10/10/2014 04:53 pm ET

Why It's Okay To Admit That You're Not Happy

From the outside, Christine Hassler had all the trappings of an enviable life. As a young agent in Hollywood, she was successful, influential, and seemed to be enjoying a glamorous Los Angeles lifestyle.

On the inside, though, she was insecure and unhappy. But it was difficult for her to tell others how she was really feeling.

Hassler, now a life coach and author of Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressey-Tehrani to discuss why it's okay to admit that you're not okay.

"I thought it was better to put on a mask and pretend that everything was fine and pretend to be strong," Hassler said. "Once I took off that mask and started to be vulnerable and really honest about the fact that I didn't know who I was, then things started to change."

Watch the conversation above, and check out the full segment to learn more about "expectation hangovers."