Creating The Destination by Listening to your Journey with Jennifer Pastiloff
On this month’s theme of adventure, we’ll be taking a look at lifestyles! Specifically, following your intuition — you know, that little voice inside your head telling you what you probably should do, but you don’t entirely know whether to trust it or not. It’s important to remember that adventure can mean traveling and going on these incredible trips… but it also can happen between your own two ears.
Our guest today (and good friend), Jennifer Pastiloff, has definitely followed this little voice of hers! She travels the world, guiding people through her unique hybrid of yoga-related movement, helping them manifest their dreams and embrace their imperfections! When she’s not traveling the world, she’s spending time with her husband and son, in their home in Los Angeles. She has also started a really cool Instagram called, @NoBullshitMotherhood, all about raw parenting and the honest-to-god sh*t show it can sometimes be. And her recently published book, On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, shares the story of her life and how she grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning.
Today you’re in for a real treat with Jennifer! We talk about so many different aspects — from pain and shadows to growth and change. The many turns in her life have been incredibly unexpected, but also incredibly profound and valuable. She shares about all that life has thrown at her, how she has adapted to the unexpected, how her career has developed and unfolded, and how to pay attention to the good sh*t and appreciate your wins.
In this conversation, we love how she paralleled the way that we are vulnerable in our relationship with how she is vulnerable in her own struggles with her anxiety, depression, and hearing loss. We hope you listen to today’s episode and ask yourself the same questions she asked herself in her biggest times of growth: In what ways are you blocking yourself from opportunity and growth? And what are the things that can actually make you really happy even if they don’t fit the regular script that society hands us?
[:35] About today’s episode with our good friend, Jennifer Pastiloff.
[:58] Sharing our review of the week!
[1:59] Sophie shares a topical quote on this topic.
[5:00] More about today’s guest, Jennifer Pastiloff.
[8:35] What adventure is — especially in today’s episode.
[10:52] Sophie shares another quote that reminds us of Jennifer.
[12:40] Today’s conversation of the podcast.
[14:14] Jennifer talks about her first unexpected moment: having a child later in life.
[18:00] Jennifer speaks about her journey to getting to the point where she was building her career at 35.
[21:20] Before finding her career, Jennifer reflects on the programming that prevented her from changing her life.
[27:57] What Jennifer discovered when she became a yoga teacher.
[30:40] When did Jennifer begin to take yoga beyond the asana practice into ‘manifestation yoga’?
[38:00] Jennifer’s experience with having a child later in life.
[44:09] The importance of flexibility in your life and adventures!
[50:46] How Jennifer is similarly aligned with our mission of radical transparency.
[52:42] Why we’re all kind of assholes sometimes!
[56:37] Pay attention to the good sh*t and appreciate your wins.
[59:04] What has been Jennifer’s proudest moment?
[1:02:57] What has been the best advice Jennifer has ever received?
[1:03:30] What has been one of Jennifer’s most difficult moments to-date?
[1:05:11] When Jennifer is anxious or depressed, what self-care tools does she use?
[1:09:07] What ignites Jennifer?
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