Share Your Story

Getting unSTUCK is about YOU. It is about your life and you taking the necessary steps to transform your personal “stuck” stories to feel better in any given moment.

My goal is to have listeners realize that anyone and everyone can get unSTUCK, and not just me!

And I believe your stories will inspire others to realize this!

For that reason, I want to share your stories with my audience.

If you would like me to feature your story in a future Getting unSTUCK podcast episode, be sure you are familiar with my podcast structure by listening in to some of the episodes, and then please follow the guidelines below:


Take a moment and decide which “stuck” story you’d like to share. 

Then, write your “stuck” story on paper or in a Word document (about 2 pages single spaced). Your story should loosely follow how I deliver my stories on my podcast. Allow yourself to be funny, if it’s appropriate. Sometimes, self-deprecating humor is one of the best sources of health and medicine that exists.

At the top of the page write, “Hi, Shira. This is (your name or a fictitious name) from (where you live.)

Then, write the background of your story, say how you noticed you were stuck, so you took a (S) stop, share what (T) emotion(s) you were stuck on, what you (U) uncovered and if each of your thoughts were 100% accurate, what you (C) considered, share with us the end of the story, and how you held yourself in self-compassion or said it was (K) O.K. for having gotten stuck in the first place.


Find a quiet place to record yourself reading your story. The quality of your audio is important. Record yourself speaking your story into your phone using your favorite voice recording app. (While you don’t necessarily have to read your story word for word, I have found that having what you are planning to say written out in front of you is a very helpful guide.) Please speak slowly and as clearly as possible. Remember, the listeners won’t know your story ahead of time and they won’t have the words in front of them to read, so your clarity is important!

Your story should take about 10 minutes (give or take) to read.

Listen to your recording. Did it sound good? Were there noises in the background? Consider recording it a second time. While the recording does not need to be perfect, it does need to be good enough to broadcast from my podcast. (If you do send me a recording and I like your story, but the quality is not good enough, I will let you know!)


Decide what you wish your title of your story to be. Consider “x”. Your consideration should be unique to my podcast. (Each episode of my podcast requires a unique name. Your consideration may be similar to consideration I already presented, but it needs to take on a different name. For example, “Consider It Was Meant to Be” and “Consider It’s in God’s Hands” are similar considerations, but with different titles. Be sure to check out the names of all the episodes before you send in yours!)

Email me your recording: shira at thestuckmethod dot com. Subject: Consider “x”.

I will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know I received your recording!

And now for some iTunes reviews…

“Gura takes on heavy issues with a light heart. Her words and ideas have a lasting effect that works its magic between episodes and long after.”

“What a great podcast! This podcast provides an excellent resource and companion to Shira Taylor Gura’s book. Here, Ms. Taylor Gura guides the listener through the method and techniques. Well worth the time to listen, grow, practice, and enjoy getting unSTUCK! Highly recommend!!”

“Really enjoy this! Relatable and insightful. Can’t wait for more!”

“Just started listening to this. I really like Shira Taylor Gura’s pace. Nice relatively short episodes packed wth lots of good tips for improving one’s way of thinking and getting unSTUCK. Highly recommend.”

“Shira’s Getting unSTUCK Podcast uses great examples from her own life about how we can learn to shift our perspective about our life’s circumstances. As a psychotherapist, I feel this is a very useful tool.”

“Take a few minutes and treat yourself to this podcast. No matter what age or stage you are in, Shira’s words will resonate with you. Her honesty and warmth make it feel like we are just having a conversation over coffee!! As with any helping suggestions, you can only make small changes –one at a time. When you are ready, come back for more and you need to practice!! I can’t say enough positive things about this podcast and I’m excited to listen to each one as they come my way!”

“Shira Taylor Gura does a fantastic job on her Getting Unstuck podcast! Her soothing voice clearly explains the step-by-step method for self-improvement. Thank you!”

“Having worked with Shira on the S.T.U.C.K. method, I can say that it really worked. With Shira’s deep empathy I learned many valuable things about myself. Getting ‘stuck’ is something we all do. It is a prison made of our own thoughts, and being stuck can negatively impact the most cherished people in our lives. Getting unstuck takes hard work; it means being completely honest with yourself, and that is not easy. Shira’s method is sound and well worth the personal effort required. If you are stuck, this may very well work for you!”

“Shira’s podcast provides words of wisdom every week. She is mindful, honest and someone who can relate to the daily stresses of life. Getting unStuck has been a go to since episode 1!”

“Shira Gura’s Getting UnStuck podcast is a fun dose of real life wisdom. She shares her own personal stories and brings her S.T.U.C.K method to life. Worth checking out!”

“I’m very happy with this podcast and the road it has taken me on. Shira Gura has an easy clear and coherent philosophy of moving on that has given me a lot to think about. I’m several episodes into the podcast and It is one “a-ha” moment after the next.”

“From someone who does not usually listen to podcasts, I can say with confidence that these episodes are fantastic. Everyone and anyone could benefit from learning her approach to issues that come up in life – whether small or significant. With personal examples woven in, Shira offers an approach that can help us feel more in control of our emotions and reactions. Keep these podcasts coming!”

“Shira’s method for becoming unSTUCK is not new to me. I actually have her book and have benefitted from implementing her method in my daily life. Although it took some getting used to, I now find her method easy to use and very practical. I am glad she has created a podcast and I look forward to listening each week. I’ve listened to the first 4 episodes and even though I already had the background knowledge, I find Shira so easy to listen to. Her voice is so calming and I feel like she’s speaking right to me. She has a great understanding of human nature and I look forward to her sharing many personal stories where she uses her method. As she has said, what is most personal is often most universal. Shira’s stories are so relatable and her honesty leaves the listener never feeling judged. I hope she shares many stories that are in her book. I highly recommend this podcast and think it can help others promote emotional wellness.”