Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Is it Normal to Talk to Yourself?

Being caught talking to yourself can feel embarrassing, and some people even stigmatize this behavior as a sign of mental instability. But decades of psychology research show that talking to yourself is completely normal. In fact, most, if not all, of us engage in some form of self-talk every single day. So why do we talk to ourselves? And does what we say matter?
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Summer Potato Salad

Try the Barefoot Contessa’s potato salad for a family picnic or summer dinner.
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Mindful: A Meditation Series (Summer Bloom Guided Meditation)

Release all that no longer serves you and allow yourself to bloom with this short Summer meditation.
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How to Draw a Flower

Tap into your artistic self with this this short video on how to draw a flower.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Senior Law Day – June 3, 9 am – 12 noon – First Baptist Church – 2932 King Street “Expect the Unexpected – When Life Throws you a Curveball”

This year’s Senior Law Day, sponsored by the Alexandria Bar Association and Senior Services of Alexandria will cover the basics of estate planning, late marriage and gray divorce, scenarios involving adult children, and housing options as you age. Senior Law Day is free and open to the public.
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Celebrate Alexandria Pride – Saturday, June 3, 2pm at City Hall’s Market Square

The City of Alexandria will kick off the Sixth Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month on June 3 with a Pride fair at City Hall and Market Square, 301 King Street.
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Writers Group at Beatley – Sunday, June 4: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Small Conference Room

This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!
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Dance Fitness Cardio Class – Tuesday, June 6: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!
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Robust Walkathon, Thursday, June 8 at 10 am to noon at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive

Come for a walk around the park with low-impact exercises to help with gaining balance and strength.
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