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You Can Handle Anything!

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Shira Gura, Emotional Well-Being Life Coach and award-winning author, knows first-hand what it feels like to get hijacked by your emotions. But she also knows that being able to control your emotions IN THE MOMENT is the most empowering way to live. In this podcast, you will learn how to get unstuck… read more

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282: Consider No Shame

September 20th, 2022

17:43

Have you ever had the experience where you said something you wish you hadn't?

Or you made a decision you later regretted?

If so, you might be familiar with the feeling of shame.

I can tell you from personal experience …

281: Consider NOW is the best time as any

September 13th, 2022

14:09

When you feel a strong emotion coming on - whether you're feeling anxious, sad, frustrated, or annoyed - it's quite easy to get sucked into holding …

280: The 90 Day Deal and an interview with Paula Spack

September 6th, 2022

21:23

If you could challenge yourself to do one thing for 90 Days, what would it be?

One of the members of my Living Deliberately Circle decided to commit …

279 Emotional (Disordered) Eating

August 30th, 2022

32:43

There is an emotional element to everything in life.

And that includes eating.

As humans, we have a tendency to want to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions - and that resistance can lead to us numbing our emotions.

278: Transfer of Learning

August 23rd, 2022

12:08

"Transfer of learning" is a psychological concept that occurs when people apply information, strategies, and skills they have learned to a new …

277: Live on Purpose - Live Deliberately!

August 16th, 2022

17:53

If you want to create a change in your life, you need to learn how to live your life on purpose.

If you want to create a new habit or reach a goal, you need to learn how to handle the small moments that comprise that …

276: Let People Surprise You

August 9th, 2022

15:42

Bring to mind with whom you are close - whether that's a spouse, parent, sibling, neighbor, boss, client, or friend.

How well do you think you know that person?

You may tend to believe you know everything about that …

275: Creating Boundaries

August 2nd, 2022

19:34

What if a neighbor comes by your house each day and expects to sit and have coffee with you, but you're not interested?

Or what if a family member calls you every day and expects to speak with you at times that aren't …

274: How to have a GREAT vacation

July 26th, 2022

15:23

When you go on vacation, do you ever think about how you can set yourself up for having the best vacation possible?

In this week's episode, I share my thoughts on how to do just that.

You may be surprised as to what I …

273: Question Everything

July 19th, 2022

13:51

Would you say you are a person who:

a) reacts automatically to things and makes quick decisions, or

b) questions what you see and hear, and takes …

272: Release Expectations

July 12th, 2022

15:01

Did you know that it's your expectations that get you stuck?

If you didn't have expectations, you would never get stuck.

Have you ever stopped to …

271: How to Accept Something You Don't Accept

July 5th, 2022

18:35

Whenever you get stuck on feeling frustrated, disappointed, angry or any other difficult emotion, it's likely because you don't accept the situation.

270: Don't Take it Personally

June 28th, 2022

15:50

When someone else is upset or disappointed in you, it is very easy to take things personally.

It actually seems natural to take things personally, …

269: Past/Future Thinking

June 21st, 2022

16:56

I have a question for you.

Where do you think you spend most of your time?

In the past? In the present? Or in the future?

Tune in to this week's episode where I share my thoughts about how staying stuck in the past and …

268: Consider a Retreat

June 14th, 2022

19:25

I recently participated in a 3-day silent meditation retreat.

I returned home feeling calm, rejuvenated, grateful, joyful, and perhaps most …

267: Getting Unstuck from Shame

June 7th, 2022

19:31

Human beings are much more similar to one another than they are different.

And yet we walk around as if our life experiences are totally unique to us, even though, the likelihood is, that most of the people around you …

266: The Tools Work (When You Use Them)

May 31st, 2022

19:43

The unSTUCK Method is a powerful emotional well-being tool that empowers you to go from "stuck" to "unstuck."

The tool is effective, efficient, and …

265:The REAL reason most people don't achieve their goals

May 24th, 2022

16:03

Do you know that only about 8% of people actually achieve their goals?

That's quite a small number!

Do you know why that number is so small?

If you're looking to create a change in your life (like improving a …

264: You Always Have a Choice

May 17th, 2022

19:36

When someone hurts you, do you think you have a choice as to how you feel? When someone pushes your buttons, do you think you have a choice as to how you react? When you get mad at yourself for not being perfect, do you …

263: Celebrate the Small Wins

May 10th, 2022

15:16

When you set out to create a change in your life, whether that's improving a relationship, getting healthier, or improving your self-confidence, there's a certain excitement that comes along with that dream.

And while …

You Can Handle Fear

May 3rd, 2022

26:11

Where do you experience fear in your life?

Do you have a fear of...

Being judged by other people?

Not being able to handle your triggers and losing …

261: You Can Handle Uncomfortable Conversations

April 26th, 2022

15:06
Have you ever had to have an uncomfortable conversation with someone but you avoided it because you were nervous you wouldn’t be able to handle it?

260: You Can Handle Stress (Part II)

April 19th, 2022

8:40

When you are headed into a future moment that you are anticipating or feeling nervous or worried about, what do you do?

I'm talking about anything from having an uncomfortable conversation with someone to heading into …

259: You Can Handle STRESS

April 12th, 2022

11:04

Feeling stressed is something we're all too familiar with.

And when we feel stressed, we don't have any qualms about expressing that to ourselves and to the people around us.

"I'M SO STRESSED!"

But, what's interesting …

258: An unSTUCK Marriage

April 5th, 2022

25:58

It only takes one person to change a relationship.

That being said, when two people in a relationship are both working on themselves individually and they share a common framework and language to communicate with each …

257: Consider Giving Them the Benefit of the Doubt

March 29th, 2022

10:11

Have you ever been in a situation where someone snaps at you?

What do you do in those situations? 

It's so easy to get stuck on frustration or …

256: Take a Pause

March 22nd, 2022

12:21

If you want to get unSTUCK, you've got to learn how to pause.

The pause is the foundation for your emotional health and well-being.

Tune in to this week's "You Can Handle Anything" episode to hear how the pause helped …

255: What's Your Story?

March 15th, 2022

19:28
Human beings live in stories.

That's what it means to be human.

You may not realize you live in stories, but you do.

In fact, you live much more in "storyland," than you do in "factland."

And while sometimes those …

254: Just Do It!

March 8th, 2022

11:58

What is your biggest fear?

What is something that you avoid because you're afraid you can't handle it?

Maybe it's having a difficult conversation …

253: Get CLEAR! (And then, do it again and again!)

March 1st, 2022

11:46
Anytime you go into a future moment (no matter what that future moment is), it's an opportunity to get CLEAR. The mistake is that most people think it ends there. 

But, it doesn't!

If you want to live an awakened life, …

252: Give yourself a break

February 22nd, 2022

13:12
Do you ever get mad at yourself?

*For making bad decisions?

*For reacting automatically?

*For not showing up as you said you would?

This happens to …

251: The Power of the Pause

February 15th, 2022

12:29

When you feel stuck, pausing feels like the last thing you want to do.

Instead, your mind (in its way of innocently wanting to protect you) will prefer to stay stuck.

Your mind will prefer to stay right, to have the …

250: Think outside the Amazon box

February 8th, 2022

12:42

How good are you with gift-giving? I don't know about you, but I sometimes get stuck on buying gifts.

And while you can turn to Amazon (or other online stores) to make the gift-giving process quick and easy, I invite …

249: The Legitimacy to Feel

February 1st, 2022

20:53
Human beings are complicated, and living a human life is hard.

We are built on many levels: the physical, mental, spiritual, and of course, the …

248: Falling Forward

January 25th, 2022

20:51
Do you know what you can expect from anything you do in life?

You can expect to fall off track.

Falling off track is simply part of the process.

There is no one (and I mean no one) who achieves success without falling …

247: You Can Handle Anything

January 18th, 2022

7:49

Can I tell you a little secret?

