Gopika Kapoor is a writer and communications consultant. She is the author of the best-selling books Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom (and Wit) for Raising Your Child in a Stress-Free and Spiritual Environment, Spiritual Pregnancy: Inner Wisdom to Nourish, Nurture Your Child, and Spiritual Relationships: From the First Date to D-Day, published by Hay House India. Gopika works with Ummeed Child Development Center, a nongovernment organization helping children with developmental disabilities. She has been a student of Vedanta for the past nine years under the aegis of the Chinmaya Mission, and credits it with changing her view of her life and the world. She was awarded the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) Women Achievers Award for exemplary writing in 2013. Gopika lives in Mumbai with her husband; her twins, Vir and Gayatri; and an extremely mischievous Beagle named Bagel.