METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 207 • Real Life Series Book Launch

For episode 207 of the Metta Hour Podcast, we are celebrating the release of Sharon’s new book, Real Life, with a recording of her virtual book launch event. Recorded on April 11, 2023, and hosted by the Insight Meditation Society’s Book Club, this event features a conversation with Sharon and JoAnna Hardy, moderated by Dan Harris. In this conversation, Sharon, JoAnna, and Dan speak about:

• The impetus for the book, Real Life
• How committed meditators can still be stuck
• Where Sharon struggles with openness
• JoAnna’s journey with shame
• The difference between guilt and shame
• Handshake practice
• Growth mindset versus fixed mindset
• Joanna’s daily practice
• Love taking the form of fierce compassion
• Navigating a meditation drought
• The growing pains of learning new things
• What role community plays in Real Life
• Aging gracefully and staying open
• What authentic living means to Sharon

Real Life is now available from Flatiron Books in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats. Click here to learn more about the book or get a copy.

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