It offers a very effective way to practise mindfulness,… Read more

Travel photography: store your holiday photos in a tiny box album

Holiday photos in mini photo box

Create a mini photo album of a fab holiday or occasion, then send it as a gift in a box to say thank you, or simply to share the memory. We used Canon’s Selphy printer to print our pics straight from our smartphone on to square labels, or you can
 glue your prints on to… Read more

Meet our columnist: Sian Lewis, The Girl Outdoors

Sian Lewis The Girl Outdoors travel writer

Sian Lewis, one of our new columnists for In The Moment magazine, is a travel writer who loves wild camping, being by the sea, and the perfect cup of coffee.  What’s your daily routine? If I’m at home it involves a lot of coffee and writing on my laptop, probably followed by a climbing session… Read more

Mindful thoughts for cyclists: the upside of punctures

The upside of punctures bicycle illustration

Few things are more dispiriting for the cyclist than a puncture – especially in the back wheel. A sudden, spongy vagueness in the handling is swiftly followed by the soul-sapping burble of metal rim and flaccid rubber on pavement, which sounds suspiciously like deep, mocking laughter. At best, you’re looking at lost time and some… Read more

Improve your health: the benefits of a pet

Health benefits of owning a pet

Owning pets brings a host of benefits, helping to influence not only the dynamic in your home, but also boosting your wellbeing and health. After a long and difficult day, there is nothing better than returning home and being greeted by the smiling face and wagging tail of your beautiful dog or a purring cat entwining… Read more

Flash fiction: how to write a great short story

Flash fiction reading and writing

Flash fiction has been called the writing of the next millennium, the key to the writing of the future. Whether you want to read flash fiction or try writing your own, this form of extreme short story can be as satisfying as a long read. Flash fiction is a popular form worldwide. In Latin America… Read more

Photowalking for a healthy body and mind

Photowalk early morning mist

Combine daily walks with photo stories and let your feet and creativity roam free. ‘Photowalking’ is a visionary way to get you moving, clear your mind, and connect with your surroundings, as Tracey Ellis explains. Nothing gets me out of bed quicker than opening my blinds to the sun rising over Salisbury Plains, dramatic clouds racing across the… Read more

The simple life: how to become a messy minimalist

Minimalism Rosee Woodland blankets

If you want to embrace mindfulness you can start with simple steps at home. We’re not talking Marie Kondo and keeping your sock drawer tidy, living a minimalist life is more about prioritisation; making room for the things that are truly important to you. Rosee Woodland suggests changing patterns in your daily routine or editing your… Read more

The Mindful Living Show, 2-3 June 2017

Mindful Living Show Poster

Join The Mindful Living Show, 2-3 June to learn more about the art of mindfulness and the ways in which it can benefit your creative life.   Make time for the mind this June as The Mindful Living Show comes to the Business Design Centre, London with a line up of teachings from the leading names in mindfulness and… Read more