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WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

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

OUT WITH THE OLD… IN WITH THE NEW

  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

Introducing… UNPOLISHED THERAPY

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

WRITING MY [UNPOLISHED] WRONGS: SORRY. NOT SORRY

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

An Open Letter To My 48 Year Old Hormones

[My] Dear 48 Year Hormones, Hi. Um. Hmm. So I’ve been thinking about how to approach this without risk of being misunderstood. I want to be incredibly transparent about my feelings so we can avoid any confusion because the last thing I need is unnecessary conflict. So, yah, I’ve got to get this off my … Continued

Visiting Day 2020 – Camp Knotgonnahappen

  Camp loving parents who subscribe to the 10-4-2 theory believing Visiting Day might be the best day of the entire year as they await with great anticipation the mad dash to squeeze their babies can finally chant, hip hip hooray because the day has finally arrived! Packed up and ready to go with overflowing … Continued