Feb. 23, 2020

The Mojo Radio Show EP 262: When You Feel Broken, What Now? - Jen Pastiloff

The Mojo Radio Show EP 262: When You Feel Broken, What Now? - Jen Pastiloff

Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real and Listening Hard, tells the incredible story of her journey. She believed she was a bad person from the time she was a child and lived with depression and anxiety while...


Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real and Listening Hard, tells the incredible story of her journey. She believed she was a bad person from the time she was a child and lived with depression and anxiety while slowly losing her hearing. She kept this secret until a moment of awakening that set her on a profoundly different, more open, accepting and joyful path as a writer, teacher and leader. Jen speaks with honesty and clarity about the often rocky road to becoming human. When people ask Jen what she does, how does she like to reply? What has Jen discovered about being human? Jen was close to her Dad. He died when she was 8, what does Jen recall about that day? Jen knew she had a problem but didn't want to let it go. Why? How do we get beyond that facade of "Oh, I'm fine" when we are not? What it feels like to be understood when someone gets you? How did it feel when Jen could say, I can't hear you? Did that help with her shame? Treat everyone with compassion because you don't know How did Jen wait on tables when she could not hear? How Jen learnt to listen What identity did Jen take on as a waitress? How did she see herself in that job? While waiting tables, Jen stopped writing and stopped creating; she felt dead inside. Is this common? Is part of Jen's identity today being an artist? Watching her friend who plays in Snow Patrol is a form of yoga for Jen. Why? Why was Jen so good at teaching yoga? How do we ensure someone feels safe? 5 Post-It note exercises Jen grew up in a land of lack. What's the impact that has on mindset? Why is PINK, a fan of Jen's work?   LINKS   Jen Pastiloff https://www.jenniferpastiloff.com   Top 10 Cowbell songs of all time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
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