Hello and welcome, beautiful one. I’m Kristine Carlson—a writer, a speaker, and a catalyst of change. My hope is to be a guide and an inspiration to you as you navigate your way through the challenges life presents.

My late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson and I are best known for the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series and I’ve written several books on my own that you may know. There’s so much that I want to share with you—about losing my husband and finding myself. The lessons I’ve learned through wrestling with grief, getting older, and being single and sovereign are all here for you. In fact, they’re yours for the taking.

Although life isn’t always so easy, it’s important to recognize that our most vibrant lives are still ahead of us. So let’s step into each day mindfully, practicing hope and happiness the best we can given our circumstances, and living our dreams with gratitude. I’m here to help.

kristine carlson

New York Times Best Selling Author
Kristine Carlson

Our Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series is celebrating its 20th anniversary! With 25 million copies sold worldwide, these beloved books have transformed men’s, women’s, and teens’ lives across the globe.

What an honor to celebrate—together—the movement to embrace the big stuff and surrender the small stuff.

Learn more about don't sweat the small stuff

What are people saying about Kristine Carlson

"Kristine is unique in her ability to role model resilience, visionary leadership, powerful philanthropy and playfulness." - Kim Serafini

"Kris is a powerhouse on the stage. If you are lucky enough to be in the audience your life is about to change.” - Christina Rasmussen

Kristine blogs biweekly about living in mindfulness, practicing happiness, and walking with compassion.

You’ll find her beloved podcast featured on the blog, as well.

  • shifting your shit story blog
  • don't sweat wisdom adam markel podcast
  • the art of mindfulness blog