I’m joined by speaker, retreat leader, writer, and podcast host Kristine Carlson. She’s the co-author with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, of the New York Times bestselling Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff books and author of Heartbroken Open: A True Story of Coming Alive Again After Profound Loss.
Kristine shares wisdom about the transformation she’s gone through in the aftermath of unexpectedly losing her husband. She describes what it was like for her to work through the shock of suddenly losing her soulmate and becoming a single mother.
By relying on her spiritual toolkit, Kristine dove deeper into the psychological connection with her emotional body and became the hero of her own journey. She discovered that Richard’s death wasn’t an ending, but rather an invitation to join him in the spiritual world. Part of that process involved transformative retreats, which inspired her to create her signature ‘What Now?’ weekend experience. We round out our conversation by discussing the power of women healing in community and leaning into the sisterhood connection.
- What it was like for Kristine to find her footing after her husband’s death
- Examples of embodiment practices that helped Kristina work through her grief
- Choosing empowerment over victimhood
- Learning to surrender, trust, and allow healing to take place
- Why it’s crucial to lean into support during vulnerable times