Skipping for Joy with Kim Corbin
“Skipping is really good for activating the vagus nerve and releasing trauma.” - Kim Corbin
In our fast-paced, high-pressure world, it's all too easy to lose sight of the simple joys of childhood. As we grow older and take on more responsibilities, we can become so focused on adulting and all its obligations and meeting the expectations of others that we forget to take a break and just have fun.
But what if I told you that doing things that may seem a little childish or juvenile can actually be a powerful tool for cultivating joy and resilience in your life?
Something like skipping, perhaps?
This week, I am joined by Kim "Skipper" Corbin, who talks about her journey of learning to love her body and recognizing skipping and staying active as the instrument for joy and wisdom in her life. It’s so truly inspiring to hear her story of how in the dark night of the soul and on the verge of quitting her job, she dug deep to figure out what she needed to do to heal, which is when she first started skipping!
Listen to this episode to learn the transformative power of embracing our inner child and engaging in activities that bring us joy, and why letting go of our inhibitions and doing things that make us happy can help us lead more fulfilling, wholehearted lives.
Thoughts to Empower
- "In choosing joy, my spirit and the voice in my heart have gotten stronger." – Kim Corbin
- "You can't skip past any part of yourself. And if you try and just push it down and ignore it, it's going to come back in bigger ways." – Kim Corbin
- "Grace is not something that you can force. You really have to hold space for it." – Kim Corbin
- "Create space for grace." – Becca Powers
- "Divine timing can be a real bitch." – Kim Corbin
- "If we can just let spontaneous joy lead a little bit more, we'd have a lot happier lives." – Kim Corbin
- “We can only go as fast as our slowest part feels safe to go." – Kim Corbin
Key Points From This Episode:
- Choosing joy is a powerful act
- Skipping can lead to appreciation and love for your body
- We are all worthy of joy
- Finding self-acceptance through joy
- How skipping can be helpful to aid in trauma release
About Kim Corbin:
Kim "Skipper" Corbin has been the world’s most vocal advocate for the body, mind, and spirit benefits of adult skipping for over 23 years and counting. Her skipping efforts have been featured in USA Today, Time, People, and Newsweek magazines.