Mallika Chopra: Back to School Bliss!

Have to admit — the happiest person in my house right now may just be me.  Just the thought of school starting next week brings a smile to my face — oh, how wonderful it will be!

Yes, it has been a great summer for my kids.  A variety of camps and life experiences — from theater to lego robotics to writing camp, a wonderful trip to Italy and a lot of play dates, swimming and relaxation.  I have to admit that we had a very special summer.  And, I had a great summer hanging out with my girls, watching them grow, making some wonderful memories that will last our life time.

But… It has also been a summer of driving 2 kids to different activities at different times on different sides of town, trying to work in between pick ups and drop offs, and realizing that the idea of those wonderful lazy days at home are actually full of questions like “Can we do something?”, “I’m bored,” “Can someone come over?” My attempt at getting my girls to regularly do some math homework or complete their reading list has been a total failure — yes, we are scrambling these last few days to finish the homework packets.  My admiration for teachers is truly awe-inspiring.

So, next Tuesday is finally back to school.  Drop off at 8am, pick up at 3pm.  I have been in planning mode.  Have the Fall planned out, everything organized.  I got so into the idea of an organized life that I am even planning our travel for next year!

And, I can finally get back into work fully.  I’ve planned lunches with friends.  I am going to start exercising.  My intents are endless and full of enthusiasm.  In fact, I have to say I feel more motivated than I do on January 1st.

To get into the mode of going back to school, my daughter, Tara, and I pulled together a Back To School playlist of our favorite videos for The Chopra Well, our channel on YouTube.  Some of these are whimsical, others intellectual, and don’t miss the last one — my favorite choir from PS22.

Cheers everyone! Here’s to a great school year!!

 

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About Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, and published author. She is the founder of Intent.com, a website 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. Her books, "100 Promises To My Baby" and "100 Questions From My Child" have been translated and sold in dozens of countries worldwide. Her varied background includes launching the Heal The World Foundation in the 1990’s with Michael Jackson, being part of the initial team to re-launch MTV in India, and serving as a Health Ambassador for the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project in the US – an initiative that gave millions of dollars to individuals, non-profits and companies to for projects in their communities. Mallika is also the founder of The Chopra Well, a premiere YouTube channel, she launched with her brother, Gotham Chopra, and father, Deepak Chopra. Mallika enjoys speaking to audiences around the world, and has shared her passion about Intent at TedXBerkeley, Ideacity, Business Innovation Factory, the Green Festivals, LOHAS, The California Women’s Conference, The Prevention R3 Conference, and many more. Mallika has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, and MBA from Kellogg Business School. Mallika’s new book, "Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy" will be released in April 2015.

Comments

  1. This was fun, Mallika and Tara. My favorite video was the last one — of the choir. I wish music class had been that much fun when I was in elementary school!

  2. WHEW! I run a summer camp and after school, the last week of summer parents are constantly going, “I bet you’re sad summer is over!”
    Ummm, actually…
    I’m STOKED summer is over! I can get up at 10 and there aren’t kids all over the place 11 hours a day! I will definitely be with you when my own keep them at home kids show up, but even with the 115 I get to send back at the end of the day I’m really glad they’re at school now!