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Wellbeing And The Dawn Of Social Media

posted by Mallika Chopra

By Mallika Chopra, Founder Of Intent.com A few days ago, while flying back to LA from New Delhi, I sat in the airport lounge at the Dubai airport. On the television in front of us footage of protesters being shoved […]

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Let’s Talk More About So-Called “Chinese” Parenting…

posted by Mallika Chopra

By Kanika Sethi for Intent.com In the last week, there has been a publicity blast for a new memoir, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” written by Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School and first generation Chinese-American. Her […]

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Pressing Reset for the New Year By Mallika Chopra

posted by Mallika Chopra

Sometimes the New Year just doesn’t start out the way it is supposed to. I spent the last two weeks of December thinking about my intents for 2011. I meditated, wrote my intents down in my journal, reviewed them with […]

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Cherishing The Family Dinner

posted by Mallika Chopra

I have a confession to make. I regularly let my kids watch television while eating meals. Well, lets make that several confessions. I find planning dinner, and meals, in general quite stressful. I am not a natural cook, and get […]

HOW TO: Promote Peace Within Yourself And Your Community

posted by Mallika Chopra

What does peace mean to you? Mallika Chopra, author, mother and founder of Intent.com, speaks about three ways you can increase peace within yourself so that you are contributing to the increase of peace worldwide.   INTENT ARTICLES Worth The TIme: Meditating More […]

May Is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month: Why You Need To Pay Attention

posted by Mallika Chopra

Just last April, The Junior Leagues of California’s State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC), working with Assembly Member Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), sponsored Assembly Concurrent REsolution 105 (ACR 104) to designate the month of May as “Perinatal Depression Awareness Month” in […]

What We Can Do To Stop Childhood Obesity

posted by Mallika Chopra

I struggle almost every day to get my younger daughter to eat fruits and vegetables.  Since she was a baby, she has just refused to open her mouth to certain foods, and I have tempted all sorts of games, rewards, […]

5 Powerful Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

posted by Mallika Chopra

With childhood obesity, autism and other childhood disorders on the rise, everyone from doctors to teachers and parents are seeking solutions for better health. At the most basic level, everyone can agree that kids can benefit from eating healthier.Truth is, […]

236 Days – Free the Hikers in Iran

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last year, when Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained in North Korea, my brother, Gotham and I actively blogged about their story. Laura is one of Gotham’s closest friends, and her detainment was very personal for him. As we […]

Rediscovering Michael Jackson With My Kids

posted by Mallika Chopra

With a smile, I read about a sweeping contract between Michael Jackson’s Estate and Sony Records that will make Michael’s music alive for years – decades – to come. I smile because I have witnessed in the last 9 months […]

Little Layla Grace: Empathy in Twitter Time

posted by Mallika Chopra

This morning, I was rushing out of the house to drop off my daughter to school when I saw a tweet that captured my attention because it expressed sadness and had some celebrity names associated with it. So, I linked […]

Roman Polanski vs. The Plight Of A Little Boy

posted by Mallika Chopra

In the last 2 weeks, there have been two high profile, celebrity stories about rape – Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland this past weekend for a crime he committed decades ago, and Mackenzie Phillip’s reveal on Oprah that her father, […]

Shah Rukh Shame (By Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Here’s my favorite celebrity encounter story. As residents of LA, on average we see one or two recognizable celebrities a week, most often in the Wholefoods down the street or the Starbucks a few blocks from our house. There are […]

Free At Last – Welcome Home, Laura and Euna! (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Watching Laura Ling and Euna Lee step off the plane this morning seemed like a scene from a movie.  It had all the drama – two young girls, after 140 days in captivity in the rogue nation of North Korea, […]

Thank You – Laura Ling and Euna Lee Pardoned (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

For the last few months, along with a few committed friends and supporters, I have attempted through blogs and articles to keep attention on the situation regarding my close friend Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee who were imprisoned […]

