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Kirstie Pursey

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.

10 Thought-Provoking Movies That Will Make You Think Differently

By | 2017-07-27T14:02:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

These ten thought-provoking movies ask the big questions about who we are, what life is, and how we should live and love. In a quest to understand the world, science, and spirituality both ask difficult questions. The most thought-provoking movies also offer us new ideas, ways of thinking and understanding the world. Through stunning writing, [...]

12 Signs You Have High Spiritual Intelligence

By | 2017-07-22T16:26:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’ve all heard of IQ and EQ. But there is also a measure of our spiritual capabilities. Here are 12 signs that you have high spiritual intelligence. Spiritual intelligence doesn’t necessarily relate to our religious beliefs. It is more concerned with our inner peace, balance and our understanding of the world. To be spiritually intelligent [...]

15 Profound Aristotle Quotes That Will Show You a Deeper Meaning in Life

By | 2017-07-18T19:21:25+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Education, Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , |

As humans, we have always struggled with making the best of our lives. The following Aristotle quotes show how a philosopher in ancient Greece coped with the problems of human existence. Aristotle lived from 384—322 B.C.E. and is one of the most famous of Greek philosophers. He studied many areas of knowledge including logic and [...]

Why Sad People Are Some of the Greatest Folk You Will Ever Meet

By | 2017-07-15T21:29:39+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

We often think that feeling sadness is purely negative. However, sad people also deep thinkers who demonstrate great strengths. The list of creative geniuses who have suffered sadness and depression indicates that there may be some useful function to feeling sad. From politicians to poets, comedians to scientists, many of our great thinkers have often [...]

25 Deep Questions about Life You Need to Ask Yourself

By | 2017-07-12T14:28:05+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Often in our busy lives, we don’t stop to ask the deep questions about life. However, making the time to ask these questions can transform our lives. If we keep plodding along in life without asking deep questions, we can miss out on opportunities for growth, enlightenment, and self-fulfillment. Taking the time to ask ourselves [...]

What Are Cosmic Connections and How to Recognize Them

By | 2017-07-10T19:02:16+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Everything is connected, so there is no such thing as a chance meeting. The people in your life are not there by chance but because of cosmic connections. The universe is as complex and interconnected as a spider’s web. Everything that happens affects everything else. While this can be a scary prospect, but it can [...]

What Happens When an Introvert Tries to Become a Social Butterfly

By | 2017-06-16T12:11:47+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World, Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In a society that values outgoing traits so highly, should an introvert fight their natural disposition and try to become a social butterfly? Being an introvert means we often struggle for recognition. Our more outgoing friends get more attention than we do. This can mean we are not valued as highly. It can also lead [...]

8 Common Phrases with Hidden Meaning That You Should Stop Using

By | 2017-06-05T21:09:24+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lots of the things we say seem straightforward. However, it pays to be aware of the hidden meaning others might see in the words we say. Language is powerful and there are some phrases that reveal things about us that we would rather others didn’t see. Our values and personality can slip out unawares if we are not [...]

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