Feeling stressed? Put your headphones in and relax with the In The Moment Magazine podcast.
Each episode features an interesting wellbeing guest sharing tips to help you live a calmer life. Past guests include author Matt Haig, opera singer Laura Wright and blogger Lily Pebbles.
In the first In The Moment podcast, we caught up with Rebecca Sullivan, author of The Art of the Natural Home, to talk about growing your own produce and sharing the bounty with others, ways to live sustainably and what we can learn from our grannies about reducing waste.
When Rachel de Thample started growing her own veg, she hit upon the idea of growing and foraging the ingredients for her own Christmas dinner.
Check out the podcast to find out how she got on.
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Lots of diets concentrate on your body and losing weight, but there aren’t many designed to improve your brain health. That’s where nutritionist Christine Bailey, author of The Brain Boost Diet Plan, comes in. We chatted to Christine about what to eat to improve your mental focus.
When Hannah went to the doctor about her skin, she was surprised to be told that she needed to reduce the amount of sugar in her diet. Tune in to the podcast to find out how she got on.
Learn about sisu – the new wellbeing trend from Finland – with author Joanna Nylund. We chatted to Joanna to discover how sisu helps to make Finland one of the world’s happiest countries.
Blogger Lily Pebbles talks about female friendship, how to get over a friend breakup and how go on a ‘friend date’ in this episode.
Soprano Laura Wright opens up about her struggle with stress and talks about how she suffered from alopecia as a teenager. She’s found mindfulness and her love of music have helped her to keep her anxiety under control. Laura has also put together a special classical music playlist on Spotify to help you relax.
It’s easy to feel intimidated when you go along to a yoga class when everyone else seems to confident, so we asked yoga teacher Charlene Lim to share her tips for finding your yoga mojo. In this episode, we’re also talking about the problem of competitiveness in yoga classes and the pressure some people feel to be perfect.
Why is modern life so stressful? That’s the question we put to Matt Haig when he joined us to talk about his new book, Notes on a Nervous Planet. It can sometimes seem as though the modern world is set up to make us anxious – phones keep us awake, social media eats up our leisure hours and we struggle to switch off. Matt talks about anxiety and how he disconnects from technology in order to relax.
In the rush of modern life, it can be difficult to find time to truly enjoy your food. In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Francine Russell about how to eat more mindfully and really appreciate our meals.
Do you find yourself saying yes every time someone asks you for something – even though it means that you don’t have time for the things that you want to do? If so, then you could be a people-pleaser.
In this episode, In The Moment columnist Natalie Lue shares her tips to help you assert yourself.
Yoga can benefit every aspect of your life – even beyond your practice sessions. We caught up with yoga teacher Julie Montagu to find out how we can take yoga beyond the mat.
Most of us have read a self-help book at some point, but it’s easy to forget the lessons we’ve learnt after we’ve closed the covers. Marianne Power was just the same, until one morning she decided she needed to change her life.
She took the radical decision to try to live her life by a different self-help book every month for a whole year. She had some crazy adventures along the way – from modelling naked for a life drawing class to trying her hand at stand-up comedy.
Getting a good night’s sleep can make a real difference to our mental health. In this episode, we chat to Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, author of The Little Book of Sleep, to discover some practical tips to try at home.
Plus discover some surprising facts about sleep in this interview and change your sleep routine to get more rest.
There’s increasing evidence to suggest that what we eat can have a real impact on our moods. Good Mood Food author Charlotte Watts shares her advice to help you eat your way to a calmer, happier life.
Discover how managing your blood sugar can reduce anxiety and much more in this episode.
Author Charlotte Watts returns for a special bonus episode about the mood-boosting power of Christmas food and why we feel the need to feast in the darker winter months of the year.
While Christmas is a time of year when many people get together with friends and relatives, for others it can be a time of intense loneliness. Mindful Christmas editor Jo Carnegie shares her tips for coping with loneliness over the holidays.
Self care isn’t about taking a nice bath or lighting a scented candle, it’s about recognising our needs and our limits.
Psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading talks about self care and how it can help you to feel healthier and happier.
Stress has been described as a modern-day epidemic by the World Health Organisation. Dr Rangan Chatterjee, who is a GP, author and host of the podcast Feel Better, Live More, shares his methods to help you manage your stress levels.
Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness was working in the hectic world of PR when she began to notice that something wasn’t right. Her body was telling her that she burning out. Listen to this episode to find out how to spot the warning signs of excess stress and learn how to regain balance in your life.
Can you train yourself to be a happier person? Samantha Clarke thinks so. In this podcast, discover how you can change your thinking and live a happier life.
As a treat for our loyal listeners, we’ve recorded five bonus meditations with Gemma David of The Quiet Heart. These short meditations are all around five minutes in length and are a perfect introduction to mindful meditation practice.
Basic breath awareness meditation
Breath awareness using sound meditation
Mindful breathing meditation
Mindfulness of this moment meditation
Breath enquiry meditation
Michael James Wong hasn’t always been a calm person, but meditation and yoga have helped him to find balance in his life. In this episode, he explains how we can find our own sense of calm and quiet.
Anxiety is something that many of us are affected by. We speak to Chloe Brotheridge, author of The Anxiety Solution, to find out how to manage feelings of anxiety.
All the news about climate change can leave us feeling depressed and helpless. We spoke to Mike Berners-Lee, author of There is No Planet B, to find out what practical steps we can take to help the planet.
A good bedtime story can lull even restless adults to sleep. Phoebe Smith, the Calm app’s sleep storyteller in residence, reveals what makes a good sleep story. Plus this episode includes a sleep story, Blue Gold, narrated by actor Stephen Fry.
Would you be happier with less stuff? Cait Flanders, author of the bestselling book The Year of Less, tried to live for a year without buying anything beyond the essentials – and discovered some surprising lessons along the way.
Reconnecting with our creative side can help us to feel happier and improve our sense of wellbeing. Suzy Glaskie shares her advice to help you discover a new skill or return to an old hobby.
Dark Skies author Tiffany Francis isn’t afraid of the dark – in fact, she’d love more people to spend time outdoors at night and she regularly goes for night walks by herself.
Her journey takes her around the world as she discovers why humans find the night sky so fascinating.
2018 Great British Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy Hewlett talks about how baking has helped her to cope with her anxiety and become more confident. We’re also chatting about the creative inspiration behind her stunning bakes and why baking is a mindful activity.
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