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Our future princess, Meghan Markle, is interviewed in the new book The Game Changers: Success Secrets from Inspirational Women Changing The Game and Influencing The World, and she opens up about being women’s ambassador to the UN, her acting, running her (now shuttered) website, the Tig, and how volunteering changed her life.
“I started working at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day I felt really scared,” Meghan says in the book, according to The Daily Mail. ” I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed. I remember one of my mentors (Mrs. Maria Pollia) told me that ‘life is about putting others’ needs above your own fears.'”
“Yes, make sure you are safe and never ever put yourself in a compromising situation, but once that is checked off the list, I think it’s really important for us to remember that someone needs us, and that your act of giving/helping/doing can truly become an act of grace once you get out of your head,” she added.
Meghan also shared about how she has to remind herself to slow down. #RelatableFuturePrincess
“I am self-sufficient and a go-getter, so often times I have to remind myself to take a moment to just breathe. My brain is always going, but at the end of the day because it is all stuff that I am passionate about, it’s easier to not feel exhausted as I squeeze it all in,” she said.