All posts by Mallika Chopra

About Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, was published in April 2015. Mallika is the founder of, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. Her intent is to harness the power of social media to connect people from around the world to improve their own lives, their communities and the planet.

Mallika Chopra: How do you overcome an addiction to melodrama?

I am having a panic attack.

If you haven’t gathered by now, I am a little obsessed with this election. For the last year, I have surfed the net day and night for the latest political news, blogs, polls, quotes, stories, controversies, attacks, endorsements – whatever additional tidbits of information, opinion that I can gather.

Tuesday, November 4th is a big day.

Mallika Chopra: No on Prop 8; Yes on Prop 2

November 4th is upon us — how are you going to vote? We at Intent have been closely following the run-up to the elections: watching the presidential and vice presidential debates, and learning about the candidates’policies and platforms. We have also been paying attention to certainCalifornia propositions — most notably Proposition 8 and Proposition 2.

I am going to vote NO on Prop 8 — and

Mallika Chopra: What is your favorite indulgence?

I would say chocolate – like a cupcake, cookie, ice cream sundae – but as I grow older, I realize food indulgences dont actually make me feel good!

As a busy mom, my indulgences these days would be:

— Taking a nap in the afternoon (if only!)

— Reading a a good novel (seriously I don’t read anymore)

— Going for a yoga class

Alas, I don’t really do any of the above.

Mallika Chopra: Jennifer Hudson’s Tragedy

When I read this evening about Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother being murdered and that her 7 year old nephew is missing, I had a physical reaction – in my stomach – of overwhelming grief.

I remember very clearly a horrible day, years ago when I was probably 12, when some of dearest family friends lost their young cousins in a horrible, senseless murder.

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