About Us

About Us

Mission

The mission of The Life Reentry® Institute is to change the way we live life after loss, remove stigma from suffering, and transform the way the world views the grief process—from a place of fear and weakness, to an evolutionary journey.

Our program dispels the myth that grieving must be an eternal state and provides a system to teach those coping with loss how to redefine themselves and rediscover their joy.

We believe that all people have a built-in opportunity to return to their lives after loss with more love, joy, and connection than they ever experienced before. We call this process Life Reentry®, and we teach that everyone’s brain is wired with the necessary mechanisms to assist them in completing their journey. We want to modernize grief therapy by making these cognitive methods accessible to everyone.

Our goal is to make The Life Reentry® practitioner training available across social work and psychological academic curriculums by 2025.

We intend to make Life Reentry® support groups available to universities, counseling centers, hospice bereavement centers, hospitals and in churches everywhere.

We envision a future in which the cultivation of human resilience will be a fundamental component of our national educational curriculum, and we hope our methods will be used in elementary, middle and high schools.

If you would like to be a part of our mission, are interested in learning more about how to start a Life Reentry® support group in your organization or are interested in becoming certified as a Life Reentry® practitioner, please contact us here.

We believe that all people have a built-in opportunity to return to their lives after loss with more love, joy, and connection than they ever experienced before. We call this process Life Reentry®, and we teach that everyone’s brain is wired with the necessary mechanisms to assist them in completing their journey. We want to modernize grief therapy by making these cognitive methods accessible to everyone.

Our Team

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Christina Rasmussen

CEO

Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry® InstituteSecond Firsts and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.

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Carole Downing

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Carole is passionate about inspiring conversations for embracing life after loss and creating greater awareness of the often hidden process of grief.

She holds a Nursing Doctorate from the University of Colorado and has experience in palliative care, integrative medicine, and nursing education. She also has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified Life Reentry® Practitioner. She uses both her professional background and personal experience from the death of her husband to inform her work. In addition to Life Reentry®, she loves singing, spending time in nature, and finding the extraordinary moments in everyday life.

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Christy Sanchez

Christy is passionate about building brand awareness through online marketing and social media strategies. Through running her own companies and working with various clients, she crafted her skill in the digital marketing world. She received her BA in Business from Kuyper College.

Advisory Board

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Advisor

Jayne Mayled

Leader of True Story, creative agency for retailers, consumer businesses and brands. Founder, White Hot haircare.

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Charles Peruski

Managing Director

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Lynn Richard

Senior Director, Global and Strategic Alliances and Partners

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Kevin Robinson

Dynamic Global Business Leader

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Raymond Sanchez

Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development