You can handle anything!

Now, what that means (and what it doesn't) you'll hear on today's episode.

Be sure to grab a seat on the free masterclass I'm offering this week on this very …

246: Forgive Yourself

January 9th, 2022

14:59

I screwed up.

I mean, I really screwed up.

It wasn't like an "end of the world" screw-up.

But, it was a screw-up, indeed.

And boy did I feel dumb.

And embarrassed.

And mad at myself.

But I got unstuck by forgiving …

245: Obstacles are forever

January 4th, 2022

13:57

What is one thing that irritates you in your life?

Maybe it's a person or maybe it's a bad trait or habit that you're trying to kick, but can't.

We all have one thing or another.

And we all have been in a place where we …

244: A Reflection of 2021

December 28th, 2021

19:45

The foundation for being Emotionally Equipped is the "pause."

My tools, getting unSTUCK, getting CLEAR, and Living Deliberately work best when you …

243: Consider Not Being So Judgmental

December 21st, 2021

12:32

Would you consider yourself a judgmental person?

I know I don't.

And yet, I know I am.

And the truth is, I know you are, too.

We all are.

We can't …

242: Don't be a victim

December 14th, 2021

18:12

Don't you hate it when bad things happen to you?
It's so hard and frustrating and irritating!
You just want to blame everyone for it, right?

The problem is, when you do this, you end up playing the victim.
You throw all …

241: Consider It's Not About You

December 6th, 2021

18:45

When someone is angry, consider it's not about you.
Even if you are part of their story, their anger has nothing to do with you.
Their anger has to do with them.
Their emotions are generated from within their own minds …

240: When you're wrong

November 30th, 2021

11:57

Sometimes we make mistakes.

And when we do, we need to own up to them.

And hopefully, the person we wronged will forgive us.

But life can be funny …

239: Nip it in the Bud

November 23rd, 2021

11:15

Every time we get stuck we have a choice.

Get unstuck or stay stuck.

It's really as simple as that.

But, as humans, we complicate things.

And so, rather than getting unstuck, we choose to stay stuck for any number of …

238: Celebrate your success

November 16th, 2021

14:58

Do celebrate success in your life?

And by that, I don't mean big successes, like running a marathon, losing a ton of weight, or finishing a Ph.D.

Rather, I mean the small successes that you had to overcome in order to …

237: Interview with Nancy Lubars

November 9th, 2021

22:55

On today's episode, I had the privilege to interview Nancy Lubars, a graduate of the Emotionally Equipped for Life course.

In this episode, Nancy …

236: On integrity

November 1st, 2021

17:05

This is my husband. A couple of days ago he participated in the Jerusalem Marathon. My husband came in 8th place. And he's 50 years old. Boaz (my …

235: Consider think twice

October 26th, 2021

14:30

My husband is planning to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon this week - and I'm so excited for him.

It's been a long time coming and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get to this point.

The thing is, my husband …

234: Release your expectations

October 19th, 2021

13:02

The only reason we get stuck in the first place is due to unmet expectations. 

The truth is, we don't even realize we're walking around with expectations half the time, but of course, we are.

And it's those expectations …

233: Consider offering acknowledgment

October 12th, 2021

12:30

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went on a retreat.

He surprised me with a totally unexpected gift.

And for that I acknowledged him.

Tune in to hear the story and why acknowledging the people in your life is a …

232: Consider getting a buddy

October 5th, 2021

39:46

A few days ago, I participated in one of the biggest open-water swimming events in the world: The crossing of the Sea of Galilee.

It was an exciting and exhilarating event.

But the best part was that I shared the …

231: Consider being wrong

September 26th, 2021

13:08

Sometimes we go into future moments believing we know what will happen.
In fact, we often do this.
We do this because the mind likes things to be predictable.
And in that fashion, the mind will predict what will happen …

230: Consider Not Taking Insult

September 21st, 2021

14:53

It's so easy (and so very common!) to get insulted.

And yet, you actually don't have to.

There is another way to live which is so much more freeing …

229: Help someone get unstuck

September 13th, 2021

16:25

Helping someone get unstuck can be nothing short of magical!

Tune in to this week's episode to hear how I coached my son to get unstuck from a sticky situation he got in with his brother.

www.shiragura.com

228: Consider doing this work with a someone you love

September 7th, 2021

21:14

There's a lot of power in doing this work with the people you love.

There is nothing like speaking a common language with them, and by that, I don't mean your mother tongue.

I mean the language of getting unstuck.

This …

227: Consider living with no regrets

August 30th, 2021

14:58

There's nothing worse than living with regret.

All of us have done things, said things, or acted in ways in the past that we wish we hadn't.

But, living in regret doesn't help one bit.

I got stuck on regret this week …

226: Getting CLEAR before a vacation

August 24th, 2021

14:17

When you go on vacation, you most likely anticipate having a great time.

But, what if things don't go as planned?

Before heading to the New Jersey …

225: Consider radical acceptance

August 17th, 2021

20:47

If you are feeling stuck, there's a good chance you are standing in judgment: whether that's judging yourself, judging someone else, or judging something.

When you can learn to practice radical acceptance, you can learn …

224: Consider falling forward

August 8th, 2021

23:23

Have you ever felt like you totally messed up?

I'm sure you have. It happens to all of us.

When this happens, most people feel awful about themselves …

223: Consider giving the benefit of the doubt

August 3rd, 2021

18:39

It's quite easy to get stuck when you're on vacation.

And it's even easier to get stuck when you're visiting family.

I got stuck this week with an interaction I had with my mother (who graciously gave me permission to …

222: Interview with Krista Luzio

July 26th, 2021

42:19

I had the privilege to interview Krista Luzio on this week's podcast.

Krista Luzio lives in Chicago and has been practicing law as a medical malpractice defense lawyer for the past 13 years. She is a mother of two …

221: Consider a Hug (Being Loving)

July 20th, 2021

15:02

A few days ago I visited two young men who were brutally attacked during a senseless and heinous hate crime.

There were family, friends, and community members at this gathering to show support for these young men.

At …

220: Being Assertive

July 13th, 2021

10:46

This week, I continue on with the story I began last week.

Now only will you hear how I got CLEAR so I was able to move forward, you will hear a …

219: Consider Assertiveness

July 6th, 2021

18:28

This week I'd like to share with you a story about my garden.

Or, shall I say, a garden project that I wanted to create.

But, the truth of the matter is, the story has little to do with the garden and has almost …

218: Interview with Ayelet Kagan

June 28th, 2021

41:35

Tune in to this week's episode where I interview Ayelet Kagan.

Ayelet is a 28-year-old woman originally from Israel and has been living in Germany …

217: Creating Boundaries

June 21st, 2021

13:53

Setting boundaries is an essential tool for living the life you want to live.

Setting boundaries is something you do for yourself as a way of …

216: Being respectful

June 15th, 2021

16:57

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is disrespecting you? 

What do you do?

How do you act?

Tune in to this week's Emotionally Equipped for Life podcast to learn more.

www.shiragura.com

215: Self-respect

June 8th, 2021

19:47

For whatever reason, it is often easier to commit to other people than it is to commit to ourselves.

We get stuck in lots of thoughts and emotions (it's not important, missing it for one day is no big deal, no one will …

214: Considering learning a new language

June 1st, 2021

16:42

After the recent war, the Muslim woman from the village down the road from the community where I live requested a gathering.

Women only.

To meet one another.

To emote.

To share from our hearts.

To find commonalities.

213: Interview with Beatie Deutsch

May 25th, 2021

55:59

Do you know what you need to be to go from "non-runner" to "runner" to "national champion"?

You need to be emotionally equipped!

Tune in to this week's Emotionally Equipped podcast to hear from Israeli national marathon …

212: Appreciating what you may not love

May 17th, 2021

23:36

We are given opportunities to appreciate every day.

We often think the only things we should appreciate are the things we are grateful for.

