Living with Intent

My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy

by Mallika Chopra, founder and CEO of

“I’m trying to meditate one day but urgent thoughts keep intruding. Don’t forget to take cupcakes to school! I have to prepare for my presentation for the wellness conference! Is that lunch with the other moms tomorrow or next week? My to-do list is stampeding through my mind, trampling any chance of tranquility. I feel overwhelmed, yes, but there’s more: I feel…guilty. Guilty that I’m taking on too much, guilty that I’m not doing anything well, guilty that I’m giving short shrift to my kids, my husband, my job. And what about you, Mallika? a quiet voice asks. How are you shortchanging yourself?
Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra’s search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in life. She hopes that by telling her story, she can inspire others with her own successes (and failures) as well as share some of the wisdom she has gathered from friends, experts, and family along the way—people like her dad, Deepak, as well as Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Weil, and Dan Siegel. She also provides a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to outcome. Each chapter is devoted to one step on her journey and another piece of her INTENT action plan: Incubate, Notice, Trust, Express, Nurture, and Take Action. Chopra’s insights and advice will help us all come closer to fully living the lives we truly intend.

From the Hardcover edition.

Recent Reviews

What an inspiring read

Lydia Kenyon

4 Stars

Living With Intent is a book.that will inspire even the most skeptical of people to live a life that is more meaningful and intentional. I have read quite a few books that are similar to this recently, and this book ranks up there with the…

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Intentional Living

Nadine Trimble

4.5 Stars

From the editor: â€œI’m trying to meditate one day but urgent thoughts keep intruding. 

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Mallika Chopra/Living With Intent; A Review

Ethan Clifton

5 Stars

You may have heard of Deepak Chopra. He the spiritual go-to all across the…

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Living with Intent by Mallika Chopra

Carrine Judy

4 Stars

I thought this was a great book for any mom to read.  It seems that most moms I talk to want to not only be a great mom but feel worth as a person.  This book goes through one moms journey to creating a purposeful life and…

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Journey begins (continues)

Adrian Kusch

4.5 Stars

I started my journey to meditation several years ago, but like most things, it has waxed and waned over the years. Recently, I've been more focused on my meditation practice. It always helps to hear stories of others who are on their…

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