When Things Fall Apart

By |August 2nd, 2017|Living The Big Stuff|

Stuff happens--all the time--in life, in relationships, and in business.

Just the other day, I was on top of the world. I was in New York City having some amazing business meetings and heading to a lunch meeting with one of my spiritual mentors, Marianne Williamson, when I received an unexpected phone call. BAM! I was stopped in my tracks.

Friendships: Some Flourish and Some Fall Away

By |July 26th, 2017|Living The Big Stuff|

Lately, I’ve been seeing new friends walk into my life and some of the ones that I thought were solid life-long connections are surprisingly and sadly beginning to fall away.

I’ve been thinking a lot about those friends. What makes that special bond stick with some and feel like sandpaper with others?

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.”

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About Kristine Carlson


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.