And yet, …

211: Appreciation vs Gratitude

May 10th, 2021

14:36

This month, I invite you to practice being appreciative.

At the latest gathering of the Emotionally Equipped Circle, one of the participants asked me if there is a difference between practicing gratitude and practicing …

210: Interview with Ayalah Gura

May 3rd, 2021

31:10

I have been podcasting for nearly four years. My show has more or less been a solo show. Yet a couple of days ago there was something tugging at me …

209: Pure Joy

April 27th, 2021

17:46

Last week's episode was dedicated to understanding the concept of quasi-pleasures. 

This week, tune in to learn more about how decreasing (or eliminating) the number of quasi-pleasures in your life can lead to creating …

208: Quasi-pleasures

April 20th, 2021

15:06

There are two ways to experience joy in your life.

One way is with what I call "quasi-pleasures."

In this week's episode, I share what "quasi-pleasures" are, how they are incredibly abundant in our lives today, and in …

207: Joy during turmoil

April 13th, 2021

16:28

My father-in-law passed away this week.

The death was actually a tragic one.

And still, I found pockets of joy during this time.

Tune in to learn more and get inspired as to where you may be able to find joy during …

206: Question Everything

April 6th, 2021

16:49

Far too often we get into the habit of living our lives in certain ways without giving it too much thought.

In a way, we walk around half a sleep, …

205: Practice Makes Possible

March 30th, 2021

23:18

You are in for a treat today.

While I had plans to share my weekly episode with you, a good friend of mine reached out to me with an epic situation …

204: Breaking traditions

March 23rd, 2021

17:10

According to Google, tradition is the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. 

I am sure you have lots of traditions in your life.

Many of them have probably been passed down to you generation …

203: Trust your tools

March 15th, 2021

16:50

When you learn about the mind, you realize something curious: that the mind often innocently works against you.

You would think that your mind should …

202: Emotionally Equipped

March 8th, 2021

18:19

Being emotionally equipped means possessing simple and practical self-help tools that have the power to efficiently and effectively support a person …

201: Between Unknowing and knowing

March 1st, 2021

20:01

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle.

We're always in the process between unknowing and knowing.

And even when the puzzle is complete, the truth is, we simply start all over again with a new puzzle.

The question is: Who are you …

200: On Self love

February 22nd, 2021

25:16

In celebration of my 200th episode, I decided to go a little vulnerable on this episode.

Instead of teaching about self-love, I decided to share a …

199: 3 words to improve a relationship

February 16th, 2021

30:01

In this week's podcast episode, I share with you a new tool I've been working on behind the scenes with my husband for about a year.

This is a tool …

198: Getting unstuck from self-sabotage

February 9th, 2021

25:59

Do you ever feel held back by things you want to do or goals you want to achieve?

There's a name for this. It's called "self-sabotage" and there's a simple reason why this may be happening to you.

It has to do with your …

197: On Being Loving

February 2nd, 2021

37:10

In any and every relationship, you have the choice to be loving.

No matter what the circumstances are around you, no matter how other people are acting, and no matter how other people are being, you can choose to be …

196: On the Courage to be Self-Expressed

January 26th, 2021

26:41

So many people have a fear of being self-expressed.

Which makes a lot of sense.

It's only natural to want to be liked - and when you are self-expressed it exposes you to the possibilities of people creating negative …

195: On the Courage to Make a Shift

January 18th, 2021

25:46

When you are feeling stuck, you are probably "being" someone you don't want to be.

You get hijacked by your emotions and your emotions take control …

194: Stuck on What Other's Think of You

January 11th, 2021

22:43

Do you ever get stuck on caring what other people think of you?

It's a very common human behavior to do this. We come from a tribal background where fitting in literally often meant a matter of life or death.   But …

193: Say "No!" to New Year's Resolutions

January 5th, 2021

26:05

2021 has just begun.
And with it comes lots of feelings of excitement and hope.
Many people around this time make New Year's resolutions.

192: Trusting the process

December 28th, 2020

26:29

There are two ways to look at life:

That it's happening to you,

or that it's happening for you.

When you look at life from the latter, you realize what a gift it is.

Each of us is on our own healing journey.

It's very …

191: On Generosity

December 21st, 2020

20:38

This month, the Living Deliberately community focused on practicing generosity in their lives.

But have you ever stopped to consider what really is generosity?

Is generosity just a willingness to give support and help, …

190: How to Feel on Purpose (Deliberately)

December 15th, 2020

28:40

Most people erroneously believe that it's the things outside of them (like, the people and circumstances in their lives) that cause them to feel the things they feel.

But, the truth is, feelings come from within.

189: How to Be Mentally Prepared to Be an Organ Donor

December 7th, 2020

23:17

By looking at the title of this episode, you may be quite surprised by the topic.

But, I encourage you to tune in as I have two powerful stories for …

188: Getting unSTUCK from anxiety

December 1st, 2020

24:58

Do you experience anxiety sometimes?

A lot of people do, whether they realize it or not (or whether they want to admit it or not).

And the truth is, …

187: Getting unSTUCK on Thanksgiving 2020

November 23rd, 2020

17:32

I was speaking with my parents the other day who told me that because of Corona restrictions, they are most likely going to have to spend …

186: On Maintaining Your Emotional Well-being

November 16th, 2020

16:23

Maintaining your emotional health and well-being is just as important as the other things you work to maintain in your life, such as your car, your physical health, or your job.

Good emotional health and well-being …

185: How to get unSTUCK from partner's unpleasant habits

November 9th, 2020

18:23

It's certainly not pleasant to live with someone you believe has a disgusting habit.

What should you do?

Try to change their habit? 

What if they …

184: On its NOT about the goal

November 2nd, 2020

14:34

Last week (episode 183), I shared about creating "crazy" goals.

This week, I share with you why it's not about the goals.

No, my intention is not to confuse you, but rather it's to challenge you to look at your own life …

183: On Crazy Goals

October 26th, 2020

21:44

Living Deliberately is about playing it big.

It's about giving yourself permission to dream.

It's about taking leaps of faith.

It's about creating …

182 On Group Challenges

October 19th, 2020

15:56

In my private community on Facebook, I lead monthly group Challenges.

Tune in to this week's podcast episode to learn more about what these Challenges are about, why you may want to consider participating, and the next …

181: On the most important thing in your life

October 12th, 2020

16:30

I recently posted a question on Facebook in three different places and was fascinated by the responses I received.

"If you could name one thing, what …

180: On Optical Illusions

October 6th, 2020

20:44

Optical illusions occur when the brain perceives something that in reality, may or may not exist. 

The way we perceive things in the world is not only what we take in with our eyes, but how our mind interprets that …

179: On missing the mark

September 29th, 2020

12:22

Yesterday, I sat in solitude in the forest near my home for the purpose of reading through the journals I wrote in over the past year.

The purpose of …

178: Adult Responses

September 22nd, 2020

16:51

When you get triggered, there are only two options of responding:

1) With a childhood reaction, or

2) With an adult response.

Adult responses are …

177: On Childhood Reactions

September 15th, 2020

24:09

When you get triggered, there are only two options of responding:

1) With a childhood reaction, or

2) With an adult response.

Many of us respond with …

176: On Moments in Time

September 8th, 2020

14:05

Living Deliberately is a framework for living.

It includes understanding the big picture of what it is you want to create - (Episode 175)

And the moments in time that comprise the time as you go from "here" to "there."

175: On the Big Picture

September 1st, 2020

19:16

Living Deliberately is a framework for living that incorporates two main parts:

The big picture (what it is you want to create and who you need to be to manifest that),

and the moments in time that comprise the big …

174: The CLEAR Way (The Book)

August 24th, 2020

13:17

Today is the birthday of my new book, The CLEAR Way: Five Simple Steps to Be Mentally Prepared for Anything.

