Christina's personal story + fresh approach to 'life after loss' has garnered international attention.
She's been featured as a Woman Working to Do Good in the White House Blog and has also been featured by PsychCentral, Maria Shriver, NPR and Hay House Radio, among others. She blogs about life after loss on Huffington Post, and one of her blogs have even made it into the most popular list on Impact.
Christina's first book — SECOND FIRSTS: Live, Laugh and Love Again — was released by Hay House in November 2013. It has already ranked as a bestseller on Amazon and BN.com and is now in its second printing run. She’ll also open the doors to her new action-oriented, nonprofit social network The Life Starters — in 2014, alongside her first TEDx talk.
Christina Rasmussen is on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts, Christina spends her time speaking, coaching and helping thousands of people to rebuild, reclaim and re-launch their whole lives — using the most powerful tool for personal reinvention: the human mind.
Before creating Second Firsts, Christina worked as a therapist and crisis intervention specialist. But after losing her husband to colon cancer, Christina experienced the agony of sudden loss, firsthand. With two daughters in tow, she began the tender process of transforming her tragedy into a new career, a renewed sense of purpose, and a life of joy + laughter. Second Firsts was born.
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."
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"When you are a part of the Second Firsts team you join a movement to change the way we view life after loss. It is truly the most rewarding, challenging and fulfilling experience I have ever had."
- Carrie Ryan
Carrie brings a training and development background to the Second Firsts team.
She has worked with a variety of organizations including manufacturingA, zoology,
and conservation. Working with Second Firsts provides a unique opportunity to blend
her background with a higher purpose of helping others.
She can often be found on the beach enjoying the sunshine with her husband.
When not on the beach, she is most likely spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling to new locations, getting all twisted trying out a new yoga move, scouting for vintage finds, and Sunday afternoons spent sipping coffee in the company of great friends. Carrie has a passion for learning and helping others accomplish their dreams. Reach out to Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about the Second Firsts programs.