Dear Life with Christina Rasmussen

Christina Rasmussen

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. read less
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Ep. 127: Diane Wald - A Writer’s Life
23-11-2021
Ep. 127: Diane Wald - A Writer’s Life
As you know, I love writing and I’d also love for you to write. I have received hundreds, if not thousands of messages, from people who want to write a book and are looking for information on how to go about it and how to get one published. Before you think about publishing, it’s essential to consider one important thing: the enjoyment of writing and just getting your story on the page. Today’s guest is an amazing fiction writer and poet, Diane Wald. Her book, “My Famous Brain”, was the winner of the Visionary Fiction category from the NYC Big Book Awards, a competition judged by experts from many facets of the book industry worldwide, including publishers, writers, and professional editors. We spent the hour talking about her life as a writer, her struggles when she was teaching and writing, and how she’s had 3 books published in the last 3 years at 73 years old. She truly is an inspiration to any who wants to know how to start and is worried that it is too late to start. 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.  More About Diane Wald Diane Wald, at age 73, is an award-winning poet and novelist, who has worked as  an English professor, academic dean, and communications director for a national animal welfare organization. She has published five chapbooks, four full-length collections of poetry, and two novels. Three of her books — Gillyflower, The Warhol Pillows, and My Famous Brain — were published within the last three years.  You can connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Things We Mention In This Episode Website: MyFamousBrain.comWebsite: GillyFlowerNovel.comBook: "My Famous Brain" by Diane WaldBook: Where Did You Go? by Christina RasmussenBook: Second Firsts by Christina RasmussenNewsletter - 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!
Ep. 126: Dominique Antiglio - Finding Freedom and Trusting Yourself
16-11-2021
Ep. 126: Dominique Antiglio - Finding Freedom and Trusting Yourself
I had a deep, intentional, and grounding conversation with a sophrologist named Dominique Antiglio. Dominique is a Sophrologist and founder of global Sophrology platform BeSophro, and best-selling author The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology. She specializes in stress and sleep management, anxiety reduction, and burn-out prevention.  This conversation is for you if you feel like you’re living life too fast or if you’re feeling like you’re especially sensitive to the world around you and people don’t seem to understand those feelings. She also beautifully speaks to the idea that we should acknowledge certain relationships in our lives have limits. To know these limits helps us remove the judgment we place on that person and find peace with what that relationship can provide us and what it cannot. It was a fascinating conversation and I hope you enjoy it. 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.  More About Dominique Antiglio Dominique is a Sophrologist and founder of global Sophrology platform BeSophro, and best-selling author The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology. Dominique specialises in stress and sleep management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prevention. She has been instrumental in bringing the practice of Sophrology into the mainstream (the Guardian calls it the “dynamic young cousin” of mindfulness), with prominent figures like Arianna Huffington publicly praising Dominique and her work. You can connect with her via her website or Instagram. Things We Mention In This Episode - Website: BeSophro - Book: "The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology" by Dominique Antiglio - 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!
Ep. 123: Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti - Is Death Real?
26-10-2021
Ep. 123: Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti - Is Death Real?
Today’s episode is with Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti who has dedicated the last 15 years of his life to exploring the data and evidence in our world to see if there really is life after death and death truly is just a doorway. I felt truly connected with him. He cares so much about people that have lost their loved ones and he wants to help alleviate some of that grief by making sure they know that death is not the end. You’re going to be left with less doubt about the survival of consciousness and you will enjoy his in-depth and scientific exploration of the afterlife.  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.  More About Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti Scottish/Italian author and speaker Piero Calvi-Parisetti is a medical doctor originally specialising in Public Health and Disaster Management. After working with the International Red Cross and the United Nations in the management of international  humanitarian aid operations,  at the end of year 2000 he took up a late academic career. Until 2015, he has been Professor of Emergencies and Humanitarian Action at Milan University (Italy) and a visiting professor at several other universities. In 2004, a simple anecdote narrated by his wife triggered an intellectual interest, at first, and then a true scholarly passion for psychical research, especially for the study of scientific evidence pointing to the survival of human personality of bodily death. By digesting some 30,000 pages of literature, attending international conferences and study days, interviewing the researchers and even training personally with Dr Raymond Moody (the first physician to write about Near-Death Experiences in 1975), Dr Parisetti became convinced that mind and consciousness cannot be reduced to the activity of the brain, and, in a way which we do not understand, they survive the death of the body. He is the author of five books and the producer of an 8-hour video course on various aspects of the survival hypothesis. He closely collaborates with the Forever Family Foundation, a nonreligious, not for profit organisation strong of over 12,000 members worldwide dedicated to furthering the knowledge of afterlife science among the bereaved.  You can connect with him via his website, or Facebook. Things We Mention In This Episode - Website: DrParisetti.com - Book: "Step Into the Light" by 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!
