Editor’s Note: This post is authored and sponsored by United Social Sports.
Summer 2014 is here! This means fun sports out in the sun, USS road trips, parties, and landmark events.
Do you want to meet new people? See your friends more? Get more physical activity? United Social Sports Summer registration is now open and you can accomplish all of these by registering for one or more of the Summer leagues in Arlington and D.C.!
United Social Sports strives to give Arlington area residents a chance to “never stop playing.” We’re continuing to expand our Arlington leagues this season, offering those who live, work or play here plenty of opportunities to get active and be social.
This summer season USS has both returning and brand new leagues:
United Social Sports caters to a growing population in Arlington — people who love to stay active and who put an emphasis on having fun and being social over hardcore victories.
Registration closes for Team Sports summer leagues on Tuesday, July 1st or when leagues fill. Most league games begin the week of July 7th.
Registration closes for Bar Sports summer leagues on Tuesday, July 8 or when leagues fill. Most league games begin the week of July 13.
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“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.
Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.
Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.
See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207
Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.
Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.
Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).
Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.
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