Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership, Confidence, Wisdom

Feeling Alive {Kim Chambers}

Aug. 3, 2017

In today’s bonus episode, Majo speaks with Kim Chambers, one of the world’s best marathon swimmers and the sixth person to complete the ultimate open water challenge “Oceans Seven.” She also set a world record as the first woman to swim thirty miles to the Farallon Islands through one of the largest concentration of great white sharks. Surprisingly, Kim only discovered swimming a few years ago. A daughter of farmers and a ballerina for many years, Kim talks about the value of learning discipline and a strong work ethic, and shares about the accident that changed her life – setting her on a new life course. Her journey reveals what’s possible when you choose to jump into the deep end and follow your bliss. Show Notes: -On growing up on a farm in New Zealand, dancing ballet, and how Kim learned tenacity at a young age. [1:32] -Defining moments from adolescence: Attending an all-girls school, witnessing the death of a friend, and more. [6:20] -Kim talks about the impact of travelling a lot with her family, and studying Human Computer Interaction at Berkeley. [12:15] -The perks of classical training and discipline, plus how having a routine sets a strong foundation. [18:32] -Becoming a “completely different person in the last ten years”: Kim shares about the accident that nearly required the amputation of her leg (and how it was the best thing that could have happened to her). [22:54] -On her newfound desire for freedom, feeling drawn to the water, and getting started as a swimmer. [29:58] -Kim’s relationship to water: Making friends with dolphins, talking to sea lions, feeling spiritual connections with islands, and swimming with great white sharks. [34:29] -How Kim relates to fear, her most challenging swims, and her advice to other women wanting to take a new leap. [42:15] References: Check out Kim's adventures at http://kimswims.com/ Music by Lucia Lilikoi – lucia.bandcamp.com Go to http://www.heroine.fm/survey and give us your feedback on the show so we can continue to delight you with Heroine – Receive an audio training on the Inner Critic as a gift in return!

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