You can grab your copy on Amazon. (On launch day, Tuesday August 25th, the book is available for FREE on …

173: On the Ripple Effect

August 17th, 2020

22:51

What would you say is the greatest legacy you can leave your children?

If you could leave just one thing to your children, what would that one thing …

172: On Senseless Love

August 11th, 2020

12:29

Last week I had an idea to create senseless love in my community.

I never heard of such an idea before, but I thought it would be a worthwhile effort.

171: On Creating Emotions

August 4th, 2020

21:19

When you feel stuck, you get stuck on a particular emotion.

The question is, is it possible to feel better when you are deeply attached to a …

170: On Radical Acceptance

July 28th, 2020

27:45

We get stuck when something happens that we didn't expect.

In a state of shock or surprise, we get stuck on what we believe should have happened …

169: On Becoming Someone You are Not

July 20th, 2020

18:20

Let's say you want to become more confident.

Or more loving.

Or more patient.

Or more satisfied.

How do you do that, when naturally, you are anything but those things?

Tune into today's podcast episode to learn more and …

168: On Sharing a Common Language

July 13th, 2020

22:24

Have you ever had the experience of feeling misunderstood?

Or not feeling understood at all?

They say sharing a common language with others is key for having clear communication.

However, my experience has shown me that …

167: On Being Future Oriented

July 6th, 2020

21:37

Which would you say is more accurate in your life:

That life is happening to you or that you are creating the life you want to be living?

Living …

166: On Self-Trust

June 29th, 2020

34:37

Have you ever been in a place where you need to make a decision, but instead you find yourself saying:

"I don't know what to do."

"I don't know what to decide."

"I'm afraid."

Lacking self-trust of your decisions can …

165 On Rejection

June 22nd, 2020

31:44

Getting rejected is a difficult thing.

It can hurt you emotionally and it can hold you back.

But, does it need to?

Is there a way to live …

164: On Your Greater Goal

June 16th, 2020

18:09

While there may be more than one area of your life you would like to see a change, attempting to create too many changes at the same time may prove …

163: On Respect

June 9th, 2020

19:09

"Respect" was the focus of discussion in this month's "Living Deliberately Together" on-line gathering. 

I prompted those in attendance to reflect upon where respect shows up (or doesn't show up) in their lives, what …

162: On Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Life

June 1st, 2020

21:07

When things are not going right in your life, it is far easier to blame others, than it is to take 100% responsibility for what's going on and how you are feeling.

Your lower brain is going to do what it does best: …

161: On People Pleasing

May 26th, 2020

23:36

It's normal to want to feel liked by others.

Yet, it's not your responsibility to change yourself for the sake of anyone else.

If someone else is stuck on something you said or did, it's not your responsibility to get …

160: Falling Off Track

May 18th, 2020

15:53

The moment you set out to create something new, whether that's

  • losing weight
  • starting to exercise
  • improving a relationship
  • or anything else

there's …

159: Living Deliberately Together

May 17th, 2020

7:50

I am incredibly to share with you all about my new program, the on-line global gathering called, "Living Deliberately Together!"

Tune in to hear more and please consider joining me!

I look forward to Living Deliberately …

158: On Becoming

May 12th, 2020

22:45

There are many ways to achieve a goal.

One way is to set clear objectives.

Another way is to have an accountability partner.

A third is to check in with your "ways of being."

If you are looking to create change in your …

157: On Getting from Here to There

May 4th, 2020

25:23

Living deliberately is about deciding what want to create and then consciously manifesting it.

But, if your eyes are only on the end goal, you're missing the bigger picture.

Because living deliberately is not just about …

156: On Choosing Your 3 Ways of Being

April 28th, 2020

18:33

There are many ways to "be" in the world. 

Happy, joyful, positive, calm, mindful, loving, peaceful, confident, motivated, focused, easy-going... the …

155: On Your Personal Happiness

April 21st, 2020

17:54

If you could make any change in your life right now, what would it be?

Most likely you would answer one specific area of your life, like improving a …

154: On taking unrelenting action

April 14th, 2020

26:08

Creating change requires effort, but the process is not always easy.

You will be faced with all kinds of resistance, including fear, self-doubt, disbelief, and uncertainty.

Yet, living deliberately requires you to take …

153: Numbing Your Emotions

April 6th, 2020

25:15

There are three different ways you can deal with difficult emotions:

1. You can resist them,

2. You can act on them automatically, or

3. You can numb …

152: Getting CLEAR (during the Corona virus)

March 31st, 2020

25:41

Last week's episode I reviewed with you how to get unSTUCK using The unSTUCK Method. This week, please tune in to how you can get yourself CLEAR every morning, especially during the challenging times of the Corona …

151: On Getting unSTUCK (during the Corona Virus)

March 24th, 2020

18:49

So many people around the world are feeling stuck during this Corona pandemic.

They are stuck on fear, anxiety, worry, uncertainty, anger, frustration, resentment, blame, and so many more emotions.

The problem is, even …

150: On Your Why

March 17th, 2020

21:38

In last week's episode, I spoke about what it is you want to create.

In this week's episode, I speak about your WHY.

Your WHY is incredibly important because if it's not compelling enough, than when you begin to step …

149: On Creating

March 10th, 2020

18:37

To live a deliberate life, the first thing you need to do is know what your starting point is.

What's going on in your life that just isn't working for you or what's going on that you are less than satisfied with?

It …

148: You are Loved

March 3rd, 2020

12:31

Please tune in to what may my most important episode that I'll ever broadcast.

If you are a parent, a grandparent, or someone who needs to hear the words, "You are loved," you don't want to miss this episode.

Click here

147: How the Brain Works (On the Upper Brain)

February 19th, 2020

19:09

This episode is dedicated to understanding (in a very general sense) the "upper brain."

From my experience, the more you understand how your brain works, the more you'll be able to create the life you want to live and …

146: How the Brain Works (On the Lower Brain)

February 17th, 2020

22:25

This week's episode is dedicated to understanding (in a very general sense) the "lower brain."

From my experience, the more you understand how your brain works, the more you'll be able to create the life you want to …

145: Living Deliberately

February 11th, 2020

19:37

As I continue to grow and develop in my life (personally and professionally) so will this podcast.

I am beyond excited to share with you that the "Getting unSTUCK" podcast has taken on a new name, "Living Deliberately."

144 Consider the only constant thing in life is change

February 3rd, 2020

11:54

On March 9th, 2017, I published the first episode of this podcast.

For the past 3 years, Getting unSTUCK was my main goal in life, both personally …

143 Consider a Retreat

January 28th, 2020

15:45

I am a big fan and proponent of going on retreats.

I believe that going on a retreat, even just for a few days, can do wonders for your emotional health and well-being.

There are countless retreats being offered around …

142 Consider Speaking from Your Heart

January 21st, 2020

13:42

My grandmother passed away last week.

She was just shy of celebrating her 94th birthday.

I flew in from Israel to be with my family in mourning and in celebration of her life.

My father invited my siblings and me to …

141: Consider Being Vulnerable

January 14th, 2020

18:16

I did something the other week that was really stupid.

I mean, really, really stupid.

And I needed help to fix my mistake, but I got stuck on embarrassment and so I didn't want to share my mistake with anyone.

Has that …

140: Consider 2020

January 6th, 2020

17:57

One of my main teachings with Getting unSTUCK and Getting CLEAR is to look forward, rather than to look back.

It's not really effective or efficient to look backwards because that's not the direction you are going.

139 Consider Taking Some Time Off

December 31st, 2019

1:36

The episode you will hear today is NOT the episode I was planning to publish this week.

But, that's how life goes, isn't it?

Man plans, God laughs.

Tune in for this extemporaneous episode recorded by two of my kids.

And …

138: Consider Getting CLEAR about the Holidays

December 24th, 2019

23:57

In episode 132 of this podcast, I spoke about considering turning holidays into Holy-days after I got stuck during holiday season.

