New York Times Bestselling Author, Transformational Speaker, and Empathic Guide for People Experiencing Major Life Transitions

"Who I really am, when all’s said and done, is a woman who knows how to bounce, rock, and roll through all of life’s changes. Good and bad. Light and dark. Perfectly planned and wholly unthinkable."

-Kristine Carlson

It’s possible to love your life after profound loss and major change. Kristine Carlson knows, because she has lived it. 

Kristine is a survivor. A widow. A mother. A grandmother. A wife. A writer and bestselling author, many times over. An empathic mentor for people navigating that exceptionally urgent and poignant time known as middle age. An inspirational speaker and guide for all who desire to practice happiness, live authentically and connect with their most vibrant selves.

Major life changes and transitions can knock us down and make us forget our own strength, and who we truly are at heart and soul. We don’t sweat the small stuff when we are living the big stuff.   Kristine’s mission is to help women reclaim their identity and live their next chapter  with renewed joy, gratitude, and purpose in the midst of life-altering change. Whatever you’re going through right now, know that she is here for you—to encourage, love, and walk alongside you during this profound and transformative journey as you rediscover who you are now..As you awaken to your highest self.

"Mrs. Carlson, your husband has expired."

- ER Doctor

From profound tragedy to a love affair with life

Six heart-shattering words, delivered over the phone, from two doctors I had never met, on the other side of the country—and my entire world changed forever.

The sudden and tragic loss of my late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, sent me into a spiral of immobilizing grief. We shared a beautiful marriage, two incredible daughters, and an amazing life. Together, we co-authored the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. In a blink, at 43, I lost my best friend and life partner and became a widow and single mom , and my life would never be the same.

Transition and tragedy often go hand in hand, and they have a way of sweeping our strength and resilience out from under us. In spite of everything, I learned how to reconnect with my highest self once again, and with the divine love and wisdom that has always been within me. Out of the ashes, my beloved husband’s death somehow breathed new life into me. Shattered, I journaled for two years.  I rediscovered the inner strength and courage—a true grit that has since allowed me to heal and embrace a heart and soul-centered empowered life of real joy. I am having a love affair with life.

That same vibrant, fulfilling, and inspired journey into your soul is possible for you, too. You can rediscover who you are now after the life you’ve lived caring for everyone else.  It’s your time now.