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In the Moment - - News - WWW.CALMMOMENT.COM KIRSTIE DUHIG Ed­i­tor

What a plea­sure it is to be writ­ing this col­umn, my first as ed­i­tor. There are lots of new faces this is­sue; we have a new ed­i­to­rial team (meet us on page 7); we in­tro­duce Na­talie Lue, our re­la­tion­ships colum­nist – who this is­sue tack­les un­re­solved emo­tions through the prac­tice of un­sent let­ters; and we launch our new col­umn:

‘How I stay calm’ – some­thing we prac­tice reg­u­larly in our busy ed­i­to­rial of­fice!

As we set­tle into our new roles this month, we’ve been think­ing a lot about self be­lief – and why self-doubt af­fects so many out­wardly con­fi­dent women. Cath Dean writes about the con­cept of ‘im­poster syn­drome’ and con­cludes that it’s high time we “owned our cre­ativ­ity with con­fi­dence”. To which we say ‘hear, hear’.

We also dis­cover that pod­casts can of­fer us a fresh per­pec­tive, en­cour­ag­ing us to chal­lenge our in­ner critic, and feel pride in what we achieve. Per­son­ally, I find the com­pan­ion­ship of pod­casts when I’m driv­ing of­ten in­spires ideas and also saves me from the monotony of the daily com­mute!

Talk­ing of jour­neys, we’ve been re­flect­ing on the joy of the jour­ney. Caro­line Rowland’s photo di­ary has taught her to em­brace her ‘house-in-progress’, while pho­tog­ra­pher Rachael Smith has dis­cov­ered that hap­pi­ness is of­ten found not in the main events, but in the fleet­ing in-be­tween mo­ments. You can try Rachael’s photo project for your­self and if you feel like shar­ing – we’d love to see what makes you happy, too.

PS: Take A Mo­ment is our ex­tra treat for you. Tap here for Take A Mo­ment.

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