When one sits down to write a description about Australian superstar Kim Morrison sticking to a word count can be tricky.
It’s not about waxing lyrical, the woman is quite seriously next level authentically inspiring.
The gorgeous health & lifestyle expert is a keynote speaker, founder of Aromatherapy company Twenty8, a world record breaker for youngest female to run 100miles in less than 24hours, a CAM Therapist ..and we have run out of word count. Seriously. You can imagine our delight when Ponderings got to share Kim’s insights.
We share with you Kim’s Guide to Self Care.
Good health and wellbeing doesn’t happen by itself.
Sure, there are some people with genetics to die for who seem to be able to eat, drink and do anything they like.
But we all know a lack of self-care soon catches up.
The reality is good health isn’t just about how you look – it’s about how you feel and most importantly having awareness.
With so much overwhelm the key is to keep it simple.
Get back to basics. And above all do not believe everything you read, see or hear.
For example, will a cream honestly eradicate wrinkles in seven days? Does a chocolate spread on white bread really seem like a healthy sandwich for your children? Will eating meat make your baby like Einstein?
To be healthy and happy there are three main areas to address. The mind, the body and the skin. Every small but essential decision you make can affect your health.
For example, it is a known fact that most women expose themselves to over two hundred chemicals a day through their personal care products alone. Frightening when you think about the products you also use around your home, what’s in the environment and the foods you eat.
But regardless of how many fads, diets, ingredients or varied opinions there are some self-care basics that most holistic health therapists, experts, coaches and scientists generally agree on concerning self-care.
The list may seem pretty straightforward, even basic, yet many struggle to adhere to it.
Choose whole, real and natural foods over refined, processed ones.
SLOW eating is not a phenomenon – eat seasonal, local, organic and whole where you can.
Aim to eat a combination of fresh vegetables at each meal.
Reduce your sugar intake, including raw treats.
Drink plenty of clean water each day.
Look after your gut, fermented foods can be a wonder food for many.
Supplement wisely, know what you are taking and what you need it for.
Move your body regularly and include exercise that raises your heart rate for at least twenty minutes, aim for three times a week.
Include weight bearing and strength enhancing exercise this could be yoga, the gym, even incidental exercise like maintaining your home with housework and gardening.
Rejuvenate your mental and physical health with good quality sleep.
Manage your stress levels, know when to ask for help.
Practice mindfulness, take a moment at least a few times a day with meditation, being present and awareness.
Practice simple daily self-care rituals using essential oils, like a lavender bath, a lemon and pine inhalation, spritzing with frankincense or diffusing oils like neroli, chamomile, orange and geranium for a stress-free environment.
Let’s face it – being healthy can be simple if you just get back to basics and tap into that incredible innate intelligence that knows what is best.
In summary, eat food as close to its natural source as possible, do some form of functional exercise at least three times a week, make sure you look into those ingredients present in your food and skin care products and most of all practice kindness with daily self-care rituals incorporating essential oils that will help you to switch off and recharge.
For more information about Kim you can visit: https://twenty8.com/kim-morrison/
Kim has recently announced her launch of the Essential Self-Care Workshops in Australia. These are first of their kind, addressing the needs of busy people in need of so here is your chance to create the space for some much needed – craved – time out!
In these magical weekend workshops you will learn how to:
Eliminate toxins from your environment and use essential oils safely and effectively for health, healing, happiness and relationships. Know which oils are best in times of stress, anxiety, depression, weight-loss and overwhelm. Get educated about foods impacting the ageing process and manage stress so you don’t suffer burn out.
Workshop one is The Larwill Studio, 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville Melbourne 26th-28th April 2019. Click here to book.
Workshop two is at Perricoota Vines Retreat Echuca Moama on the 18th to 20th October. You can book by clicking here, and don’t forget to enter discount code “liz” to get $50 off.
“By lighting that inner spark you can BE, DO and HAVE everything you imagine! And, if you do take the leap of faith, I promise we will help you find your wings on the way down!”
– Kim Morrison