In this week's …

137: Consider sharing what you heard

December 16th, 2019

19:19

I asked my husband if he'd like to go away for the weekend.

He told me "No, I'm going to be bored out of my wits if I go away on a weekend with you."

136 Consider a Redo

December 9th, 2019

14:12

Have you ever wished you could receive the opportunity for a redo?

Have you ever said something or done something that you just regretted and wished …

135: Consider Taking Baby Steps

December 2nd, 2019

23:00

I kept repeating the words:

"I'm not good enough."

"I'm not good enough."

"I'm not good enough."

Although I wasn't even aware I was thinking that, let alone saying those words out loud!

But, apparently I was because my …

134: The Getting unSTUCK Blueprint

November 26th, 2019

22:04

Emotional well-being requires knowledge and gentle practice.

Learn all about my 1:1 and group program opportunities and how you can work with me to get unSTUCK in your life and in your relationships.

133: Consider Your Choices

November 18th, 2019

19:47

Because our minds tend to think in historic patterns and familiar ways of thinking, we are often blinded by the choices that lay in front of us.

It is for this reason that we stay stuck. 

Having a coach or a friend who …

132: Consider Holidays as Holy Days

November 11th, 2019

19:28

I don't know about you, but when holidays arrive, I tend to fall off my usual health and wellness routine.

Rather than waking up each morning and …

The Getting unSTUCK Challenge

November 6th, 2019

3:39

Do you feel like being Challenged?
Let's face it.
Getting unSTUCK is simple, but it's not always easy.
In fact, sometimes it's just really hard - …

131: Consider Doing Something Out of the Ordinary

November 3rd, 2019

16:52

The stand-up comedian we hired for my brother-in-law's 40th surprise party cancelled 3 days before the event.

I got stuck on frustration, disappointment, worry, and anxiety.

And I got unstuck when I considered doing …

130: Consider everything in its time and place

October 27th, 2019

13:12

Have you ever gotten really attached to something?

A person?

A place?

A relationship?

A job?

A belief?

Tune in to this week's podcast episode to hear how I got stuck on grief this week when I wanted to say "goodbye" to …

129 Consider It is What it is

October 22nd, 2019

8:55

Have you ever heard of the old Yiddish proverb, "Man plans, God laughs?"

That's just how our lives look like sometimes, right?

I usually record my …

128: Consider There's No Place Like Home

October 15th, 2019

40:35

When was the last time you watched The Wizard of Oz?

I haven't seen that movie since I was a kid.

And when I did watch it, I certainly wasn't viewing it from the perspective of Getting unSTUCK.

And so I decided to get …

127: Consider Sitting in God's House

October 8th, 2019

20:24

A friend of mine was visiting Israel and we arranged to meet up in Tel Aviv.

I decided I would take the train down to see him rather than drive, as …

126: October Flash Sale!

October 1st, 2019

10:34

I'm celebrating my birthday this month (October), and in honor of my birthday I am offering a flash sale inside my store:

The book, Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps for Emotional Well-Being ($10, instead of $15)

The …

125 Consider Taking Responsibility

September 24th, 2019

19:55

Do you ever blame others for the way you feel?

While I always aim to take responsibility for my own emotions, I sometimes slip - and that's exactly what happened this past summer when my mom and I didn't see eye to eye …

124 Consider There's No Use Worrying

September 17th, 2019

19:26

A friend of mine who was supposed to visit me this summer didn't show up when at the time we had arranged.

And I got stuck on worry while he was stuck in a horrific thunderstorm storm while biking his way to me.

123: I'm Writing My Next Book

September 10th, 2019

7:16

I'm excited to share with you that I started writing my next book.

While my first book is about how to get unstuck, this next book is about how to avoid getting stuck in the first place.

It's also based on a method (and …

122: Consider The Power of 3

September 3rd, 2019

21:42

Have you ever had the experience of rejecting something someone says to you, perhaps because you simply didn't want to hear it?

Have you ever had the experience of having a second person try to deliver the same message?

121: Consider There are no stupid questions

August 27th, 2019

11:30

I was sitting at gate H15 in the Chicago airport, awaiting my flight to Turks and Caicos.

The only problem was, I was the only one at the gate.

But, I sat there convinced I was at the right gate because that's what the …

120: Interview with Esther Goldenberg

August 20th, 2019

37:41

It is my distinct honor and privilege to share with you my interview with Esther Goldenberg, who not only recently graduated from the Getting Unstuck …

119: Consider Kindness

August 13th, 2019

7:04

Do you ever beat yourself up for:

not being perfect?

not being good enough?

losing control when you get stuck?

messing up?

making a bad choice?

Tune …

The Getting Unstuck Coach Training Program

August 11th, 2019

4:37

Are you looking to provide effective and efficient support to people when they are feeling stuck?

Are you looking to learn a skill the provides …

118: Consider The Unstuck Method

July 31st, 2019

17:10

I went away last weekend to Turks and Caicos, a remote island in the Caribbean Sea.

It was a retreat for entrepreneurs, but it wasn't quite a business retreat.

It was more like an unconference or an unretreat.

Tune in …

117: Consider They Weren't At Their Best

July 30th, 2019

10:55

Have you ever gotten stuck on someone else?

Maybe something they did or didn't do?

Maybe something they said or didn't say?

Maybe because they acted in a way you didn't expect?

Tune into this week's podcast episode and …

116: Consider Doing the Right Thing

July 22nd, 2019

19:48

I recently composed a song that I sing each night to my son before he goes to sleep.

I wanted to be able to sing it to him while on my visit to the States, but I didn't bring my guitar with me.​

So, I borrowed a guitar …

115: Consider the Opposite of What Others Say

July 16th, 2019

11:59

Over the past 5 years, when I have come in for a family visit, three family members have passed away.

I was able to attend each of the funerals and periods of mourning not because I flew in from outside the country, but …

114: Consider Rewriting Your Story

July 9th, 2019

10:08

Getting unstuck is not about knowledge.

I mean, it is and it isn't.

The S.T.U.C.K. Method offers you a knowledge-based tool to help you go from …

113: Consider Making a Decision

July 1st, 2019

12:11

Have you ever felt like you were looping inside a story?

As if the story were being played over and over and over again in your mind, but there was no end in sight?

This happened to me recently when I started thinking …

112: Consider Your Purpose

June 23rd, 2019

19:52

Do you ever feel like you need to give someone advice?

Do you ever feel like you must share your opinion?

Do you ever feel like if you don't say what's on your mind you're doing the wrong thing?

Tune in to this week's …

111 Consider They Are Your Teacher

June 18th, 2019

37:40

Who in this world would you say triggers you the most?

Maybe your spouse?

A child?

A parent?

An in-law?

A friend?

What if I were to tell you that the …

110: Consider Honesty with Yourself

June 10th, 2019

12:51

When I find myself in a stuck spot, I believe in that moment that I'm 100% right.

I'm confident there's no other way of looking at the situation.

I'm certain there's no two ways about it.

I was inspired by the Getting …

109: Consider Waiting

June 3rd, 2019

12:12

When presented with a stimulus, the natural human tendency is to respond automatically.

The problem is, more often than out, our automatic reactions …

108: Interview with Netta Cohen

May 26th, 2019

36:48

This week I have a treat for you.

In this special episode, I interview someone near and dear to my heart, Netta Cohen, my life coach.

With 40+ years in the coaching world, Netta recently completed the STUCK coaching …

107: Consider Another Way

May 19th, 2019

19:12

"Throw me a pitch," my husband said.

He didn't like my response when I said, "No."

He didn't understand why throwing him a pitch was problematic and I didn't understand how he had the audacity to intrude in the middle …

106: The Getting Unstuck and Living Deliberately Journey

May 14th, 2019

18:53

Listening to this podcast is one thing. But, taking action is another thing entirely.

