Surviving life's most difficult challenges

Tips featured in the segment:

  1. Reinvention: Be mindful, aware and pay close attention to your greatest fears, as your fear is keeping you from your authenticate self. Push through your fears to discover your true calling.

  2. Passion: Now is the time to move towards your passions, it doesn't have to be big steps, little steps may move you in a new direction, in your right direction.

  3. Midlife: Change presents us with an opportunity for rebirth, it does not have to be a crises.

  4. Beauty of midlife: We know now what we do and do not want from life, and may use your own life as a practice in simplification.
About Kristine Carlson:

Kristine Carlson captivated readers worldwide with her first three bestsellers, "An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given," "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love" and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women."

Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson's work, (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series), Kristine has continued to share her profound message of empowerment, success, emotional strength and love.

Kris has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including: The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She participates in numerous charities and is a sought-after speaker.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a dedicated mother to her two daughters and "Nana" to her wonderful grandson.

For more information, visit www.kristinecarlson.com

About the book:

Bay Area Author, Kris Carlson and her husband had an enviable marriage. They had built a family and a life together that was more than the sum of its parts. And then it was gone. Richard Carlson died on December 13, 2006 at the age of 45 of a pulmonary embolism while on a flight to New York City.

In "Heartbroken Open", Kris shares the most intimate details of the days that followed from the phone call from strangers at a hospital to the day two years later when she realized her overwhelming grief had been transformed into acceptance and a new life.

What makes Kris' new book different is that it is a radical departure from a primer on grief and recovery - it is a book about transformation. Carlson details how, in the wake of her husband's death she necessarily reinvented herself and her life.

For anyone who has lost a spouse, a job, or a marriage through divorce, Kris Carlson's understanding of how trauma and crisis can make you face a new life in new ways is illuminating.

She openly acknowledges she discovered a person she would never have become, a strength she would never have found, had she not had to lose her beloved husband. By sharing her own journey, Carlson shows readers how to do the same.

>> Buy the book on Amazon: Heartbroken Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery

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