Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women: Simple and Pratical Ways to Do What Matters Most and Find Time for You

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women: Simple and Pratical Ways to Do What Matters Most and Find Time for You

Format:  Paperback,

264 pages

Publisher: Hyperion Books

Publish Date: Apr 2001

ISBN-13: 9780786886029

ISBN-10: 0786886021

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For women everywhere: Encouraging and soothing advice on reducing stress and increasing enjoyment, from the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. With more than 12 million copies sold and still going strong, the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series has helped countless readers rethink the way they address lifes big and small problems. Now in a book written specifically for women, Kristine Carlson offers the same calming and encouraging advice in 100 short and spirited essays. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women addresses such important and timely issues as balancing family and work demands, debating effectively with spouses and partners, dealing with children and friendships, finding time for reflection and self-care, and much more. With clever and memorable titles as Don't Be a Backseat Driver (Unless It Could Save Your Life), Know Your Hot Spots, Make Peace with the Mundane, and Stop Comparing Yourself to the Media Measuring Stick, Kristine Carlson helps readers focus on what's really important, keep in touch with their feelings, live with spirit, and--when all else fails--learn to laugh. A true life-saver, this potent book is full of sage advice and comforting thoughts, from one busy woman to another.

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Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publish Date: Apr 2001
ISBN-13: 9780786886029
ISBN-10: 0786886021
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 264
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 6.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Carlson, Richard

Author and psychotherapist Richard Carlson was born on May 16, 1961 and grew up in Piedmont, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University, and an honorary law degree from Pepperdine University. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a psychotherapist in private practice. His wrote 30 books that deal with psychological and spiritual health, including the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He was a supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy. He died of cardiac arrest on December 13, 2006.

Chapter outline

Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Wish Wonder Woman Goodbyep. 5
Get Off to a Peaceful Startp. 9
Don't Get Over-Committee-dp. 12
Cut Your Friends Some Slackp. 14
Bust Your Boredom Bluesp. 17
Stop Comparing Yourself to the Media Measuring Stickp. 20
Clarify with the Question: "Are You Asking for My Opinion, or Should I Just Listen?p. 22
Make Peace with the Mundanep. 24
Get Down and Dirtyp. 26
Don't Go There with the "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" Sistersp. 28
Save Your Pot-Stirring for Cooking Dinnerp. 30
Speak from Your Lovep. 32
Listen from Your Lovep. 35
Look in the Mirrorp. 37
Go with the Twists and Turnsp. 39
Have a Bosom Buddyp. 41
Create Memories for Your Childrenp. 43
Be Reflectivep. 45
Stress-Bustersp. 47
Perhaps It's Not Personalp. 50
Don't Let the Members of Your Family Dodge Your Draftp. 52
Envy Notp. 54
Find Your Gifts and Share Themp. 56
Take Time for Your Selfp. 59
Let Out Your Steam Lightlyp. 61
Accept Compliments with "Thank Youp. 64
Avoid Cyber-Rift!p. 66
Protect Your Inner Flamep. 68
Understand the Difference Between Intuition and Fearp. 71
Set Clear Boundariesp. 74
Let Go of Your "Perfect" Plansp. 77
Don't Let Self-Doubt Stand in Your Wayp. 80
Give Yourself the Gift of Forgivenessp. 82
Be Realp. 84
P.S.--I'm PMS!p. 87
Lower Your Thresholdp. 89
Let Your Children Grow Into Their Own Shoesp. 91
Write a Letter and Find Out Where You Standp. 94
Gather and Let Gop. 96
Stop Swimming Upstreamp. 98
Don't Be a Backseat Driverp. 100
Create Beauty from the Inside Outp. 102
My Way Is Not the Way--It's Just My Wayp. 105
Stop Magnifying the Flawsp. 107
Celebrate Our Ability to Give Birthp. 109
Learn to Meditate and Quiet Your Mindp. 111
Go Ahead and Vent (One Time), but Get It Off Your Chestp. 113
Set Your Own Prioritiesp. 115
Don't Trip on Your Excess Baggagep. 118
Packing Light and Traveling Rightp. 121
Get Off Your Hamster Wheelp. 125
Use Your Career for Your Spiritual Workp. 128
Know When Your Ego Is Getting the Best of Youp. 131
Stay Open to Meeting a New Friendp. 133
Age Gracefullyp. 135
Consider That He May Not Have the "Eye" for Itp. 138
Go Inside for the Answersp. 141
Dress from the Inside Outp. 144
Use Symbols to Remind You of Your Spiritp. 146
Remain Calm and Make the Best of a Bad Situationp. 148
Rise Above the Rut of Your Routinep. 150
Be Grateful for Small Thingsp. 152
Honor Your Motherp. 155
Celebrate Being Single!p. 157
Find Your Own Wayp. 161
Allow Enthusiasm to Bubble Up from Youp. 163
Share the "Nice" Storiesp. 165
Say "No, but Thanks for Asking" (Without Feeling Guilty)p. 168
Give Yourself More Time Than You Think You'll Needp. 171
Go with the Girlsp. 173
Don't Become Over-Identified in Any Rolep. 175
Defuse the Thought Explosion!p. 178
When All Else Fails, Laughp. 181
Plan an Inspiration Flow Dayp. 183
Gripe to the One You've Got the Gripe withp. 185
Spice Up Your Sexy Sidep. 189
Be 99 Percent Gossip-Freep. 193
Have a Backup Day Care Planp. 195
Don't Weigh Every Dayp. 198
Merge the Spiritual and Material Worldsp. 200
Know When to Turn Off Your Technology Booby Trapsp. 204
Don't Let Your Anger Get the Best of Youp. 207
Seize Your Opportunitiesp. 210
Widen Your Scope and Get Some Perspectivep. 212
Renegotiate Your Boundariesp. 215
Don't Fight Fire with Fire--Unless It's a Controlled Burnp. 219
When Trying to Simplify, Think Preventionp. 221
Say the Words, "Hey, That's a Great Idea!" (and Then Act On It)p. 223
Don't Take It All So Seriouslyp. 226
Fancy Your Femininityp. 229
Know Your Hot Spotsp. 231
Walk Through the Open Doorsp. 234
Own Your Emotionsp. 236
Remind Yourself What It Means to Be a Human "Beingp. 239
Find Your Compassion Cornerp. 242
Remember That a Low Mood Is Only Temporaryp. 245
Climb Your Mountains One Step at a Timep. 248
Define Your Small Stuffp. 250
Be Able to Stand on Your Own Two Feetp. 253
Treasure the Journeyp. 256
Author's Notep. 259
Suggested Reading Listp. 261

Book description

For women everywhere Encouraging and soothing advice on reducing stress and increasing enjoyment, from the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Dont Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. With more than 12 million copies sold and still going strong, the Dont Sweat the Small Stuff series has helped countless readers rethink the way they address lifes big and small problems. Now in a book written specifically for women, Kristine Carlson offers the same calming and encouraging advice in 100 short and spirited essays.

Dont Sweat the Small Stuff for Women addresses such important and timely issues as balancing family and work demands, debating effectively with spouses and partners, dealing with children and friendships, finding time for reflection and self-care, and much more. With clever and memorable titles as Dont Be a Backseat Driver (Unless It Could Save Your Life), Know Your Hot Spots, Make Peace with the Mundane, and Stop Comparing Yourself to the Media Measuring Stick, Kristine Carlson helps readers focus on whats really important, keep in touch with their feelings, live with spirit, andwhen all else failslearn to laugh. A true life-saver, this potent book is full of sage advice and comforting thoughts, from one busy woman to another.

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