You can get inspired, but then do nothing about it, right? And …

105: {On-line coaching} with Jerry

May 6th, 2019

32:00

In this week's episode I share with you a mini getting unstuck coaching session with Jerry, a married woman from the U.K. with two older kids has …

104 Your Stories (Pam, Lisa, and Matt)

April 28th, 2019

16:38

This week, I am delighted to share with you 3 stories that came from listeners of the Getting Unstuck podcast.

What I love about these stories is that each one is different from the next, and yet I bet you'll be able to …

103 Consider effort over results

April 21st, 2019

18:30

Where in your life are you looking to create something new?

Where in your life do you want to try something new?

Where in your life do you want to make a change?

Where are you stuck in taking action?

And what is causing …

102: Consider writing yourself a letter

April 13th, 2019

19:42

Have you ever felt not 100% complete with how you're showing up in the world?

Have you ever felt not 100% happy with how you behaved in a particular …

101: Consider a more beneficial response

April 7th, 2019

26:27

 

"Do you know the name of the political party you are voting for?" my husband asked me.

It was a simple question.

But, I forgot.

I mean, I knew at …

100: An Interview with John Eichenberger, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified STUCK Coach

April 1st, 2019

23:30

I am thrilled to announce the beginning of season 2 of the Getting Unstuck podcast!

In this new season, I will be adding some new features:

099 Consider the Other's Side

March 25th, 2019

24:28

Take a moment to recall a recent stuck spot you were in with:

  • a spouse
  • a child
  • a friend
  • an in-law
  • a co-worker
  • a neighbor
  • or someone else

When you …

098: Consider Allowing DESIRE to run through you

March 18th, 2019

22:00

Desire is the 2nd top emotion (next to fear) that we experience most when we get stuck (in my opinion).

What do people usually do with desire (as we do with our other emotions)?

We either resist feeling it or we act on …

097: Consider Allowing FEAR to Run Through You

March 10th, 2019

22:55

One of the most common emotions humans feel is fear.

Fear we will say the wrong thing and insult someone.

Fear of hurting someone if you try to get …

096: Consider Meditation is your Medication

March 4th, 2019

22:21

I was feeling "off" for a couple of months and couldn't quite get unstuck from it.

Until I met with my coach, who suggested I consider "grounding …

095: Consider Loving Them As They Are

February 25th, 2019

18:57

Sometimes people grow apart.

And that can certainly be difficult.

You may get stuck on sadness, uncertainty, and disappointment.

And still, you can …

094: Consider they didn't mean to hurt you

February 19th, 2019

22:02

"Who would like to get together to celebrate the February birthdays?" I wrote in a Whatsapp message to my husband's family.

I've taken upon myself …

093 Consider Respect

February 12th, 2019

22:32

How would you react if you were running late to get to the hospital to take your son for surgery and you get pulled over by the cops for speeding?

092: Consider You Don't Need to Know Everything

February 3rd, 2019

15:15

A listener of The Getting Unstuck Podcast shares a story with us this week.

The lesson I gleaned from her (very funny!!) story is that we can all consider we don't need to know everything.

"Stuck on desire" is a place …

091: Consider How Lucky You Are

January 28th, 2019

18:32

Do you ever commit to something and then something ruins it?

Tune into this week's episode where I share about how committing to creating stillness in the morning didn't happen exactly the way I wanted.

Get ready to …

090 Consider It's time to let go

January 22nd, 2019

11:15

On this week's podcast, a listener (Ronitte from Canada) shares her process of getting unstuck by considering "it's time to let go."

Have you ever gotten stuck on a physical object before?

Maybe a piece of clothing that …

089 Consider You Can Do It

January 14th, 2019

18:43

Do you ever feel like you are being bombarded by stuck spots?

It could happen over a short period of time (like a day) or a long period of time (like …

088: Consider Your Roots

January 6th, 2019

24:47

I had the distinct honor of attending a retreat recently.

The teachings of this retreat were so powerful that it nearly led me down a path to …

087: Consider Decluttering with Rebekah Saltzman

December 31st, 2018

48:45

Getting unstuck is like a decluttering of the mind.

All the thoughts, emotions, stories, dramas, and memories are taking up space in your space in …

086: Consider They Have Every Right

December 23rd, 2018

18:33

Have you ever gotten upset with someone about an opinion they voiced?

Have you ever gotten upset with someone who succeeded in persuading someone else?

That happened to me just a couple of days ago.

I got really upset …

085: Consider Not Judging Others

December 17th, 2018

13:37

We are not God.

Although, often times we act as if we are.

It's not on purpose - it's just the way our minds naturally work.

We judge as if we know …

(Bonus) The Consideration Cards

December 11th, 2018

10:18

Woo-hoo!

The Consideration Cards are HERE!

And they're now available on my website!

Tune in to hear all about them.

Or, click here to go directly to the sales page and order right away!

I already have my deck!

I can't …

084: 2018 - Year in Review

December 3rd, 2018

30:54

Do you have a yearly tradition of doing a "year in review"? 

2018 is coming to an end.

What did you accomplish this past year?

What did you create?

What did you maintain?

Where did you grow?

How much have you loved?

083 Consider It's in the Past

November 26th, 2018

33:07

While driving a car a couple of months ago, a kid accidentally ran into me.

Which led me to a state of shock, terror, and disbelief.

Nights following …

082 Consider It's NOT Your Business

November 19th, 2018

19:03

I wrote a really pleasant text message.

At least I thought I did.

Her response?

"No. We're good. We don't need to join the carpool. Our kid just …

081: Consider Change is Possible

November 12th, 2018

19:48

"I think you should paint your office Sunset Rouge," my friend suggested.

And I listened to him.

And within a day, my entire office turned PINK!

And, …

080: Consider It's a Possibility!

November 5th, 2018

13:42

I received an email that the place I have been offering retreats for the past year will be closing as of December, 2018.

WHAT?!?!?!

Where does that …

079: Consider "So What?"

October 28th, 2018

14:48

Three people showed up to my holiday party.

3!

Were they thinking I was a loser?

Did they show up because they felt bad, knowing no one else was …

078: Consider Just Do It

October 23rd, 2018

24:40

No matter how many times I want to try something new, I first get stuck in fear.

For example, when I was:

  • writing a book for the first time,

077: {Book Review} - The Untethered Soul

October 14th, 2018

23:57

Tune in to hear more about what's inside this #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book that I share on the podcast:

"The only way to inner freedom is through the one who watches: …

076: Consider Praying it Forward

October 6th, 2018

19:27

If you ever get stuck on helplessness, just like I have, consider praying it forward.

It's the one thing you actually can do for another person.

Please consider joining me in praying it forward.

Click here to do so.

To …

075 Consider You Can't Predict the Future

September 30th, 2018

17:39

My 16-year-old daughter received her first summons to the army.

It sent me into a place of shock.

And fear.

And concern.

And aversion.

And so many …

074: Consider Rebranding Yourself

September 24th, 2018

23:33

Sometimes we get attached to our habits and patterns to the extent that we never challenge ourselves to become a better version of who we already are.

But, when we don't stretch ourselves to our potential, we limit …

073: Consider Going Gentle on Yourself

September 18th, 2018

21:15

45 years old. Father of 4. From the United States.

There was a terrorist attack in Israel two days ago that hit me really hard.

It him me so hard …

072: Consider Humoring Yourself

September 9th, 2018

12:07

When we are right, we are right.

And there are no two ways of looking at it.

But, the problem is, we can get stuck on being self-righteous and miss the opportunity to recognize that we may, just maybe, be wrong.

Tune in …

{October 2018} The Getting Unstuck and Living Deliberately Retreat!

September 5th, 2018

8:23

The next Getting Unstuck and Living Deliberately Retreat will be taking place in northern Israel in October (2018).

Tune in to learn more about these retreats and learn how you can apply to attend.

If you live in …

071: Consider Ask for Help

September 4th, 2018

16:50

Do you have a habit, like me, of doing everything yourself?