These (agonizing) Days (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

These days, even the good days are pretty bad. This past week, by all objective accounts, I had a great week. Two comic books that I created got picked up to be developed as television shows. I was advised to […]

Euna Lee – Still A Mom In Captivity (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I wanted to share a story about Euna Lee, who along with Laura Ling, has been held in N. Korea for 4 months.  As a mother, the story has been haunting me since I heard it.   It haunts me because I can […]

Michael Jackson and Kim Jong Il (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

The last time I spoke to my friend Michael Jackson was about a month ago, 3 weeks before his shocking death. He had called me late one night to ask about another of my close friends who he had read […]

Bloodsuckers and The World of Michael Jackson (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

In the aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death, I found myself in a surreal situation that gave me a glimpse into the dark side of bloodsuckers, media and celebrity. In those few hours, I saw a side of humanity that saddens […]

Reflections on Growing up with Michael Jackson (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

It is with a sad heart today that I write this blog.  My brother, Gotham Chopra, and my father, Deepak Chopra, have both written beautiful articles remembering our friend, Michael Jackson.  I debated writing something or not, and in the […]

Writing Songs with My Friend, Mike (By Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

When I was in my second year of college living on campus (at Columbia in NYC) with 4 suite mates, every time the phone rang, there was a race to answer it. Everyone wanted to be the guy to hear […]

The Magic of PS22 Chorus (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice Feel the fear in my enemies eyes Listen as the […]

Laura Ling & Euna Lee – A Foreign Policy Crisis (by Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

On the face of it, North Korea’s sentencing yesterday of Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years of hard labor in one of their infamous labor camps is a devastating blow to all of those hoping for their rapid […]

Obama and North Korea – Not too much to ask (By Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

For centuries Cairo University in Egypt has been the home to progressive thinkers, provocative activists, and dynamic policy-makers that have had a profound impact on the course of Human history from the days of Cleopatra to Anwar Sadat to President […]

Sign the Petition to Free Laura Ling and Euna Lee (By Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Pay attention, please. It matters.  Please take the time to review, contemplate, and sign the following petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-euna-and-laura This Thursday, June 4th (Wednesday Night in the US), Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists will go on trial in […]

What You Can Do For Laura Ling and Euna Lee (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

A few years ago, I was sitting on my computer when I received an email from my brother, Gotham Chopra.  I panicked as I read the words.  Gotham was writing from a holding cell beneath an airport in an Islamic […]

5 Simple Alternatives to Toxic Cleaning Products (By Annie Bond)

posted by Mallika Chopra

People tell me all the time that living in a less toxic home improves their sleep, makes their babies less fussy, and boosts their sense of well-being. Step-by-step, you too can have a healthy home. How? By updating your cleaning […]

Want to Go Solar? Cut Your Energy Use First (By Deep Patel)

posted by Mallika Chopra

One of the most common complaints about “going solar” is that the upfront cost is just too high. The primary reason a solar power system can be a high ticket purchase for many solar power shoppers is because of the […]

Greening Our Communities: An Exclusive Podcast with Green Author Nancy H. Taylor (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

As it takes a village to raise a child, it will take many villages to begin healing the planet. We will need greener homes, greener schools and greener hospitals. Not only that, we will also need more recycling centers, organic […]

How to Travel Green– Across the Neighborhood or Across the World (By Jeff McIntire-Strasburg)

posted by Mallika Chopra

We’ve all got places to go: work, the farmers market, yoga class, that idyllic little cottage in the Greek islands. Each time we make one of these trips, we also make choices about how much pollution (greenhouse gases and others) […]

Awakening a Living Universe with Visionary Duane Elgin: Exclusive Interview (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Our daily lives are usually so busy we hardly have time to reflect on the bigger picture of our lives. Thankfully, visionaries like Intent Voice Duane Elgin remind us of the biggest picture possible that we can all invest the […]

Giving a Gift? Increase Its Impact by Choosing Green (By Tommy Rosen)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Consider the amazing time in which we live. We just happen to be alive on this planet at the moment when the sum total of mankind’s mistreatment of The Earth, along with other factors less in our control, have brought […]

