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Photo comp win­ner!

Last month, the theme of our In­sta­gram photo com­pe­ti­tion was ‘green’. Thank you for all of your won­der­ful en­tries – we loved see­ing the green hues that in­spire you! Our win­ner is Melissa (@mar­rymecincy) and her brill pic of a koala on a trip to Aus­tralia that chal­lenged her. “Aside from be­ing cute, this photo also rep­re­sents over­com­ing fears to live life to the fullest,” she says. “De­spite a big ol’ fear of ying, I re­cently spent 17 straight hours in the air to go to Aus­tralia. The goal of pet­ting a koala was one of the things that helped to get me ex­cited for the jour­ney!” Melissa wins a nature box from themed sub­scrip­tion box ser­vice Moi-Même, lled with gifts that have come from, been in­spired by or care for our nat­u­ral world

(www.moimeme.co.uk). See our shortlist of last month’s en­tries and nd our lat­est com­pe­ti­tion on our In­sta (@inthe­mo­ment­mag).

In­spir­ing pod­cast

I re­cently lis­tened to Laura Wright’s in­ter­view on your pod­cast, which was so in­spir­ing. I used her calm­ing playlist to help me get through my col­lege nals week – it did the trick!

Rowena, Cal­i­for­nia

Mov­ing for­ward

I read Natalie Lue’s ‘Em­brace the im­per­fect’ col­umn in is­sue 14 and it made me nally un­der­stand why

I’ve been so stuck. I’m cur­rently in ther­apy, DBT (Dialec­ti­cal Be­hav­iour Ther­apy), and it has been fear of the un­known – a life that is ac­tu­ally worth liv­ing – that has kept me stick­ing with what I know even when it has been mak­ing me so unhappy to do so.

DBT is grounded in be­com­ing more mind­ful, like Natalie says, be­ing “grounded in the present, re­as­sur­ing my­self and not self-sab­o­tag­ing”. From now on I will be tak­ing steps to bring me out of that ‘com­fort zone’ and to pur­sue what makes me happy. Thanks for such a thought-pro­vok­ing fea­ture.

Caro­line, Wales

Illustration Amy Black­well

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