Jennifer Pastiloff did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she finally left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said yes to her first workshop, it was a choice that changed her life. 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. Since then, she has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to 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." Her complicated, perfectly imperfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of "I am not enough." Centred around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how one woman battled her demons within and won. Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, this inspirational memoir is a celebration of happiness and self-realisation over darkness and doubt. Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, spirit and humanness.
On Being Human