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Motivational Movie Monday: Vic Vids 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/10/2015 at 10:10

For a 💡dose🍊 of motivation:

My 👓Must-See👀 💿DVDs📀

  

Get Coached is a collection💾 of 🎬segments🎥 from 🌠winning🏆 🏉football🏈 📣coaches📢

  • 4 NFL head coaches, including 2 Mikes ~ one (Singletary) who played for another Mike (Ditka) & the father (Buddy Ryan) of another featured coach (Rex Ryan), + another one (Sean Payton) who I actually reported on for one of my last doctoral classes
  • The Florida State Seminoles former coach (Bobby Bowden)

 

I also am including how their speeches🎤 ~ which are relevant not just in terms of athletic leadership, but 👔corporate💼 🏣business, as well ~ tie in with the 🌈exemplary💭 leadership theory that I’m exploring in my doctoral🎓 📜dissertation.

📢Cheers👏🏽 to 🏉NFL🏈 Preseason I 🎊2015🎉 👟kickoff!

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Fitness Friday: ADIDAS

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/24/2015 at 09:35

All Day I Dream💭 About SOCCER⚽️

SI USA

World Cup Champs! 🏆

After all, how’d I land my muscular legs?

Actually, although folks have pointed out how I could pass as a kicker, I didn’t play fútbol, but I’ve surrounded myself with many fellows who 💕💞💓💗💖💝love💟❤️💛💚💙💜 the game, including

F is for … Flashback Friday

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Don’t use this peak 🌅summer🌻 😅heat💥 as an excuse not to kick around the ball. You may have an indoor field ~ just like the one in the city where I’m pursuing my PhD which is happens to be run by someone from my hometown (how’s that for a small 🌍world?)!

FYI: All Day I Dream About 💡Scholarship🏤

And I’m taking those steps👣 to follow through toward scoring my goal!

Just like in soccer!

Manic Monday: P, S & R are for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/15/2015 at 17:45

The time is here!!!

As the Golden State Warriors of the West one-upped the Cleveland Cavaliers of the East to lead the 2015 NBA title series, I also reached achievement to feel victorious:

I landed at a happy medium for my Ph.D. participant total for my survey sample!

OLLU PhD

Come a long way … Still more to go! #DISPObustAFlow

One step closer toward World Champions status for these ballers, one step closer toward dissertation defense for yours truly!

While this may not be the most exciting news for the entire world, what it means to me is that

I now can run my stats STAT #DrDISPObustAFlow

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School/Scholar/Study

Research

Professional Pursuit

Social Science

 

Participants

Survey

 

Players

Sports/Student-Athletes

 

Performance

Satisfaction

 
Population Percentage Statistics

Run Stats/Analyze Results

Exactly eight months after I started collecting data (despite the slow start, it’s really about how I execute and complete), I’ve now entered this well-anticipated phase …

#NumberCrunchTime

Study Saturday: Higher Ed Cred

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Sports, Study Saturday, Tag, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/02/2015 at 09:00

Happy Belated #GenTX Day!

Yesterday, we celebrated our advocacy for higher ed in the State of Texas🏇 by sharing our college shirts on 📳social media ~ great timing before my school trip today!

This raised my awareness that I’ve been showing team spirit📢 a great deal lately!

Our Lady of the Lake University ~ where I’m finishing my PhD🎓 

Duke University ~ for Coach K‘s 5th NCAA🏆

 

 Texas Lutheran University ~ whose basketball🏀 team won the SCAC  

Cisco College ~ where I teach speech🎤 before my R.E. 💒 

Since I’m still surveying Texas student-athletes for my dissertation, NCAA players in the Southland Conference (Division I), Lone Star Conference (Division II), Southern Collegiate Athletics Conference (Division III) and NAIA Red River Conference can participate here!

Motivational Monday: Claudie Royals & Community

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/16/2015 at 16:00

S is for …

Soul food * Speeches * Shoutouts 

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Abilene Reporter-News: Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 (bottom of the cover)

at Claudie C. Royals‘ 70th Birthday Banquet

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Abilene Reporter-News: Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 (page 4A)

 Before I covered this annual event during Black History Month again this year, I already felt the hype as I wrote the advance.

Rhodes and Royals

Fellow Cooper alum Dominic Rhodes & Matthias Royals, Class of 1997, part of the 1996 Cougars football team who went all the way to state until defeat against Austin Westlake

My good buddy, Big Matt, the youngest son of the late and great Royals, coordinated the function that featured his former football teammate and Super Bowl XLI champion Dominic Rhodes

Dad and Dom

*Starstruck*: Papa Jun has always been impressed by Dominic, both on and off the field as a community ambassador

(who pointed out how he switched from Lincoln to Clack ~ our junior high ~ upon redistricting to face Matthias as an opponent running back at Jefferson in the 8th grade).

Cougars 'R' Us

Cougar Pride: We represent Cooper and are of Cougar age now! My mom had to steal a shot ~ which is why the men are looking in her direction ~ while my dad took this!

Along with Rhodes’ speech,

Rhodes

Dominic Rhodes made remarks about Matthias being a community leader who follows in Claudie‘s footsteps

the key note address by the Rev. Felicia Hopkins (who also served as an Army Chaplain, including during Operation Iraqui Freedom and had ministered to wounded warriors at my birth hospital in Landstuhl, Germany) of St. Paul UMC ~ just down the street from Big Matt’s and my alma mater, McM ~ was inspirational,

Rev. Hopkins

Glorify †GOD†!” ~ Rev. Felicia Hopkins, St. Paul UMC senior pastor, as 2015 keynote speaker

as well as seeing community leaders and youth who were recognized.