Sometimes we can easily get caught up believing that we need to do everything ourselves when actually delegating tasks out will make us much more calm and sane.

070: How to Measure Self-Growth

August 28th, 2018

21:34

There are so many ways to measure change within us:

physical changes, careers, family situations, and many other ways all of which you can actually measure change.

But, how can you measure change in your own self-growth …

069 Consider Holding onto Memories

August 17th, 2018

13:27

Sometimes we get stuck on sadness because we don't special moments to end.

Sometimes we get stuck on desire when we want things to last forever.

Yet, …

068: Consider Their Behavior is Not Necessarily a Reflection of You

August 13th, 2018

11:12

When people (especially people with whom we are close) act in ways that don't live up to our expectations, we often times believe their behavior is a reflection of us - even though we have nothing to do with their …

067: Consider Stepping Into Their Shoes

August 7th, 2018

16:14

When you don't see eye to eye with someone, trying to put yourself in their position, can often times help expand your point of view to help you get unstuck.

Tune in to this week's story where I share how I got unstuck …

066: Consider They Believe in You

July 29th, 2018

16:18

We all have that little voice in our heads that says:

"You can't."

"You aren't good enough."

"Someone else can do that, but not you."

But, what if there was someone else out there in the world who believes in you?

How …

065: Consider Saying Thank You

July 23rd, 2018

13:33

Has someone ever offered you unsolicited advice?

People are typically offended when they receive advice that was not requested.

And more than that, …

064: Consider They Just Weren't Thinking

July 16th, 2018

12:14

Have you ever made plans with someone and then they broke them?

Have you ever gotten stuck on disappointment, frustration, or even anger because someone didn't live up to his or her word?

Tune in to this week's story to …

063: Consider Decluttering

July 10th, 2018

23:16

From clutter to order.

From chaos to peace.

From anxiety to calm.

Learn how one woman (Netta Cohen) and one book (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …

062: Consider Failure Does Mean Defeat

July 2nd, 2018

17:24

Sometimes, when we fail at something, we can get stuck on defeat.

Sometimes, when we don't achieve what we had planned, we can get stuck on believing we will never succeed.

Sometimes, when reality doesn't meet our …

061: Consider Worrying Isn't Helping

June 24th, 2018

18:20

Worrying is something we all do.

When we are uncertain about the future, when we feel overwhelmed, when we feel like we have no control over …

060: Consider Waiting Before You Start Blaming

June 17th, 2018

16:12

We all have a natural tendency to blame others for things that go wrong in our lives.

It is easier to blame others, than it is to take personal responsibility for our lives and our happiness.

When we blame others, we …

059: Consider Trying Something New

June 12th, 2018

14:52

When we live our lives by rote, we may not realize how much potential we are preventing by staying in our habits and routines.

When someone recently suggested a change in my life, I resisted it immediately.

It was only …

058: Consider Reflecting

May 29th, 2018

13:38

When someone with whom you are speaking attacks you with accusations that seem at the most exaggerated and at the least untrue, consider using the …

057: Consider Feeling Fear

May 28th, 2018

14:56

What is your worst fear?

Public speaking? Heights? Death? Something else?

Our natural inclination, when we feel fear, is to resist feeling it.

Sometimes, we try to tell our brains to overcome the fear by thinking of …

056: What To Do with Feelings?

May 22nd, 2018

24:36

Typically, when you experience a challenging emotion, you probably do one of two things:

Either you resist feeling the emotion so that you don't have to experience an uncomfortable feeling, or you engage automatically …

055: Consider They Just Want to Be Heard

May 14th, 2018

18:26

"Hey, Mom! I'm planning to go away next week with some friends..."

That's how the conversation started.

My mind was running wild wanting to scream, …

054: Consider Curiosity

May 7th, 2018

15:51

My son ran to me hysterically crying for help.

He told me what happened.

But before I reacted, I caught myself stuck on his side of the story.

And …

053: Consider Adversity Builds Character

April 22nd, 2018

21:19

"There was an incident at school today."

The last thing any parent wants to hear.

I started to feel my heart pounding outside of my body.

And all I …

052: Consider It's a Good Life Lesson

April 17th, 2018

15:52

"But mom, it's not fair!" said my son.

And you know what, he was right!

It wasn't fair.

And I got stuck on trying to protect him so that he wouldn't …

051: Consider Learning from a Kid

April 8th, 2018

12:55

We get stuck when we are set in our patterned ways of seeing and doing things.

Children can teach us a thing or two regarding adapting to life's challenges.

Tune in to this week's episode and see what you may be able to …

049: Freedom

March 26th, 2018

22:27

Freedom: It's what getting unSTUCK is all about.

Do you know that when you get into "stuck" spots, your brain will have the best intentions of protecting you, but may, at the same time, unconsciously work against your …

048: Consider a Request

March 19th, 2018

18:21

Simply because you want someone in your life to do something, doesn't mean he/she will or even needs to.

It is not your job in this world to create a …

047: Consider Community

March 12th, 2018

17:21

I think I was feeling depressed.

Or at least, I was feeling disconnected from my community.

This happens to me sometimes in the winter, when I tend …

046: Consider Don't Jump to Conclusions

March 5th, 2018

14:04

Rockets are shooting down! I'm afraid!


A Getting unSTUCK podcast listener wrote to me asking for my perspective and insight on her fear of a recent launching of rockets into southern Israel where she lives.

Tune in to …

045: Consider Not Taking It Personally

February 24th, 2018

14:50

All I wanted to do was shop for some clothes!

Sometimes we can easily get stuck on taking these personally, even though the person who "hurt us", had no intentions of doing so.

("Hurt us" is in quotations because no one …

044: Consider Not Getting Insulted

February 20th, 2018

21:17

It is so easy to get stuck on insult.

When people say things in a way that can be construed as hurtful, our minds can't see any other way of being, …

043: Consider There Are No Mistakes

February 12th, 2018

22:26

Have you ever had the experience where something happened to you and you are convinced it should NOT have happened?

Do you have the feeling of …

042: The Truman Show

February 5th, 2018

19:21

What does Jim Carey, the star of The Truman Show, have to do with Getting unSTUCK?

Tune in to this week's episode and learn about how Truman Burbank epitomizes what it means to get unSTUCK as he demonstrates courage and …

041: Consider Opening Your Heart

January 29th, 2018

20:08

All my husband wanted to do was zone out for a few minutes and watch some T.V.

All I wanted to do was get my son to sleep.

There the conflict began.

Because what did my son want to do?

Watch T.V. with his dad.

And my …

040: Consider Oh Well

January 23rd, 2018

15:15

We either get stuck in the past or stuck in the future.

There are really only two choices.

When we get stuck in the past, we get stuck on a story that already happened.

Whether it was a second ago, 5 minutes ago, …

039: Consider You are Not Stupid

January 14th, 2018

17:54

Sometimes we put ourselves down, not because of any outside force, but because:

  1. Either we believe it ourselves, or
  2. We believe someone else may be …

038: Consider Taking Action

January 8th, 2018

16:01

There is a difference between taking action and keeping busy.

When you take action, you work towards a goal.

When you keep busy, you may not necessarily be direction-oriented.

Even if you create or produce things, it …

037: Consider Getting a Coach

January 1st, 2018

21:16

I hired myself a coach last week.

It was the best decision in 2017.

I feel aligned, happy, excited and ready to take on 2018.

I got stuck on not wanting to hire a coach and this not only held me back professionally, it …

036: Consider Visioning

December 26th, 2017

21:36

One way to get unSTUCK and evolve into a newer version of yourself is by visioning.

Different from goal setting, this is a practice of actually seeing

035: It Takes a Village

December 18th, 2017

29:34

We do not live our lives in a vacuum.

We are who we are in this world because of the experiences and people we come into contact with.

