Invisible Loss: Recognizing and Healing the Unacknowledged Heartbreak of Everyday Grief

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About the Author
Christina Rasmussen is an acclaimed grief educator and the author of Second Firsts and Where Did You Go? She has helped countless people break out of what she coined the "waiting room" of grief to rebuild their lives through her Life Reentry(R) Model, a new paradigm of grief, based on the science of neuroplasticity. She lives in Austin, Texas. For more, visit

"Finally, a book about the kind of heartbreak that is so often dismissed or never even talked about. Christina takes the reader by the hand through this world of silent losses and helps them understand not only why they have been anxiously stuck in the past but how to find their way back to themselves." --Leeza Gibbons, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Leeza's Care Connection

"I think we're surprised by how the 'invisible' can sometimes have the greatest impact on our lives. I'm thankful to Christina for lifting us all up by helping us bring the invisible to life and understand how we can all find our place as 'watcher and thriver with a sprinkle of survivor'--a wonderful analog to crewmates having successful missions on a spaceship. By behaving like crewmates, not passengers, we have the power to create a future for ourselves and for all life on Earth that's as beautiful as it looks from space." --Astronaut Nicole Stott, author of Back to Earth

"If you feel stuck in the waiting room of a half-lived, wounded life, this book presents a strategy of self-discovery that takes you from surviving to thriving: out of the prison of your comfort zone and into the arms of the world." --Justine Musk

"Suffering is inevitable, and yet no one gives us a guide on how to deal with and heal our wounds. Invisible Loss is that manual. It shows how to turn pain into purpose, suffering into a source of meaning, and hurt into a way to help." --Dr. Jade Teta, author of Human 365

"Every journey needs a map, or guidebook, to help us on our way. Christina has poignantly and sensitively created just such a road map for everyone that struggles into a life reentry. A book for everyone to read. Simply awesome." --Ray Zahab, adventurer and author of Running for My Life

"In her latest book, Christina Rasmussen undertakes a courageous exploration of a subject within the complexity of loss that is often overlooked and deeply misunderstood. Invisible Loss delves into the nuanced terrain of personal transformation and the subtle yet profound shifts within our lives as we experience the many losses presented on our journey. Regardless of the catalyst to loss, we all face moments of impact that shift our world. With eloquence and keen insight, Christina examines the subconscious minefield that is experienced universally but often is not recognized or seen. This book serves as not only an important validation for our unseen pain but also a step-by-step guide to shifting from the waiting room, the awareness of one's self, and reentry into what comes next. In each chapter, the author invites you to sit with her for coffee breaks and do the hard but necessary work to reenter life not only on your terms but in a way that will reveal the hidden parts previously left behind--a must-read for anyone ready to move forward to find their inner thriver." --Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, author of Healthy Healing

"A profoundly important book for anyone who is dealing with grief. Christina has walked the talk, and her insight and wisdom is apparent on every page." --Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author and Dear Jane Advice Columnist