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Have you ever read a self-improvement book and wondered how on earth the sage advice can be put into practical use? If yes, then Vegetarian Vampires and What We Can Learn From Them is the book for you. Each of the laws in Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is examined in a series of essays by Jennifer McDonald, a run-of-the-mill person, small business owner and working mother. She’s certainly no guru but drawing from her own ordinary life experience Jennifer takes these laws out for a spin, and then imparts her sometimes surprising, usually off-centre yet always authentic conclusion.
“The use of metaphor and popular culture bring these spiritual laws alive for me. Highly recommended.”
Richard Laansma, Brisbane, Australia
“Jen McDonald is a truth seeker of the first order. Vivid, discerning, life-shaping ideas with humour, humility and effortless nuance.”
Liz Beatty, award-winning travel journalist and communicator, Ontario, Canada
Candace Chidiac – May 17, 2016:
What do you think of when you hear the words ‘self-help’? Probably what I think – I don’t have time, it’s all the same gibberish, it’s too convoluted and complex to practically apply it to my everyday routine. I hear you. I understand the reluctance to read spiritual guidance – life is busy enough as it is, and I can barely follow common sense practices that I learned when I was twelve, let alone complicated spiritual teachings. But this is what makes Jennifer McDonald’s little book Vegetarian Vampires and What We Can Learn From Them a miracle for impatiently dubious people like me.
It is drawn from Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, a collection of seven laws that are renowned for their simple yet effective laws of nature that when followed and applied to your everyday thinking, can transform your life. He teaches all the fundamentals of spirituality, from daily meditation to practicing non judgement to the laws of karma – reaping what you sow, and so forth. But he also instructs to accept things as they are, to release yourself of expectations and to give and receive everything in life from possessions to love, as if everything can be thought of in terms of currency.
Read the rest of my review here: http://forpitysake.com.au/self-help-help-reluctant/
Not that bad