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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.

7 Limiting Beliefs That Ruin Your Life Without You Even Knowing It

By |2019-10-14T14:13:19+03:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Often, it is our limiting beliefs that stop us from achieving success. Read on to find out what beliefs are blocking you and how to overcome them. It sometimes feels like we will never achieve our dreams. We may feel it must be lack of talent, opportunity or hard work. But more likely, it is [...]

6 Signs Your Feeling of Loneliness Comes from Being in the Wrong Company

By |2019-10-14T14:16:58+03:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you often experience a feeling of loneliness, even when you are not alone, it could be that you are in the wrong company. Sometimes we can feel lonely even when we are in company. Ultimately, loneliness is not about how many people you are with, but how connected you feel to those around you. [...]

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10 Shakespearean Insults to Use Instead of Modern Swear Words

By |2019-10-14T14:23:05+03:00June 24th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

You may think that reading Shakespeare is high brow, but these Shakespearean insults will change your mind. Turns out Shakespeare was pretty badass. We have a huge amount to thank Shakespeare for; his beautiful poetic lines, his tragic masterpieces, the words and phrases we use every day. But you might not know that we owe [...]

6 Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Emotional Overload

By |2019-10-14T14:27:23+03:00June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Empath and HSP, Psychology & Mental Health, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In our stressful society, it is easy to become emotionally overloaded and anxious. The negative energies of others can negatively affect our own feelings of well-being. It's impossible to avoid much of modern society's influences, however, there are several grounding techniques we can use to stay balanced and healthy. Feeling anxious and overwhelmed is not [...]

The Reality of Chakra Healing and the Science behind the Chakra System

By |2018-11-17T21:54:23+03:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 can help us to find [...]

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

By |2018-09-06T00:15:30+03:00June 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 |2019-09-30T12:53:12+03:00June 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 below quotes could profoundly change your life. First of all, let's have a brief look at the life and work of this [...]

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

By |2019-10-14T19:19:23+03:00June 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. First of all, let's have a brief look at the chakra [...]