Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. She is the author of Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement and More and Just Feel: How to be Stronger, Healthier, Happier and More – accessible, fun, how-to books filled with full-color illustrations written for 8-12 year olds. In Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, Mallika shares insights she gained while seeking meaning and balance as a mom and entrepreneur who felt she was overwhelmed by work, family and too many responsibilities. Mallika has taught meditation to thousands of people, and enjoys speaking to audiences around the world about intention, balance and living a life of purpose.
Read Aloud Tips
Take turns reading.
Allow this book to help stimulate conversations around self-care and the transcend into a new stage of development.
Ask students to identify some of their favorite self-care and coping strategies mentioned in the book. Encourage them to discuss why they liked these mechanisms and how they plan to utilize them in the future.
Chopra calls upon the reader to be deliberate and mindful, addressing her young audience respectfully, without condescension. While this resource is aimed at preadolescents, its advice is timeless; caregivers will find much application for themselves…. A useful self-care resource that offers various strategies and balms for coping with existential growing pains. – Publisher’s Weekly