By Tawanah Reeves-Ligon Editor, Professional WOMAN’s Magazine
‘Self-care’ has been a buzzword over the past decade, highlighting the importance of making you a priority in your life. However, the benefits of health and wellness in your professional life and workplace are multifaceted as well.
Being the best version of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally can only improve your career and company.
Thus, the Professional WOMAN’s Magazine staff is excited to be highlighting health and wellness in this issue. So, who better to feature on our front cover than Top Chef and wellness advocate, Padma Lakshmi? Lakshmi is a producer, writer, television host and celebrity chef, as well as a philanthropist and mental health advocate.
She’s a co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) as well as a diversity and inclusion activist who encourages all of us to speak up for ourselves and others and express what we need. “Our world is not built for people who want to speak up and do the right thing.
There are many systems in place that have not supported our collective well-being…” she shared with us during her interview. “But in order to free oneself of the yoke of trauma on one’s future, one has to identify the trauma outright and say what happened or what is happening to you out loud.”
Read more about Lakshmi and all the ways she advocates for a better future on page 88.
If you’ve been looking for an advocate and experienced resource in your professional life, then read about “How to Find a Mentor and Make the Relationship Stick” on page 36.
You can also visit page 60 to learn more about helping your employees thrive by “Building Better Workspaces through Exercise.” We also want to take the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting the work of women changemakers all over the globe on page 106.
Remember that self-care extends beyond your home and should be a part of your work and career as well. Be the best version of you today and always.
View our exclusive interview with Padma Lakshmi!