Truth 1. Your brain holds the key to your happiness.
“The secret I want to share with you is that your brain is so adaptive and so powerful that your own thoughts during a painful period can lead you to experience a remarkable, bright future,” writes Rasmussen, who is the author of Second Firsts. “Even though you are confused and scared, there is a way out of this temporary cloud and onto a powerful bridge. You can help build this bridge to the future, and it can take you wherever you want to go. But you must say new words, have new thoughts, make new friends and add new experiences if you want to discover your new identity. Staying in the past and just going over the events of your loss will not help you rebuild your new life and discover your new identity. You can build new brain maps by thinking differently and experiencing a new life. This won’t be easy but it will be worth it.