Catch up on the In The Moment Magazine podcast

Did you know that we have our own podcast? Each episode we invite someone interesting to join us for a chat – topics have included giving up sugar, finding your inner strength with sisu, growing your own produce and how to feed your brain.

Catch up on the In The Moment Magazine podcast
Published: September 30, 2019 at 9:13 am

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.

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher and most major podcast providers, or online below.

Rebecca Sullivan Natural Home

Episode 1 – Find your inner granny with Rebecca Sullivan

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.

Rachel De Thample's foraged Christmas feast

Episode 2 – Making a foraged Christmas feast with Rachel de Thample

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.

Christine Bailey, nutritionist

Episode 3 – How to feed your brain with Christine Bailey

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.

Hannah Bellis on the In The Moment Magazine podcast

Episode 4 – Giving up sugar with Hannah Bellis

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.

Sisu sauna illustration

Episode 5 – Find your inner sisu with Joanna Nylund

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.

Lily Pebbles

Episode 6 – Lily Pebbles talks about the 'F' word (friendship)

Blogger Lily Pebbles talks about female friendship, how to get over a friend breakup and how go on a 'friend date' in this episode.

Laura Wright opera singer

Episode 7 – How to use music to stay mindful with opera singer Laura Wright

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.

Charlene Lim's sit up in bed yoga routine video

Episode 8 – Find your yoga confidence with Charlene Lim

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.

Matt Haig

Episode 9 – Notes on a Nervous Planet with author Matt Haig

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.


Episode 10 – Learn how to eat more mindfully with Francine Russell

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.

Natalie Lue

Episode 11 – How to stop being a people-pleaser with Natalie Lue

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.

Julie Montagu

Episode 12 – Julie Montagu on taking yoga beyond the mat

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.

Marianne Power, author of Help Me

Episode 13 – Help me! My year of self-help with Marianne Power

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.

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

Episode 14 – Why can't I sleep? Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

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.

Charlotte Watts, author of Good Mood Food

Episode 15 – What to eat to improve your mood with Charlotte Watts

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.

Christmas biscuits

Episode 16 – Bonus: Why Christmas food puts you in a good mood with Charlotte Watts

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.

Jo Carnegie

Episode 17 – Bonus: How to cope with Christmas loneliness with Jo Carnegie

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.

Suzy Reading

Episode 18 – Join the self care revolution with Suzy Reading

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.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee (photo by Susan Bell)
Susan Bell

Episode 19 – How to cope with stress with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

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 talks about mindful eating inside issue 22. Photography by Jason Lock
Jason Lock

Episode 20 – How to listen to your body with Suzy Glaskie

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.

Samantha Clarke

Episode 21 – How to be your own happiness coach with Samantha Clarke

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.

Gemma David

Episodes 22-26 – Bonus mindful meditations for beginners with Gemma David

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

Episode 27 – Find quiet in your life with Michael James Wong

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.

Chloe Brotheridge
Becki Rui

Episode 28 – How to cope with anxiety with Chloe Brotheridge

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.

Mike Berners-Lee author photo
Phil Rigby

Episode 29 – There is No Planet B with Mike Berners-Lee

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.

Phoebe Smith, sleep storyteller

Episode 30 – Sleep stories with Phoebe Smith including a bonus story narrated by Stephen Fry

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.

Cait Flanders

Episode 31 – The year of less with Cait Flanders

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.

Suzy Glaskie in garden
Suzy Glaskie

Episode 32 – Be calm the creative way with Suzy Glaskie

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.

Tiffany Francis

Episode 33 – Learn to love the night with Tiffany Francis

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.

Kim-Joy Hewlett
Ellis Parrinder

Episode 34 – Baking for anxiety with Kim-Joy Hewlett

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.


Photos by on Unsplash, Lydia Collins, Rachel de Thample, Mat Smith Photography and Marcus Ahmad. Illustration by Naomi Wilkinson.


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