About the Second Firsts Letters
Christina Rasmussen is an acclaimed grief educator, bestselling author of Second Firsts (Hay House, 2013) Where Did You Go? (Harper One, 2018) and the upcoming book Invisible Loss (Sounds True, 2023) She founded the Life Reentry Foundation in 2021 to make new beginnings accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender or ethnicity. While at the same time replacing an outdated model of grief and establishing a pathway out of what she coined the waiting room.
The Second Firsts Letters began 4 years after her 35-year-old husband died of stage 4 colon cancer. Her own devastating experience of grief catapulted her towards a long but necessary journey bridging the gap between grief and life.
What Readers are Saying About the Letters
The letter has a way of magically being just what you need at the time you read it! It is always precisely authentic, real, and raw! Your Friday letter shadows the true walk in grief; loss; and LOVE.Christy
I feel heard, comforted, and encouraged. Grief will not be the end of us.Cheryl
It was my lifeline in the early years. Gave me courage and recognized my feelings were the same as others.Ranie
The first letter I read of yours I had a feeling of relief. Relief that I wasn’t going mad, relief that this woman who I had yet to meet understood me, understood my inner feelings better than I did. Each letter continued to guide me and help me with the muddle of emotions and turn them into words. Words that I could finally relate to.Annette
Peaceful… it brings peace and a smile to my heart and soul. We are never alone if we choose not to be.Lillian
Each letter is a lovely, short story validating my thoughts and emotions. And it allows me to be ok with where I am in this grief.Noriko