From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy
By Kristine Carlson
Releases June 12, 2018

In 2006, after building the bestselling franchise Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with her husband Richard, author Kristine Carlson faced a shattering loss—the sudden death of her beloved spouse. She came to understand intimately how our losses are our defining moments. How we go through them shapes us.

Brought to life through many remarkable stories of loss and recovery, From Heartbreak to Wholeness reveals a universal process of healing that goes far beyond ordinary prescriptions for getting through hard times. Kristine’s path offers a life-altering map for navigating the hero’s journey from loss to joy—the journey that is meant for nothing less than to awaken you to a deep love affair with life.

Page by page, Kristine will take you by the hand and walk you through the doorway of awakening that loss brings. On the other side of that threshold, the fulfillment of your deepest purpose and most vibrant life awaits you.

Within the pages of From Heartbreak to Wholeness, readers will find:
Encouragement and hope to keep walking through loss and mourning
Practical steps for finding inner light and daily hope amidst the grief journey
Ways to awaken their souls and re-navigate their lives through the process of finding joy again
Practical tips and big-hearted inspiration for having a love affair with life, regardless of circumstance

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Beloved teacher, speaker, and co-author of the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series is releasing a new book! On June 12, From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy will hit shelves. It’s the story of Kristine’s own journey from the raw grief of sudden widowhood to the healing and joy she knows today. Inspirational stories of other men and women are woven throughout, alongside practical guidance for navigating loss on the road to meaning and vibrancy.


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