Royals family

“We feel like we’re being treated like royalty, as friends turn into family… Let it spread like wildfire.” ~ Michael T. Royals, eldest son

Random: I also ran into my elementary school ♫music♪ teacher, Mrs. Petty!

Mrs. Petty

One of my childhood inspirations: Susan Petty, my ♪music♫ teacher at Austin Elementary

Study Saturday: Time to Collect

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Study Saturday, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/18/2014 at 08:00

It is official: my study has been approved!

Needless to say, when I was notified that I can commence my research, I was overjoyed and grateful to GOD. During every free moment, I have worked on my dissertation, from my concept proposal to my proposal defense to my research proposal ~ it surely has paid off!

Here is more information about my study:

I am surveying Texas student-athletes on their perceptions of how their college coaches’ leadership influences their academic and athletic performance, as well as their athlete satisfaction. Based on my own studies of leadership, this element is essential:

***VISION***

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When I asked my former boss at the first college where I taught what she needed to complete her Ph.D., she pointed out to me:

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***PERSEVERANCE***

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When I asked my former office next door neighbor at that same school what got her through her terminal degree, she told out me:

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***ENDURANCE***

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… which also helped her with her first 5K race, which we randomly ran together!

{Top three inspirational photos and quotes from Dyess AFB Base Gym, where I’ve been exercising lately}

Thirsty Thursday: Personal & Professional Prayer Petitions

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/03/2014 at 12:00

During my Adoration Hours yesterday and today, I’ve been going through prayers from this book that I borrowed from my Filipino friend, written by a Pinoy priest.

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I lifted my intentions up to the LORD and His Blessed Sacrament. Some of these prayers also glorify in GOD’s gifts, so they’re worthy of praying when I’m doing life’s work, according to His will.

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… As a journalist and a photographer

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… As a professor

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… As a Ph.D. Candidate and for the students who I serve

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… As a runner/exercise enthusiast and for the athletes who I study …

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Also, I remind myself to listen to and trust in GOD.

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Now that I’m single, I also seek guidance toward a long-lasting relationship with someone special who also loves the LORD with all of his heart and his soul.

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*GOD Bless America this 4th of July and all the time*

Happy 2014: The Year of Courting

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/10/2014 at 22:44

Cheers to the New Year! Here’s to 2014: the year of Courting

For yours truly, I’m courting my Ph.D. That means I must marry my dissertation topic: Relationships between Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of Their Intercollegiate Coaches’ Leadership Practices and Student-Athletes’ Satisfaction, Athletic and Academic Peformance.

Most of my waking hours have been devoted to my study and pursuing schools who will approve my request to approve my recruitment of participants for my research. If any of you readers have suggestions of NCAA-affiliated colleges in the state of Texas for me to seek consent to survey their student-athletes and/or have connections with their administration, then please feel free to refer me, thank you!

In efforts to reach out to my Pretty Fitsters on leading a Pretty Fit life all year-round and all life long, I’ve provided my compilation of unconventional workout videos that can be done anywhere, as well as other health-related tips from my favorite fitness gurus:

From 2013 to 2014, I feel grateful for my loves, especially GOD, my family, and my bestie. While I gave more generously to the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief, I was pleasantly surprised to still receive gifts from my mom, my BFF, and mis suegros (in-laws):

Nanay's gifts

From Nanay: PJs & Socks

It never fails: my mother always gives my sister and me socks and pajamas. At least we’ll always be warm!

BFF's Gifts

From Melo: Chocolate & Chicken Soup for the Soul Gift Boxes

Of course, I put these to good use: eating the chocolates and reading this book. I actually loved the Chicken Soup for the Soul series since high school, and this Think Positive edition puts my own approach to life in perspective!

Zapata Fam's Gifts

From La Familia Zapata: Hello Kitty stocking & ornament + blinged gift card

Mi cuñada (sister-in-law), Janet, along with mi suegra (mother-in-law) and mis sobrinitos (nieces and nephews) sent me Hello Kitty goodies and a gift card. They’re so sweet to remember me, and I miss them all dearly! 

Happy Birthdays to these January Babies: my Great-Uncle Terry, my mother’s siblings Uncle Art & Robert + Auntie Aida, my GODdaughter Reyanna, & mi sobrinito (nephew) Justin!!! 

4:44 ~ make a wish!!!

It’s Been Blessed!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/11/2013 at 17:11

The CHRISTmas Countdown is here, as the New Year draws near, so it’s time to CHEER!

I’m delighted to report that my dissertation committee blessed my Concept Proposal! We had our first conference call altogether yesterday for this information session about my study. Now all I can do from here is move forward, and as graduates of my program have said: ONWARD

My research is about the influence of college coaches‘ leadership on their student-athletes’ satisfaction, athletic and academic performance. Some of my inspirations include winning basketball coaches Coach K, Pat Summitt, and Phil Jackson. Here’s to Team: Dr. D in Mission: Ph.D.

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Here are my freshest fine 9 Dispo Hoop Scoops:

The MFFL’s Rants (since I was stuck at home during the Snow Days, I was able to crank out these babies)

*Friendly Reminder: Please vote for the NBA All-Stars*

11:11 ~ make a wish!!! 

†R.I.P., Nelson Mandela†