Friends and Family

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women – Book Review

Don't SweatThis is an oldie but goodie, gang.  I fell in love with the very first book of this series – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s all Small Stuff! – when I bought it quite a few years ago.  Since then, there have been quite a line of spinoffs including – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Don’t Worry, Make Money and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family – all written by Dr. Richard Carlson, Ph.D. and his wife, Kristine Carlson.

However, I didn’t buy another book of this genre until a few weeks ago – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women.  I take this book to work and read at least one chapter per day.  I haven’t even finished it yet; I’m just on chapter 21, but the information is so concise (each chapter is just a few pages in length), relatable, and detailed that I just had to express how much I appreciated it.

Sure, some of the things are just reminders but I personally needed it because in between some of the day-to-day shuffle, I forget or just don’t take time to think.  Take a gander at the following direct quotes from the book.  These are just seven of the points that stood out for me so far:

Chapter 4

The best friends are those who cut their friends some slack, those who make allowances for their friends’ imperfections.

You’ll feel good about yourself, knowing that you allow people to be fully human.

Chapter 5

Boredom, on the other hand, is nothing more than a man-made notion, stemming from our habit of being addicted to excitement and activity.

You will feel peace in knowing that, in this moment, life is already great.  There’s nothing you have to do to make it any better.

Chapter 7

Listening to someone you care for is one of the simplest ways to show that person that you care.

Chapter 12

It is, after all, not what you say, but the feeling that comes through what you say that is usually most important.

Chapter 15

The key to enjoying the journey is being open to the unknown.


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