About Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson is the NY Times bestselling author & co-author of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, Heartbroken Open, An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love and several other beloved titles.

With millions of books sold, her words have already touched .4% of the world’s population — and at age 50, she’s just getting started.

An eloquent expert on change, transition & reinvention — and a champion for women navigating the challenges of motherhood, menopause & other mid-life awakenings — Kristine walks, talks & writes with a singular message:

It’s never too late to rediscover joy and passion to awaken your most vibrant life yet.


Kristine is available for keynote talks, panel sessions, live interviews, TV & radio appearances, and as a spokeswoman for companies that align with her message of love, hope & resilience.

Contact media@kristinecarlson.com with all speaking & media booking requests. Please include your event date, budget, and a few words to describe your audience.


: The Real Meaning of Resilience.
The word “resilience” is rooted in the ancient Latin word saliens: an embryo’s first heartbeat. The point from which all life begins.

To be “resilient” is to begin life, anew. In this talk, Kristine blends poignant stories with practical insights on how to build resilience & inner strength, just like strengthening a muscle. (The big reminder? It’s all about relinquishing control, and surrendering to change.)

: Don’t Sweat The Change.
As human beings, we crave the sweet dopamine rush of new experiences. We are hardwired to LOVE change. We want it. We crave it. We seek it. And yet, when it’s thrust upon us, we resist it. What gives?

In this talk, Kristine explores this amusing hypocrisy — with hysterical stories and heart-wrenching lessons, learned the hard way. In the end, there’s just one reminder: don’t sweat the change. (Because if you do, you’ll never stop sweating.)

: Wide Awake, At Last: Reinvention at 50 & Beyond
What do you want to be, when your kids have grown up? Are you living your life purpose — or still searching? Are you having a midlife crisis — or a priceless awakening?

For many women, hitting mid-life brings an avalanche of questions (and fears). But these questions don’t signal a “crisis” — they’re a gift. And if you lean in & listen, they can bring you fully awake & alive.


Kris In The News



Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of living with joy and gratitude.

Kris’ life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of she and her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work in the (“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series). She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling books, including the most recent,Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever and her memoir, Heartbroken Open.

Over the past two decades, Kris and Richard have sold more than 25 million books. She has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show,Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Kris’ particular roles of expertise are focused on change, transition, and reinvention, and waking up to life with more gratitude and joy. She is a mentor for people navigating the challenges of “middle age.” Kris is a sought-after inspirational speaker and is available for keynote talks, media appearances, and more.

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

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