Anybody that knows me, knows that I love a good sale. Not the 50% off kind from Bed Bath & Beyond (meh), but the kind that takes me into people’s yards, driveways, garages, and crooked sheds. So I’m not at all put off by cracks or chips or missing pieces. I don’t mind scuff marks, frayed edges and a bit of rust. For me, that’s what makes objects interesting. The subtext here, if you’re paying attention, is that imperfection makes an object worth less.….but certainly not worthless. I believe it just needs a different spot in the world to be appreciated and worthy once again.
Posts by Aleasha Morris:
Today’s guest post is from Hana Matsudaira, one of the students we worked with at SAS. We first met Hana in her Junior Year. We were impressed by her deep insight into the adolescent experience and her desire to help students make meaningful connections beyond test scores. She is now entering her Senior year at SAS and is spearheading a movement to integrate the language of Strengths into the fabric of the student high school experience. We’ve invited Hana to share her story with us.
For me, this is about where to focus my thinking when I am overwhelmed, low, preoccupied with perfection, or out of balance. My little list brings me into the present. It helps me to sift through the clutter and gives me clarity. It is a reminder that not all lists have to be To Do’s.
We all have a finite amount of time and energy. And so, I ask you, given who you are today, right here, right now, are you truly spending your resources in the right places and in the right proportions? Or are you holding onto situations and relationships that are extraneous, broken, or lifeless? Aleasha explores the art of ending and the importance of pruning your life.
For many of us, the words, “team building” conjure up images of trust falls, paper towers, and high ropes. For others, there are flashbacks to awkward icebreakers and invasions of personal space. As you plan your next Team building session, keep these four tips in mind to get the most out of your experience.