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Welcome to the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast! I'm your host, Shira Gura, and I know firsthand what it feels like to get hijacked by your emotions, keeping you from fully enjoying the moments and people in your life. But I also know that your life is built on moments. And the key to breaking free from emotional triggers lies in recognizing that, at any given moment, you possess the power to choose your responses. Unfortunately, many people never learned how. In this podcast, we'll explore the everyday triggers we all face, and I’ll share with you the mindset tools and strategies I developed to empower you to stop reacting automatically, break free from the negative patterns that keep you stuck, and become a positive force in your life and in your relationships. Learn more at: www.shiragura.com

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Welcome to the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast! I'm your host, Shira Gura, and I know firsthand what it feels like to get hijacked by your emotions, keeping you from fully enjoying the moments and people in your life. But I also know that your life is built on moments. And the key to breaking free from emotional triggers lies in recognizing that, at any given moment, you possess the power to choose your responses. Unfortunately, many people never learned how. In this podcast, we'll explore the everyday triggers we all face, and I’ll share with you the mindset tools and strategies I developed to empower you to stop reacting automatically, break free from the negative patterns that keep you stuck, and become a positive force in your life and in your relationships. Learn more at: www.shiragura.com

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English


Episodes

355: Consider Helping a Friend

2/20/2024
Over a decade ago, I created The unSTUCK Method to help me manage my emotions in real time. This tool has transformed my life. Now, I coach others using this method to break free from the emotional triggers they face. Supporting someone this way can profoundly impact their life. This week's "You Can Handle Anything" podcast features an excerpt of "unstuck coaching." Yet, the coach isn't me—it's a character from a book! Listen to an interview with my friend and author, Esther Goldenberg. She shares a story from her new book, "The Scrolls of Deborah," where one friend helps another become unstuck. Click below to tune in. Afterward, consider grabbing a copy of Esther's book, available on Amazon. I look forward to hearing your reflections! Shira

Duration:00:26:20

354: Patience is a Choice

2/13/2024
Have you ever found yourself caught between the excitement of working toward a goal or a new project and the anxiety of awaiting results? You're not alone. In our fast-paced world, patience often feels like a forgotten virtue. But what if I told you that embracing patience could be the secret ingredient to not only achieving your goals but also enjoying the journey along the way? Reflecting on my own experiences, from the anticipation of childbirth to the development of significant projects, I've seen firsthand how patience can transform challenges into opportunities for growth. It's about more than just waiting; It's about actively engaging in the present, staying grounded, and moving forward with purpose. I share more about the process I am going through in this week's "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. Join in tuning in to hear my story and where you may want to consider practicing more patience in your life, just like me.

Duration:00:12:47

353: Stuck on Excitement

2/6/2024
In this episode of "You Can Handle Anything," I delve into a less talked-about phenomenon: getting stuck on positive emotions like excitement. It's common to find ourselves overwhelmed by excitement, impacting our daily routines and priorities. I share my personal experience of navigating this excitement trap, and how I used The unSTUCK Method and The CLEAR Way to ground myself and prevent emotions from taking the reins. Tune in to discover how you can recognize when you're stuck in a whirlwind of excitement and learn actionable tips to keep your emotions in check. Join me in understanding that while being stuck is part of the human experience, awareness and the right tools can set you free. www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:10:53

352: Consider Being Trusting

1/30/2024
When someone triggers you with rude or insensitive words or actions, it's natural to wish it hadn't occurred. The challenge lies in acknowledging that it DID happen. Refusing to accept reality leads to unnecessary suffering. While you may dislike the event or find it perplexing, embracing trust in the present reality facilitates a smoother journey. Practicing being trusting is something the members of my community, The Living Deliberately Circle, and I explored together this month. Discover more insights about what it can mean in your life if you were to consider being trusting in this week's "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. Click below to tune in now. Join my newsletter to stay posted about upcoming workshops, challenges, courses and more!

Duration:00:15:31

351: Let Them Be Disappointed

1/23/2024
Ever wondered why managing emotions "in the moment" in tough situations is crucial? When you don't, you can get hijacked by them, leading to behavior you later regret. And that can lead you to get trapped in a stuck cycle, holding onto negative emotions and feeling like you just can't let go. And, of course, over time that doesn't only impact how you feel about yourself, it impacts your relationships and how others feel about you. This is exactly why having a reliable tool for those "off" moments is invaluable. The unSTUCK Method is my go-to solution, used multiple times a day, guiding me towards living my best life. Here's a recent example: Last week, amidst facilitating a 4-Day "Move Past Grudges" Challenge, I found myself torn about whether to keep my commitment to broadcasting my weekly podcast, "You Can Handle Anything." Stuck between promises and time constraints, I turned to The unSTUCK Method. Discover what I considered in this situation and how this tool empowered me to get unstuck, make a rational decision, and move forward. Click below to tune in now. To save your spot at the next "Getting Unstuck" workshop, click here.

