Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Bravery


Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Bravery

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Western society too often trains women out of feeling innately confident in who we are and in the wisdom we hold inside. Instead, we are handed down a set of expectations about our bodies, our disposition, our religious identification, our sexual orientation, our mothering, and our career choices.

Dr. Leah Katz draws on her training as a psychologist and her experience leaving an ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith and culture to offer tools and insights for getting "unstuck" from society's unrealistic and often harmful expectations for women that we have adopted as our own.

By learning to identify what is holding us back, and adopting a mindset of joy, gratitude, and resilience, we can fulfill our dreams--and, really, fulfill ourselves. It's time to get gutsy and create the rich, vibrant life we have always wanted.


"Without boldness, you can't live the life you want. Gutsy is a fresh perspective on ways to live the happiest, boldest, most self-loving and compassionate life we all deserve."

Emma Seppälä, PhD, author of The Happiness Track and science director of the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

"Dr. Leah Katz beautifully weaves together her experience as a psychologist, the practice of mindfulness, and her own life story to help those feeling stuck and wanting to create forward movement in their lives."

Natalie Jill, author of Natalie Jill's 7-Day Jump Start

"Gusty is relatable, smart, and filled with real tools for how to work through anxiety and use mindfulness to show up as your most authentic self. I know this book will help so many."

Amanda E. White, LPC, author of Not Drinking Tonight and creator of @therapyforwomen

"Leah Katz has nailed what it takes to be gutsy from the inside out. This book is set against the backdrop of Katz's personal journey of self-discovery and healing, offering potent vignettes that enliven the process of cultivating 'gutsiness.' Gutsy is a love letter to women finding their way to themselves."

Jennifer Nurick, clinical psychotherapist, energetic healer, founder of Psychotherapy Central, and president of the International Energetic Healing Association

"Dr. Leah Katz delivers a refreshing look at mindfulness, and she does so not only from her broad clinical expertise but through her own experience and vulnerability. This book is enlightening, entertaining, and brave. It's also, as the title suggests, gutsy."

Lair Torrent, LMFT, author of The Practice of Love: Break Old Patterns, Rebuild Trust, and Create a Connection That Lasts

"Leah Katz provides a refreshing and accessible take on incorporating mindful practice to enhance our well-being and take us a step closer to inner congruence. As someone who believes in the value of enhancing our metacognitive awareness, I will be recommending this book to both clients and loved ones as a valuable tool to aid this endeavor."

Joshua Fletcher (@anxietyjosh), psychotherapist and author

"Katz brings us along on her journey of overcoming fear in the face of living life to the fullest and empowers the reader with mindful questions and exercises. This work is a wonderful addition to anyone's path of healing and self-reflection."

Matthias Barker, psychotherapist and author of On Avoiding Burnout

"In our distracted world, Dr. Katz demystifies mindfulness so that it becomes a practical pathway to living your truest, fullest, most present life. Who doesn't need that? This book truly is for everyone."

Niro Feliciano, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of This Book Won't Make You Happy

"Katz's book skillfully interweaves anecdote with advice, both tactical and philosophical, and reclaims the notion of gutsy as an inside job. It's about the small, daily moves that bring us closer to our center, not the flashy ones that draw a crowd. A wonderful reminder that living big is about the incremental, consistent moves we make along the way."

Brie Doyle, author of You Should Leave Now

"Dr. Leah Katz offers a definition of gutsiness that includes both strength and vulnerability, self-awareness and courage. In Gutsy, Katz shares her own experiences and reflections along with concrete suggestions grounded in evidence-based practices. This book provides encouragement and guidance for anyone trying to live a braver, bolder, more embodied, and compassionate life."

Kate H. Rademacher, author of Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World

Product Info

  • Publisher Broadleaf Books
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506481647
  • eBook ISBN 9781506481654
  • Dimensions 5.75 x 8.75
  • Pages 272
  • Publication Date May 3, 2022