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I’ve Been Mourning The Loss Of A Kid I Didn’t Even Know

Along with the manual you’re not given upon becoming a parent is also the missing heads up of the nauseating sensation that develops in the pit of your stomach as your tweens’ exposure to the ever-increasing dangers in this unsettling world heightens. Over the past several weeks I’ve been mourning the loss of a kid … Continued

I’m So Disturbed Because, Well, I Care A Lot

  I don’t get easily disturbed but I can say with certainty, this week I’m so disturbed because, well, I Care A Lot. For an hour and fifty-nine minutes I was unpolishedly disturbed watching I Care A Lot, a dark Netflix suspense thriller about a sheisty (I’m being gracious with my superlative) court-appointed guardian whom … Continued

Making Unpolished Plans And Shoving Them Right Up My Ass

It’s no secret Covid-19 has put a huge skid mark on making plans and sticking to them unless of course those plans include hiding under the covers to binge watch a zillion Netflix series or Zooming our way through making happy hour(s) a bit happier with friends from afar. We’ve all had to pivot when … Continued


JUST TO LET YOU KNOW… The blog below was written several years ago, but I thought its relevance was worth reposting after recording today’s Unpolished Therapy podcast. Podcast? You ask. Yes, podcast. It’s my most recent passion project. So in addition to all of my other unpolished titles, being a new podcaster is also who … Continued

KAIZEN: Change For The Better

KAIZEN: is a Japanese term meaning ‘change for the better’ or ‘continuous improvement.’ “It is a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees. KAIZEN sees improvement in productivity as a gradual and methodical process.” So…. If we attempt to apply this philosophy to our [unpolished] personal lives seeing … Continued


  Bye 2020. Thanks For Playing. Bye 2020. It’s Finally Time To Bid Adieu. Bye 2020. So Long. Farewell. Good Riddance From Me To You.   Hello 2021. We’ve Been Waiting. Hello 2021. It’s Gonna Be A Great Year.  Hello 2021. Bring On the Laughter. The Joy. The Cheer.   The Sun Is Shining Brightly. … Continued

Mom, Can You Make Me Something To Eat?

What is it about this sentence that immediately makes my blood pressure go up? What is it about this seemingly simple ask that instantaneously triggers a visceral reaction much like nails on a chalkboard or the incessant annoyance that creeps in the second I hear landscapers turn on that damn leaf blower. “Dude, you’ve been … Continued


Whaddya Get When The Audacious & The Therapist Collide?  A Crash Course In Unpolished Therapy!   JUST TO LET YOU KNOW…  I’m excited to announce my latest passion project. Licensed psychologist, Dr. Lori Fineman and I have partnered to bring you our very own podcast titled,   UNPOLISHED THERAPY   Together we’ve committed to tackling … Continued


JUST TO LET YOU KNOW… A few weeks ago was Yom Kippur. The holiest day of the year for Jews. We take pause for an entire day and repent for our sins; an entire day to right our wrongs; or in my case to write my wrongs. It’s a long haul for most not just … Continued