Wake Up to an Inspired Life

Kristine Carlson is an unyielding believer of not sweating the small stuff in order to live the big stuff and experience true happiness in life.

The best-selling author and inspirational speaker has continued to expand on the phenomenal success of her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, beloved author of the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series who passed away suddenly in 2006.

It was holding onto the timeless wisdom of the “Don’t Sweat” philosophies that empowered and supported Carlson throughout her healing journey and led her to begin sharing the tried-and-true lessons she learned along the way.

Carlson is a sought-after inspirational speaker recognized for her unparalleled capacity to be transparent, vulnerable, and authentic, and for her innate ability to connect deeply with her audience. Carlson shares her hard-won wisdom and practical ideas to empower women in Living the Big Stuff™ and experiencing true freedom: the freedom to love, the freedom to heal, the freedom to overcome, and the freedom to succeed.

Carlson has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” and other national media, and she has captivated readers with her first three best-sellers, including “An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given,” “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love,” “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women,” “Heartbroken Open,” and her most recent release, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms.”

In 2012, she launched the DontSweatMoms.com, an online community to mother the mothers and empower moms to stress less and enjoy their families more. And in 2013, she hosted her first conference, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms.

Recently, she spoke to a group of entrepreneurs about resiliency and overcoming obstacles. She shares, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff so you have the reserve power you need to live the big stuff!” Click here to watch the video.

Kristine Carlson Rocks TEDx

*Motivational speaker and author of “Heartbroken Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery” Kristine Carlson courageously shared from her heart the message that came through the sudden loss of her husband Richard— who died without warning from a pulmonary embolism eight years ago. With raw emotion, she tells a story about living, loving, healing, and waking up to an inspired life.

At TEDx Greenbrook, CA, Carlson wowed the audience. Grab your Kleenex. You’ll not only be touched — you’ll be called to action.

Click here to watch Carlson’s TEDx talk.

Click here to learn about her speaking topics, and how to book Carlson.

Speaking Topics for Kristine Carlson

    • Mothering With the Greatest Joy. Based on her newest book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms,” which has sold more than 1 million copies, this speech helps audience members consider simple ways to stress less and enjoy their families more.
    • Working Happy: Responding to demands with resiliency. Based on the book she wrote with her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work,” this speech teaches audiences a series of simple ways to minimize stress and conflict while bringing out the best in themselves and others.
    • Living the Big Stuff: How to heal through loss and return to joy. Based on her book, “Heartbroken Open,” which is about learning to survive and thrive after the death of her husband, author Dr. Richard Carlson, in 2006, she outlines the four principles she used to cope.
    • The Meaning of Womanhood. Based on her book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women,” this speech discusses practical ways to do what matters most, and how to find time for yourself.