Richard Carlson, PhD, was considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction. As the author of twenty popular books, which have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, including the runaway bestseller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff, he has shown millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them. Dr. Carlson spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular television and radio personality, having been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, The View, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, and myriad other shows. He died in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Kris, and their two daughters.