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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: 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.

Mallika Chopra: My Cleanse — Day 7

What’s a cleanse? Simply put, a cleanse is a short-term regimen designed to detoxify your body – it could be from sugar, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods, meat or something else. Most cleanses are similar to fasting, so you’ll likely take in a lot of fluids to flush out toxins from the body. Be sure to consult your health-care provider before beginning a cleanse.

Mallika Chopra: How can we help individuals faced with financial insecurity in these uncertain times?

A report that a man in Southern California shot his 3 kids, wife, mother in law and himself today was a shock. Apparently, he was financially distraught and had been jobless for months, and had written about his choices in facing this challenge. His psychosis resulted in killing his entire family as perhaps the most honorable escape. Personally, this story shook me given that I could relate culturally to the man – Karthik Rajaram – and his Indian family: married with 3 children, one son a Fulbright Scholar at UCLA. He had an MBA and had worked for well known firms.

This report follows last weeks about a 90 year old woman who shot herself when threatened to be thrown out of her foreclosed home. It comes at the end of a day where world markets continued to tumble, and the Dow Jones closed at below 10,000.

The reality, I fear, is that we are at the beginning of a financial correction which is going to affect the livelihoods and lives of people around the world. It is a time of real challenges, real adjustments, real fear.

I said a few weeks ago that: My Intent is to understand the ramifications of the macro economic realities, and support those who are facing difficulties in these uncertain times. As I read the headlines throughout the day, and hear more and more stories – some personal and some in the news – I really do feel that we, as communities and as individuals, need to support each other in whatever way we can.

I ask you, how can we help individuals faced with financial insecurity in these uncertain times?

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