The S.T.U.C.K. Method wasn't created in a bubble, but rather from standing on the …

034: Consider Faith

December 12th, 2017

13:40

Often times when we get "stuck", we are blinded from reality and often times lose faith to what the future can hold.

Tune in to this week's episode …

033: Consider Choosing Joy

December 5th, 2017

22:27

When we are in a "stuck" spot, we can self-sabotage the joy that can otherwise be experienced in any given moment.

Whether we are stuck on anger, anxiety, fear, frustration, disappointment, desire, depression or any …

032: Consider Talking to God

November 26th, 2017

18:40

Revisiting the time I landed in the hospital and nearly died was not easy for me to share in this podcast episode.

But, I did so to encourage you to talk to God - whether you are religious or not, whether you even …

031: Consider a Prayer

November 19th, 2017

13:19

To me, prayer has always been associated with religious institutions.

But, does it need to be?

Have you ever considered prayer when you are stuck?

In this week's podcast episode, listen to two stories of how I recently …

030: Crowdfunding for a CD!

November 13th, 2017

23:13

Please tune in to this week's episode to learn about the crowdfunding campaign I have recently begun to create gentle music for yoga, meditation, and prayer.

You can learn more and watch the video here:

My CD!

With …

029: Consider You Are Good Enough

November 6th, 2017

18:24

Have you ever heard of "imposter syndrome"?

It's a phrase coined by 2 clinical psychologists in the late 1970's describing people who have an …

028 Talk it Out

October 30th, 2017

22:41

There is nothing like talking out a stuck spot with someone who can hold your space, listen mindfully, and guide you towards emotional well-being.

027: Consider It's Not Your Fault

October 19th, 2017

17:15

Some of us live with the world on our shoulders: believing that everything that happens in life is entirely caused by us.

My son had a freak bike …

026: Consider Embracing Your Mornings

October 16th, 2017

23:49

If you're like most people, mornings may be difficult for you.

It's so easy to hit the snooze button, isn't it?

But, what are you gaining from doing …

025: Consider Walking Alone

October 9th, 2017

18:44

It's so easy to take for granted someone special in our lives.

Yet, things change. Friends move. People pass on.

And we have the choice to suffer from those changes, or not.

In this week's episode, tune in to how I got …

024: Consider Apologizing

October 3rd, 2017

17:51

Who in their right mind likes to apologize - and admit to others they were wrong?

Apologizing is actually a lot easier to do that we think.

It's the …

023: Consider Loving Him/Her as a Whole

September 25th, 2017

22:08

People we are closest with will disappoint us at one point or another. It's just what naturally happens when two people spend enough time with one another.

The question is, can you accept that that person is not …

022: Consider Facing Your Fears

September 17th, 2017

23:26

Tune in to this episode to see what would have happened if I had stayed stuck on fear of writing my first book or fear of starting this podcast.

021: The Power of Systematic Journaling

September 10th, 2017

22:39

Have you ever tried journaling before?

I know I did as a kid, but it never got me far in terms of enhancing my emotional and mental well-being.

Tune into this week's episode to learn, what I call, "systematic …

020: Consider Being the Change You Want to See in the World

September 4th, 2017

19:14

When others behave in ways that bother us, it is so easy to get stuck in the way they act in the world.

Truly, the easy way to live is to get …

019: Consider It's Not the End of the World

August 27th, 2017

14:27

Often times, when we get stuck, we get the feeling like it's the end of the world.

But, when we believe it's the end of the world, we can never find ourselves living in the present moment, because we are too stuck on …

018: Consider Forgiving Her/Him

August 18th, 2017

30:24

Whom in your life do you need to forgive?

So many of us are walking around this earth, holding grudges towards people who have harmed us.

Yet, we …

017: Consider Giving Up Thinking Too Much Thinking

August 13th, 2017

18:45

A Getting unSTUCK Podcast listener, Jon, shares his story about how he processed through The S.T.U.C.K. Method to help himself get unSTUCK from the grieving process he is going through from the recent death of his wife, …

016: Consider There Are Many Ways to Express Love

August 7th, 2017

18:02

When my husband said he didn't want to go to my daughter's dance recital, I thought to myself, "Does he not realize how he is expressing non-love …

015: Consider No One is Thinking About You

July 27th, 2017

17:09

This happens to all of us.

We sometimes believe that everyone around us, is thinking about us, judging us, having opinions about us, when they really aren't. (And if they are, well, that's another story for another …

014: Consider Reminders

July 24th, 2017

17:23

Even when we get unSTUCK from a challenging, emotional situation, we can get stuck on it again.

And chances are, you'll forget the consideration you took on from the first time.

And this is why having a reminder can be …

013: Consider No Family Visits Can Be 100% Perfect All of The Time

July 17th, 2017

13:27

Sometimes I forget that family visits aren't always a 24/7 lovefest.

I sometimes get stuck on anticipation to see my family and forget that sometimes things can go sour.

And then I get stuck.

Tune in to see you I, and …

012: Consider It Won't Last Forever

July 11th, 2017

15:44

Have you ever gone on a date and noticed your date was more interested in his phone than he was in you?

Tune in to this week's episode to hear how I got unSTUCK from that situation by considering "it won't last …

011: Consider Wait And See

July 4th, 2017

14:39

Sometimes, believing we know the end to a situation, can keep us stuck in our stories.

Listen in as Getting unSTUCK listener, Esther from Washington, D.C., shares her story with how she got unSTUCK from disappointment …

010: Consider It's Not Such a Big Deal

June 26th, 2017

18:11

Sometimes we make our "stuck" stories bigger than they really are.

We don't do this consciously, but it's something we do sometimes.

Listen in to how you can consider, "It's not such a big deal".

And listen how you can …

009: Consider Helping Your Child Get unSTUCK

June 20th, 2017

19:15

What do you do when your child gets stuck? Do you have a tool to help them get unSTUCK? Listen in to to see how you can guide your child to get …

008: Consider It Was Meant to Be

June 12th, 2017

21:29

When things don't go the way you planned can often times lead you to getting stuck. 

In this episode, we explore considering that whatever the situation was, even if you didn't expect it, or anticipate it, or even like …

007 The Power of a STOP

June 5th, 2017

28:47

This episode is dedicated to exploring the power and value of the 1st step to The S.T.U.C.K. Method - the "stop".

Learn the importance of taking stops in your life and how you can begin implementing them in your life …

006: Consider Self-Acknowledgment

May 29th, 2017

17:27

We all get stuck on wanting to be acknowledged. Learn how you can practice to get unSTUCK from such challenging situations and move on to taking care of yourself and promoting emotional well-being in any situation, no …

005: Consider Gratitude

May 23rd, 2017

15:19

Have you ever asked for a favor from a friend or family member, and they said "No" to you?

Listen in to see how you can get unSTUCK from such a situation and consider gratitude instead.

And, thank you for considering …

004: Consider This Moment

May 16th, 2017

20:36

What would happen if you got locked out of your house (by accident) by your spouse?

How would you feel?

Which emotion may you get stuck on?

Listen in …

003: The S.T.U.C.K. Method

May 9th, 2017

24:24

This episode is dedicated to teaching you the theory behind The S.T.U.C.K. Method. Listen in and begin to understand the importance and value of each …

002: The 4 Prereqs to Getting unSTUCK

May 9th, 2017

8:49

Listen in to learn about the four things needed to have in place before you begin processing through getting unSTUCK!

  • Subscribe to the Getting …

001: What does it mean to get "stuck"?

May 9th, 2017

11:48

What does it mean to get "stuck"?

How does getting "stuck" happen?

Learn more in this introductory episode!

  • Subscribe to the Getting Unstuck

000: Welcome to the Podcast

May 9th, 2017

7:37

Welcome to the Getting unSTUCK podcast where you'll laugh, empathize, and learn how to turn your "stuck" spots into sources for energy and positive change. You will learn The S.T.U.C.K. Method and how you can apply this …

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