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On Being Human
On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard | Jennifer Pastiloff
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An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness. Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said yes, despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, I got you. Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realization over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of I am not enough. Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.
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Cinfhen
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#AyUpAugust My daughter Niki (❤️)turned me onto Jennifer Pastiloff ~ a motivational speaker/ Yogi and all around badass #human I just picked up her memoir on Audible 🎧

Mdargusch So sweet! 3mo
Cinfhen Hi 👋🏽 @Mdargusch hope you‘re having a wonderful summer with your family 3mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3mo
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squirrelbrain Sounds interesting! And how nice to get recommendations from your daughter! 3mo
Mdargusch 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼. Sorry we missed you this summer. ☹️ 3mo
DivineDiana Is that a picture of Niki? 3mo
Cinfhen No @DivineDiana that‘s the author 3mo
DivineDiana That was my other guess! 😘 3mo
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dixi_e
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This book is already speaking so deeply to me. And I‘m piqued and ready to actively listen. 😍