Duration:00:10:48

350: Your Highest Self

1/9/2024
Have you ever gotten upset and acted in a way you later regretted? It happens to all of us. Even in those quick and tough moments, remember: you can choose how you react. I recently asked my husband, for the fifth time, to put something away. His reaction seemed too much, triggering me to react like I used to. But this time, I decided to be my best self. Hear more about this story and how to show up as your highest self in the latest episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:10:14

349: How to Handle Anything

1/2/2024
Life is full of triggers that can make us feel stuck in a whirlwind of emotions. But guess what? "You can handle anything." But what does that actually mean? It means so much more than just "dealing" with things. And when you truly comprehend what this is all about, you learn how to be less reactive and in more control. Discover the real deal behind "you can handle anything" in this week's "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. Plus, I'll share a personal story about how one of my kids triggered me, and how I navigated through it, demonstrating firsthand how 'you can handle anything. Click here to tune in to this 15-minute episode - it's worth every minute. Join the "Move Past Grudges" Challenge kicking off on Monday, January 15th 2024 by clicking here.

Duration:00:15:16

348: When People Forgive You

12/26/2023
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wronged someone, and they chose to forgive you? It's an indescribable and uplifting sensation, isn't it? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing this profound power of forgiveness firsthand. Just a couple of weeks ago, I unintentionally offered unsolicited parenting advice to a friend during a challenging time with his son. Recognizing my mistake, I took the initiative to send a sincere apology that evening, and to my relief, I was forgiven. The overwhelming gratitude that followed was truly remarkable. Click below into this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast to delve deeper into the story and discover what transpired. P.S. We may not always control who forgives us, but we do have agency over whom we forgive. Starting Monday, January 15th, I am excited to lead a powerful 4-day "Move Past Grudges" Challenge. Click here to save your spot now!

Duration:00:14:25

347: Why You Keep Getting Triggered

12/19/2023
Ever find yourself pondering, "Why do certain people always seem to trigger me?" Ever feel like mastering self-control should be second nature by now? Ever entertain the thought that you might be the sole person repeatedly grappling with triggers? Embark on a transformative journey with this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. Gain insights into why questioning the nature of triggers may not be the most constructive approach. Discover a more empowering question that can reshape any moment to your advantage. Don't miss out—tune in now by clicking the link below. Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: The Power to Choose Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:11:45

346: The MOST Important Moment

12/12/2023
Have you ever considered the impact of each moment in our lives? It's a chance to make some profound choices – like deciding what to think, how to feel, or who we aspire to be. The thing is, these crucial moments often slip by without us truly seizing them. Ever catch yourself thinking things like, "This moment doesn't matter anyway"? Those thoughts can lead to making excuses and giving up on both ourselves and others. Tune into this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything," where I dive into this concept, introduce you to the "butterfly effect," and share with you a relatable story from a woman in my community who shifted her mindset when considering the power of this moment. Click below to tune in now. It might just offer the perspective shift you need. Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: The Power to Choose Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:11:36

345: Choose Your Feelings

12/5/2023
Ever wondered if you could actually choose your feelings, steering them in the direction you desire? It might sound improbable, especially when emotions seem automatic and beyond our control. I pondered this last night while attending a national basketball game in Israel amid the current war with Hamas. The weight of the ongoing conflict triggered a flood of emotions, making it feel like I wasn't in control. However, in that moment, I made a deliberate choice – and everything shifted. Suddenly, I felt calm and capable of enjoying the evening despite the surrounding circumstances. Discover more about the power of choosing your feelings in this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast. I delve into the possibility of this practice and offer insights that you can start applying in your life starting today. Don't miss out—click below to tune in now. Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: React Less, Respond More. Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:15:21

344: Satisfaction

11/28/2023
Have you ever caught yourself thinking, "I'll be satisfied when this happens," or "I'll be happy once I achieve that goal"? Or perhaps you've found yourself waiting for someone else to change before everything gets better. It happens to the best of us. Life doesn't always unfold as we expect, and it's easy to fall into the trap of postponing our happiness or contentment until certain conditions are met. Unfortunately, this often leads us to overlook the richness of the present moments in our lives. The reality is that being satisfied is a choice—one that you can make at any given moment. If you find yourself struggling to feel satisfied in your life, don't miss out on this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything!" podcast. Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: React Less, Respond Better. Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:17:55

343: Your Stories

11/21/2023
Feeling that familiar frustration of being out of control? You're not alone—it's a common experience. But let me share a little secret: it's not a reflection of you; it's the stories you tell yourself that take the lead. Discover the art of reclaiming control by making intentional choices with your narratives. In this week's "You Can Handle Anything!" podcast, we're diving into the realm of real-life stories—some from my own experiences, others from my husband and students—offering insights into the profound influence stories wield in shaping the world around you. Here's a challenge for you: Take a moment to awaken to your stories, question them, and consciously select narratives that propel your personal growth forward. Your stories are your power, and this podcast episode is your invitation to explore their transformative potential. Tune in for a journey of self-discovery and empowerment! Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: React Less, Respond Better. And find me over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiraguraofficial/

