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co-author of the bestselling book series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Dr. Richard Carlson

Reinvent your life NOW

Your best life is within reach.
Rediscover who you are.
Let me inspire you and be your guide!

Kristine Carlson

Welcome Dear Friend,

I’m so glad you’re here. Your presence means that you’ve tackled the hard part: deciding it’s time to take steps toward living your most mindful and vibrant life.

After the tragic and unexpected loss of my husband Dr. Richard Carlson (with whom I co-authored the legendary Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series of books), we have continued to impact people worldwide. I have resolved to move forward carrying him with me finding so many miracles in the midst of heartache–awakening to my most vibrant life.

As I’ve recovered and healed from loss, I’ve rediscovered who I am, now, and ultimately woke up to a new dream and a life filled with passion and meaning. I’ve revealed a well-lighted path for you to walk the journey with me.

You don’t have to walk alone, beautiful one.

I know you’ve been through a lot. There’s a big change that’s happened leaving you feeling like you’re standing on uncharted territories without your compass.

Won’t you come along with me as I guide you gently with all that I’ve learned and discovered?

Together, with mindfulness and heart, let’s reveal your next steps and dare to dream again and answer the life revealing question, “What Now?”

xoxo kristine

Kristine Carlson

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Discover how heartbreak can become the doorway to profound meaning and joy. Within the raw layers of my own story of the loss of my late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, you’ll find guidance and hope as I take your hand along your own journey to healing. Your story matters–especially to you. Let’s make sure you know that you are the hero of your own journey.

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From Heartbreak to Wholeness

My latest book: From Heartbreak to Wholeness: the hero’s journey to joy

Discover how heartbreak can become the doorway to profound meaning and joy. Within the raw layers of my own story of the loss of my late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, you’ll find guidance and hope as I take your hand along your own journey to healing. Your story matters–especially to you. Let’s make sure you know that you are the hero of your own journey.

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

With nearly 30 million copies sold worldwide, these beloved books in the Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff series have transformed the lives of men, women and teens across the globe for more than 20 years.

The nine books in this unique series are guaranteed to reach you right where you are, offering life-altering inspiration and tried and true wisdom that mindfully instruct you with strategies to help you practice life in a better way.

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

With nearly 30 million copies sold worldwide, these beloved books in the Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff series have transformed the lives of men, women and teens across the globe for more than 20 years.

The nine books in this unique series are guaranteed to reach you right where you are, offering life-altering inspiration and tried and true wisdom that mindfully instruct you with strategies to help you practice life in a better way.

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Live the Big Stuff Podcast

Live your most vibrant life. Stress less, and enjoy more!

Each week, Kristine Carlson shares the tried-and-true wisdom of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson; a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, the art of happiness, and practicing mindfulness (which is STILL relevant to solving today’s modern issues). Listen in as Kristine and other leading experts in their fields share insights on health, mindfulness, spirituality, relationships, family, brain science, and so much more. You’ll learn how to apply the tried-and-true wisdom of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff philosophy and begin living your most vibrant and mindful life.

The Cleanse

Step into the New Year lighter, happier, and healthier! Kristine Carlson shares a 3-week emotional, spiritual, and physical cleanse to detox your entire system.

Your Fresh Start

Will 2021 be your year of reinvention? Kristine Carlson shares how to sustain your enthusiasm for a new beginning that lasts far beyond a “New Year’s resolution”.

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Living the Big Stuff

Wake up to your most inspired, mindful and vibrant life NOW!

When we learn to stop sweating the small stuff, it leaves us the big stuff: how to focus on what matters most and living our most vibrant lives. Your best life is within reach. Allow Kristine’s tried and true Don’t Sweat wisdom to show you how to navigate the ups and downs of life with resiliency, strength and mindfulness. Her mission is to help others live the best versions of their lives at any age. Read her blog posts to gain a deeper understanding of how you can live mindfully, happily, and learn to walk in compassion for yourself and others.

December Presents A Time for Reflection

Our reflective mind allows us to be intentional as we enter a new year with the hopes and dreams of a new beginning. It is powerful to take stock of what you’ve learned in the past year and rejoice in the pivots that you’ve made to survive and thrive during the pandemic. There’s hope on the horizon for the year ahead.

A Modern Day Goddess

A modern-day goddess is the divine feminine incarnate with Gaia. The energy of the earth mother’s womb is carried forward in the essence of all light beings. It is abundant. It is brilliantly intelligent. It is nurturing, contractive, expansive and constantly moving in a spiral creating the vortex of transformation—creating the momentum of change.

Reinvent Your Relationship

Could your romantic relationship use a reboot? Kristine shares one way to reignite your passion and rekindle your relationship with your significant other.

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Kristine Carlson Retreats

Come Play With Me!

The ultimate transformative travel experiences + wellness getaways for women

Book Doulas Writing Retreat
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Join New York Times best-selling author, Kristine Carlson, and acclaimed editor, Debra Evans, for a life-changing writing retreat in Mount Shasta, California. Spend four nights and three full days in a glorious setting—Kristine’s stunningly beautiful mountain retreat home—and step into a process that exists for one reason: to make your book-writing dream a reality.

What Now Retreat
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Join Kris and 12-15 other attendees for a weekend of guided wisdom and deep sharing circles, guided meditation and yoga, sound healings, nature, one-on-one coaching and encouragement, delicious food and wine, and deep connection with like-minded, open-hearted women. Enjoy the beauty of the Northern California coast as you discover What Now? Includes the “What Now” virtual mentorship course!

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Escape your busy routine and come on retreat to experience la dolce vita in Umbria, Italy! AWAKEN your spirit and senses as we celebrate the essence of VIBRANT living through optional yoga and meditation, guided wisdom circles, authentic Italian culinary classes, exquisite local wines, fine dining, and cultural excursion day trips.

Kristine Carlson Training Courses

Write a Book with Kristine!

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Join us – New York Times bestselling author Kristine Carlson and acclaimed book editor Debra Evans – and learn exactly what it takes to become a bestselling author.

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Happiness Training Courses

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In this NEW 5 part video course, you can learn from the tried-and-true wisdom of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series that has changed tens of millions of people’s lives all around the world.

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Happiness Training Courses

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In this course, you’ll learn how to develop your mindfulness practice; which will allow you to calm down and feel better – regardless of what’s happening in the world around you.

What Now Program

Rediscover Who You Are Now

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A six week virtual mentorship course with workbook to help you navigate life after a big change and get unstuck as I guide you to move forward on a new dream.

Why experts love Kristine Carlson

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

Kim Serafini
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
Christina Rasmussen

Why experts love Kristine Carlson

Kim Serafini

“Kristine is unique in her ability to role model resilience, visionary leadership, powerful philanthropy and playfulness.”

Kim Serafini

Christina Rasmussen

“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

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