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Self-care magazine Author's Corner

Michelle Obama believes we can all find and use strategies to better navigate change and stay steady in turmoil. She asks readers how to develop lasting and honest relationships in The Light We Carry. How can our differences bring us together? How do we handle self-doubt and helplessness? What happens when it all becomes too much?

Michelle Obama shares fresh anecdotes and insightful comments on change, challenge, and power, including her view that when we light up for others, we can highlight the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new paths for development. She discusses the habits and principles she has established to adapt to change and overcome obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her "becoming." "Starting gentle," "getting high," and building a "kitchen table" of trustworthy friends and mentors are her best practices. She tackles racial, gender, and visible concerns with comedy, candor, and compassion, inspiring readers to overcome fear, find strength in community, and live boldly.

“When we acknowledge our own light, we become empowered to wield it,” writes Michelle Obama. The Light We Carry challenges readers to examine their life, find their joy, and connect meaningfully in a chaotic world with its stunning stories and profound wisdom.

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