Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, also known as 'The Body,' celebrated a significant personal milestone in September: 20 years of sobriety. Marking two decades since she put an end to her relationship with alcohol, Macpherson turned to social media to share an image of her tri-plate Alcoholics Anonymous medallion—an emblem of her journey.
Alcohol: An Obstacle to Self-Understanding and Wellness
Macpherson, who took the decision to stop drinking back in 2003, describes her sobriety as a doorway to being 'fully present' in her life. According to her, alcohol was a hindrance to self-understanding—a vital aspect of wellness. She adds that true self-discovery is challenging when one is numbing their senses with substances.
Macpherson's Openness About Her Sobriety Journey
The supermodel has been candid about her journey, consistently offering messages of support for recovery on social media. However, she also emphasizes that each person's path is unique. She champions the individual's journey, expressing that everyone must traverse their path at their own pace.
Beauty Redefined Through Wellness
Macpherson, who is known worldwide for her beauty, has reshaped her understanding of the concept over the years. For her, beauty is no longer just about physical appearance but is more aligned with overall wellness. This redefined view encompasses physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. As she inches closer to her 60th birthday, Macpherson's focus is not on the number of years she has lived but on the quality of life she leads.
Currently dating guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, Macpherson, a mother of two sons with her former partner Arpad Busson, has navigated her personal and professional life with grace and resilience. Her journey inspires many as she continues to redefine beauty and wellness standards for women worldwide.