Heritage

Michelle Obama Gives Advice to Meghan Markle About Handling Pressure

The former FLOTUS recommends, "Don’t be in a hurry to do anything," and more wisdom.
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES
Comments

Michelle Obama has shared some wise words for Meghan Markle about handling the pressure of being in the public eye and pursuing projects which she's passionate about, two things the former first lady personally had to deal with during her time in the White House.

"My biggest advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything," she shares in her cover story for Good Housekeeping's January issue.

The former FLOTUS recalled how she personally had to spend "the first few months" after moving into the White House adjusting to her new life. She was "mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends, before I launched into more ambitious work," she said.



"Once I was ready, I chose to work on issues that I had a strong personal passion for," Obama added. She started an initiative on healthy living because she's "lived through the difficulty of raising healthy kids as a mom." She campaigned for college education because she "saw the power of education" in her own life.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Together: Our Community Cookbook

amazon.com
$16.99 $11.89 (30% off)

SHOP NOW

"There’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that," the former first lady continued, "And I think she can maximize her impact for others, as well as her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally."

It seems Meghan has already started to take Michelle Obama's advice. As a feminist and supporter for women's rights, the Duchess of Sussex followed her passion in launching her first solo royal project, Together: Our Community Cookbook. The collection features recipes from the women of Hubb Community Kitchen, who were displaced after the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

Meghan might not have waited long to get started on the work—it launched four months after her royal wedding to Prince Harry, while sister-in-law Kate Middleton's first solo project launched nine months after her wedding to Prince William—but it's clearly a project close to her heart.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Obama also has a new book of her own on the shelves. Her memoir, Becoming, is now available.

Becoming

Crown Publishing Group
amazon.com
$32.50 $19.50 (40% off)

SHOP NOW

From: Harper's BAZAAR US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Erica Gonzales
View Other Articles From Erica Gonzales
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Take a look inside one of the most extensive fashion exhibitions in history.
 
Share
An immersive nine-channel work greets you on the fourth floor of The Link at the Globe Platinum booth.
 
Share
Twelve luxury hotels and one spa were included in the Forbes Travel Guide.
 
Share
In the age of likes and swipes, top photographer Tom Epperson presents images that invite conversation and consideration.
 
Share
India Hicks and her mother zigzagged across London this week in search of the missing pieces.
 
Share
Guests may not walk away with gold, but they do get some serious goodies.
 
Share
He was a child prodigy, who translated Shakespeare to Tagalog at eight and studied at Columbia University at 12.
 
Share
"The presence of foreign galleries at Art Fair Philippines is significant. It indicates that it is part of the globalized market."
 
Share
These coveted pieces will set you back by a small fortune.
 
Share
 
Share
Art experts and collectors spent the afternoon checking out hundreds of artworks on display at The Link.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US