Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and Mum to two delightful little human tornadoes boys.
Back in 2011, I was caught in an out-of-control grassfire while competing in a 100 km ultramarathon in the Australian outback.
I was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive, with full-thickness burns to 65% of my body. I lost seven fingers, had over 200 medical procedures, and spent two gruelling years in recovery.
And, in the years immediately after the fire, the relationship I had with my body was BRUTAL. My self-love level was literally at zero.
I mean, I’d found myself in a hospital bed with my physical abilities completely stripped away, a pair of scarred limbs for legs, clunky hands that I couldn’t use.
On top of that, my boyfriend became my carer and I was completely dependent on him to do the most basic of tasks – brushing my hair, cutting up my food, getting dressed.
I hated how I looked, I hated how unable I felt, and I hated the platitudes people would deal out to me on a daily basis. Like hearing “beauty is only skin deep’ from someone at the shops only made me feel worse about myself.
So, how did I change that?
Well, that’s what I’ll share with you in these love notes.
Since those early days, I’ve done some pretty cool stuff, like writing three best-selling books, coaching over 40,000 people inside my digital courses, and competing in the Ironman World Championships. And, I’m in a place where I love and accept who I am (and I think I’m a babe, so there’s that too!).
I’ve learnt a lot about self love. It’s big and it’s complex, and I’m pumped to share a few starting tips and thoughts with you.