As a mom, wife, and social media entrepreneur, Mallika Chopra frequently wondered how she could possibly do one more thing. Like so many, she was taking lousy care of herself and having a difficult time finding richer meaning and purpose in each day, even though that was her business's mission. Living with Intent is a practical yet deeply personal look at her year-long journey to discover some workable answers. Along the way, she sat down with Andrew Weil, Eckhart Tolle, Gretchen Rubin, Marianne Williamson, Daniel Siegel, and others, who shared their valuable input and insight.
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"More and more, people realize the value of approaching life with a mindful, purposeful spirit. With this insightful and often funny memoir, Mallika Chopra gives ideas and encouragement to anyone who wants to live with intent. (Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before)
"Clearly, Deepak is not the only lifestyle sage in the Chopra family. Mallika is warm, wise, and witty and Living with Intent is a wonderful and helpful read."(Don Miguel Ruiz, best-selling author of The Four Agreements)
"Mallika Chopra is a refreshingly honest writer who shares her transformative journey from stress, fear, doubt, overwhelm, procrastination and guilt into a life of true happiness and self-acceptance. This brilliant book provides a template of gentle, doable, baby-steps that will take you by the hand and lead you to living a joyful life. Reading this book is like having the world's best friend on speed dial." (Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret)
As a 44 year old, married mother of two, this book gave me some perspective that I'll always cherish. (And you don't have to be into meditation to appreciate its wisdom!) Though now I might give it a try...
The quality of the voice is not pleasant nor is it relaxing to listen & enjoy for my listening preference.
The writing style (grammar & flow) is decent. The book reads like a journal & a high school (not grad school) term paper (which is not bad but also not great).
The plot (content) holds decent & simple truths (nothing profound). Sharing her journey in life is a very nice way for her to connect with others going through similar situations in order to normalize certain life stresses; she did a lovely job in this regard.
The narrator just describes her personal journey, rather than broadly talking about intent. Many of the stories ramble on topics that are just related to personal life stories about the author, not ones that are in any way applicable to the reader.
I very rarely write reviews, but this book deserves it. If you've ever described yourself as "busy", "tired", "overwhelmed", you've wondered about your purpose, or you just need something to lift you up from the chaos of the every day - this book is for you. I love Mallika's style and delivery, and while I sometimes thought she was a bit flippant about her background, her message is genuine and clear, and I believe it would be the same regardless of her status. Listen or read this book!
I can so resonate with what Mallika Chopra went through. This is so helpful and I know I am not alone.
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