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New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson invites you to practice Don't Sweat wisdom to achieve greater mental health, and better communication with your family, friends, and co-workers. Learn how to live with more peace and happiness and rediscover your joy, passion, and self-compassion, to awaken your most vibrant life. www.KristineCarlson.com

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff - Live The Big Stuff Kristine Carlson

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New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson invites you to practice Don't Sweat wisdom to achieve greater mental health, and better communication with your family, friends, and co-workers. Learn how to live with more peace and happiness and rediscover your joy, passion, and self-compassion, to awaken your most vibrant life. www.KristineCarlson.com

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Choose Better

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Choose Better

    Have your daily wellness practices fallen by the wayside in these tough times? Please, don’t beat yourself up! This is not the time or season to be hard on yourself.
    However, please know that there’s no better time than NOW to make better choices that will help you feel (and look) your best.
    So starting today, make a list of the ways you could make better choices to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. I suggest you designate a special journal or planner you can use just for this purpose. Intention is powerful! And by making a list, you’ll hold yourself accountable for these wiser choices. 
     
    Here are a few examples of the choices you may wish to improve upon:
     
    Could you reduce your sugar intake? 
    Spend more time in your meditation practice? 
    Take that nature walk every day after work?
    Turn off your cell phone after 8 PM?
    Cook fresh, healthy meals at home instead of takeout?
    Say “no” to one unnecessary errand or chore?
     
    And as you begin to reintegrate those daily practices that help you calm down and feel better, you’ll begin to reclaim your inner power and your sense of vitality. When you calm down, you DO come alive. 
     
    If this episode was valuable to you, be sure to check out our popular Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Course You Can Be Mindful! by going here. In this course [with acclaimed mindfulness expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro], you’ll learn how to develop and deepen your mindfulness practice for greater clarity and calm.

    • 11 min
    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Alter Your Expectations for a Better Experience

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Alter Your Expectations for a Better Experience

    Our expectations determine how we experience our reality. Learn how to engage in present moment thinking so you can release your preconceived ideas of how life “should” be, so you can embrace and fully wake up to what it is. 
     
    Expectation is one of the root causes of our suffering. 
     
    Our experience in life is colored by our expectations - expectations of others, of society, and of ourselves. And then, there are also the expectations others have of us. 
     
    But, we can let go of our expectations through the power of awareness and present moment thinking.
     
    How so, you might ask? 
     
    Consider this story of the Thai Buddhist master and the broken goblet:
     
    “You see this goblet?” — asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai Buddhist master.
     
    “For me, this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or my elbow brushes it off the table, and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, “Of course.”
     
    When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious.”
     
    By learning how to release our expectations, we reduce our suffering and improve the quality of our life experience.
     
    I share a present moment living practice you can begin today so you can wake up to experiencing your life through a whole new lens.
     
    If this episode was valuable to you, be sure to check out our popular Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Course You Can Be Mindful! by going here. In this course [with acclaimed mindfulness expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro], you’ll learn how to develop and deepen your mindfulness practice for greater clarity and calm.

    • 10 min
    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Overwhelmed and Over it with Christine Arylo

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Overwhelmed and Over it with Christine Arylo

    Women’s leadership advisor and coach Christine Arylo shares her wisdom, strategies, and ‘superpowers’ to stay calm and productive in these intense times. Learn how to move on from “survival mode” and begin thriving again!

    • 31 min
    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Take a Breath

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Take a Breath

    No matter who you are, or where you live, chances are that your life has recently undergone significant change. In this episode, you’ll learn how to reconnect with your breath so you can “track” the source of any anxiety you may be experiencing - allowing you to step fully into life as it is.
    Life has changed. No matter who you are and where you live, chances are that your life has changed to some degree in these times; be it in your career, in your household, or even just in your conscious or subconscious awareness that the world is now a much different place. 
     
    Common feelings and experiences in the wake of such uncertainty can be:
     
    A sense of groundlessness
    Free-floating anxiety
    Weight gain or loss
    Emotional eating or drinking
    Physiological symptoms, like tension or fluttering
     
    If you too recognize any of these symptoms of stress, you’ll greatly benefit from this episode, where Kristine Carlson shares her key insights and strategies on how to calm down and feel better amidst the turbulence. 
     
    You’ll learn how to reconnect with your breath and to your body so you can “track” the feelings that are causing you stress. Once you understand it, you can better manage it. 
     
    Plus, you’ll leave this episode with a clear understanding of what it means to step into life right now, as it is with a newfound sense of gratitude. Allow your most vibrant life to emerge fully in bloom once again!
     
    If this episode was valuable to you, be sure to check out our popular Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Training Courses by going here. In these courses, you’ll learn the strategies and tried-and-true tools on how to reduce anxiety and live a happier life from the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series - with over 30 million books sold! 
     

    • 15 min
    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Resilience with Rob Clark

    Calm Down, Come Alive Series: Resilience with Rob Clark

    It takes more than a positive attitude to overcome difficult situations! In this new interview with resilience expert Rob Clark, you’ll learn his groundbreaking philosophies on overcoming adversity - and you’ll know exactly what it takes to calm down and feel better when life throws you an unexpected curveball. 
    Life just keeps throwing us one curveball after another! As we manage the extended and uncertain nature of the pandemic, we are now called on to handle race-based trauma, environmental chaos and political unrest like never before...and positive thinking just isn’t going to cut it.
     
    In this new interview, Kristine Carlson sits down with resilience expert Rob Clark to learn his key philosophies and tactics on how to manage adversity. You’ll learn the next steps to take whenever you’re feeling overcome, overwhelmed, and afraid.  
     
    If you’re worried that your personal challenges may feel too large to overcome, please be assured that resilience is innate within all of us. We simply just have to clear the barriers to our own inner strength so we can calm down, feel better, and live with grace and resilience. You can do this!
     
    And if this interview was valuable to you, you won’t want to miss Rob Clark’s weekly blog The Resilient Worker @ www.resilientworker.net, which delivers 600 words of resilient inspiration to his readers every Monday morning. 
     
    His new book Everyday Resilience for Everyday Heroes is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and everywhere books are sold! 
    To help you calm down and feel better, be sure to check out our popular Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Training Courses >> HERE. In these courses, you’ll learn the strategies and tried-and-true tools on how to reduce anxiety and live a happier life from the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series - with over 30 million books sold!

    • 39 min
    Spiritual Living Series: Three Stories of Kismet

    Spiritual Living Series: Three Stories of Kismet

    Have you ever encountered something by chance - and felt that it was meant to be? 
    We hear stories of people bumping into each other on a crowded sidewalk; only to fall in love… or receiving a phone call that changes their life forever. 
    Derived from the Arabic word qisma (meaning “lot”), the word Kismet describes these magical moments that shape our lives. 
    Listen in, and learn how to open yourself to the divine mysteries of life in this new podcast episode - and reclaim your faith that the next miracle is awaiting you. Kristine even shares a few of her own Kismet experience

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

BryantGalindo ,

What a beautiful heart share

I loved dropping into this space with Kristine. I could feel her heart, and the practical information she provided. It’s nice knowing there is people like her out there sharing the importance of having difficult conversations from a heart-centered place. And it was all within 15-minutes. If I could give her show on heart-to-heart connection series a 6 out of 5 I would. Definitely give her a listen to!

ZenThinking ,

Grateful

Sick but still went to the gym and did a light training session. Come out of the gym and decided to listen to your podcast on the Holidays. Refreshing and recharge...💕🙏🏻💕

EBarr25 ,

Great Podcast

Great topics and insightful. Please improve your audio.

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