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A non-guru’s guide to
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.


About the book

Vegetarian Vampires and What We Can Learn from Them 2020 Edition is a series of essays by author and publisher Jennifer McDonald on Deepak Chopra’s seminal work The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

By her own admission, Jen’s no guru but drawing from her own life experience, she takes these laws out for a spin then imparts her sometimes off-centre, yet always authentic conclusions.

“Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic (and before that in Australia, the bushfires and interminable drought) fear, uncertainty and human suffering are at unprecedented levels all over the planet. If ever there was a time for some Universal wisdom and spiritual succour, it would be now.”
—Jennifer McDonald, 2020 edition ‘Author’s Note’

Read a sample chapter of Vegetarian Vampires.



About the author

Jennifer is a Sydney, Australia-based communication professional and blogger. For nearly 30 years she ran public relations firm Blackie McDonald with her journalist husband, consulting to local and international organisations such as Symantec Corporation, Lindemans Wines, Medtronic, Telstra, Sprint Corporation and Qantas Airways.

She also founded her own consultancy, Epiphany Communication in 2008. Her blogging efforts under the Epiphany banner include a travelogue on the Drawn to India art tour of Rajasthan and My Big Breast Adventure, a series of posts on her diagnosis and subsequent treatment for breast cancer, released as a book in 2016. Vegetarian Vampires and What We Can Learn From Them is Jennifer’s first book, re-released in 2020 with a new ‘Author’s Note’.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Communication, Public Relations and Journalism majors from the Queensland University of Technology. She lives in Sydney with her husband, two children and the family dog, Clark the Beaglier.


Advance praise

“Jen McDonald is a truth seeker of the first order. Viv­id, discerning, full of humanity, Vegetarian Vampires tackles enormous, life-shaping ideas with humour, hu­mility and effortless nuance.”
—Liz Beatty, award-winning Canadian feature writer and broadcaster.

“This new edition of Vegetarian Vampires couldn’t have come at a better time. Full of wry and gentle humour, economical in its words and conversational in its tone, this book imparts wisdom and insights into the nature of life and how we can, if we choose, live it less stressfully.’
—Barbie Robinson, Living Arts Canberra and author of That Looks on Tempests.


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