Eco-Parenting in 8 Simple Steps

posted by Mallika Chopra

Raising children is hard enough without worrying about the environmental consequences of your parenting choices. Don’t sweat it. You already care about your child’s well-being and green choices make it easier. If you are losing sleep over diaper selection – […]

Reinterpreting Eve (By Tabby Biddle of Intent.com)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Not too far in the past, if a woman was assertive, demanding and purposeful, she was considered a controlling bitch. On the other hand, if a woman complained about her lack of opportunity and played victim, she was considered an […]

When it Comes to Beauty, it Ain’t Easy Being Green (by Angie Provost of Intent.com)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Kermit’s words have never been truer than they are today. It ain’t easy being green, especially when it comes to your personal care regimen. With all the efforts being made to green our cars, homes and even our government, we […]

Top 10 Frugally Green Workout Tips (By Linda LaRue)

posted by Mallika Chopra

We all agree that we need to do a better job conserving our planet’s limited resources, but where do you begin? Here are 10 simple suggestions that will help you get green into your workout routine without much effort at […]

Vegan Baking & A Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (By Mark Reinfeld)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Perhaps in no other category of food preparation than dessert does the light of vegan cuisine shine so brightly. Visit your local health food store or pick up a vegan cookbook to discover the bounty of rich and decadent sweets […]

Celebrate Earth Day with a Vegan Sheperd’s Pie Recipe (By Mark Reinfeld)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Here is a recipe that is typically made with animal products. This is for a hearty main course from our book Vegan Fusion World Cuisine that will satisfy omnivores and vegans alike. Shepherd’s Pie 45 min prep / 1 hour […]

Fighting the Good Fight for Mother Earth with Activist Simran Sethi (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

For our first podcast interview of our exclusive “30 Days to a Greener You” series, I have the honor and privilege of introducing to all of you award-winning green journalist and Intent Voice blogger Simran Sethi–who also happens to be […]

Improve the Quality of Your Water (by Norma Lehmeier Hartie)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Drinking bottled water is a huge waste of finite resources, a source of pollution and a waste of money. Yet, millions of Americans continue to buy bottled water. If you are buying bottled water because you are afraid of the […]

A Chopra in Yoga Class (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Are you intimidated by doing yoga. I am! I realized today that it has been over 3 years since I took a yoga class. I blogged about my last yoga class on October 4, 2005! The original blog is below… […]

The Tragedy of Farmers Suicides in India

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last week, a blog I wrote entitled 1500 Farmers Commit Suicide: A Wake Up Call for Humanity was virally shared online, and was the featured story on the home page of Huffington Post. Referencing a story from The Independent that […]

10 Steps to a Greener Diet

posted by Mallika Chopra

  By Curtis Cook from Intent.com When did eating become so complicated? How do we sort our way through hundred mile diets and the dilemmas of omnivores? Should I feel terrible for eating California lemons in Canada? Here are some […]

1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

posted by Mallika Chopra

I read with horror this morning that over 1,500 farmers in India committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure. The crop failures, which took place in the agricultural state of Chattisgarh, was hit by falling water levels. […]

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Say to Teach the Kids Meditation!

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last week’s concert in NYC which reunited Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney  has once again brought attention to Transcendental Meditation.  It’s quite historic for the two surviving Beatles to perform together, and the concert brings back images of the Foursome’s […]

Dalai Lama Banned from Attending South Africa Peace Conference (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

According to news reports that came in last week, the Dalai Lama was denied a visa from the South Africa government to attend a peace conference in Johannesburg that would have been attended by five other Nobel Peace prize winners. […]

Feeling Depressed about Designer Jeans for $25 (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

This weekend I bought a pair of designer jeans – normally $250 – for $25. And, I can’t say I am happy about it. I had been eyeing the jeans for a while, but couldn’t justify the expense. $250 just […]

