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About Kirstie Pursey

Kirstie works as a writer, blogger and storyteller and lives in London with her family of people, dogs and cats. She is a lover of reading, writing, being in nature, fairy lights, candles, firesides and afternoon tea. Kirstie has trouble sitting still which is why she created www.notmeditating.com to share techniques and practices for tuning out the busy mind. She is also the author of Not Meditating: Finding Peace, Love and Happiness Without Sitting Still.

8 Unexpected Things That Lower IQ, According to Scientific Studies

By | 2018-04-24T13:44:37+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Many of us try to keep our minds sharp by doing puzzles and learning new things. But some of the other things we do might lower IQ. Read on to find out how you may be sabotaging your own intelligence. Research has found that the following things and habits lower IQ and ruin cognitive functions. [...]

7 Conversation Questions Introverts Dread (and What to Ask Instead)

By | 2018-04-19T17:40:14+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , |

Introverts don't particularly like small talk. It's not because we are snobby or stand-offish, it's just that we like our conversations deep and meaningful. And there are some conversation questions we genuinely dread. So, if you meet an introvert, be careful what you ask them. Here are five conversation questions you should definitely avoid asking [...]

8 Stephen Hawking Quotes about Life, Humanity and the World

By | 2018-04-15T17:02:50+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

While Stephen Hawking's death on the 14 March 2018 saddened the whole world, his life has been an inspiration in so many ways. The following Stephen Hawking quotes sum up his attitudes to science, life, the universe, relationships and living with a disability. Before we present our list of inspirational Stephen Hawking quotes, let's talk about [...]

7 Side Effects of an Above Average IQ Backed by Scientific Studies

By | 2018-04-12T16:02:53+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Having an above average IQ obviously has many benefits. However, there are some less positive side effects. Read on to find out the drawbacks of having a high IQ. Having an above average IQ gives you many opportunities in life. However, it doesn't guarantee success and happiness. Understanding the drawbacks of having an above average [...]

5 Reasons Why Meeting New People Is So Draining for Introverts and Empaths

By | 2018-04-10T21:16:42+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Empath and HSP, Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Some people thrive on social interactions and meeting new people. However, for introverts and empaths, meeting new people can be quite draining. Here's why. While extroverts gain energy from meeting new people and being sociable, introverts gain their energy from time spent alone. This is why introverts find meeting new people draining. In addition, empaths are [...]

5 Children’s Books with a Deeper Hidden Meaning Than It May Seem

By | 2018-04-06T12:08:41+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many children's books seem lighthearted and fun, however, lots of them also have deep meanings hidden within them. A great deal of literature for children contain lessons about great moral issues and human strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find the hidden meanings in your favorite children's books. There are a huge variety of children's [...]

Multiple Intelligence Theory: Which Type of Intelligence Is Your Strongest?

By | 2018-04-01T16:30:14+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Intelligence is so much more than just how high your IQ is. According to multiple intelligence theory, there are many kinds of intelligence. Read on to find out which is your strongest. We often think of intelligence as our intellectual abilities. We also think our intelligence is inborn, easily measurable and unchanging. But multiple intelligence [...]

What Is Situational Awareness and How to Develop It with These 5 Tips

By | 2018-03-27T20:29:32+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Much of the time when we are out and about we are unaware of what is going on around us and this can make us vulnerable. Developing good situational awareness skills can keep us safe. We have all had moments when we felt unsafe or vulnerable or when bad things happened to us because we [...]