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School Is In Session

Synergy Coaching Principle:   We are all Teachers and Students. 

You may have a strong propensity for learning, gaining new information, and finding answers.   Maybe you love being a facilitator, sharing knowledge, and leading the way.  In either case, you are both a teacher and a student.  As people come into your life, you fill both of these roles and they do as well.  We learn more of who we are and our capabilities in relationships.

Let’s use this as an example:

You have a child who is demanding of time and requires a lot of attention.  In turn, the parent learns patience and new ways to balance and prioritize.  They’re surprisingly creative in their solutions!  In relationship, the child has taught them that.  The parent is a student of patience and balance.  And the child is learning from them independence, responsibility, and boundaries.  The parent is also the teacher.

Begin seeing yourself as the Teacher and Student in each of your relationships.  It will help you grow and realize that everyday and in all moments, school is in session.

~~~ Tell us your lessons!  ~~~

Chalk board

Synergistically Yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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Greener Pastures

We’ve all heard it – the grass is always greener on the other side.  So, when we’re green with envy, the common solution is to focus on what’s positive or good in your own life.  But what about the cause of this grass is always greener syndrome?  It helps to understand where this stems from.

Green with Envy Bananas

Being green with envy will drive you bananas!

Our assumptions and comparisons about life create this green craze.  Very early on we pick out shiny objects that we dream about.  Shiny objects are things, people, situations, and circumstances.  It’s the ideal image of our life.  Here’s the thing… we forget to update that image as we grow up.   A teenager who swoons over hot cowboys, could be disappointed later when her husband is not the wood-chopping type.  The jet setter whose going to make a million their first year out of school finds themselves having settled for a middle-class suburban lifestyle.  Now, they are both looking at what was supposed to be and comparing their current situation with the past shiny objects.  They are blocked from creating room for newer shiny objects.  What might they be missing?

Next time you’re looking at the grass on the other side, ask yourself what old assumptions and shiny objects may be distracting you.  Then, remember to do an update and expand your shiny objects list with some of the greatness in your life NOW!  (And there is always something.)

Oh, by the way… when the teenager did this, one of her new shiny objects was a husband who’s great at homework with the kids and in an interesting turn this fostered greater romance in their lives.  And the jet setter discovered a shiny small business venture that built into a billion dollar corporation over 5 years.  Just to name a couple…

Synergistically Yours!

Jenn Seffrin

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Touch of Life

I am inspired by the ripple effect of life.  You never know how you may impact another persons day, week, or life journey.  Don’t ever think your actions don’t matter or that you didn’t help that much.  The greatest blessings are beyond our immediate awareness.  Your actions, energy, and essence expand beyond…

Upon finding out about the show Touch, I knew I would likely want to blog about it and here we are.  The show’s leading character is played by Kiefer Sutherland.  He said that when reading the script he was drawn right in.   Although he didn’t think he was ready to do another television series, he knew this message was important.  Keifer said he wants to do work that is meaningful and for him that is Touch.  Below, describes the essence of the show.  (essence is the word of the day:)

Directly from the Fox website – Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. 

I watched the pilot and was encouraged by the beauty of the dynamics at play.  It connects the world together in a way that you feel responsible for all people, near and far.  It shows challenge and issues and great blessings blossoming from them.  It encourages you to embrace children even more and cherish the special gifts they’re here to share.  It demonstrates acceptance and expands consciousness.  And rather than go on and on about it, I want to encourage you to take time and watch the pilot show.   There’s a great defining moment at the end and you have to watch it to fully understand.  You can find it at Fox.com for the next couple weeks.

Take time to be inspired. 

     Watch the show. 

            It will touch your life. 

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Coming Attractions

A long time friend of mine was at a recent event and happened to meet a new (and dear!) acquaintance of mine, named Jenn.  Those Jenn’s are good ones! 😉  When I placed two and two together, realizing they had the pleasure of meeting, I thought of the song and common statement, “It’s a small, small world.”

What is it about these common connections?  It’s fun and exciting to me when so and so, knows so and so.  Or when I meet a person and we realize we know some of the same people.  It feels comforting.  And it’s more than just being part of a “small world”.

Our relationships are energy.  When we have these synchronistic encounters, the mystical and expansive universe is telling us something.  What?  Well, that’s up to you to determine.  The energy we place out into the world attracts other energy.  When you experience these synchronistic encounters, consider what you are attracting.  What is the universe sharing with you? 

By looking a little closer and deeper, you may find shiny new nuggets that add passion and fun to your every day.  Try it!  Don’t just accept what’s commonly said or held to be true.  Is it a small world or are you attracting?

Pay attention to the coming attractions in your life!  Please come back and tell me all about it.

Synergistically yours,

Jenn Seffrin