Shira Taylor Gura is the author of Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being. Her book is an Amazon #1 best-seller and a 2017 winner of the International Book Award in self-help. As a well-being coach, she facilitates workshops, retreats and individual coaching sessions to teach people how to get unstuck in their lives and relationships. She created The S.T.U.C.K Method to guide people on how to turn their “stuck” spots into sources of energy and positive change. Shira created the S.T.U.C.K Method by drawing on her training as an occupational therapist and yoga instructor. Her belief that a more mindful, compassionate life is available to anyone, anywhere is reflected in her blog. She is the host of the weekly podcast, Getting unSTUCK, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She lives with her husband and four children on Kibbutz Hannaton in Israel. Please visit her at 

I had just finished doing my radio show and pulled out a stack of books that I had received from potential guests. I went outside for a break and a young owl caught my attention. He was wounded and sitting on the ground starring directly at me. I called the animal rescue number and pulled up a chair to keep him safe. I wondered why this owl showed up now and what message he had for me. I went inside to get the books and discovered that my cat was frantic. He had been showing signs for a while that he didn’t like sharing me with others. The owl was the last straw for him, but I still didn’t want to admit that he needed a new home. We had been together for several years and were emotionally bonded. In my turmoil, I picked up Shira’s book and randomly opened it. As I read, I knew the owl was there to help me see what I had been denying. I had to rehome Benji for his happiness and mine. I also knew I wanted Shira on my show to help you too learn how to get unStuck.