In Observations from a Life Lived in Medicine, Dr. Scott A. Kelly, the author of What I've learned from You, reflects upon the time he spent transitioning from the classroom of learning about the intricacies of the human body and disease processes to the transition of learning about how to live a more meaningful life. "I learned more from the practice of medicine than I ever did in the classroom. I took notes. Medicine is as much about the heart as it is about the mind, "Dr. Kelly writes, "human vulnerability is a universal experience" and that "violent tides of change are more likely to occur in times of despair." In Observations from a Life Lived in Medicine, Dr. Kelly guides us with an understanding of how medicine has taught him how to see
the difference between living to exist towards transitioning to "embrace the human spirit's levity and depth and live more meaningful lives."