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.

Is Chakra Healing Real? The Science behind the Chakra System

Science may not have been able to prove the existence of chakras and chakra healing, but we do know that there are energy systems that keep our bodies functioning. These energy systems affect everything that goes on in our mind and body and understanding them and how chakra healing works…

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

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…

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

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. First of all, let's have a…

8 Introvert Hangover Symptoms and How to Avoid and Relieve Them

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…

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

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…

8 Reasons Why Gifted Children May Struggle in Life (and How to Help Them)

Having a gifted kid is a joy, however, there are certain areas in which these children might struggle. Read on to find out how to support your gifted child and ensure they reach their full potential. Raising gifted children is a huge responsibility. You want to make sure they reach…