How have the supermodel and the actor remained amicable since their October 2013 separation?
"We all have bad days and negative emotions," the 30-year-old brunette beauty says in Net-A-Porter's The Edit. "But I've realized it's important to sit with it and let it pass, and if it doesn't pass, choose a thought that will help it pass. Focus on what it is that you're grateful for. Having perspective is key."
Kerr describes herself as "heart-centered" and tells the digital magazine that she's an optimistic by nature. "I always look for the best in every situation, no matter what it is," the Aussie explains. "Even if it's something that's sad, upsetting or disappointing at the time, I think, 'There's a reason for this.'"
The key, Kerr says, is to live intentionally. "Every thought you think is powerful and we have a conscious choice every day to change our thoughts and therefore change our reality and therefore create a happier existence," she explains. According to Kerr, connecting with nature is equally important. "Even in New York, I go Central Park, take my shoes of and put my feet in the grass," she says. Flynn is learning to appreciate the earth, too. "I feel happiest when I'm with my son at the beach or the park," she says.
Kerr, who founded the Kora Organics beauty line, tells The Edit she's ready for the next phase of her life.
"From my first photos hoot at 14, I never saw myself as a model," she insists. "If someone asks me what I do, I say, 'I have my own skincare line.' I don't define myself as a model." It's not that Kerr dislikes the modeling industry, however. "I like being able to find different aspects of myself and expressing them through a picture," she clarifies. "It's fun. I might as well do it while I can. It's not going to last forever."