“. . . In a fascinating blend of scientific research and faith-based inquiry, Dr. Rotbart shows how increasing our awareness of the ‘everyday miracles’ around us can move us closer to living a more conscientious and contented life.”
—Samantha Parent Walravens, Forbes columnist and New York Times-acclaimed author of Torn and co-author of Geek Girl Rising
"I am absolutely stunned by Dr. Rotbart’s wonderful and wise new book. . . . From the issues of racism in America to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a road map for moving forward in our lives without regrets.”
—Richard D. Lamm, JD, former three-term governor, State of Colorado
“Marvelous . . . profound . . . could not be timelier.”
—KJ Dell’Antonia, former editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog; author of How to Be a Happier Parent and The Chicken Sisters
WILL YOU LOOK BACK AT YOUR LIFE SOME DAY WITH CONTENTMENT OR REGRET?
Too many people reach the end of their lives wishing they had done things differently. Could they have changed things?
Turning back the clock is impossible, so the time to act is in the present—because our future hangs in the balance.
No Regrets Living shares 7 Keys to help us better appreciate what we have and take greater pride in what we’ve done with our lives—without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently.
Dr. Harley Rotbart brings his unique perspective as a physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and a heart surgery patient. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us embrace those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives, move past the downturns, and find better days ahead.
Woven into the book’s timeless message are especially relevant observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart’s expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.
"An important book for any age, this book brings the wisdom and experience of a learned man who wants to pass on to others his lessons learned.”
—Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, past president, American Medical Association
“Dr. Rotbart, a physician and scientist, speaks a universal truth for people of all faiths and for people of no faith—contentment in life comes from reverence for the ‘miracles’ in the world around us, and from the humility to acknowledge we will never fully understand the source or substance of those miracles. You will be deeply moved, as I was.”
—Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, spiritual leader, Temple Beth-El, Stamford, CT; author of Mensch Marks and Embracing Auschwitz
“In No Regrets Living, Dr. Rotbart helps us bridge the gap between sci- ence and faith (meaning the belief in something larger than ourselves) with sage advice for finding contentment and wonder in a world filled with chaos and confusion.
—Tovah P. Klein, PhD, director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development; adjunct associate professor of psychology, Barnard College; author of How Toddlers Thrive
“In a time of uncertainty, it is immensely reassuring to hear from a distinguished physician who offers both scientific understanding and heartfelt hope for humanity. No Regrets Living is crucial reading for all of us who seek to emerge from the pandemic with a deeper grasp of the wonders and blessings of our lives.”
—Ruth Behar, author of Letters from Cuba, and Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan
"No Regrets Living will touch you deeply as it guides us through the life we live now and toward the one we hope to live going forward.”
—Erin Merryn, author of Stolen Innocence, Living for Today, and Bailey, No Ordinary Cat
"Regret plagues many people throughout their lives and often at the end. There may be no sadder thought than ‘it might have been.’ No Regrets Living offers a way to avoid that fate.”
—Bernard Beitman, MD, founder of the Coincidence Project; author of Connecting with Coincidence; visiting professor of psychiatry, University of Virginia; past chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Columbia
"As a physician, scientist, researcher, philosopher, spiritual guide, family man, heart patient, and veritable mensch, Dr. Rotbart has compiled a compelling seven-step prescription for living and loving well. Wherever you are on your own life journey, this guide will take you to a higher pinnacle of fulfillment!”
—Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, author of the Dr. Mom parenting books and 2020 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame inductee