Celebrating 20 Years of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Meet President and Publisher, Bob Miller

April 24, 2017

It is with great honor Kris brings, President and Publisher, BOB MILLER, to the podcast to share how Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff rose up the charts and stayed at the top of the New York Times for over 100 consecutive weeks topping off USA Today’s bestellers two consecutive years in the #1 position.

Miller founded Hyperion for Disney in 1990 and was its president and publisher until 2008. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press and has also worked at Delacorte Press, HarperCollins, and Workman.  He has published such authors as David Halberstam, Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Mitch Albom, and Randy Pausch, Richard and Kristine Carlson. Miller was hired to launch Flatiron Books in 2013; the division has had 21 New York Times bestsellers in its first two years of publishing, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers.

This episode is a rich conversation not only about the success of the Don’t Sweat series, but you will find valuable information here about the publishing industry and its future.



Celebrating 20 Years of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Meet Our Mentor, Dr. George Pransky

April 17, 2017

Celebrating twenty years, and kicking off this series in celebration of the incredible journey of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series, with one of our early mentors, Dr. George Pransky.  

Dr. Pransky is one of the two professional founders of the understanding of The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness.  He has taught the Principles for over thirty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues.  Dr. Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings.  During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities and continues to pioneer this understanding in new industries.  Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.

In this rich interview with Kris and George, you hear how Richard dove into this revolutionary approach to psychology, and will learn about the deeply guiding principles of mental health and well-being that became integral to the impact of Richard and Kris’s work in the Don’t Sweat series.




Celebrating 20 Years of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff Wisdom

April 9, 2017

In this episode Kris introduces this series devoted to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the book series: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!


Kindness Matters: Love is The Answer

April 3, 2017

RAMANANDA JOHN E. WELSHONS is a beloved contemporary spiritual teacher who weaves together the mystical and contemplative traditions of the world’s great wisdom traditions. He is a highly revered meditation teacher, and one of our most respected authorities on how to use life’s inevitable difficulties as the steps on our own path of spiritual awakening.  He has traveled and studied extensively in India, and has been closely affiliated with spiritual luminaries, Ram Dass and Stephen Levine, and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. He has been practicing various forms of meditation and yoga for more than 45 years and is the author of three critically-acclaimed books: One Soul, One Love, One Heart; Awakening From Grief; and When Prayers Aren’t Answered - all published by New World Library.

In this episode, Kris and John discuss kindness as it relates to spirituality and how kindness is the foundation of love. This discussion will be helpful in mending the heartache that many are feeling at the political discord and divide that's happening in America right now, and how kindness is at the root of healing all wounds---with LOVE.


Kindness Matters: Be Good to People

March 27, 2017

Why can't people just be good to people?  In this episode Kris speaks with her gal-pal entrepreneuer Kris Wittenberg about how she brought the idea of kindness into a movement: "Be Good To People."  Kris is offering you a 20% discount code: (DSSS20) to her website of inspiring products.  Go to www.begoodtopeople.com for inspiring gifts. 


Kindness Matters: Lead With Kindness

March 20, 2017

Robin Sharma is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery. As a presenter, Sharma has the rare ability to electrify an audience yet deliver uncommonly original and useful insights that lead to individuals doing their best work, teams providing superb results and organizations becoming unbeatable.

For nearly 20 years, many of the most well-known organizations on the planet, ranging from Nike, GE, Microsoft, FedEx, PwC, HP and Oracle to NASA, Yale University and YPO have chosen Robin Sharma for their most important events, when nothing less than a world-class speaker will do.

Sharma's books such as The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists internationally and his social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, making him a true global phenomenon for helping people do brilliant work, thrive amid change and realize their highest leadership capacities within the organization so that personal responsibility, productivity, ingenuity and mastery soars.

In this episode, Kris and Robin share moments of deep wisdom and how to practice kindness. In a conversation that celebrates kindness, these two friends share how kindness is essential to the mastery of life and to aspire to success in all areas of leadership.



Kindness Matters: Give Unto Others

March 13, 2017

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.  is a researcher and public speaker on how helping others benefits those who give, how empathic care contributes to patient outcomes and professional well-being, how youth who follow the Golden Rule live happier and more resilient lives, how caregivers find meaning and hope in caring for the deeply forgetful, and how positive psychology and spirituality enhance health. He is a best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where he is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (designated as a special strength of the Stony Brook School of Medicine by the LCME visiting committee. He is an elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Character Strengths and Virtues, the handbook and classification of Positive Psychology.

 In this episode, listen to the incredible journey of a true Scholar and Philosopher and man of heart as he shares the soul warming stories that impacted his incredibly rich journey and show how kindness truly matters. He shares how volunteerism and altruism is at the heart of reliency and happiness. You can hear the kindness in Dr. Stephen G. Post’s voice.


Kindness Matters: Mama’s Truth About Kindness

March 6, 2017

Amy Ahlers is the bestselling author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself & Start Loving Yourself. Amy is on a mission to stop women and moms from being so darn hard on themselves.  She's been a Certified Life Coach for over 17 years and is the co-creator of transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School, Find Your Calling & Visionary Ignition Switch. Amy's been featured on lots of TV and radio shows and leads virtual and in person retreats for women around the world so they cultivate the courage to follow their Inner Wisdom.

Amy is passionate about helping soulful mamas embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood in her truth telling sanctuary and facilitated mom's support group, Mama Truth Circle, and new and notable podcast, Mama Truth Show.

In this episode, Kris and Amy talk about how being kind is paramount to great parenting and fostering long term connection between spouses and partners.  You will enjoy the light hearted sunny conversation here about mama's truth about kindness.


Kindness Matters: First, Be Kind to Yourself

February 27, 2017

Dr. Cole has worked in both in-patient and out-patient settings with adolescents, adults, couples and families.   For the past 15 years, she has developed an extensive private practice, working with insight-oriented adults and couples interested in improving the quality of their lives.    Her orientation is integrative – merging traditional and holistic modalities of treatment.   Dr. Cole views the treatment process as one which embodies the creation of a safe space for personal reflection, re-evaluation, healing, transformation, and manifestation.    The goal is to assist each individual to come to know and value themselves, releasing that which does not serve them and focusing on that which promotes a healthy sense of mind/body/spirit vitality and well-being.

In this episode, Kris and Marcy talk about the kind of advice that Marcy gives her clients on how to manage negative self talk as the first step to being kind to yourself. Listen into her best counseling about supreme self care and how taking care of yourself first positively impacts everyone else in your life.


Kindness Matters: The Language of Kindness

February 20, 2017

In this episode, Kris kicks off this wonderfully rich and inspiring series with a heart to heart conversation with Michael Chase in how to create and foster kindness as a way of life. Michael is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker and one of today’s most powerful voices for creating a kinder world. In 2007 he founded The Kindness Center, and is now considered an expert on the subjects of kindness and positive behavior. As a world-renowned leader in personal and spiritual development, Michael reveals how living from the heart plays a critical role in healing our lives and our planet.