2940016706863_p0_v1_s260x420Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

It seems that everyone these days is talking about fulfilling a bucket list. Most people see this as places to go before you finally kick the bucket (every pun intended), and others see it as finding a reason to draw courage into your life today in order to feel more alive and vibrant going forward.

I have met many people who already get this right – these are folks who are living their lives to the fullest and are the best people to be around. The funny part is that they are the most relaxed and nonchalant people I know, so living life better does not mean cranking up the anxiety in an effort to get more into any given day. So running around in a perpetual state of motion is not “getting it all done” after all, and The No-Regrets Bucket List offers more guidance on how to achieve all of your goals right now.

The book has 10 chapters full of famous quotes, advice on stopping the negative inner voice we all harbor, reasons for making these changes now, advice on how to become mindful and open minded to making necessary changes, and instructions on how to love yourself more today. There are personal stories, and examples on how to live better and communicate with others more effectively.

The chapters include being grateful, information on being true to yourself and your own beliefs, erasing regrets, loving freely, grabbing joy when it comes, enjoying new connections with others and dedicating time and effort to lifelong learning. The topics of the book are discussed in short one or two page sub chapters that the reader can process easily and digest completely before moving on to read more of the same. The book is recommended for anyone who likes self-help books and who may want a push in the right direction.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Marion Elizabeth Witte. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.