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Interview with Christina Rasmussen | Aspire Mag

Interview with Christina Rasmussen ~ Life after Loss Pioneer

Aspire Magazine is honored to introduce you to Christina Rasmussen. Christina is a bestselling author, speaker and philanthropist on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts and Life Starters both organizations to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind. Her thriving Facebook community intimately connects with over 200,000 … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

The Short Cut to Happiness

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From the time we were little, the majority of women I know and work with (myself included!) had already mastered the art of people-pleasing.  Girls in particular seem to absorb the message early on that the most reliable way to get our needs met is by meeting the needs of those we rely on to care for us – this is even more true if we grew up in a chaotic environment, or one in which our bond to one or both parents was unreliable or insecure.  Believing that our happiness is dependent on our ability to make our caregivers happy, we become hyper-sensitive to even subtle shifts in the emotional tone of other family members, and come up with some pretty creative ways of adapting ourselves to them.  We might have taken on the role of the “good girl,” whose job it was to … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

The Untold Story of Inflammation and Weight Gain

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Depending on how many decades you’ve been alive—and how many of those decades you’ve spent trying to control your weight, you’ve probably seen many diet fads come and go. The 1990s had the low-fat revolution, the cabbage soup diet, and the lemonade cleanse, to name just a few. The 2000s had the high-protein, low-carb obsession. You may even remember the high-protein, low-carb thing going around in the 1970s as well. One of the basic principles that well-meaning health practitioners have promoted for years is that weight loss always comes down to calories in versus calories out—that whether you eat a balanced, health-promoting diet of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean protein or a bunch of processed junk, as long as the calories are right, you’ll lose … [Read More...]

Relationships

Blessing and Releasing Unhealthy and Unfulfilling Relationships

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Maintaining unhealthy and unfulfilling relationships can drain a person’s life force, while letting go of them empowers us to shift our reality and create space for new relationships that enhance our growth. Blessing and releasing such relationships with unconditional love and integrity can teach us how to forgive our past, heal ourselves, and generate positive energy to progress on our spiritual path toward greater growth and fulfillment.  If we do not break clean from an unhealthy relationship and stop investing energy in it, we will continue to desperately keep it alive while knowing in our hearts that our spirit has already left it, causing us to feel dead inside. Many relationships come to a pivotal point where one person has grown to such a degree that the … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Feng Shui Your Desk for Business Success

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“Clutter creates chaos and cleanliness creates clarity.”  My mother used to say that all the time. I pretended not to understand this statement especially when she was insisting that I clean up my room.  However, my soul knew exactly what lesson she was trying to impart: ‘With free flowing energy in and around you, choices based on your inner wisdom come easily and anything your heart desires is possible.’ I may have pretended not to understand my Mom’s statement, but I remember standing watching her orchestrate my families’ life from her desk in her alcove off our kitchen.  It was a small space and she always kept it neat and tidy. On one side of this alcove was the pantry of dining room linens and tableware. On the other side was her desk.  Files for projects … [Read More...]