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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.

6 Signs of Insecurity Which Show That You Don’t Know Who You Are

By | 2018-05-19T18:52:10+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Insecurity can show up in many ways, including arrogance or low self-esteem, to name just two. Ultimately, insecurity comes from the ego and shows that you do not accept yourself the way you are. The following signs of insecurity indicate that you should get to know and love yourself better. Insecurity comes from our fear of 'not [...]

9 Paulo Coelho Quotes That Will Help You Find Meaning in Life

By | 2018-05-18T18:26:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , |

The quotes of Paulo Coelho are profound and inspiring. In a few words, Coelho manages to get to the heart of what we need as humans to thrive. Following the advice of the following Paulo Coelho quotes could profoundly change your life. Before we talk about Paulo Coelho quotes, let's have a brief look at [...]

How to Perform Chakra Balancing Meditation to Awaken Your Body’s Spiritual Centers

By | 2018-05-17T14:45:45+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our chakras are energy centers in our body where the spiritual energies and physical energies meet. Sometimes these energy centers can become blocked or overactive. To restore balance to your chakras, try this chakra balancing meditation. It will leave you peaceful, energized and connected. Before we talk about performing chakra balancing meditation, let's have [...]

7 William Shakespeare Quotes That Are Still Relevant in Today’s Society

By | 2018-05-28T18:20:23+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare was born 450 years ago, but many of his works are still relevant today. In fact, we use the words he coined and the phrases he invented all the time. So what makes his works so relevant, and what can we learn from William Shakespeare quotes to this day? One thing that makes Shakespeare's [...]

8 Introvert Hangover Symptoms and How to Avoid and Relieve Them

By | 2018-05-26T20:41:10+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Categories: Empath and HSP, Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Feeling flat, exhausted and emotional? You might just be suffering an introvert hangover. Here's how to treat your introvert hangover symptoms and get yourself back to feeling calm, energised and happy. If you are an introvert, you have almost certainly experienced introvert hangover symptoms. It happens when you have spent a lot of time with [...]

6 Wise Thoughts on Education Which Explain Why Our School System Is Failing

By | 2018-05-20T21:50:34+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our school system has changed little since the 19th century. Yet, the society we live in is worlds apart from the one children were being prepared for a hundred years ago. So, why has the school system not caught up? Here are some thoughts on education that might surprise you. 1. Our education system wasn't really set up to teach [...]

What Is Creative Problem-Solving and How to Master It with These 8 Strategies

By | 2018-05-17T16:03:02+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Often when we have a problem, we try to solve it in the same way we did before. However, some issues cannot be solved with existing ideas and solutions. In this case, we need to turn to creative problem-solving strategies. Creative problem-solving is a way of moving beyond predictable and obvious solutions to problems. When [...]

36 Beautiful Words for Ugly, Embarrassing, Sad or Unpleasant Things

By | 2018-05-11T18:49:47+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to language, it is strange that some beautiful words have meanings that are... well... a bit ugly. Read on to find some beautiful words for ugly, embarrassing, sad or unpleasant things that you might just like to know. The following beautiful words [...]