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Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do:
"Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much
of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's
cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is
sitting in front of our noses. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... offers 100
meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions
(especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish
other people as the unique miracles they are. It's an owner's manual of the
heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more
harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good
for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are
kind of fun: "Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as
100-year-old adults." The trouble is, once you start, it's hard to stop.
Our discussion will show you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. Among the insights it reveals are how to: Think of your problems as potential "teachers" Do one thing at a time. Share glory with others. Learn to trust your intuitions.
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Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amidst the ups and downs of life.
Kris' life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson's work in the
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series. She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling
books--“Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, and An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best GIft Ever, and Heartbroken-Open: a memoir through loss to self discovery-as well as her well-known
"What Now" program and her upcoming "Don't Sweat" E-course.
Over the past two decades, Kris and Richard have sold more than 25 million books. She has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Good Morning America,
The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Kristine is a sought-after inspirational and keynote
speaker focused on messages of change, transition, reinvention, and being a
mentor for people navigating the challenges of "middle age" awakenings.
Kristine is known for her unparalleled capacity to be
vulnerable and authentic, inspiring her audiences to be the same. She speaks
on such topics as living authentically, the power of gratitude, grief,
mindfulness, change and transition, and rediscovering joy, passion, and
purpose in the various mind and body woes that accompany any time in life but
particularly in middle age.
Kris is available for keynote talks, panel sessions,
live interviews, TV & radio appearances, and as a spokeswoman for companies
that align with her message of courage, hope, love and resilience.
Kris has served on the Board of Directors and the Global
Leadership Council for Challenge Day. She was honored to join the Women Go Red
campaign for the American Heart Association in 2012 as their keynote speaker.
In 2010 she was honored with the Kennedy Laureate Award by John F. Kennedy
University. This acknowledgment was also given to Alice Waters and Dr. Sanjay
Gupta for their work in the area of mental, physical, spiritual health and
She is mom to two daughters and "Nana" to three
grandchildren. She lives in California.