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What Living Means is a podcast that shares inspiring personal stories and helpful advice to the wonderful members of YES Communities. We'll take a journey across America for an up-close look at manufactured housing communities and why they are so important to the more than 17 million Americans who live in them.


What Living Means is hosted by Vanessa Jasinski, a Vice President at YES communities. she has a passion for making home ownership a reality for people and families across the United States.

Episode: 10

Back to School

Duration: 22:02 Date: 09/24/2021

Our special guest, Ann Dolin founder of Educational Connections Tutoring and Test Prep, shares with us some strategies for both parents and students to make the return to school a success.

Episode: 9

Growing Community

Duration: 19:28 Date: 08/10/2021

Community gardening provides a place where generations of people can gather and cultivate both food and friendships. On this episode, Peterson Garden Project Founder LaManda Joy and YES Communities' Randi Miller speak to the power of planting seeds th ...

Episode: 8

Thank You For Your Service

Duration: 35:10 Date: 05/24/2021

In this episode, we recognize the incredible service that veterans perform each and every day in our own community. Our two amazing guests reveal the challenges of life on active duty and the skills that make veterans so valuable in the workforce.

Episode: 7

Building Futures Scholarship

Duration: 21:52 Date: 04/19/2021

Last year in 2020, YES Communities launched the Building Futures Scholarship Program to help fund the higher education of YES residents and staff. In this episode, we'll catch up with previous scholarship recipients and educators who can speak to the p ...

Episode: 6

Building Community From the Ground Up

Duration: 21:48 Date: 03/17/2021

We'll examine what it takes to convince local leadership to shake their preconceived notions of manufactured housing and help solve the affordable housing crisis in our country.

Episode: 5


Duration: 20:57 Date: 02/16/2021

Are you in search of a quick fix to instantly improve the course of your day? Author and podcaster Nicole J. Phillips shares her personal experience in maintaining positivity during trying life events.

Episode: Bonus

Living Affordably

Duration: 22:35 Date: 12/03/2020

We speak to two industry professionals about how manufactured housing may relieve the financial stresses of high rents and long-term mortgages.

Episode: 4

How to Create Harmony at Home

Duration: 28:40 Date: 10/26/2020

Do you have trouble staying organized at home? With more days of remote work and virtual school ahead, our guests Kari and Katie of The Home Sanctuary share some helpful organization tips that will boost productivity and curb cabin fever.


Episode: 3


Duration: 21:39 Date: 09/24/2020

Our guest Andy Lane is a gifted songwriter and licensed professional counselor. He gives us some helpful tips on how to stay engaged with our creative side and avoid writer's block.

Episode: 2


Duration: 26:57 Date: 08/12/2020

On this episode, What Living Means heads to Houston to discuss the importance of athletics in childhood development. We catch up with an amazing resident that volunteers his time to lead his community youth soccer team.

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