100 episodes

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.

Dear Life with Christina Rasmussen Christina Rasmussen

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    • 4.6 • 77 Ratings

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.

    Ep. 133: Christina Rasmussen - Stop Modifying Yourself

    Ep. 133: Christina Rasmussen - Stop Modifying Yourself

    Today I talk about showing up as yourself without any modifications. Without the adjustments you had to make to survive the world we live in.
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter  Share Your Invisible Losses Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 6 min
    Christina Rasmussen - Self-Compassion

    Christina Rasmussen - Self-Compassion

    It has been a few weeks since we’ve had a new episode and this one is a short one about self-compassion. I also talk about why I took a break from writing the weekly letter (don’t worry, it will be back soon) and how healing it has been to take a pause from one pursuit to make space for another.
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 9 min
    The Life-Altering Conversations of 2021

    The Life-Altering Conversations of 2021

    We wind up 2021 with clips from a few episodes that I loved and that I hope you’ll love, too. You can find the links/episode numbers to the full episodes from each guest below. Thank you for spending time wanting to change your life. Thank you for searching for the truer self that exists within you. Thank you for not giving up on that true self. Don’t you ever stop that true self from coming out. Thank you for listening to the podcast and I wish you happiness, bliss, and peace in the new year.
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    - Episode 107 - Anita Moorjani
    - Episode 111 - Steven Kotler
    - Episode 102 - Terri Cole
    - Episode 123 - Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti
    - Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
    - Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
    - Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter
    Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 13 min
    Christina Rasmussen - Express Yourself

    Christina Rasmussen - Express Yourself

    Inside of all of us there lives an identity, a personality that is always hidden. Only a small percentage of people are able to show up in the world exactly as they are because it can take a great deal of courage. So, today, let’s try to express our true selves even if it’s in a small way. Start with one choice to reveal a part of your hidden self. Maybe it’s wearing a color that you love, painting a wall in a color no one else would normally choose, or in any other way that makes sense to you.
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    - Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
    - Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
    - Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter
    Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 7 min
    Christina Rasmussen - The Open Sea

    Christina Rasmussen - The Open Sea

    I talk about making sure that in your life, in your relationships, with your family, your friends, and with yourself that you honor the open sea perspective and the knowing that you have because of the losses that you’ve experienced. You are not here to settle. You are here to live the life that you’re supposed to have.
    “What a shame finally to reach the open sea, but settle for a modest jug of water!”
    - Excerpt From: Rumi. “Rumi's Little Book of Wisdom.”
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    - Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
    - Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
    - Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter
    Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 6 min
    Christina Rasmussen - Grief and Joy in the Holiday Season

    Christina Rasmussen - Grief and Joy in the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is upon us and so are the complex feelings that can come with it. I talk about the contrast of the happiness of the holidays and the pain of loss, anxiety, and worry that can plague so many of us. I also talk about the importance of trusting that we can show up as ourselves without always preparing so much. I want you to try to make space for both sadness and joy during this time. They are two sides of the same coin.
    I’d love to know what you think. Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook. 
    Things We Mention In This Episode
    Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter
    Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

Great show and host!

One of the best podcasts I've been a guest on! Christina is so energizing and passionate. She knows how to dig deep with the topics at hand. Her Dear Life Podcast is at the top of my subscription list!

Dlue8 ,

119- Jennifer Katz. The Good Widow

I loved this episode. I could relate to virtually everything Jennifer discusses. Approaching 8 years as a widow and I will always grieve and refer to him as my husband, not dead nor late. Vacations are not as often, learning to talk to people as a single person is truly different. Dating - no time for games. I needed to hear much to remind me of how normal my life after loss truly is. Thank you Christina and Jennifer 💜

Marc Chernoff ,

Filled with Peace & Comfort

Christina is so thoughtful, honest and caring. Listening in on these conversations feels as though you are receiving the biggest and tightest hug. Many of the interviewees talk about grief and their darkest days and Christina holds space for them. The conversations are so heartfelt and vulnerable. Surprisingly, these tough conversations bring peace and comfort and hope.