Softball for the Win, Volleyball for Life

What are your favorite sports to watch and play?

When I was younger, all I wanted to do was to play sports.

I kind of started with swimming, which is definitely the best sport for me. I love breast stroke, do fairly ok at freestyle, and was able to stay bouyant with back and butterfly.

But if you ask me, my first sport was softball. I played catch, and could throw to 2nd when I first played softball at 10 years old.

Now, I cannot run well, and I didn’t learn to bat right handed until I learned to play tennis left handed, so I have some drawbacks in that sport.

I really love to dribble a basketball, to hit a tennis ball, but my favorite is being a back row specialist in volleyball.

Our team was filled with athletes, and my job was to hit balls that came to me to the setter or the hitter. I was to serve the ball over the net at least once.

And I called out ‘dink!!’ Or ‘free!!’ Or ‘ got it!! With authority.

We won all but 4 games when I was in 10th grade, and those are some of my favorite memories.

What are some things you’ve had to work at?

What is something you wished you had more natural skill at, and have practiced to improve?

Now, watching is a different story.

When it comes to watching, I’m a gymnast.

All of the things that can be hard for me, I can watch for.

Balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, and my childhood favorite was the uneven bars.

My long arms and legs, with a high center of gravity, make it hard for me to perform, but I can watch and critique like no other.

How about you?

What are you looking forward to?

Hope it’s fun. Practice equals increased success, in everything

Practicing my writing today, and I hope you have something to do you are working at improving as well

Movies, Thanksgiving, and ADHD

As we get a little closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re looking around our house at some things that can use a little sprucing up, hoping for lights on the house to be installed today, and enjoying some sun on a cool day in November.

One of the things I’m working on is learning about creating videos, marketing the Parke Counseling and Artistry page, and ingesting some of the information I heard this week at the ADHD Summit, put on by CHADD in Dallas, Texas.

Through the conference, I was able to network with ADHD coaches, educators, metal health therapists, and researchers.

I’m looking forward to continuing to learn about some of the research occurring with neurological differences in brains, and how coping skills and without medications can be effective with having emotional connections, productivity, and the ability to rest our brains.

I have included a link to an upload to Vimeo.

Hope your week has some emotional support and connections, some food you like to eat, and that you also are continuing to learn and try new things.

ADHD Summit #adhd2022 #dallastx

Here at the ADHD Summit, where one of the trainings of the day was cancelled. We’re sitting around a round table talking about psycho-pharmacology, experiences we teach and utilize with coping skills, and making connections.

So far, this conference is everything I have hoped for

Sunday Morning: Anthology

Books, Author, Mental HealthTherapy and Community Connections

Women Write Now: Trauma Stories is available. curated by Edna J White. It’s a collection that has been in the works for a while.

It includes previously published authors, newly published writers, and a story written by Ms.White.

To purchase, go to Amazon, SOOPLLC, or local sites and bookstores for the electronic version or a copy you can store on your bookshelves after you read it.

I’m excited, working on marketing skills, and have read several of the stories of perseverance through trauma that are included in the anthology

Handcrafted Prints! Artistry and More

Through Instagram, I reached out to a few artists to see if there was an artist who might want to collaborate on creating some work.

Below is some of the work Emily Faust created through her business. Her card is included below.

I’m really excited to be able to share them; and to promote St Gabe’s Holiday Boutique which will be from 9-4 on Saturday, November 5th. There will be lots of booths with various items.

Those artists, who handcraft their work and have availability through their own sites, stores, or by personal contact, were there with samples of their art. I was able to purchase a little bit of gold jewlery, identify a few potential presents for other people, and speak with some contacts we’ve been making through Parke Counseling and Artistry.

There will be handcrafted jewlery by Handcrafted by Tressa, who creates stone jewlery;

Contact directly through Instagram or Etsy

Earrings: created by HandcraftedbyTressa

I’ll be checking out the event at St. Gabe’s,and have prints inspired through McKinney Coffee.

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