Ep. 122: David Richman - Winning in the Middle of the Pack
19-10-2021
Ep. 122: David Richman - Winning in the Middle of the Pack
Now and again, I get to have a conversation with someone who is so extraordinary in ways that I didn’t expect even after researching their lives and accomplishments.  In this case, David Richman was exactly that. He discusses the journey he has been on to change his life, change the lives of his kids, to impact the cancer world and inspire cancer survivors to be more connected and get the help they need, to live a healthier life despite his upbringing and the original narrative of his life. If you’re looking to better your life and understand why his book “Winning in the Middle of the Pack” was so impactful to me, this is the episode for 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.  More About David Richman David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, he discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer. You can connect with him via his website, Facebook, and Instagram. Things We Mention In This Episode - Website: cycleoflives.org - Book: “Winning in the Middle of the Pack” by David Richman - 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!
Ep. 121: Nicole Stott - Back to Earth
12-10-2021
Ep. 121: Nicole Stott - Back to Earth
Today’s episode is with one of my favorite people in the universe, astronaut Nicole Stott. Her book, “Back to Earth” is out now for everyone to enjoy. We talk about her incredible experiences under the ocean, in space, and how the process of making art with no gravity is strange and magical. Her book is extraordinary and her heart and soul is all about reminding us that we are the guardians of planet Earth, not only for ourselves, but for our kids and future generations. It is so important that we can protect this beautiful space ship that we all live on and that we remember to tap into the feeling of connectivity that lives inside all of us. 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.  More About Nicole Stott Nicole Stott is an Astronaut, Aquanaut, and Artist who creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on spaceship Earth. She believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth. A personal highlight from her spaceflight experience was painting the first watercolor in space, which is now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC. She is the founder of the Space for Art Foundation, and co-founder of Constellation.Earth.  You can connect with her via his website and Instagram. Things We Mention In This Episode - Book: Back to Earth - Website: www.nicolestott.com  - Space for Art Foundation.org - 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!
Ep. 120: Paul Selig - A Conversation with a Channel About Our True Self
05-10-2021
Ep. 120: Paul Selig - A Conversation with a Channel About Our True Self
Today’s conversation is going to feel very different. This is an opportunity for the person who sees the world in a more traditional way to see it in a very new way. My guest today is Paul Selig. He is a channel. A receiver that shares information from guides, who are not here in the physical world, that is insightful and life changing. I believe many of you will be surprised at the intelligence and importance of what Paul’s guides share. In this episode, we talk about his new book “The Kingdom”. All of his books have been channeled and received in a short amount of time, well-written, and already edited. They are direct from the source.  If you are looking to witness yourself and your life from a different place, from what is called the “upper room” where energy is higher, where creation is a fearless experience, then I hope you listen in to this conversation with an open mind. 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.  More About Paul Selig Paul Selig is considered to be one of the foremost spiritual channels working today. In his nine breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, The Book of Mastery, and the Beyond the Known Trilogy: Realization, Alchemy, and The Kingdom author and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature. Paul was born in New York City and received his master’s degree from Yale. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant.  Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically. His work has been featured on ABC News Nightline, Fox News, the Biography Channel’s The UnXplained and Gaiam TV’s Beyond Belief.  Also a noted academic, Paul served on the faculty of NYU for over 25 years and is the former director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. Paul offers channeled workshops internationally, conducts frequent live-stream seminars and makes his home on the Island of Maui. You can connect with him via his website, Instagram, and Facebook. Things We Mention In This Episode - Book: The Kingdom, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Book: Alchemy, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Book: The Book of Truth, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Book: The Book of Mastery, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Book: The Book of Love and Creation, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Book: I Am The Word, A Channeled Text by Paul Selig - Website: www.paulselig.com  - 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!
Ep. 119: Jennifer Katz - On Being a "Good Widow" and Dating After Loss
28-09-2021
Ep. 119: Jennifer Katz - On Being a "Good Widow" and Dating After Loss
Today’s guest is Jennifer Katz. The author of “The Good Widow.” Jennifer lost her husband unexpectedly 3 years ago after 18 years of marriage.  We discuss how loss changes us, how dating after the death of a spouse is a complex and difficult decision but can be a rewarding one too.  There are some controversial subjects Jennifer and I touched upon during our conversation. Just try to remember that our experiences are unique to each of us and we should seek to be inspired by the diversity of everyone’s choices.  Your journey is your own. Especially after loss. 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.  More About Jennifer Katz: Jenny, author of The Good Widow, is an adoptive mom and a stepmom living in Western NY. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Jenny is Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo. She teaches about gender, sexuality, and helping relationships, and in her free time, she loves reading, yoga, musical theater, and broccoli. You can connect with Jennifer via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Relevant Links - Official Site: The Good Widow - Book: The Good Widow - 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!
