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Making Life Better

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once said, "A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions." For a control freak like myself, this is no small matter.

Making Life Better is an invitation to own our part of our making and embrace our unique opportunities to make our lives better. It's about making our routine and daily choices of action, reaction, thou
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by PublishAmerica (first published September 1st 2011)
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Bruce Sarte
Jan 28, 2012 Bruce Sarte rated it it was amazing
Making Life Better by James Vandenburg leads in with Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr’s famous quote, "A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions." Making Life Better takes this idea and runs with it. Through a series of ideas, common sense thoughts and examples Making Life Better helps bring the idea that anyone can lead a meaningful, fulfilling and happy life with the right tools.

Vandenburg has put together an easy to read and interesting compilation of ideas and examp
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Feb 11, 2013 Jane Geddis rated it it was amazing
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James Vandenburg stresses simplicity. The book begins with areas of thought in which most of us could benefit from a more uncomplicated approach to demonstrations of how humans overcomplicated matters and how we can unwind our thought patterns and behaviors. Then he goes into needs of forgiveness and compassion, to both give and receive. Vandenburg's background is in music, and the book connects itself together in a very musical way by building on motifs. Sometimes that makes it seem a little tr ...more
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James Vandenburg is a geek. He's also an author, composer, motivational speaker and quite often, a philosopher. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Theory/Composition and Philosophy and a master's in Music Composition and continues to be an eternal student of life and culture with a penchant for reading everything he can get his hands on. He's traveled to some of the most remote places on the pla ...more
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