Metro Woes Extend into November — “Metrorail service will remain at the current reduced levels through at least November 15 as Metro continues to work with the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission on a plan to get 7000-series railcars safely back into service. Trains will continue operating every 15-20 minutes on the Red Line and every 30-40 minutes on all other lines.” [WMATA, Washington Post]
Confirmed: No Trump Visit — “Youngkin on Trump’s Virginia rally tease: ‘He’s not coming. And in fact, we’re campaigning as Virginians in Virginia with Virginians. And we’ve got another four days left on our bus tour and then we’ve gotta fly around and then we’ve gotta vote.'” [Twitter]
Advocates Push County to Cut ICE Ties — “A coalition of advocates focused on ending Arlington County police’s voluntary cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a detailed policy proposal on Thursday, outlining their plan for how Arlington County can cut all voluntary ties with the federal immigration enforcement agency.” [DCist]
Renovations at South Block — “Sign at Clarendon @SouthBlockCo noting that they’ll be closed for renovations as of next Monday.” [Twitter]
Va. Square Neighborhood Profiled — “Virginia Square is easily overlooked by Clarendon, its rowdier neighbor to the east, and Ballston, the shopping and dining hub to the west. Yet the neighborhood is a convenient compromise for residents wanting to be near dining and entertainment options but not necessarily living right above them. Plus, large, leafy Quincy Park offers a variety of playground equipment and an abundance of calm for residents seeking serenity.” [Washington Post]
Al’s Steak House Mulls Arlington Outpost — “Nelson Rodriguez, who also owns the Pan Am Family Restaurant in Vienna, says that nothing will change at Al’s… ‘The steak-and-cheese sandwich is the same as it has always been,’ he said. ‘We want to open another cheesesteak restaurant in Arlington sometime next year. It’s a very good business, cheesesteak subs, and I have a broker looking for locations.'” [ALXnow]
ARLnow in Apple News — Apple News just launched a new local news offering in the D.C. area. ARLnow is included in the new local news feed. [Apple]
It’s Friday — Rain before 2pm today, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then showers after 5pm. Areas of fog. High near 64. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Sunrise at 7:32 a.m. and sunset at 6:10 p.m. Tomorrow there’s a chance of showers. Otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 64.
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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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