Christina Rasmussen

About Christina

Christina Rasmussen is an acclaimed grief educator and bestselling author of Second Firsts (Hay House, 2013), Where Did You Go? (Harper One, 2018), and Invisible Loss (Sounds True, 2024). In 2010, four years after her thirty-five-year-old spouse passed away from Stage 4 colon cancer, she created the Life Reentry process, which launched her on a mission to bring compassion, grace, and validation to thousands, while simultaneously establishing an exit from what she termed theWaiting Room. 

Christina holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling (University of Durham). She is currently finishing her master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing (Academy of Art). Her grief work has been featured on ABC News and in Women’s World, the Washington Post, and the White House Blog. She is a Psychology Today contributor.

In her spare time, she is learning to play the piano and planning her first trip to the edge of space. She works and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.


Christina’s art creates a seamless continuum between tangible form and ethereal formlessness. The concepts of time and space are fundamentally illusory, thereby giving rise to the interplay between these figures and landscapes, they are intertwined yet separate.

Christina is currently completing her MFA in Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and she is working on her Thesis Painting series called The Gatherings.

These paintings, invoke the profound essence of energy undergoing countless metamorphoses within the human body as we traverse in between realms. Through the lens of eternal nostalgia, these captivating figures keep meeting each other in between lifetimes.

Christina will be sharing a collection of paintings in 2025.