Christina Rasmussen

Christina Rasmussen is a bestselling author, speaker and philanthropist on a crusade to change the way we live after loss.

As the founder of Second Firsts and Life Starters both organizations to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind.

Her book of the same name — Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again— aims to take her message even further.

Christina’s work has been featured on the Huffington Post, NPR, The Times of India, Beliefnet, the White House Blog, and

Christina is the mother of two beautiful girls who watched their father die of cancer and saw their mother alchemize that tragedy into a new life of joy and laughter.

She resides in San Francisco, California, with her husband, Eric, their four daughters, and their dog, Tyson.

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But as she points out: "This has never been about my story. This is about the work of Reentry. It's about choosing to dance, laugh, love + live again."

"If you're lost. . . if you're gone. . . if you can barely absorb the words on this screen. . . I want you to hold this truth in your heart: when it's your time to go, you won't wish you'd spent more time grieving — you'll wish you'd spent more time living."

Connect with Christina — and 150,000+ Second Firsts fans — on Facebook and 23,000 followers on Twitter.


Danielle is an avid paper lover, scrapbooker, movie watcher & voracious reader. She received a B.A. in English from Western State Colorado University and a B.A. in History from The Ohio State University. She has a strong background in legislative issues, program development, and team motivation in the public, non-profit and private sector fields.

Danielle is honored to be a part of the Second Firsts team and is passionate about helping people find their tribe and support systems, along with helping her clients get organized. Reach out to Danielle at if you would like to learn more about the Second Firsts programs or have questions.

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