Since she first broke into the industry, Australian model Miranda Kerr has become almost as well known for her down-to-earth demeanor and healthy life—she practices Nichiren Buddhism, yoga, and vegetarianism—as she is for her Angel wings. Now, Miranda wants to share her way-of-life with you via her new book, Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for my Generation, which is filled with lessons on self-confidence, inner beauty, and acceptance, as well as thoughts from her favorite self-help authors (including Louise L. Hay, Deepak Chopra and Wayne W. Dyer.) An excerpt:
At the beginning of my career, when I had moved to Paris, I considered giving it up. I was missing my friends and family and wasn’t sure I could handle all the uncertainty and rejection that comes with modeling. I owe it to my parents for reminding me that certain opportunities only come once and to not grab them only leads to regret.
You’ll also find her reflections on childhood, how she first made her way into the modeling industry, the tragedy that shaped her teens, and meeting her future husband, Orlando Bloom. Treasure Yourself is due out in the US on December 6. You can sign-up at Amazon.com to be notified when it is released.
On her childhood:
“Most of my childhood was spent outdoors climbing trees, swimming in the river and riding dirt bikes and horses. Living in a small town, there was a real sense of community, where everyone knew everyone and it felt like one big, extended family. I had a simple childhood, as far away from the world of fashion as you could possibly imagine.”
On her family:
My family—parents, John and Therese, and brother, Matthew, now 25—have always have been supportive of what I do. At 12, I dreamed of being a marine biologist or a naturopath but I discovered the real strength of affirmations and reflection after my first boyfriend, Chris, died when I was 16. I was devastated by the loss and couldn’t talk about it with anyone. In the process of grieving I learnt more about myself and discovered how important it is to be the master of my thoughts. Mum knew I loved to write and recognized I was passionate about helping young women, so suggested I write a book.