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#NF《New Book Comdition + Offering Readers A "Do-able" Tool For Centering & Reclaiming The Essence Of Life》Mallika Chopra - LIVING WITH INTENT :My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy

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This New York Times Bestseller in Paperback Edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM66.15. Now here Only at RM18. 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. “I’m trying to meditate one day but urgent thoughts keep intruding. Don’t forget to take cupcakes to school! I have to prepare for my presentation for the wellness conference! Is that lunch with the other moms tomorrow or next week? My to-do list is stampeding through my mind, trampling any chance of tranquility. I feel overwhelmed, yes, but there’s more: I feel…guilty. Guilty that I’m taking on too much, guilty that I’m not doing anything well, guilty that I’m giving short shrift to my kids, my husband, my job. And what about you, Mallika? a quiet voice asks. How are you shortchanging yourself?” Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra’s search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in life. She hopes that by telling her story, she can inspire others with her own successes (and failures) as well as share some of the wisdom she has gathered from friends, experts, and family along the way—people like her dad, Deepak, as well as Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Weil, and Dan Siegel. She also provides a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to outcome. Each chapter is devoted to one step on her journey and another piece of her INTENT action plan: Incubate, Notice, Trust, Express, Nurture, and Take Action. Chopra’s insights and advice will help us all come closer to fully living the lives we truly intend. “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, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KIRKUS REVIEW: A lightweight self-help book about living the life you want. “Intents,” writes Chopra, daughter of Deepak, are expressions of who we aspire to be…[and] are a way of defining what we want and asking the universe or God for help.” Her book, written mainly in the present tense, focuses on her own recent period of resolve to live “with intent.” Finding an acronym in the word “intent,” Chopra divides her work into six sections: ● Incubate, ● Notice, ● Trust, ● Express, ● Nurture and ● Take Action. She presents herself as a stereotypically harried, suburban soccer mom, prone to guilt, stress and self-image issues. The story she shares is her own attempt to redefine her priorities, and she herself becomes one of those priorities. Indeed, the author is the center of this book, and her presence often overshadows the advice given. Chopra takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of intent-related concepts, beginning with meditation, a practice which, in many ways, is foundational to intentional living. She also discusses the importance of putting intents into words, expressing them and sharing them with others. She espouses the practice of nurture, but it’s less the nurturing of others than the nurturing of self. Indeed, though Chopra pays lip service to asking, “How can I serve?” she comes off as self-absorbed. In one instance, a family friend is diagnosed with cancer. The author’s common reaction is, “If this happened to one of us, how would we handle it?” On a trip to India to visit aging relatives, she wallowed in their fawning nurture. Upon arriving home, she was overwhelmed with stress by her first conversation with her family: “Later, while lying in bed, I try to figure out why I felt so instantly tense, and I realize their stories triggered that all-too familiar toxic cocktail of guilt and worry.” Chopra is the main character in her own minimelodrama. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction by author : Living with Intent: 6 Steps to Living a Healthier, More Joyful & Purposeful Life About two years ago, I approached my father (Deepak Chopra) with a confession. I told him I was generally exhausted, over caffeinated and my sugar addiction was out of control. I realized I was overscheduled trying to balance my role as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur with Intent.com, my start-up social media company. I felt bloated and had a lot of body pain. I hadn’t been meditating or exercising much, and at night I was having trouble sleeping. My father looked shell shocked, and it took a few moments for him to transition from concerned father to Deepak Chopra, the person that thousands go to for health advice. Yes, even a Chopra can find herself out of balance, unhealthy, and wondering if my daily actions have any meaning or purpose. In the weeks before I confessed to my father, I had set the intent to make changes to feel better, more energetic and happier in my days. I decided to recommit to meditation (which I had learned when I was nine) and to rediscover the many lessons that my parents had taught us. But, this was just the beginning of the journey, and thus, I turned to my father for help. As we sat together, my father and I brainstormed an exercise that would help me think about the areas in my life that needed attention. We came up with the following Balance Wheel – thinking about whether I was struggling, surviving or thriving in each area. The exercise helped me break down the areas I needed to focus on, ask myself what I wanted, and set the intents to make change. So began my journey to live with more intent – the experience I share in my new book, Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy. I did some thought-provoking activities, from going on a health retreat to visiting Amma, the hugging guru, and to find more meaning and purpose, I spent time with my grandparents in India, paid attention to my eating and internal dialogue in a way I have never done before, and discovered unexpected joy in my role as a soccer mom. I also interviewed brilliant thinkers like Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Dan Siegel, and Caryl Stern, the President of the US Fund for UNICEF. In the book I share some of the laughter, frustration and lessons I learned along the way. I also developed a road map to live with INTENT. ✔INCUBATE: Quiet your mind to tap into your deepest intentions; see where this leads. ✔ NOTICE: Become mindful of your thoughts and actions and pay attention to what they tell you about what gives you meaning and a sense of purpose – and look for signs that can point you towards your truth. ✔ TRUST: Have confidence in your inner knowing – and in the messages the universe sends you – and allow that knowledge to guide you forward. ✔ EXPRESS: Write down your intentions; say them out loud or share them with others to fully embrace them and help you move ahead in your journey. ✔ NURTURE: Be gentle with yourself as you try to find your way. Intention isn’t always a straightforward path, just like life, and giving yourself opportunities to try – and fail – is often part of, and even crucial to, the process. ✔ TAKE ACTION: Once you’ve identified an intent, or even multiple ones, don’t sit and wait for it to magically manifest; instead take the practical steps that can make each become a reality. It may be easiest to choose one intent first and set short-term goals to help you get started. In my book, I share my personal stories, research, practical tips and exercises for each of these six steps. Living with Intent becomes available on April 7th but if you would like to pre-order now, you will also receive a free gift of my ebook “Meditation with Mallika Chopra”. You are invited to share this offer with any and everyone! I am also excited to share resources like this one about the INTENT roadmap through the Chopra Well! Look forward to interviews with some of my favorite examples of people who live their lives with intent like Gabby Bernstein and Gretchen Rubin. About the Author MALLIKA CHOPRA is the successful author of two previous gift books for parents, 100 Promises to My Baby and 100 Questions from My Child. She is a busy mom of two, a successful entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Intent.com and Intent Blog, a social media site and its sister blog. Mallika enjoys speaking to audiences around the world at venues like TEDx, Ideacity, the California Women’s Conference, and Prevention’s R3 Summit. She has degrees from Brown University and the Kellogg School of Management.

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