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About Kirstie Pursey

Kirstie Pursey 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. In her long writing career, Kirstie has been published in UK magazines like Woman Alive, Take a Break and Prima and on websites like ElephantJournal.com. 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 the book Not Meditating: Finding Peace, Love and Happiness Without Sitting Still.

5 Positive Mantras That Will Help You Reach Success, Balance and Inner Peace

By |2019-10-14T13:39:35+03:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Positive mantras create a powerful sound vibration that aligns the mind, body and spirit to divine energy helping us achieve peace, balance and success. First of all, let's discuss the concept and the definition of mantra. What is a mantra? The word Mantra comes from ancient Sanskrit. ‘Man’ means mind, and ‘tra’ means instrument. So, [...]

5 Positive Effects of Stress You Didn’t Know about, Backed by Science

By |2018-09-14T14:17:07+03:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Most of us assume that stress is bad. But the effects of stress can also be good. Read on to find out about the difference between good and bad stress. We all experience stress in our lives and many of us try to reduce the effects of stress because we think it is bad for [...]

What Is Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence and 6 Ways to Develop It

By |2018-09-05T23:14:52+03:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

Verbal-linguistic intelligence is the ability to effectively understand and use language. Here are six great ways to improve your verbal-linguistic intelligence. Verbal-linguistic intelligence is one of Howard Gardner's Nine multiple intelligences. It concerns the ability to understand and use spoken and written language effectively. Writers, poets, lawyers, politicians and speakers are among those that Gardner sees [...]

5 Visualization Exercises to Help You Manifest Your Wishes into Real Life

By |2019-10-14T13:48:12+03:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Science has shown how visualization really can help you to manifest your desires, so read on to find out how you can create the life of your dreams with simple exercises. It's hard to believe that visualization exercises really have the power to change our lives. But in fact, visualization can transform our brains and [...]

10 Problems Root Chakra Healing Can Help with (and How to Perform It)

By |2019-10-14T13:52:12+03:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, it could be that your root chakra is blocked and needs healing. Follow the below healing practices to transform your life. Chakras are energy centres within the body. When they get blocked, energy cannot flow through them and this can cause physical and emotional symptoms. When our root [...]

How to Trigger Brain Stimulation with These 8 Everyday Activities

By |2019-10-14T13:54:57+03:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It is important to keep our brains healthy, so try the following everyday activities to trigger brain stimulation, improve cognitive abilities and reduce cognitive decline. We rely on our brains for everything, yet we often don't think about taking care of them. Luckily, it is quite easy to look after our brains. Most of the [...]

The Dunning Kruger Effect or Why Stupid People Think They Are Smart

By |2019-10-14T14:03:04+03:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We all know someone who thinks they're smarter than they are. But before you judge, you'd better check you are free from the Dunning Kruger Effect. The theory of this effect was developed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. They found that this cognitive bias occurs when people fail to adequately assess [...]

50 Fun Creativity Exercises to Boost the Power of Your Creative Mind

By |2019-10-14T14:07:19+03:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creativity can help us improve all areas of our lives. If your creativity is a bit rusty, try one of the below exercises to fire up your imagination. Not only are these exercises fun, but they can also get you in the mood to take your creativity further. You might want to come up with [...]