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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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Some people thrive on social interactions and meeting new people. However, for introverts and empaths, getting to know new people can be quite draining. Here's why. While extroverts gain energy from meeting people and being sociable, introverts gain their energy from time spent alone. This is why introverts find meeting…

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Multiple Intelligence Theory: Which Type of Intelligence Is Your Strongest?

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