Guest, Kristine Carlson

Guest Name: 
Kristine Carlson
Author Kristine Carlson
Guest Occupation: 
Author, Mentor, and Public Speaker
Guest Biography: 

Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy and gratitude—and certainly not taking life too seriously.

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.

More About Kristine:

“Mrs. Carlson, your husband has expired.”

Six words, delivered over the phone, from two doctors I’d never met, on the other side of the country.

“Expired?”

The love of my life? Expired? Like a carton of milk?

Six words, and my world stopped & accelerated, exploded & shrank, shape-shifted & stalled to a halt, ended & began. All at once.

Six words, and everything changed.

My name is Kristine. I’m a survivor. A widow. A mother. A grandmother. A wife. A writer & bestselling author, many times over. A mentor for people navigating that exceptionally urgent & poignant time known as “middle age.” A motivational speaker for women & girls.

And yet, who I really am, when all’s said & done, is a woman who knows how to bounce, rock and roll through all of life’s changes. Good & bad. Light & dark. Perfectly planned & wholly unthinkable.

When loss blackens my heart, when my kids leave the nest (and forget to call home), when my hormones go haywire, when earthquakes turn the solid ground beneath my feet into Jello, I am brave. I am strong. I evolve.

So can you.

Though, you might have forgotten.

So it’s my job, my purpose, my calling … to remind you.

And that’s precisely what I’m here to do.

Think of this website as your touchstone — your safe zone, your homebase, your rock in a world that never stops changing.

Here, we don’t run from change — and we don’t just learn how to “deal” with it.

We learn how to love it. We learn how to laugh with it. We learn how to let it keep us awake & alive.

So. Whatever change you’re going through (and sweetheart, I know you’re going through something) … know that I’m here. With love. With words. And with every tool & resource I can possibly share.

To endings.

To beginnings.

To change.

To life.

Kristine

P.S. When I say “I’m here,” I mean it — fully and truly.

I’m here on Twitter & Facebook. I’m here, responding to your questions & comments on my blog. I’m here when you need to be reminded that you are incredibly strong. And I’m here, every month, leading soul-stirring conversations on love, loss, reinvention, resilience, and all the “big stuff” that we’re living & dying to talk about.

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