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Christina Rasmussen, author of “Second Firsts” and “Where Did You Go?”, and founder of the Life Reentry Institute, has life-altering conversations with people of all walks of life who have impacted the world against all odds. They have faced great loss and extraordinary circumstances and used their grief and life lessons to transform their lives. Each week, Christina speaks with artists, athletes, astronauts, authors, chefs, and every day people to explore their hardest moments and how they found the strength and resilience to not only survive, but to thrive and go on to have incredible impacts on the world. This is not your typical podcast with the same old guests. Our goal is to introduce you to new voices and stories that might be similar to yours so that you can find hope, healing and thrive again, too.

Christina Rasmussen, author of “Second Firsts” and “Where Did You Go?”, and founder of the Life Reentry Institute, has life-altering conversations with people of all walks of life who have impacted the world against all odds. They have faced great loss and extraordinary circumstances and used their grief and life lessons to transform their lives. Each week, Christina speaks with artists, athletes, astronauts, authors, chefs, and every day people to explore their hardest moments and how they found the strength and resilience to not only survive, but to thrive and go on to have incredible impacts on the world. This is not your typical podcast with the same old guests. Our goal is to introduce you to new voices and stories that might be similar to yours so that you can find hope, healing and thrive again, too.
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Christina Rasmussen, author of “Second Firsts” and “Where Did You Go?”, and founder of the Life Reentry Institute, has life-altering conversations with people of all walks of life who have impacted the world against all odds. They have faced great loss and extraordinary circumstances and used their grief and life lessons to transform their lives. Each week, Christina speaks with artists, athletes, astronauts, authors, chefs, and every day people to explore their hardest moments and how they found the strength and resilience to not only survive, but to thrive and go on to have incredible impacts on the world. This is not your typical podcast with the same old guests. Our goal is to introduce you to new voices and stories that might be similar to yours so that you can find hope, healing and thrive again, too.

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English


Episodes

Coffee Date With Christina: How to Begin to Let Go of Your Loved One's Belongings

9/14/2019
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Welcome to the installment of a series of shorter episodes in which I answer a question from my community that I know many people are looking for support with and I hope these episodes bring you some comfort and clarity. I want these to feel like a conversation among friends over coffee, which is why I’m calling them Coffee Date With Christina. Those that know me, know that my conversations quickly go into the deep end and cover the big topics and feelings and that’s what I’ll be doing here...

Duration:00:06:48

Ep. 16 Kristine Carlson: From Heartbreak to Wholeness: Embracing the Wisdom of Loss

9/10/2019
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Today’s guest is a very, very good friend of mine, Kristine Carlson. From the moment I met Kristine, I’ve felt such joy in my heart. I wanted this conversation to reflect the conversations Kristine and I share when we get together over a cup of coffee because we go deep! I encourage you to listen to this conversation ALL the way to the end. We talk about everything you want to talk about with your friends but you may feel vulnerable talking about it. Especially if you’ve lost your husband...

Duration:01:10:42

Coffee Date With Christina: What I Believe About the Afterlife

9/7/2019
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Welcome to the first in a series of shorter episodes that I’m releasing in which I answer a question from my community that I know many people are looking for the answer to and I hope these episodes bring you some comfort and clarity. I want these to feel like a conversation among friends over coffee, which is why I’m calling them Coffee Date With Christina. Those that know me, know that my conversations quickly go into the deep end and cover the big topics and feelings and that’s what I’ll...

Duration:00:07:57

Ep. 15 Frank White: What the Experiences of Astronauts Can Teach Us About Life, Loss, and the Universe

9/3/2019
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I started this podcast so that I could give you access to people who have done not just incredible things, but things that are out of this world and my next guest is definitely one of them. Today’s guest Frank White is the man that coined the term, The Overview Effect. As some of you know I am obsessed with space and the stars and the universe and the whole mystery of the cosmos so when Frank said yes to this interview I was literally and metaphorically over the moon to have him join...

Duration:01:08:16

Ep. 14 Karen Salmansohn: From an Award-Winning Designer to Inspiring Millions with her Books

8/27/2019
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This week’s guest is the most amazing, extraordinary woman who is so creative, so visual and such a genius with words and putting together stories that will make your heart feel like it’s being heard. Her name is Karen Salmansohn and she used to be an amazing creative director in advertising working with celebrities like Jon Stewart, Goldie Hawn, Madonna, Tony Robbins, and so many more. She had this incredible advertising career but it wasn’t enough for her plus it was a very, very...

Duration:01:11:46

Ep. 13 Courtney Carver: From a Diagnosis of MS to a Life Full of Meaning and Simplicity

8/20/2019
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I have been looking forward to this conversation so much and I’m so happy to be able to finally share it with you today. Today, my guest is Courtney Carver the author of Soulful Simplicity and the creator of the minimalist Fashion Challenge Project 333. Courtney believes that simplicity is the way back to love and that letting go of things and thoughts that don’t add value to our life can actually be the way to ADD a whole lot of meaning and connection. Courtney was diagnosed with Multiple...

Duration:01:04:58

Ep. 12 Christina Rasmussen - On Writing

8/13/2019
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In today’s episode, I’m doing something a little different and flying solo, no guest, just me! I wanted to talk to you about my journey becoming a published author because it’s a question I get asked a lot as it’s a common dream for many and I want to help you make your dreams come true! One thing you’ll notice quickly about me is that English is my second language. I grew up in a small town in Greece and started learning to speak English around the age of 13. At that time if you had told...

Duration:00:17:00

Ep. 11 Roz Savage: From Corporate Life to 4 Time Guinness World Record Holder

8/6/2019
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It is not an understatement to say that today’s interview changed my soul! I was so moved by Roz Savage’s story and the more I dove into it the more captivated I became. Roz is the very first woman to row solo across the world’s biggest oceans. She holds 4 Guinness World Records for rowing. We spent over an hour to talk about what triggered her to leave her “perfect on paper life” and set out on a path to completely rewrite the course of her life. When she set out on this path she didn’t...

