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Title:
Don't sweat the small stuff for women : simple and practical ways to do what matters most and find time for you
Author:
Carlson, Kristine, 1963-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvii, 264 pages ; 17 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786886029
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Examining the stresses and burdens that women are often confronted with--whether in the boardroom or the office bullpen, in relationships, or among friends- -New York Times bestselling author Kris Carlson gives you proven strategies for balancing yourself within a chaotic world and finding ways do what you like best. Her insights reveal how to:
Stop comparing yourself to the media measuring stick Keep your well-being intact Create memories for yourself and those you love
Avoid getting over-committee-d


Author Notes

Kristine Carlson is the author of Heartbroken Open , Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms , and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love , and coauthor with her late husband, Richard Carlson, of An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love . She was married to Richard Carlson and lives in Northern California with her two daughters.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

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 love, to swallow angry words and gossip, to take time for themselves, to nurture friendships with other women and to keep tabs on their financial position and marketability in case they lose their spouse through death or divorce. Unfortunately, she misses a few good opportunities to offer important information, as in her breezy entries on PMS and mammograms. Aimed at people whose problems are mostly "small stuff," this small tome offers little to offend and much to calm and comfort. (Apr.) Forecast: Though probably destined to join the other Don't Sweat the Small Stuff titles on the bestseller list, this one faces more competition than the first books in the series did, and may not match their numbers in the long-term. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

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

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