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How Michelle Obama got real in San Diego: on being a woman, a mom and hosting White House slumber parties

How Michelle Obama got real in San Diego: on being a woman, a mom and hosting White House slumber parties

She told the 2,000 or so people in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront ballroom that they could all call her “Michelle.” And by the end of Michelle Obama’s hour-long keynote speech at the BOLD Mindbody Conference on Wednesday, it was easy to believe you were on first-name basis with the former first lady.

Oh, who are we kidding? It felt that way after about five minutes.

In town to support the fitness and wellness industry that she started championing while she was in the White House, Obama took the audience on a casual guided tour of her big life.

The journey started with her childhood growing up in an...

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