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In 2022, “Life Resumed” won the Finalist Award in the Christian-living category sponsored by the Reader’s Favorite international award contest.

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Life Resumed

The rise in mental health illness is at an all-time high due to the current pandemic and economic crisis. Chemical abuse, suicide and crime have doubled and, in some cases tripled, compared to the pre-COVID era.

Life Resumed has received excellent reviews from mental health care professionals as a compelling faith-based book that empowers the reader to reclaim their life by providing:
  • Skills to help readers move from being immobilized to creating a plan.

  • Commentaries and prompts to help readers respond to and process emotions.

  • Tools for parents/caregivers to address their own and their children’s fears.

  • Guidelines to initiate and direct meaningful conversation.

  • A list of warning signs to determine if professional counseling is needed.

  • An entire section devoted to helping readers move forward through self-discovery.

  • A study guide for personal insight or group discussion.

Also addressed in the book are losses we face on a daily basis including bereavement, divorce, unemployment, etc., and where most books on grieving end, Life Resumed continues with a section titled Life Regained that enables the reader to:

  • Live in the Present

  • Discover their Passion

  • Plan for the Future

  • Help others (including children)

The author is well acquainted with devastating pain and loss as well as the joy that healing brings. God, always present in her life, became her anchor through her personal experiences with various tragedies including the recent loss of three siblings in one year.

Paulina has a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has worked with youth and families in various capacities including crisis intervention. She currently conducts "Healing from Loss" workshops and shares her story on a variety of platforms by way of offering hope and encouragement.

Paperback: 253 pages

Publisher: PRJ Publishers (April 22, 2022)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0578678748

ISBN-13: 978-0578678740

Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches

Reader Reviews



Pertinent. Extremely helpful. Encourages hope/strength while promoting solutions if approached honestly & prayerfully. Wish I read it sooner.


Teddy R.



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Life Resumed by Paulina R. Jaramillo is a thoughtful and comforting work of self-help that helps you to overcome grief and loss. It is a book with a solid purpose that will help you to name and own your behavior and emotions often present as a result of a catastrophic event or other loss. Jaramillo writes with a genuine feeling of empathy as she gives spiritual and emotional support from her own experiences and professional orientation. As a workbook, it sparks you to reflect and express yourself, to open up and let out your emotions as a helpful step toward healing. Life Resumed is a useful self-help workbook that anyone experiencing a personal crisis should pick up, read, and work with.

-Vincent Dublado 

If you found Good Grief: The Complete Set helpful...

you’ll find Life Resumed invaluable.

                                         The Story Behind the Books

The decision to write my grief recovery books, A Time to Heal, Life Interrupted and Life Resumed came about as a result of several deaths in our extended family. Three family members (mom, step-dad and sister-in-law) passed away within a ten-month period! Since then we’ve lost nine others including three siblings in a 1-year period (2019-2020). 


I was fortunate to be by my mother's bedside and able to hold her in my arms when she died. My voice and my arms were the last earthly contact she had before receiving her spiritual body and entering into God’s presence. Although I did not hear divine music or see angelic beings, I nevertheless felt His presence sustaining me. Despite the sadness for the things left unsaid or the actions not taken, I knew she was at the feet of God…beyond all earthly needs and desires.

I've written a story titled. "Life is for Living" about this experience.

To read the story, go to "Free Articles" page.

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