Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 204 – Real Life Series with Zainab Salbi

For episode 204 of the Metta Hour Podcast, we have the second in a special series celebrating Sharon’s new book, “Real Life.” This interview features a conversation between Sharon and Zainab Salbi, pulled from the Living An Authentic Life Summit.

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Zainab is a humanitarian, author and journalist. Oprah Winfrey identified her as one of the 25 women changing the world to People Magazine and Foreign Policy Magazine called Zainab one of “100 Top Global Thinkers”. She is the co-founder for, Chief Awareness Officer at, and host of Redefined podcast. Zainab is also the author of several books, including the national bestseller Between Two Worlds. In this conversation, Zainab and Sharon speak about:

• How Zainab came to her field

• Joy in the midst of wartime

• Inner turmoil in times of great success

• Zainab sitting first meditation retreat

• Facing our shame with love

• Issues that stem from not knowing our worth

• Zainab’s revelations in her brush with death

• The balance needed for caregiving

• Accepting the shadow of ourselves 

• Seven rules for a happy day

• Zainab’s epiphany to tell her own story

To learn more about Zainab’s work, you can visit her website. To hear this interview in it’s entirety, you can sign up for the Living an Authentic Life Summit right here, which runs online from March 29th – April 2nd and is free to join.

Photo via Zainab Salbi