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WITH CHRISTINE HASSLER

The Life Coach Podcast with Christine Hassler

How To Stay Positive In A Challenging Job Market

From Huffington Post Column 7/02/09:Dear Christine,I have been unemployed for nine months and I feel myself becoming more depressed about it every day. When I was first laid off, I was able to see it as an opportunity. But now after looking for a job every day with no success, I am getting really scared…

Weekly Update: Do You Believe in Magic?

Last weekend I attended a wonderful event and as part of the entertainment for the evening, an incredible magician/illusionist performed who mesmerized the audience. I looked at the facial expressions around the room and noticed how joyful and youthful everyone appeared as we stepped out of our super serious adult lives and suspended our disbelief.…

Weekly Update: Life is a Highway, How do you Drive?

Picture this: You are running late and hit unexpected traffic. Everyone on the road seems to be over 80 years old or fresh out of Drivers Ed class. How do you react? Does all the frustration manifest into driving more aggressively and critiquing aloud your fellow drivers? Are you guilty of road rage? I will…

Advice On Advice

From 6/23/09 Huffington Post Column:The last few weeks, I have offered observations and advice regarding the twenty-something experience which inspired even more advice, feedback and colorful commentary. One comment that I wanted to highlight was from mono who wrote: This article is bogus because I think nobody can give advice to others. I heard a…

10 Tips For 20 Something Transformation

From 6/17/09 Huffington Post Column:The past two weeks, I have blogged about the rite of passage for today’s twenty something woman (part one and part two). Below are ten brief tips to keep in mind during this time of transformation or really any stage of life as we are all consistently presented with unique challenges…

Weekly Update: Jump In!

I love swimming but I never have been a fan of cold water. Probably because I grew up in Texas and spent summers swimming in pools that were like bath water. So when faced with a cold water swimming opportunity, I have always eased my way in. First feeling the water with my hand, then…

Weekly Update: Stuck in a Moment?

Stuck in a Moment? Are you stuck in a pattern? Are you fixating on the same issue or thought? Are you wallowing in an emotion? Last week I wrote about letting it be and this week I want to encourage you to let it go! There is a distinction between giving yourself the space and…

Part 2: The Rite Of Passage For Today’s Twenty-Something Woman

From 6/08/09 Huffington Post Column:In my column last week, I discussed the rite of passage that a woman goes through in her twenties which brought forward great comments and questions so I’m continuing the conversation. Next week I’ll summarize the two columns by featuring specific tips for twenty-something transformation. But if you want concrete action…

Let It Be

Have you ever noticed that when an uncomfortable feeling arises, all you want to do is stop it, change it, ignore it or hope it passes quickly? My clients often come for a session with the desire for some sort of “feel better quick fix.” When I invite them to just be with the discomfort…

The Rite Of Passage For Today’s Twenty-Something Woman

From 6/02/09 Huffington Post Column: My intention in this post is to begin a discussion around the issues, challenges, and changes that women face as they journey through their twenties and into their thirties. This is a crucial time in our lives as we are faced with forever-feeling decisions and the expectation to map out…

What is your theme song?

Music is something that can alter my mood and attitude by bringing a memory from the past immediately into the present moment, inspiring me, or uplifting my spirits. I absolutely love the transformative power of music – don’t you? Just think about your favorite song right now, hear it playing in your head and notice…

What Is The Most Important Thing To Learn In Your Twenties?

From 5/26/09 Huffington Post Column:They say hindsight is 20/20. I’m sure we all have said at least once, “If I knew then what I knew know . . .” Some kind of time machine where we could go back and give our younger self advice may have spared us some unnecessary angst! But since the…

One Step at a Time

After speaking at Bridgewater College in Virginia last week, I had an hour drive back in the dark to my hotel in the thickest fog I have ever seen. Now, I’m not experienced at driving in fog (I live in LA – we drive in smog, not fog!). I could only see about three to…

Interns Wanted For Meaningful Media!

Make a Difference through Meaningful MediaDo you like art? Film? Music? and do you want to make the world a better place?VISION: Meaningful Media is a nonprofit network providing resources to inspire and empower those committed to changing our world through media, art, design and performance. (https://www.meaningfulmedia.org/). BACKGROUND: Media, arts and popular culture can help…

How To Get Over A Cheater

From 5/19/09 Huffington Post Column:Dear Christine,I broke up with my boyfriend about two months ago because he cheated on me. I am really struggling – it infuriates and makes me sad every time I think about it. I feel totally betrayed and duped. Any suggestions on how I can get over this? Cheated on, 28,…

When To Dive Into A Long-Term Relationship

From 5/12/09 Huffington Post Column:Dear Christine,From your experiences and research about 20-somethings, at what point in life do you suggest young people start looking for a long-term committed relationship? I understand that getting your life in order and learning to be an individual while concentrating on a career are very important, but what are some…

Phasing Out A Friendship

From 5/5/09 Huffington Post Column: Dear Christine,I read your posts about spring cleaning relationships and your advice hit a nerve with me. I have a friendship I want to end – I have known her since high school, but I don’t feel that close to her. We used to have fun together, but our lives…

How To Spring Clean Your Relationships Part 2

From 4/28/09 Huffington Post Column:Last week I wrote a post on “How To Spring Clean Your Relationships” and the insightful comments inspired me to elaborate a bit more about the process. As you are reviewing the relationships in your life, consider the following: 1) Spring cleaning a relationship is NOT about making the other person…

How To Spring Clean Your Relationship

From 4/23/09 Huffington Post Column:Now that Spring is in full bloom, many of us are motivated to do spring cleaning. From our closets to our cupboards, clearing away clutter leaves us feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. But after you drop of bags of clothes to Goodwill and toss stacks of old papers (into the recycling bin…

How To Be Jobless Without Feeling Useless

From 4/14/09 Huffington Post Column:Dear Christine,I have been unemployed for two months and feel like I have been very proactive in my job search. I am on-line everyday looking for new opportunities, I am using professional networking sites, and submitting my resume wherever I can. What else can I do? I actually want to work…

Exclusive Blog Talk Radio Event With Lindsay Pollak, Alexandra Levitt & Christine Hassler- April 14th

Exclusive Blog Talk Radio Event With Lindsay Pollak, Alexandra Levitt & Christine Hassler- April 14th Free Online Event for Current and RecentCollege Undergraduates: REGISTER TODAY 30/20 VISION ON BLOG TALK RADIO – SPONSORED BY FORTÉ FOUNDATION From First Job to Dream Job — Making the Most of Every Career Opportunity April 14, 5:00-5:30 p.m. E.S.T.…