For Episode 112 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with meditation teacher Adreanna Limbach.
Adreanna Limbach is a meditation instructor, personal development coach, and the author of the book, “Tea and Cake With Demons.” In this episode, Sharon and Adreanna speak about how Adreanna came to the path of meditation, and how that led her to teaching and coaching work. They speak at length about Adreanna’s new book “Tea and Cake With Demons” which was recently released in July of 2019 by Sounds True, discussing how Buddhist principles and practice can help us to cultivate self-esteem and self-worth. The episode closes with Adreanna leading a ten-minute guided meditation. To learn more, visit adreannalimbach.com.
Adreanna shares how putting meditation and the principles of Buddhism into practice became a pivotal moment in her life. She and Sharon speak about how access to community and Dharma teachings has changed over the years.
A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy (14:45)
How can Buddhist practices change our self-image and cultivate authentic self-worth? Adreanna talks about how her new book, Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy, a guide that introduces readers to the teachings and practices of the Dharma that can bring us into a kinder relationship with ourselves and allow us to realize our full potential.
“From my own experience, it has be so helpful to understand and respect and embrace all of my neurotic aspects; the parts of myself that maybe I learned along the way that I should be afraid of. If the theory is that I am whole and complete and sufficient just the way that I am, whole means all of it. Maybe that includes the aspects of myself that I am not so proud of.” – Adreanna Limbach
Am I Good Enough? (42:55)
Why do we so often question our value? Sharon and Adreanna explore why we question so often whether or not what we bring to the table is good enough. Adreanna closes the show with a short guided meditation that offers loving kindness to the places we find most difficult to love.
“It is such an invisible narrative in our culture of, ‘Always more, always climbing, always better. What’s the next thing? Keep going, don’t settle.’ It feeds that struggle of never being able to rest in sufficiency, in enoughness.” – Adreanna Limbach