Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff Home2022-11-22T19:31:59-05:00

The official Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Books
by Kristine & Richard Carlson, PhD

Tried and true wisdom to help you stay calm & live better

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Books

Welcome to Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!

What does Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff mean? Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff teaches how to not let the little things take over your life. This groundbreaking inspirational guide — a classic in the self-help genre — shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. When you learn the tried and true Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff philosophy and practice the wisdom in your daily life, you will calm down and do what matters most to you.


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With more than 30 million copies of books in print, the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff philosophy has touched multiple generations of parents, grandparents, teenagers and kids… and people like you.

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Plus, the people at Lifetime were so moved by the behind the scenes inspiring story of “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” that they turned it into a movie!

Heather Locklear was cast to play Kristine Carlson. And Jason MacDonald was cast to play Richard Carlson.

People all over the world are living with greater joy by practicing the tried and true Don’t Sweat Wisdom that comes from learning how to be mindful, grateful and present in your life.

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2023 Day-to-Day Calendar

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Goods

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Candle

These lovely ceramic container soy candles with wooden lids with a clean burn and mild scent are the perfect way to add the zen don’t sweat vibe to your bedroom, bath, or dining room.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Video Courses

Wellness and Happiness tools to help you stress less and enjoy more

You Can Be Happy Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Video Course

You Can Be Happy!

with Kristine Carlson

In this video course, you can learn from the tried-and-true wisdom of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series that has changed tens of millions of people’s lives all around the world.

You Can Be Mindful! Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Video Course

You Can Be Mindful!

with Kristine Carlson & Dr. Shauna Shapiro

In this video course, you’ll learn how to develop your mindfulness practice; which will allow you to calm down and feel better – regardless of what’s happening in the world.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Podcast

with Kristine Carlson

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Praise

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“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

—Shawn Achor
bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage

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“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.”

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—Deepak Chopra

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“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

—Marianne Williamson
New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love

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“Kristine Carlson is the real deal, a shining light guiding us away from the pitfalls of stress and despair, fear and anxiety, and illuminating the path to acceptance, happiness, and achieving your goals.”

karen salmansohn

—Karen Salmansohn
bestselling author of The Bounce Back Book

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“Reminds us with simple brilliance of what it takes to rise to our best and what we need to do to enjoy a life beautifully lived.”

robin sharma

—Robin Sharma
bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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“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

—Shauna Shapiro
author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Sponsorship Opportunity

children incorporated logoRichard’s favorite charity, Children Incorporated has received thousands of donations over the years thanks to Richard’s chapter in Don’t Sweat: Sponsor A Child Through The Mail. Now, you have an exclusive opportunity to make a double impact with a donation to this incredible charity.

The Richard Carlson Memorial foundation will match up to 5K in donations. We are aiming to meet a 20 year challenge of 2000 sponsorships in the 20th year. We’d be honored if you’d take part in this important challenge!

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