90 Articles by Jennifer Pastiloff

Jennifer Pastiloff

Why I'm Opening Up About Struggling With Depression While Pregnant

Change is one of the things I struggle with most. Losing my dad at a young age made me crave stability, sameness, don't-ever-leave-me-ness. In fact,...

Jennifer Pastiloff
January 22 2016

You Don't Need A Million Instagram Followers To Succeed & Other Reminders

A couple years ago, I wrote a post here where I said I was successful, and I didn't mean that in any monetary way, or status kind of way. I meant that...

Jennifer Pastiloff
April 6 2015

Why You Can Always Begin Again (Even If It Feels Like You Can't)

Last night's mantra in my yoga class was Begin Again. I've frequently written about how I use mantras in my classes and workshops.

Jennifer Pastiloff
February 17 2015

What If "Right Now" Were Enough?

I always have a theme for my yoga classes. I encourage the class to derive their own mantra from that theme. For example, if the theme is "How may I...

Jennifer Pastiloff
December 29 2014

Are You Making (Good) Sh*t Happen In Your Life?

Everyone (well not everyone, come on now, but let's say some people) knows that my tagline is "What are you manifesting?" If you didn't know ... now...

Jennifer Pastiloff
September 15 2014

Hey, Girl: Your True Self Is Fearless

Let's just get this out in the open: fear is a powerful motherf*cker. Things I am scared of right now: forgetting the sound of my father's voice, how...

Jennifer Pastiloff
July 31 2014

Don't Worry About What Other People Think. Just Go Be You

The other night before bed I posted the following on my Facebook page: Do you equate your business with worthiness? Do you find the need to tell...

Jennifer Pastiloff
May 21 2014

Everyone's Afraid. So Let's Get Over It & Do Our Thing

A few writers came to me this week for advice. One person bemoaned his "lack of talent" (his words) and suggested that there was no reason to write...

Jennifer Pastiloff
May 16 2014

Are You Giving Your Energy To Things That Don't Deserve It?

Recently I posted a picture of a shirt on my Facebook page because I thought it was funny. The shirt offered a definition of the F-word and said:

Jennifer Pastiloff
April 22 2014

What To Do The Next Time Fear Has A Hold On You

Sometimes I fall into fear mode. (I'm human, go figure.) I recently was one of those little slippages.

Jennifer Pastiloff
March 31 2014

I'm Not Always The Person Others Expect Me To Be + Why I'm OK With That

I was recently interviewed by a beloved yoga teacher for a big yoga book/project. As he turned the tape recorder on and asked me the first question,...

Jennifer Pastiloff
February 19 2014

Are You Letting Others Steal Your Happiness?

Lately I've been feeling like I've been letting "them" stress me out. You know "them."

Jennifer Pastiloff
February 13 2014

Down The Rabbit Hole: My Journey With Depression

I went off my antidepressants about nine months ago. In the interim, I've been pregnant and lost it (ectopic) but that'll be another post altogether....

Jennifer Pastiloff
February 3 2014

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People, Already!

Recently I posted a picture from my Galapagos Retreat on my Facebook page. Under it I had written, “Everyone should try and go to the Galapagos once...

Jennifer Pastiloff
January 27 2014

You Can't Be Everything To Everyone (So Stop Trying)

The other day I received two angry emails from people who’d submitted to my site, but hadn’t gotten published on it. I’d apparently also let someone...

Jennifer Pastiloff
January 21 2014

See Your Beauty Now! I Dare You!

Take a picture of your face and remember that in ten years, you will be amazed at how gorgeous you WERE.

Jennifer Pastiloff
August 2 2013