Jan 21, 2022
We all get cranky. You have a bad day, a bad week, a bad month, and everything seems to bother you that much more. It can be a continuous cycle and before you know it, you’re cranky all of the time. But maybe, we need to learn how to embrace crankiness and not bury it.
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Steven Joseph, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris as well as The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness. Hear Steven's advice on how adults should accept their crankiness and not use it on other people. Learn tips on how to process your crankiness and express yourself in a healthy way.
Steven Joseph is a first-generation American, son of a Holocaust Survivor, attorney, negotiator, speaker, author, fully cured overweight person, five-time Boston Marathon and 16 time NYC Marathon runner, a humorist who has spent 28 years as a partner with therapists, a lifetime of schuckling at countless synagogues, many years sitting on a cushion staring at a white wall at the Village Zendo, but is a person who still smart enough to know that he hasn’t figured everything out – except for crankiness.
He is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris as well as The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness.
Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings-and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight.
We’re all cranky at times, but it’s imperative we find a more effective way to be cranky while still making the world a happier place. In this book, learn how to:
– Create space for both yours and your family’s crankiness
– Utilize a fun “team” approach to crankiness
– Take steps to avoid being too cranky
– Improve communication with friends and family
– Handle cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children)
– Effectively diagnose and treat the “Common CrankaTsuris”
When it comes to crankiness, the infection rate in a given room is likely close to 100 percent. When trying to manage that crankiness-as well as your own-the ultimate answer will always be love. To learn more about Steven and or purchase his book, visit www.stevenjosephauthor.com.