Duration:01:12:53

Ep. 10 Janine Shepherd: Former Elite Athlete Learning to Walk and Live Again After a Tragic Accident

7/30/2019
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Today’s guest is Janine Shepherd and I’m so honored she shared her story with me and my community. Janine has defeated the odds (more than once!) and is inspiring so many with her life-changing journey. She was a very talented skier on the Australian Olympic team when she suffered a life-altering and supposedly permanent paralysis. But Janine did not accept the fate of that injury and took charge to make her life goals happen by rehabilitating her injured body. Janine fought really hard,...

Duration:00:57:14

Ep. 9 Michael Bentt: Fighting for his Life - In and Out of the Ring

7/23/2019
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I’m so excited to introduce you to today’s guest Michael Bentt. Michael is best known as a WBO World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, an actor (most notably in the movie Ali starring Will Smith) and is also featured in the first episode of the Netflix original series Losers. I have to tell you that my conversation with Michael was very personal, very raw and very real. He shares with us his struggles with his father including physical abuse and struggles with suicide and the very, very hard...

Duration:01:03:38

Ep. 8 G. Brian Benson: How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into a New Life

7/16/2019
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Today’s guest is G. Brian Benson who is an award-winning, Amazon best selling author, Life Coach, radio personality, actor, TEDx speaker who knows the value of trusting your intuition and wants to share his own personal journey of growth with you. His latest book is called Habits for Success: Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar. He is a humble guy who decided one day to change his life and decided to step way outside of his comfort zone, the place that I call The Waiting Room. He stepped into a...

Duration:00:56:34

Ep. 7 Danielle Weber: Big Dreams, Big Art, and a Lot of Hard Work

7/9/2019
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Do you ever hear music or see art and feel like it's beyond this realm? Too beautiful or too big to have been created by a single person? That's how I felt when I was introduced to Danielle Weber's art. I was speechless and it instantly felt to me that she has been painting and creating for many lifetimes. Danielle creates art on a very grand scale and I was so curious to speak to her about her process and how it informs the rest of her life. In our conversation, she shares one of her...

Duration:00:58:29

Ep. 6 Christine Egan: From a Breast Cancer Diagnosis to Redefining What it Means to be Healthy

7/2/2019
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Today’s episode is with a friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago at age 42, Christine Egan. She was one of the very first people that came to mind when I was thinking of someone that would be open to talking about receiving such a frightening diagnosis. In most of our lives, we’ll have to deal with a tough diagnosis so I’m certain her story and experience will resonate with you deeply. She is now in remission, which makes me so happy, and she is a healthy living...

Duration:01:22:10

Ep. 5 Michelle Steinke-Baumgard: From Her Husband’s Unexpected Tragic Loss to a Life of Adventure and Healthy Living

6/25/2019
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I want to introduce you to one of my very dear friends Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, she is an author, speaker, coach, mother, and a re-married widow. After losing her husband Mitch in a plane crash in 2009, she turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Exercise has become much more than just a way to keep her body healthy and strong, it’s a way for her to connect to her soul and to create a beautiful community. “I exercise because it changes my soul.” ~ Michelle...

Duration:01:11:34

Ep. 4. Jonathan Franklin: Behind the Scenes of an Award-Winning Journalist's Life-Altering Stories

6/18/2019
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NOTE: Please note, this episode contains adult themes, including talk of gun-related violence, terrorism and explicit talk of the realities of war. Please take good care of yourself if these topics are triggering or leave you feeling extra tender. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, support is available 24/7 through the Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255. In today’s episode I want to introduce you to someone that inspires me to stay outside of that box of normalcy as...

Duration:01:02:31

Ep. 3. Traver Boehm: A Life-Altering Month in a Dark Cave and Getting His Life Back After Divorce

6/11/2019
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The first time Traver came into my life, he was on stage at an event and the first few words he spoke just blew me away. I had goosebumps recounting that moment with him during this interview, and I’m certain this conversation will leave you feeling the same way. We talk about the hardest experience he’s ever gone through, how the death of relationships is such a complex type of loss, and how he finally re-entered his existence after a painful (but powerful) time of transformation. He was...

Duration:01:26:13

Ep 2. Azim Khamisa: From Devastating Grief to Incredible Forgiveness

6/4/2019
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NOTE: Please note, this episode contains adult themes, including talk of gun related violence, murder and suicidal thoughts. Please take good care of yourself if these topics are triggering or leave you feeling extra tender. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, support is available 24/7 through the Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255 and more resources are listed below. When I dreamed up this podcast, the goal was to have conversations with everyday people that are...

Duration:01:09:50

Ep 1. Nicole Stott: A Transformative Journey to Space

5/28/2019
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I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce you to one of my most favourite people on this earth, maybe the universe! It feels so fitting to kick off this brand new podcast with someone that has a perspective of the earth and life that only about 500 people in history have ever had the opportunity to experience. Nicole Stott is a vetran astronaut and artist and we had such a beautiful and wide ranging conversation. We talked about how she combines her unique experiences on the...

Duration:01:18:09

Intro: The Dear Life Podcast

5/24/2019
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Welcome to my podcast! I am SO excited to spend an hour with you every week, speaking with extraordinary human beings that have experienced tragic circumstances, devastating losses and they have found themselves at the rock bottom arena. Yet somehow, they managed to find the steps, find the mountain and climb all the way back up. We’re going to learn all about them and how they live their life. We’re going to dive into their hardest, most difficult and escapable moments and discover how...

Duration:00:01:57