On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard

Jennifer Pastiloff

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: John Murray Press

Published: 12-12-2020

£10.99

Learn how to seek out unexpected beauty, how to listen fiercely and how to live a life full of wild happiness with this extraordinary book

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Description

‘Beautiful and tender, profound and absorbing. I never wanted to put it down’, Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild’A gritty and passionate memoir’, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveCentered 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 24 × 128 × 198 mm
Page Count 336