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Are you showing yourself self-love? In this episode, Jen chats to Kim Morrison, who set a world record as the youngest female to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours, about the importance of mindset and self-love to thrive in today’s world. Be inspired by Kim’s unwavering self-belief and deep understanding that you must take care of yourself first and foremost.

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Are you showing yourself self-love? In this episode, Jen chats to Kim Morrison, who set a world record as the youngest female to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours, about the importance of mindset and self-love to thrive in today’s world. 

Kim’s unwavering self-belief is inspiring, and her deep understanding that you must take care of yourself first and foremost is a crucial message for all of us. Cliff Young was her mentor throughout her time as a runner, and she still lives by his ethos that success is 90% mental and 10% physical.

Kim uses her running story as a direct metaphor for life – riding the highs, hitting the walls, pushing through the pain barriers, crossing the line, and never, ever giving up!

This is definitely a podcast to listen to again, but here are some of our favourite takeaways from the interview.

The importance of self-love through hard times

The art of self-love was born out of difficulty. My beautiful son got kicked out of school and was going through really tough times. My daughter wanted to be a top dancer and travel the world as a ballerina and a professional dancer but had broken her back. My marriage had been on the rocks, and my husband had lost himself in a world of depression, alcohol, and drugs after losing a sister to suicide.

Through this, I questioned, how do you keep getting through tough times? My counsellor at the time, a beautiful 91-year-old French psychotherapist and spiritualist, said to me, “There are many reasons, my love. Many reasons, but no excuse”. 

We all go through challenging times. Sometimes it’s little taps other times, it’s big wacks or bloody big Macs (Mac Truck) that knock us off our feet. This research led me to create the six-step process for falling in love with yourself. A framework that allows you to stay true to yourself and love yourself warts and all.

Sometimes we want to say, “Come on, universe, give me a break”, but we’re put in these situations to grow and control our response.

What we’re going through right now in the world is a great example. You can get sucked into the vortex of fear, worry and upheaval. Or you can choose not to engage. Choose to do your own research and really sit with it and realise that beautiful line, “A reason, a season or a lifetime”. 

I believe there’s a reason we’re going through this, and I do believe it’s a season – it won’t last. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Put your headphones on and listen to really good, inspiring things. Do the best that you can show up for who you are and what you can be.

Choose to act above the line. Be accountable and responsible. Take ownership for how you respond and don’t react – act. We all fall below the line now and again and blame or make excuses. But don’t stay there for too long.

And if you’re blaming or making excuses, ask yourself, “What am I needing to see that I’m choosing not to see at the moment?” 

The law of precession

Buckminster Fuller defined precession as the effect of bodies in motion on other bodies in motion. The law of procession says that anything at cause has a 90-degree effect. The way the sun rotates and the earth’s axis moves, there’s always a 90-degree level of effect. Similarly, if we drop a stone into water, we get the ripples going out at ninety degrees in the direction of the dropped stone.

Buckminster’s favourite analogy of precession was the honeybee. Every morning the bee wakes to do what? Most audiences I ask say to collect pollen – but is that really it? The bee gets up to find nectar and bring it back to the hive. 

But at 90-degrees to its body and flight path, in living out this purpose, the bee’s legs gather pollen and accidentally takes this pollen to other flowers, resulting in cross-pollination. Without the bee knowing it, it is having a tremendous effect on the world around it.

This is why I say to people, no matter how challenged you feel, no matter how frightened you feel, no matter what you’re thinking and what people are saying, show up and keep being the best version of you. You don’t know the impact of what you’re doing. There’s someone somewhere in the world that needs your voice. We all have value to give to the world, and we don’t realise the impact that we can have.

Find the wisdom in Mother Nature

Mother Nature is a silent partner. Look to her for wisdom. She has an innate intelligence and the ability to guide us. Just look at the Doctrine of Signatures; plants and vegetables are talking to us. 

One thing I’ll say about science is this, what you perceive, you believe. If you believe a certain thing, you will find science to prove that. If someone else believes something different, they will find the science to prove that. So, science, in my humble opinion, is the ability to prove what you believe to be right.

And when I look at it from that perspective, it also means that science is open to subjectivity and objectivity. It’s open to the power of possibility. What has been scientifically proven in the past can also be proven to not be right in the future. Science and evidence-based research isn’t the be-all and end-all.

Healthy Life Hacks

Kim gave us some great tips for self-love and care:

  • Be gentle with yourself. Come from a place of love.
  • Eat foods that are close to nature, support our local organic farmers. 
  • Move your body. It doesn’t cost us anything to go for a walk, and even in lockdowns, we’re still able to exercise in our own home. 
  • Try to eliminate the noise. Focus on what you do want, not on what you don’t want. This is a powerful mind shift.  
  • When you doubt yourself, ask, “Who are you not to do this?” You have value to bring to the world.
  • Be proactive, take action and participate in life.

How to connect with Kim

https://www.instagram.com/kimmorrison28/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/morrisonkim/

https://www.facebook.com/kim.morrison.28

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