Girl Scout Cookies (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

My daughter, Tara, is in first grade and is in Brownies, the precursor to Girl Scouts. I have to admit I was very wary of her joining what I thought was a conservative, all American, clan of secret codes and […]

Streetchildren in India (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

One of the benefits of the success of Slumdog Millionaire is that it is raising awareness of the plight of children who live in poverty. Personally, I have been approached by many people asking if the scenes in the film […]

What Happened in Mumbai is Very Personal (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

As many of you have read, Dorothy Rabinowicz from the Wall Street Journal wrote an opinion piece on my father’s (Deepak Chopra) comments on CNN after the Mumbai bombings. As I told a friend this morning, one thing about my […]

The Taj is Burning (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

We were at the airport heading to Phoenix for Thanksgiving when my mother called to see if we knew what was going on in Bombay. She said the Taj Hotel had been attacked, and was burning. For an instant, I […]

What are your favorite holidays? (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Thanksgiving in our household had its own spicy twist. As Indians, who had emigrated to the United States, the whole concept of turkeys, pilgrims, football, apple pie, and Native Americans with feathers in their hair seemed quite foreign to my […]

Same Sex Marriage & Equality for All (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

A few months ago, my two daughters were ring bearers in two of our closest friends wedding ceremony. My girls dressed up in their Indian clothes, thrilled to have the honor of being such VIPs. As our friends recited their […]

Breast Cancer: Healing the Whole Woman (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. While I have met many women going through treatment, or those who are survivors, I actually had my first intimate experience with the prospect of breast cancer only a week […]

9/11 A Moment of Silence (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I was just watching a report about the children of the victims on 9/11 reading the names of those who died on that terrible day. I was so impressed that they were so poignant – a boy who looked about […]

The Oprah Factor (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Should Oprah have Sarah Palin on her show? Oprah Winfrey this year did something she has never done before. She used her celebrity status to promote Obama as a presidential candidate. Oprah’s support undoubtedly brought him incredible exposure. Todays controversy […]

Back to School Tears (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Back to school this year resulted in tears – mommy tears. For me, it began with the closet cleaning to get rid of old clothes and stock up on new ones. Each outfit we packed up brought so many memories […]

Is Palin Supposed to Attract the Women Vote? (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

In choosing 1st term Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his VP pick, McCain and his advisors have demonstrated how thick headed they are when it comes to women. Do they honestly believe women are so stupid to vote purely for […]

Michelle Obama – A Role Model for My Daughters (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Every night before we go to bed, my daughters and I talk about our worst and best parts of the day. Today, we all agreed that the best part was watching Michelle Obama’s warm and passionate speech, and then seeing […]

To save lives, is it justified to invade Myanmar? (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Time Magazine asks, Is it Time to Invade Myanmar? With reports of up to 100,000 people dead, and no signs of relief from the after effects of the cyclone, the humanitarian crisis is unraveling. Meanwhile, the government is blocking aid […]

21 Ways To Celebrate Life (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Dear friends, I wanted to share this beautiful tribute that my friend, Nancy Rothstein, sent to me to commemorate the 21st birthday of her son, Josh, who was tragically killed when he was 15. His 21st birthday would have been […]

4000 (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

4000 US soldiers dead. The number of Iraqi’s – citizens, children – not even quantified. I challenge you to type the numbers… I almost gave up at 282, thinking this is a waste of time, then reminded myself that each […]

My Mother (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I walked into a room where my mother sat, taking just a moment for herself. We were in Costa Rica for a conference, and until 15 minutes before, she had watched my kids for two days so I could attend […]

The Jesus Inside Me (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last night, I took my daughters to watch my father at his book signing at the local Barnes and Noble for his new book, The Third Jesus. . They were so thrilled to see “Nana” talking in front of people, […]

Growing Up with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I learned transcendental meditation when I was 9. I think I met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time when I was 13, and for the next decade he was a major influence in my life. I remember sitting for […]

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  By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings exist. The first view holds that human beings are not special in any way. ...

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the ...

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