Monthly Archives: November 2012

Let’s Dance

One of my students/clients at the counseling center has recently been learning how to play a musical instrument, finding that music-making serves as a powerful coping mechanism for her. For our last session, given that she has been going through … Continue reading

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Macho, macho man…

There’s a new man in my life. He can be a bit macho. He hates to be alone. His favorite food is hot dogs. And, he groans loudly when he’s cleaning his ears. He’s incredibly smart, and runs around like … Continue reading

When Pink Polished Claws are Bared

What happens when two high school girls are mad at each other, and are in the same group? Everybody else ducks and covers. Our girls group met today, and we are in the unfortunate situation of a battle royal. The … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Finals Survival Guide

My grandma always told me, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  It is for this exact reason that I have not blogged in a while.  The prospect of leaving my warm and cozy … Continue reading

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This Topsy-Turvey World

Today I was driving home from the gym and I saw the strangest thing: someone had Christmas lights strung across the inside of their SUV. The inside! If I wouldn’t have gotten into an accident, I would have done a … Continue reading

My Big, Fat, “Geek” Thanksgiving

For my Thanksgiving vacation in DC, I originally had these grandiose plans to spend the four days exploring museums, going out for drinks, and shopping for dumb-dumb stuff like ornaments to give as Christmas presents to aunts and exotic-sounding teas … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Grad School Style

Wow, that title alone has put Gangnam Style in my head… Do I sense a parody video?! One of my friends has recently begun to call me SN, for Super Nerd. This is not strictly based on my enrollment in … Continue reading

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What’s My Age Again?

At 22, I am one of the youngest students in my 1st year clinical PsyD cohort.  Unfortunately, grad school makes you grow up pretty quickly, and I’ve been acting more like 32. Allow me to explain.  Grad school is a … Continue reading

Making the Time

Saturday morning, the alarm went off early. Crazy early. Still dark early. 4am early. As I dragged myself out of bed and got ready for the day, I asked myself why. I was tired and grumpy and needed coffee in a bad … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Jilly wit It (Na na na na na). Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Jill Bloom

First off, to all of those mocking my reference to “rapper” Will Smith’s Big Willie Style, I’ve got one thing to say: No love for the haters…. (Mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers)……. ((See me on the fifty yard … Continue reading

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