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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships while Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection
Richard Carlson
0786884207
October 2000
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This little book packs a lot of love advice. "Whatever shape your relationship is in--from troubled to absolutely wonderful--it can be even better, with very little effort," promise husband and wife Richard and Kristine Carlson. (Richard Carlson's original Don't Sweat the Small Stuff has sold more than a million copies.) In 100 essays, you learn simple strategies that "lighten your spirits, open your heart, enhance your life, and broaden your perspective." A tall order for a tiny book! (Actually, the book is only tiny because the print is small enough to make boomers and older readers wonder if they need stronger reading glasses--who made that silly decision?)

Many of the two- to three-page essay topics are familiar tips you've probably encountered before--let go of past history, be best friends, stop keeping score, be...



Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times
Richard Carlson
0786885971
September 2000
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Book Review
Richard Carlson has written numerous books encouraging folks not to "sweat the small stuff", and his title for teens is as warm, wise, and witty as his previous works. His tone is one of an older family friend who manages to advise while still maintaining the minimum level of coolness that teens require from those who intend to guide them into adulthood.

With 100 different chapters, each just a few pages in length, this little book works especially well as a bedside companion or tucked in a backpack for the morning commute to school. Each chapter is devoted to a single, simple idea such as "trust your inner signals" and "root for the underdog," and plenty of real-life examples from teens are used to illustrate principles. In the second chapter, a teen volunteering at an animal shelter is used to show how just...



Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and It's All Small Stuff
Richard Carlson
0740751581
July 2005
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The Don't Sweat Guide for Newlyweds: Finding What Matters Most in the First Year
Don't Sweat Press (Editor)
0641620039

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
Richard Carlson
0786881852
January 1997
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Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: "Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is sitting in front of our noses. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... offers 100 meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions (especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish other people as the unique miracles they are. It's an owner's manual of the heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are kind of fun: "Imagine...


You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles Your Therapist Never Told You
Richard Carlson
1577310640
September 1997
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From AudioFile
The DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF author, a psychologist, puts his experience to good use again in this comprehensive guide to happiness. The program is anchored by five principles that explain the importance of one's thinking, mood, subjective individuality, emotional feedback patterns, and focus on the present moment. The lesson is relaxing and integrative--a combination of the Buddhist notion of being rather than doing and the brand of psychology that says we have control over our thoughts and interpretations of experience. Veteran audio authors like Carlson know how to create programs that flow ideas into the deepest learning centers of our psyches. This one is an intuitive listening experience that Carlson has organized with great care and balance. T.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright ©...


What about the Big Stuff : Finding Strength and Moving Forward when the Stakes Are High
Richard Carlson
0641638299

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Easier than You Think..because life doesn't have to be so hard
Richard Carlson
0060758880
April 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Carlson, author of the bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, goes beyond the effort to minimize stress with 39 techniques for making positive changes in all aspects of life. Rather than embarking on lengthy or costly self-improvement projects, he suggests trying out smaller, simpler adjustments that he believes can make a real difference in everything from one's communication skills to peace of mind. Delivered in his trademark upbeat style, Carlson's advice is rooted in showing kindness and compassion to oneself as well as to others. He notes, for example, that a natural inclination to help can lead to taking on too many responsibilities. Learning to say no allows you to pursue a calmer and more meaningful existence. Although the author acknowledges that most people are beset by self-pity, he says that...


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others
Richard Carlson
0786883367
November 1998
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Book Info
Shows you how to interact more peaceably & joyfully with colleagues, clients, & bosses. Reveals tips that will transform your outlook at the office, easing stress there and also leading to a happier life at home. Paper. DLC: Job stress.


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money
Richard Carlson
1402809441

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family
Richard Carlson
0786883375
Jan 1998
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Book Review
"While it's easy to allow little things to take over our lives, there are things we can do to make life around the house less stressful," writes Richard Carlson in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and Household Chores from Taking Over Your Life. In this collection of 98 brief essays, Carlson (author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff) meditates on small, but meaningful ways to avoid being overwhelmed by life, particularly family life. From Number 8: Make Peace with Bickering, to Number 14: Encourage Boredom in Your Children, to Number 72: Stop Exaggerating Your Workload, Carlson's messages serve as reminders for truisms most readers already know but have lost sight of in the bustle of daily life. Carlson's "ways" may be simple, but...


Don't Sweat Guide to Retirement: Enjoying Your New Life Style to the Fullest
Richard Carlson
078689055X
May 2003
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Book Description
Foreword by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Although retirement brings a mental image of relaxation, often it's a very stressful time. This guide shows new retirees how to have more peace and joy in their lives while getting used to breaking away from the daily office routine.


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women
Kristine Carlson
0786886021
Apr 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
An easy-to-read collection of short essays meant to uplift and inspire soccer moms everywhere, this addition to the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series offers nothing more nor less than its predecessors. Carlson (whose husband, Richard, wrote the original book) joined him in writing Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. This time, she relates many first-person stories from her own life and those of her friends in a just-between-us-girls tone that's based in part on gender stereotypes (e.g., "our gift of female intuition"; "our sensitive natures"). Her chatty pep talks cover such topics as comparing oneself to media images, overextending oneself, preventing and coping with stress and learning to say "no." Carlson advises women to appreciate their children's "fleeting" childhoods, to speak and listen from a place of...

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