Praise for Don't Sweat the Small Stuff:
"Over a decade of positive psychology research seems to validate what we learned twenty years ago from Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
. . . . These wonderful books help break down and simplify how to achieve that happiness."―Shawn Achor, bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage
"After almost two decades since the original release of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
, Richard Carlson's insights on the meaning of life continue to be timeless. The book teaches us to focus on the 'now' and find balance by living through contentment."―Deepak Chopra
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
has the power to change our individual and collective lives. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Richard Carlson and his beloved wife Kristine for their wisdom and compassion in bringing transformational practices and perspectives to millions of readers."―Shauna Shapiro, author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness
"Richard Carlson caused a revolution in all our thinking with his Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
books. He was like a Zen master in disguise, taking almost an aw-shucks attitude toward shifting the culture."
―Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love
About the Author
Best-selling author Richard Carlson, Ph.D., creator of the popular Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series and the just published Don't Get Scrooged, died suddenly of cardiac arrest enroute to New York on December 13. Carlson, 45, published his first book in 1985 and went on to publish more than 20 books that remain popular in English and in translation in 130 languages and 35 countries. Richard Carlson grew up in Piedmont, CA. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University. He was in private practice as a psychotherapist when he started to publish books about psychological and spiritual health. As his books started to attract a large audience, he began writing full time so he could teach more people how to live with presence and ease by cultivating gratitude and generosity. Dr. Carlson was a large supporter of and participant in the National Center for Family Literacy and at the time of his death he was working on a project with them called for "A Penny a Book" from publishers, authors and literary agents to promote literacy. Dr. Carlson is survived by his wife and life partner of 25 years, Kris Carlson, his co-author on Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love and the author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, his loving daughters Jasmine and Kenna, sisters, Kathleen Carlson Mowris of Olympic Village, CA and Anna L. Carlson of La Selva Beach, CA, and his parents, Barbara and Don Carlson of Orinda, CA. A private memorial service will be held next week. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Richard's honor to local food banks, Challenge Day, Girls Inc. or Children Inc.