Ep. 117: Andrea Owen - Surviving Infidelity, Coming Back Stronger
14-09-2021
Ep. 117: Andrea Owen - Surviving Infidelity, Coming Back Stronger
Today’s guest is someone that you’re going to fall head over heels with. In this conversation, Andrea is transparent, vulnerable, and honest. This is about loss, addiction, being cheated on, and recovering stronger than ever. She found a way out of the corner that life put her in and completely transformed. Andrea is helping every woman get their confidence back (or helping them find their confidence for the first time) and teaching them to take up space without apologizing for it. I felt really connected to who she was and her message and I hope that you will, too. 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.  More About Andrea Owen: Andrea Owen is an author, global speaker, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence, and master resilience. She has taught hundreds of thousands of women tools and strategies to be able to empower themselves to live their most kick-ass life through speaking, her books, coaching, and her wildly popular podcast with over 3 million downloads. She is the proud author of two books, which have been translated into 18 languages and available in 22 countries. Her latest book, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength came out on August 2021. Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, a SHE RECOVERS®️ coach, as well as a Certified Daring Way™️ Facilitator; a modality based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or writing books, Andrea is busy riding her Peloton bike, chasing her two school-aged children or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”. You can connect with Andrea via Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Relevant Links - Official Site: Your Kick Ass Life - Book: Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength - 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!
Ep. 115: Karen V. Johnson - From Judge to Shaman After the Loss of Her Son
20-07-2021
Ep. 115: Karen V. Johnson - From Judge to Shaman After the Loss of Her Son
Today’s conversation is with Karen Johnson, a healer and writer who spent 30 years of her life working as a judge until her beloved son, Ben, died from an overdose at 27. After that devastating experience, she sold her home, retired, spent 2 and a half years traveling and interviewing shamans, and ultimately became one herself.  This episode is about Karen’s journey with grief and the world beyond. She emphasizes that, while it will take time, we don’t have to be stuck in our grief and our loved ones don’t want us to be stuck as it keeps them from doing their work on the other side. If you want to know how to find the wisdom and energy in grief that can be used to create a new life and how to trust the universe, this is a must-listen. 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.  More About Karen V. Johnson: Karen Johnson is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), a former Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan, and holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs (MPH, MPIA). Karen is a retired federal administrative law judge and practiced criminal and energy law for more than 30 years. She also is a former U.S. Army officer, Major, USAR (inactive).  Karen was personally trained by Alberto Villoldo and the Four Winds Society, and holds a certification in Luminous Healing from Healing the Light Body School, and is a teacher with the Four Winds. You can connect with Karen via Instagram or Facebook. Official Site: Shamaniclarity LLC,  KarenJohnson.net Book: Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss 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!
Ep 114: Nancy Levin - Stepping Out From Behind the Curtain and Into the Full Expression of Her Life
13-07-2021
Ep 114: Nancy Levin - Stepping Out From Behind the Curtain and Into the Full Expression of Her Life
We re-visit a conversation with Nancy Levin and this time with better audio than before! We talk about her divorce and how hard it was for her to walk away from a relationship that was verbally abusive. We talk about boundaries and how important they are in our lives and how to shift out of “people pleaser” mode and into living your life for YOU! If your life feels like it’s not your own. If you are running, if you are busy, if you are rushing through every day of your life and you feel that laughter and smiling is not a part of who you are anymore then I hope you’ll listen to this conversation. I’d love to hear what you think of this conversation and how you see it translating to your own life. Be sure to comment below or connect with me on Instagram to tell me all about it. More About Nancy Levin Nancy Levin is a Master Coach and bestselling author of several books, including Permission to Put Yourself First and Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free (Hay House, January 2020). She was the Event Director at Hay House from 2002 - 2014 and now hosts her own weekly call-in radio show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio. Nancy offers in-depth coaching and training programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and setting boundaries that stick. You can connect with Nancy via her website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Things We Mention In This Episode Website: www.nancylevin.comBook: Jump...And Your Life Will Appear by Nancy LevinBook: Writing For My Life by Nancy LevinBook: Permission to Put Yourself First by Nancy LevinBook: The New Relationship Blueprint by Nancy LevinBook: Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free by Nancy LevinWorkshop: Join Christina at The Omega Institute for Life Reentry After LossBook: Where Did You Go? by Christina RasmussenNewsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly inspiration 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!