Jennifer Pastiloff: Manifesting Her Home in Her Happy Place

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Being Home With Hunker is a podcast where each week we chat with designers, artists, and creatives in the spaces that express and shape their identities: their homes.

"I'm grateful for that house-sitting experience because it really planted the seed and gave me permission to dream," Jen Pastiloff remembers. "And I really allowed myself to feel, 'I get to have this.' And maybe not necessarily this house, or a house this big, or even in L.A., but I get to have this. And I got really clear. I don't know how, but I don't have to keep myself so small in this sort of scarcity mentality I've been in for a long time. And I will say, sitting here now, a year later, I own a house. I bought a house in Ojai."

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Jen Pastiloff is a woman who wears many hats. She is the best-selling author of "On Being Human," a public speaker, coach, and creator of the ​Shame Loss​ Movement. She leads retreats and yoga classes, both online and in person, in addition to hosting her own podcast, "What Are You Bringing?"

Cheryl Strayed, the author of "Wild," calls Pastiloff "a conduit of awakenings."

I personally was drawn to Jen though Instagram, and the honest and inspiring images and words she posts — especially those that give us a behind-the-curtain peek into her life. Head over to the Being Home With Hunker podcast to hear our conversation where we talk about:

  • How a house-sitting experience planted the seed that gave her permission to dream of owning her own home.
  • How everything comes at the right time, including nice kitchens.
  • How she lost her entire income at the beginning of the pandemic — and how she found magic through it.
  • Manifesting her home in Ojai, California, her happy place — and how, yes, this particular experience was meant to be.
  • How she created her course on "Shame Loss."
  • Starting her days with a body prayer and how she wants to feel.
  • The items in her home that hold the most value to her.
  • What being home means to her.

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