Duration:00:27:41

342: When People Disappoint You

11/15/2023
Ever felt that sinking disappointment when those close to you fall short? Whether it's your spouse, child, co-worker, friend, or even a stranger, the frustration of trying to change them can be overwhelming, only to realize it's beyond your control. The urge to alter someone else often traps you in a cycle of frustration and disappointment. But, the key isn't changing others; it's introspection. Reflect on how disappointment might inadvertently relinquish your power, leading to self-frustration. You don't have to stay stuck on disappointment. Choose to break free, adopting a perspective that serves your well-being. In the latest "You Can Handle Anything" podcast, I explore three stories illustrating the pitfalls of staying stuck in disappointment. Learn how breaking free empowers you to move forward. Click below to tune in. Click here to get on the waitlist for my live course: React Less, Respond Better. Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:15:44

341: Mourner's Guilt

11/7/2023
Mourner's guilt, also known as survivor's guilt, is a natural response that can follow the harrowing experience of surviving when others did not. It can affect anyone, regardless of their sensitivity levels, and it often brings feelings of depression, anxiety, and, of course, guilt. Join me this week on the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast as I dive into the depths of mourner's guilt, discussing its impact on individuals, especially as it relates to the events of October 7th in Israel. Discover strategies to help you break free from this emotional burden, regain hope, and embark on a path toward healing. Click below to tune in now. Click here to get on the waitlist. Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:19:14

340: React Less, Respond Better

10/31/2023
We all have those moments when our reactions happen automatically, almost like a reflex. It's a part of being human, a natural thing we do without even realizing it. But guess what? We always have a choice about how we react to the things that bother us. Sometimes, though, making that choice isn't easy, and that's when we need some handy tools to help us make better decisions. Think of it like building a muscle. When we practice responding thoughtfully instead of just reacting, we get better at it. And with the two powerful tools I created, The unSTUCK Method and The CLEAR Way, in your toolkit, you can strengthen this muscle to become more in control of your emotions. The unSTUCK Method is your go-to when something from your past is making you react. The CLEAR Way helps when you're worried about things that haven't even happened yet. I invite you to join me in my LIVE group coaching program, "React Less, Respond Better," where I guide you through these tools step by step, tailoring them to your specific triggers and situations. By the end of the program, you'll be emotionally equipped to handle everyday triggers. From better relationships to improved decision-making and reduced stress, the benefits are endless. Join me and take a proactive step towards a more fulfilling and intentional life. It's a journey that promises personal growth, resilience, and greater emotional intelligence. Click here to get on the waitlist.

Duration:00:09:38

339: On Feeling Judged

10/24/2023
If you've ever felt like people were judging you based on how you look, the way they react, or what they say, you're not alone. It's easy to get upset and defensive when this happens. I recently faced a situation like this when I received an unexpected email. Instead of reacting quickly, I used The unSTUCK Method to respond thoughtfully. I realized that just because someone says something about me doesn't make it true. These situations are common, but it's powerful to remember that we can choose what we believe about ourselves, regardless of others' opinions. I want to share my story and inspire you. Click below to hear more. When you're done, click here to watch my free class: "Why It's So Hard to Control Your Emotional Reactions, and The Simple Strategy." Or, head over to my website: www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:12:08

338: Make Every Moment Count

10/17/2023
When you get triggered, do you ever find yourself sweating the small stuff, spiraling out of control, or turning into someone you don't even recognize? What if you could make every moment count and stop your emotions from taking over? How would your life change? In this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast, catch an insider's perspective on life during the current war in Israel and discover how you can minimize the "wars" you face in your own life by making every moment count. Click below to tune in now. ​Click here to enroll today in my life-changing workshop, “Handling Everyday Triggers In The Moment!”​ www.shiragura.com

Duration:00:13:02

337: Emotionally Balanced

10/10/2023
What does it mean to be "emotionally balanced"? Is being "emotionally balanced" even something we should strive for? How can you become a more "emotionally balanced" person? In this week's episode of the "You Can Handle Anything" podcast, join me on a journey to discover how you can cultivate greater emotional balance in your life, starting today. Click here to save your spot at my next LIVE workshop, “Manage Your Emotions with The unSTUCK Method!”​ Click here to grab your FREE Chart of Emotions and STUCK Feelings

Duration:00:20:17

336: Celebrating My 50th Birthday

10/3/2023
I'm turning 50 this month, and I've chosen a unique way to celebrate - by sharing the gift of music with the world. I'm passionate about composing music, and I've written many tunes over the years. However, most have never been professionally recorded or shared. For my 50th birthday, I've set an ambitious goal: to record and release one new tune every week for 50 weeks. It's an exciting journey ahead. But I need your support. Professional music recording has costs, and I can't cover them all alone. I'm already 40% toward my goal, but time is running out - just 10 days left. If I've made a positive impact on your life, whether through challenges, retreats, workshops, or this podcast, please consider supporting my musical journey, even with a single dollar. I promise to keep sharing my teachings and inspiring you to navigate life's emotional challenges while giving back to the world. You can support my birthday musical journey by clicking here. Thank you for being part of this amazing journey.

Duration:00:11:31