Recovering your life
Truth 4: Grieving is a natural part of evolution. “It is human to survive by adapting and evolving,” writes Rasmussen. She’s the founder of Second Firsts, an organization to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina spends her time speaking, coaching, and helping thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the most powerful tool for personal reinvention: the human mind. “Grieving is a natural part of how we evolve as individuals to respond to the challenges we face,” she says. “It’s amazing, the way we can be catapulted toward life even in the midst of loss. You see, loss creates an unbelievable amount of space for life to enter in. What you feel as emptiness is life’s new home, and what you feel as loneliness is the urge to hold life’s hand again.