You’ve suffered a loss. A terrible, terrible loss of a loved one in your life. You’ve probably been grieving, too, and it’s pulling you down. You know you need to overcome your sorrows, but you’re not sure where to start.
Your search ends here. You are not alone. Second Firsts is here to help.
I founded Second Firsts with one goal – to help people just like you find a portal back to life. You may think that there is no way anyone could possibly understand what you are going through. But I can. In 2006, I experienced the pain of losing somebody who I held most dear – my beloved husband. In that year, he passed away after succumbing to colon cancer, after two weeks in the ICU with me at his side every single day, struggling to hold onto the last moments of his life.
“Christina and her program, “Re-entry after Loss” helped me to see the solid gains interwoven among the massive losses in my life. I choose to embrace the gains that have become a part of, and enriched my life. Thanking God for these, I walk forward in life with them as a part of me, through the “Re-entry” door into life. Walking on this journey back to life with Christina and one another has been a life-changing blessing!”
-Margaret Holt Baird
Exactly! I found a way to channel my grief and use my newfound confidence to launch a business based around my journey out of the darkness and into the light. I called it “Second Firsts.”
I’ve been through the pain of losing a loved one, and now I’m offering a special six-week learning experience for people going through just the same. I will take you through my signature Re-Entry process, and through a series of inspiring and enjoyable phone calls, audio and written exercises, and self-exploration, we will help you find a pathway back to happiness again, just the way I did after the death of my husband.
We call it “Re-Entry to Life After a Death.” Others call it a miracle.
“Second Firsts has changed my life in that I can remember and honor the memory of my husband and smile through the pain. He will always live in my heart, yet, I feel freer to go on with my life knowing that this is what he would have wanted for me…to live a life filled with much love, laughter, kindness, and wonder!” – Cecilia Ramirez
“Remarkable can’t begin to describe this incredible path that Christina has lead us to and through. I used to believe that getting over a death, divorce or other tragedy had to take a long time depending upon the person. In six short weeks she has brought us from the deepest depths to a brand new Life! Thank you Christina from the bottom of my heart!”
By the end of this program you will have:
- A new identity
- New confidence
- A fresh outlook on your loss
- A list of goals to define your new life
“Three years after losing my son in a tragic accident, I was convinced that life for me was just something to endure. I joined several different grief groups and read many books about grief and loss and, although I met some caring, compassionate people, there seemed to be nothing out there that offered anything more than support after loss. That was until I found the Second Firsts Life Re-entry program and Christina Rasmussen. Second Firsts gave me not only hope for life after loss but the unique tools to begin to plug into life again. Never was I told to “move on” or to “get over” my grief. Grief will forever be a part of my life but because of Second Firsts I am moving forward towards a life that involves hope and fullness and joy again.”
-Donna Asbridge Osborn
“… because of Second Firsts I am moving forward towards a life that involves hope and fullness and joy again.”
“Remarkable can’t begin to describe this incredible path that Christina has lead us to and through. I used to believe that getting over a death, divorce or other tragedy had to take a long time depending upon the person. In six short weeks she has brought us from the deepest depths to a brand new Life! Thank you Christina from the bottom of my heart!” -Susan Dods
“Christina and her program, “Re-entry after Loss” helped me to see the solid gains interwoven among the massive losses in my life. I choose to embrace the gains that have become a part of, and enriched my life. Thanking God for these, I walk forward in life with them as a part of me, through the “Re-entry” door into life. Walking on this journey back to life with Christina and one another has been a life-changing blessing!” -Margaret Hold Baird
“Now having shared coaching time with her I have finally turned a corner towards becoming the new person I became after loss entered my life. Nowhere have I ever before heard or read about not trying to fit into the heart and mind of the old me but to respect and revels in the new, “wisdom borne of loss” me. Christina has given me permission to cry but also to dream BIG once more. To trust myself and in a life ahead filled with possibilities and opportunities just waiting for me to open up that beautiful sparkling opalescent box, tied with a glimmering ribbon with heart shaped gift tag that reads, “Congratulations, inside awaits your gift of wisdom That comes with joy, blessings, love, laughter, strength, bravery and all the success you desire and deserve”!!!!”
“I just want to tell Christina WOW!! That is all I can say! She was amazing…”
“I knew I wanted change in my life after losing the dearest person in the world to me, but HOW? Christina led me down the path supporting and showing me the way over the bridge from the past to my new life through the Re-entry class. The impact on me is huge!” -Paula Harrison
“Wow Christina…I’ve listened to the audio part of Week 1 twice now and, although I know this must apply to lots of people, it’s as if you’re talking just to me. I’ve been living in the waiting room for three years now with no idea how to get out.”
‘Wow…I thought homework this week was intense and eye-opening. It’s been a long, long time since I took that honest of a look at my life! It wasn’t pretty but it felt good to declare it so I could know it. I hope someday we can all tell our current story and look back to today’s homework and it will be kind of like those dramatic before/after weight loss pictures for all of us”. ‘
“Thank you truly doesn’t seem adequate as words go… so from my heart, I offer my deepest and most sincere gratitude for your full-on presence with me, and for not compromising a THING in our time together. You are precious beyond words, and our time proved invaluable to me beyond measure.”
“I just want to tell Christina WOW!! That is all I can say! She was amazing to talk to on the phone & I feel our connection just after a few short minutes on the phone with her. I could hear & sense her passion for what she is doing & she brought me a sense of inspiration & led me to the point that I know where I can get to!!!”
Week One: The science of grief — and the art of reinvention
A crash-course in understanding your brain’s hardwiring system — and why grief will continue indefinitely, until you choose make it STOP.
You’ll listen to an intimate introduction to your The Re-Entry To Life Program instigator & guide, Christina Rasmussen — and hear how her personal story of loss lead to a revitalized career, new love, and a renewed sense of purpose & vision.
Week Two: Assess your reality
A tough-love reality check, designed to pull back the dense fog of grief. You’ll walk through your house, and do an inventory of your physical possessions — and dusty emotions.
Prepare to open your eyes and see how you’re truly living (or not living) your life — and how your everyday choices + thought-patterns are shaping your inner world, and outer reality.
Week Three: Check your pulse
When was the last time you laughed, without guilt?
Indulged in a senseless crush, without worrying what others might think?
You’ll challenge yourself with pulse-raising activities, and learn how to remember your loss — and LIVE — at the same time.
Week Four: Shift your vantage point
If you’re trying to rebuild the life you once had, you’re setting yourself up for pain + frustration. In order to end the cycle of grief, you’ve got to complete a 180° pivot, and face the future with fresh eyes. Discover practical spiritual (and neuro-linguistic) techniques to silence your chattering mind, and shift your sight line forward.
Week Five: Discover who you’ve become
You’re not the person you used to be — you’ve suffered, you’ve shifted, and you’re different.
So, how do your old values, goals & priorities align with your fresh identity — and future self?
Using transformative self-inquiry & journaling practices, you’ll start to see your true self unfold into the present.
Week Six: Re-enter your world
From going on your first date since the death of your spouse, to taking your car out of the garage for the first time since the crash, every “second first” is a powerful stride towards unshakable self-empowerment.
You’ll create your own personal list of Second Firsts — and schedule electronic accountability check-ins to ensure you complete them, on schedule.
Because when you’re ready to re-enter your world, your goals will be your anchor.