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Christine Hassler
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Christine Hassler is the author of the new book Expectation Hangover and teaches people how to leverage personal and professional disappointment. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about... but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote the first guidebook written exclusively for young women, entitled 20 Something, 20 Everything. Christine’s second book, The 20 Something Manifesto, written for men and women stems from her experience coaching twenty-something’s.

Today, she supports individuals in discovering the answers to the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Christine is a Life Coach known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine believes we all deserve and are capable of discovering our passion, pursuing our dreams, and making an impact on the world.

As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country. She has spoken to over 100,000 people at colleges, personal growth events, conferences, and corporations. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked or generational diversity. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.

As a Gen Y Expert, Christine has been a spokesperson for American Express and the key resource for their women’s and millennial advocacy programs. From her passion about education and student development, Christine created a life balance curriculum for the Leadership Institute. She is member of Northwestern University’s Council of 100, The Young Entrepreneur Council and is a faculty member at the University of Santa Monica.

Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine is active in volunteerism and loves living a healthy lifestyle. She currently resides in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas.

Entries by Christine Hassler

Is There Someone You're Trying to Change or Save?

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 5:39 PM

Is there someone in your life you really hope will change? Do you find yourself taking on the responsibility for other people's transformation? Do you even get annoyed when you see someone you care about not living into the potential you see in them?

I get it. When I dove...

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Being Single Is Not a Disorder!

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:55 AM

I have been hearing a lot of people complaining about being single lately and approaching their relationship status as some kind of disorder that needs to be treated. I observe so many single people, especially the ladies out there, consistently working on themselves to find their "soulmate."

In today's vlog...

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Wisdom From a 93- and 88-Year-Old

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 10:46 AM

This week I was blessed to attend two talks that deeply touched my heart -- one was from William, 88 years old and a successful entrepreneur, business consultant and philanthropist. The other was from Deborah, 93-year-old and founder of two of the top spas in the world, author and prominent...

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Is It Better to Use Your Head or Heart When Faced With a Decision?

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Decisions... they can be liberating or paralyzing.

They are liberating if we relish in the freedom we have when it comes to choosing everything from our outfit to our job to our thoughts.

But they are paralyzing if we hang out in limbo waaaaaaay to long going back and forth...

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How to Get Over a Breakup

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:55 PM

A breakup. There is not much that feels worse than heartache from ending a relationship. This week I've heard from a lot of people who are going through a breakup -- either a romantic one or a friendship -- so I wanted to share ways to expedite your healing process...

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Please, Please, PLEASE Don't...

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 5:11 PM

Please do not give up. Even when it gets hard... especially when it gets hard, because the truth is: It is not always easy to get the things we want, but it is always possible --@christinhassler (Tweet this!)

I see so many people give up and lose hope...

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How to STOP worrying!

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 9:34 AM

There seems to be a lot to worry about in life given we cannot control everything. But worrying is a HUGE drain of your energy and completely useless so today I am going to offer you a way to stop worrying, or at the very least dramatically reduce it.


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Watch Your Language!

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 9:38 AM

Today's update is easy to read and implement. It will also change your life because you are going to take the advice.

How did you feel when you read the above line? Perhaps excited, curious, engaged and optimistic?

Now compare those feelings to how you feel after you read...

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Time for a Breakup

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM

Things are heating up out there -- and I don't just mean the weather. This is an intense time of major patterns coming up for awareness and release. Translation: You may be feeling stuck and/or extremely stressed. You may also be experiencing something where you are thinking, "Oh no, not...

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Just Ask

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 2:09 PM

"Ask and ye shall receive."

You've heard this, yet do you find that sometimes you do not ask?

Like times when you feel like it would be needy or greedy. Or times when you do not want to put the other person out or feel uncomfortable. Or times you don't...

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Your Secrets Aren't Safe

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 12:49 PM

Secrets are toxic. I'm not talking about the sacred things we keep to ourselves or hold in confidence when others have confided in us.

I am talking about the kind of secrets we...

Keep inside because we are ashamed.

Hide because we are so afraid to tell anyone for fear...

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What Is Your Purpose?

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Ever wonder what your purpose is or how to live it more fully?

The first step to discovering and living into our true purpose is to understand that the truest, and really the only, purpose of life is to grow and become more aware of the Love we are.


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My Body Love and Weight Loss Tips

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 10:40 AM

A new year is a time where a lot of us are setting intentions around taking better care of ourselves physically. I am sure it will not come as a surprise that one of the top resolutions people make each year has to do with losing weight.

If this is...

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A 5-Minute Daily Practice That's a Game Changer!

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 8:54 AM

In last vlog/blog I answered the question, "Is it possible to be happy all the time?" The answer was not really and you can read why here.

Although it may not be realistic to be in a certain state all the time because we are human, we must...

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Is Being Happy All the Time Possible?

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:02 AM

Do you find that you have taken on the expectation that if you are doing this personal growth work "right" you are supposed to be happy all the time? Sure, eternal happiness sounds awesome, yet this expectation that we "should" be able to be in a positive place all the...

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Are You Promoting or Demoting Yourself?

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:31 PM

We are all equal. No one is better or worse than anyone else. No one is more or less worthy, lovable, or valuable.

But we often lose sight of this truth when we become identified with the roles we play in life and end up putting ourselves in "less than"...

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The First Step to Getting Over ANYTHING

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:51 AM

The human experience is full of great stuff like creativity, miracles, connection with others, laughter and dark chocolate. And because we evolve through contrast, our experience also includes challenging situations and things we may not put in the "great stuff" category. I call them expectation hangovers.

But the good news...

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What I Learned From A Spiritual Teacher

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 8:48 AM

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend time with an incredible spiritual teacher named Arkan on sacred land in New Mexico. He does not have a personal website or social media platform. He does have a profound connection to Spirit and Mother Earth that makes him one...

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Are You Addicted to Thinking?

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 10:37 AM

Ever feel like your mind just will not shut off?

Most of us are addicted to thinking. Our addiction tends to intensify when our mind perceives there is a problem to be solved. We want answers. We want resolution. We want to figure it out. Because we believe once we...

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Q&A With Arianna Huffington About Thriving During Expectation Hangovers

(3) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 10:25 PM

In 2006 I had the pleasure of being introduced to Arianna Huffington. It was such an honor to begin blogging on the site during the beginning years and also get to know Arianna. She has continued to be someone I deeply respect personally and professionally. Since she has been a...

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