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Kristine Carlson captivated readers worldwide with her first three bestsellers, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women and An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given.

Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson's Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series, Kristine has written Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More (Hyperion Books, May 2012) and is continuing the timeless wisdom of the "Don't Sweat philosophy" in a celebration of mothers everywhere.

Kristine's last book Heart Broken Open was a courageously honest memoir of her personal journey through the depths of grief and mourning after the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband. This powerful book gained the attention and earned accolades of readers and media across the globe.

Kristine is the American Heart Association Go Red for Women 2012 Spokesperson. As a speaker, Kristine's unparalleled capacity to be transparent, vulnerable and authentic encourages and inspires her audience to do the same. She shares timeless wisdom and practical ideas that invite the audience to experience true freedom; the freedom to love, to heal, to overcome, to succeed, and to create more inner peace.

An unyielding believer of living in the moment and finding happiness in life, Kristine has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, Fox TV and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

A dedicated mother to her two daughters and "Nana" to her wonderful grandchildren, Kristine is deeply committed to spreading her message of love and peace to the world. 

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Today’s Brilliance from Kristine Carlson

Love, Love, Love and Love Some More You will never regret spending more time with your family and friends and less time on other things. Practice both random and intentional acts of support and kindness. Be generous with your community in your time and your pocketbook. Keep extending yourself with gentle understanding and compassion to the world. Accept and become gentler with yourself and stop judging others for being different. See the innocence in all people, imagining them as small children and old adults. Our challenge is not to give our love only to the good and happy; our challenge…

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