Second Firsts – Live, Laugh, and Love Again by Christina Rasmussen

Second Firsts

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Second Firsts – Book Review

Every now and then you come across a book that is so important – so essential – so life-changing – you wish you could put a copy in the hands of every person who needs it.

Second Firsts – Live, Laugh, and Love Again by Christina Rasmussen is one of those books.

Second Firsts is written for people who have experienced a life-changing loss that runs so deep, that their old life vanishes in an instant and everything must be rebuilt from the ground up.

In Second Firsts, Christina offers you a viable path through the pain but – more importantly – she will help you find your way into a brighter, more vibrant future.

Christina is no stranger to grief. Although she wrote her master’s thesis on the stages of bereavement, when she lost her husband after a three-year battle with cancer, she soon discovered that nothing she’d been taught or believed about the experience of profound loss was accurate.

In her opening message to her readers, Christina writes:

I have lived in the shadow of loss – the kind of loss that can paralyze you forever.

I have grieved like a professional mourner – in every waking moment, draining every ounce of my life force.

I died – without leaving my body. But I came back, and now it’s your turn.

I have learned to remember my past – without living in it.

I am strong, electric, and alive, because I chose to dance, to laugh, to love, and to live again.

I have learned that you can’t re-create the life you once had – you have to reinvent a life for yourself.

And that reinvention is a gift, not a curse.

What Christina has learned – and shares in Second Firsts – is that it’s important not to stay stuck in the “waiting room of grief”. Through her revolutionary 5-Step Life Reentry Model, Christina helps us to move past our loss and our grief and to focus our energies on more positive aspirations – that of re-inventing a better life and a better future for ourselves.

Christina reminds us:

If you’re lost… if you’re gone… if you can barely absorb the words on this page… I want you to hold this truth in your heart: when it’s your time to go, you won’t wish you had spent more time grieving; you’ll wish you had spent more time living.

Second Firsts is an inspiring book that will retain a permanent spot on my bookshelf for years to come.

If you are having difficulty dealing with loss of any type in your life, I highly recommend Second Firsts.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen – Book Trailer

Why should you read Second Firsts? In this video, author Christina Rasmussen tells you everything you need to know about this book!

About Christina Rasmussen

Christina Rasmussen

Christina Rasmussen is a coach, crisis-intervention specialist, and speaker on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts, an organization to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind.

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  1. Dawn Paoletta
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    This one looks fantastic. And Hay House has a blogger community? Wow, I used to read a lot of their publications many years ago. A lifetime ago actually! Anyway, I will check the book and the blogger community out! As always, you inspire me with your reviews. Thanks for that. I want to be better at reviewing, and you do a great job! Thanks, Ramona!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Dawn for your kind words! Yes, I used to read a lot of their stuff too – we will have to chat more about our lives one of these days, there’s probably a lot of commonalities that make us such kindred spirits!

      These days, I try to be as discerning as possible when making my selections, but every now and then something catches my eye (if you click on the badge it takes you to the books I’ve reviewed for them). Second Firsts was, by far, my favorite – it really resonated with me!

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