Your last day on this earth.

Blog post by Christina Rasmussen It’s hard to think about our own last day. You probably think I have some guts to bring this up to this group of people, who lost so much. But ever since my life turned upside down, there is one question I ask myself every day: ‘What do I need to do today to make my life count?’ I refuse to look back and have regrets. Regrets that I didn't spend enough time with…

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Christina’s story of loss and rebirth..

by Christina Rasmussen “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” —Marcel Proust When my terminally ill, 35-year-old beloved husband lay dying on a small hospital bed, with two oxygen masks over his mouth, I knew the kind of terror that was coming next. I knew that grief was about to overtake me. I felt that heavy dread, but, at the same time, as…

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The Birth of Second Firsts

by Christina Rasmussen The name Second Firsts was born at 2:00am in December 2008 while sitting at my desk trying to figure out what I needed to do with my life. Still grieving very strongly, but also having passion for my life's purpose, I knew then that my life was a gift and i was about to offer it to the world. Second Firsts was not a reality yet, but a thought was planted. It was a mere…

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