kirstie
Kirstie Pursey holds a diploma in creative writing from the Open University and works as a writer, blogger, and storyteller. She lives in London with her family of people, dogs, and cats. She is a lover of reading, writing, being in nature, fairy lights, candles, fireside, and afternoon tea. In her long writing career, Kirstie has been published in UK magazines like Woman Alive, Take a Break, and Prima as well as on websites like ElephantJournal.com and Medium. 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. You can follow Kirstie on Twitter and Linkedin.

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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…

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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…

How to Trigger Brain Stimulation with These 8 Everyday Activities

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…

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

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…

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