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Returning from Grief to Gratitude

By | June 21st, 2017|Living The Big Stuff|

Kahil Gibran says in his tome The Prophet, “Your greatest joy is your sorrow unmasked.”

These seven words spoke to me and whispered hope in my ear as I weathered the tsunami of grief that came after my husband Richard’s transition. I died a death when he did. According to my angel guides, my human transition has taken quite awhile.

Learning To Say NO!

By | June 8th, 2017|Living The Big Stuff|

Culturally, we are conditioned to think that “no” is a bad word. We somehow feel our value is tied to an ability to say “yes” to bake sales and book clubs, carpools and cookouts, and heaven forbid we miss a school event or skip out on running for the PTA. But here’s a little secret pulled from Don’t Sweat wisdom---one that is guaranteed to change your life.

Wow—Celebrating 20 years!

By | March 30th, 2017|Living The Big Stuff|

Ten years ago, a few days before he left this Earth, Richard stood in our kitchen talking about how he couldn’t believe it had already been ten years since he had written Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. He said, “Kris, the beauty of this book series is that every ten years there’s a new generation of readers--people who need these books.”

This Warmed My Heart

By | December 29th, 2016|Living The Big Stuff|

As you know, this month of December carries so many poignant memories for me--and for my girls, too.

Honestly, I generally don’t like to remember December 13th. It’s a day laden with heavy memory, a marker of grief. This year, though, that day marked the tenth anniversary of Richard’s transition--of “our” transition--and I wanted to commemorate him.

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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 this earthly existence.