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Hello!   Welcome!   

I am Christine Hassing.  And who is that?

A brief bio is:

  • A Leadership Life Coach

  • A Published Author of Two Books and Counting {to learn more visit the Hope Is tab}

  • Life Story Writer 

  • Inspirational Writer in How to Frame and Reframe our Life Stories

    • from Self-Judgment to Self-Worthy, from Uncertain to Hope-fully, from Grieving to Embracing, from Shame to Dignity, from Separated to a Sense of Whole

    • via Heartfelt Words of Hope, and how Mother Nature and Soul Wisdom guide our Metamorphosis Life Journeys 

  • Mindfulness and Writing Teacher 

  • Speaker


There are certain things that are Universal no matter the language, the culture, or where you live. Loss and the grieving process share a commonality: in pain and in promise. Loss doesn’t have to be death in the sense of a loved one—two legged or four. Loss is being separated from the safe haven you knew. Marriage, friendship, a job, your home: whatever you loved, needed, or associated with as part of your identity is now absent from your life.

And it’s now giving you the opportunity to transform.


-Excerpt from "To the Moon and Back to Me:  What I Learned from Four Running Feet" 

When asked to share in a class who I most admired and why, I sat thankfully and fretfully in the back row of the classroom pondering my answer. I was thankful I was sitting in the back row and would not have to answer first so that I had the additional time to reflect. I was fretful trying to narrow my list down to one person.

When it became my turn to answer, my reply was something like this: I stopped telling people to watch the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close when the overwhelming response I would receive was that the movie was so sad. I didn’t see the sadness when I had watched the movie. Instead I saw the purpose of each encounter between the little boy and the individuals he met. I watched the gifts that came from tragedy. I found that I, too, desired to find and build 427 people into my scrapbook, twenty-fold. Throughout the entire movie I saw hope. What do I most admire? The strength and beauty of the human spirit.

My approach as a life-story writer is not to ask questions. I do not have a script or template that guides what to ask. As I tell storytellers, my approach is to listen for the story you wish to share with me as it is the story that is meant to be shared. When we can listen not from a place of what we want to know but from a place of what others wish to share, we are providing that nonjudgmental, compassionate space for healing. We are allowing others in pain the freedom to be.

Indeed, I can think of no greater admiration than the strength and beauty of the human spirit, and the spirits that come in fur coats.

Excerpt from "Hope Has a Cold Nose"

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