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By George!

Every week I await the moment of inspiration that then comes to life in my blog.  It is sometimes brought on by a book, personal experience, or conversation.  This week it is a conversation.  I had a friend say to me, I think we are here to be curious.  I really loved and appreciated that statement and it resonated through the week.  As I sat down to write about curiosity, I had the sense that I’ve written about this before.  Turns out I did 2 years ago.  So, its due time to revisit this. 🙂

We are naturally curious beings.  Our minds search for answers to questions.  That’s the power of coaching and the process of deep, far-reaching questions.  It stretches your curiosity to consider the possibilities.  In asking another individual this week, “How are you not fulfilling your purpose right now?”  They responded by saying, “I’ve never been asked that before.”  She became immediately curious about this question, looking for answers.

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And as I shared a tip in Curiosity Feeds Passion, my writing from 2 years ago, I do so again:

Being curious:  At the top of a piece of paper write out these few questions.  Then, allow the answers to emerge through the next week.  Make note of your ah-ha’s.

  • Why is life so intriguing to me?
  • Why am I so naturally curious about __?  (you fill in the blank!)
  • How are my gifts beneficial to the world around me?

Please share what you discover!  

Curiously yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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Be An Activist Of Life

I attended an impressive event yesterday put on by a locally founded organization who is making an international impact, the Women Like Us Foundation.   Their Women Like Us tea was held at the gorgeous Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis and was a great success.  Full of fun vendors, silent auction items galore, and lovely people surrounding it all, the engagement also came with a heart-heavy topic.  Money was being raised for human trafficking, and they raised our awareness that this is happening to minors, including our children here in the United States.

I’ve never considered myself an activist per say.  What I do consider myself is an activist of life!  And yesterday’s event has inspired me to put words to this.  I’m also not big on separating people and topics per their sex, race, etc.  Why don’t we more often come together as human beings?  Perhaps that shift is coming.  I can tell you one thing, this is a topic that demands that coming together!  The magnificent speakers yesterday and stories they shared highlighted that human trafficking is not a foreign problem, it is an across the world problem.  Men and women come together to love and protect our children!

Life is so precious.  At the event, an adult spoke of her experience being trafficked from a very early age.  Yes, she has many scars and remembers her experience everyday.  And she also says “yes” to life.  She shows up to love the children who are being exposed to the same perversions she experienced.  She rescues them and teaches them how to forgive and how to love themselves and others.  She is an activist of life!  She believes and has hope for others who do not have hope for themselves.  She shows up so they may choose something different when they don’t know that choice is even there.  As human beings, we desire love and someone to believe in us.  And that applies to all walks of life.

I ask you, “How are you an activist of life?”  It starts day-to-day by being the greatest version of you.  You impact life by raising your consciousness and sharing your love with those around you.  You impact life by not turning your back on a difficult situation in front of you, but rather showing up and shining your loving light on the people and situation.   As a parent, you educate your children on self-care and honor.  You enlighten them to understand, not to scare.  You engage them in being their best selves.  You show them how not to turn their back by speaking up in frightful situations.

Love all children.  Love all people.  Be an activist of life!!

Synergistically yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Turn Your Pet Peeve Into A Reprieve

One definition of reprieve is to relieve temporarily from any evil.  Oh what a good word to highlight my thoughts for today!  Everyone has pet peeves.  It’s those great moments when someone or something just annoys the you-know-what out of you.   Our triggers may differ from person to person but the experience is much the same.  And as we allow these pet peeves to develop and grow over time, they can blow up.  You may even find yourself reacting in such a way that one would think you are literally combatting evil.

So, let’s lighten the load a bit.  When you let an annoyance get you all worked up, you are only creating misery for yourself.  And you can take this moment to learn, grow, and be thankful for the great qualities you possess instead.

The Strategy:  As the evilness of a pet peeve begins to rise up, take a reprieve.

How To Take a Reprieve:

Say to yourself, “This person/situation is not evil”, and smile remembering the above picture 🙂

Reflect back on what is truly annoying you about the situation.  How is this not aligning with what you value?

Identify how you can improve that quality within yourself.  And be grateful that you possess that ability.

Warning:  You may discover more happiness and appreciation!

Just remember, if you start to boil up inside because of a pet peeve, you don’t have to allow it to disrupt your day.  You have likely been the peeve to someone’s pet, right?  And you are not evil!  So, lighten up and focus on what creates enjoyment for you.

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Remember Your Heroes

It’s a great time of year and perfect weekend to cherish dear ones, as well as sweet memories.  Take time to remember those who may no longer be here on this earth with you.  A memorial is something designed to preserve the memory of people or events.  Create your own!

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let’s add man AND woman AND child to that quote, shall we? 🙂  The greatest heroes are everyday people who touch our lives,  someone you admire and who is distinguished for adding value to your life.   Create a memorial of sorts for them.  Some ways you can do that are:

  • Write a letter of tribute ~  place it in a special spot or burn it (safely) and release the message.
  • Have a conversation ~ even though it feels different, you can still share your life aloud with those who are gone.
  • Share stories ~ have an exchange with others who appreciate that same person.

My heart connects with yours in remembrance of all the personal heroes.  And realize in turn, you’re a hero too!  Happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Synergistically yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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The Breath of Life

There are so many ways to address your well-being.  Exposure to new ways and opportunities to focus on self is great so you can determine the best fit for you.  There is no one-size-fits all.  So, try on different things, learn about multiple disciplines, and discover what you enjoy.  It is in that spirit, I highlight breathwork today!

I have had the privilege of working with a local practitioner of transformational breathwork.  In my sessions with Lynn Ruth, I experienced great calm, peace, and an awareness of my energy that I had not experienced before.  I literally felt my body pulsating.  I was aware of the energy rippling from me!  After each session, worries were washed away and I felt so thankful for the glories I did have in life.  Breathwork is a healing experience, an opportunity to focus on that essential mechanism of our body and allow it to do its natural work.  Our cells require oxygen to move, reproduce, and function.  That movement helps rid the body of toxins.  There is a lot of talk about the benefits of breathing fully for optimal health and stress-reduction.  Would you like to take a day to focus on those benefits for you?  Discover immediate results?  And connect to being well in mind ~ body ~ and spirit?

That time is here!  Lynn Ruth’s mentor and teacher,  Christian de la Huerta, is coming to Indianapolis to conduct a powerful workshop called Breathing Into Purpose.  Christian is an award-winning author, lecturer, group facilitator, and Master Breathworker. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore your life purpose by going within and evaluating your life, actions, relationships, and activities. It can serve as a time to define, review, and clarify intentions.

If this sounds like something for you to “try on“, please join Christian on March 24th.  You can read his flyer by clicking here.

Share with us your experience with breathwork!  Post your thoughts and questions today:)

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Soaking Up Life

Our lives are shaped by so many external influences from the moment we enter into this world.  Children are like sponges, taking everything in.  They listen to their parents, get lost in television shows, and are shaped by their experience at school, church, and other organizations.  As a child, you absorbed all those influences as your own and likely didn’t challenge the engrained beliefs.   We don’t give ourselves a break, at times, for all the years we have absorbed and adjusted to the world around us.

Take time this week to be like a sponge again.  What new wisdom and insight do you have about life?  Consider what your passions are and soak up the beliefs and philosophies that support them.  Remember that your wiser, adult self knows what’s best for you.  You get to decide now, what rules you live by.

Synergistically yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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