Professor Kristine Carlson

Professor Kristine Carlson
  • Pepperdine University
Staying present taught me a lot about the idea that you ought not to worry about what hasn’t happened.

Kristine Carlson is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amid the ups and downs of this earthly existence. Her life mission expands on the phenomenal success of 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 best-selling books, including Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships; Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women: Simple and Practical Ways to Do What Matters Most and Find Time for You; Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More; An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given; Heartbroken Open: A Memoir through Loss to Self-Discovery; and From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy. She also leads the well-known What Now? program.

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