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a review of the book

90 Seconds to a Life You Love

More. Did you ever want to be more or have more in your life? Even if you’ve accomplished all you’ve dreamed of or desired, perhaps you’ve noticed that there’s a part of you that keeps nudging you toward whatever is next.
The quote above resonated with me and I think I remember a conversation with every person I coached that was about living up to potential, or feeling like they could be more.
The author, Sarah Rosenberg, says that each of us can learn how to be confident and resilient.  The goal of this book is to help the reader live a life they have designed.
lead a confident, resilient, and authentic life
The process involves embracing all of life: all of the good, fun, enjoyable, happy experiences, and all of the crummy, messy, unexpected, and unpleasant ones, too.
The author describes what she calls the Rosenberg Reset as one choice, eight feelings, 90 seconds.
  1. Make a choice to be present (could think of this as mindfulness, awareness of the present moment without judgment or reactivity, regardless of what is happening inside and/or outside of you.)
  2. Acknowledge your willingness to deal with or tolerate eight common unpleasant feelings (sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability.)
  3. Move through or endure the unpleasant feeling by riding one or more 90-second waves of bodily sensations.
Dr. Rosenberg says that the feeling of unfulfillment is often because of the disconnection or distraction from unpleasant or unexpected experiences.  If we master this reset process, we are headed into a life that we’ve designed and that feels fully lived and expressed.
This book contains a series of 14 journalling exercises, multiple visualization exercises, and a variety of strategies to try as we learn to reset.
On her website, she provides multiple worksheets associated with her book. She also has several YouTube videos that are interesting.
I really liked this book and can broadly recommend it.

What if you responded to others, events, and situations from your core values instead of your immediate reactions?