Synergy E-News 
December, 2010

"Whatever we are waiting for ~ peace of mind, contentment, or the

inner awareness of simple abundance ~ it will surely come to us, but

only when we are ready to receive it with grace and a grateful heart."

~Sarah Ban Breathnach  

Greetings to YOU and a Warm Holiday Welcome to our new Subscribers!

You have 3 Holiday Gifts from me to open, and I know you're super busy so I'm offering them to you early in this issue...Will you receive them?  They are sure to inspire and arm you with practical ways to escape the holiday hurricane! 

Video:  You are Beautiful! 

Article:  Outsmart Holiday Stress

Workbook:  Outsmart Holiday Stress E-Book 


Have you noticed how this time of year we put even more pressure on ourselves to do, be, and have it all?  As high achievers we believe we have to make things happen (so we do, do, do and boy we do it well).  With our big hearts we give a lot to the people and things we love and care about, but the truth is that we are not always great receivers. Yes, pushing to get things done makes us feel in control, but when we are pushing there's no space for anything to come in.  We end up working harder than we have to until we learn to balance doing with just being. 


I've been on the path of personal growth for many years now, but since almost dying after my surgery last summer I've been especially deliberate and intentional about finding ways to take the pressure off of myself to do, be and have it all.  Through investing my resources in wonderful mentors I've had many valuable insights, one being the realization of how much more comfortable I am driving and striving than I am with relaxing and allowing things to unfold.  (in fact, there was a time when just thinking about relaxing would make me twitch!)  Can you relate?


There are many different reasons we block ourselves from receiving, and they all have their roots in fear of some sort.  Fear of being vulnerable...of owing someone something in return...of not being worthy of what is being offered...of not having people come through for us when we need them
...of not being loveable; often these fears are hidden from our awareness yet it sabotages us in all areas until we allow them to be transformed into faith.  


My mentor recently told me: "Christina, There is an abundant Universe that wants to give you many gifts.  When you think you have to do it all on your own, and don't have a daily practice that operates on faith to support you, you're out of flow and not receiving all that you could."  (This is one reason I started practicing the art of Reiki on a daily basis.) 


Marianne Williamson, a gifted spiritual teacher, says "God holds all the love in trust for us that we have not received, or have rejected from others until we are ready to receive them."  Isn't it time to open yourself up to receive these gifts?  He is just waiting to shower you with Love and Blessings.


May you choose to receive with grace and a grateful heart this holiday!




Upcoming Events


December 2010
9 "Synergy Success Circle" Dinner Meeting at McAlister's 5:30-7:00 p.m.

14 VA Reiki Institute private intensive with  mentor Lynn Boggess.
15 "Synergy Success Circle" Lunch Meeting
at McAlister's 11:30am-

25 Merry Christmas!
Self Care Affirmation:

"I will gracefully receive the gifts that are given to me."  


Is the "Synergy Success Circle" For YOU?
If you want to... 
*Enjoy Increased Energy, Confidence, and Self-awareness.
*Discover and use your Strengths in new ways. 
*Receive Tips to Working Smarter not Harder.
*Feel a Renewed sense of Clarity and Purpose.
Then the "Synergy Success Circle" has been created just for YOU! 
Great Quotes!
"A generous man forgets what he gives and remembers what he receives." Old Proverb
"Generosity is complete only when the receiver receives with as much generosity as with which the giver gives." Unknown
"Generosity is just as much about graciously receiving as it is giving." Sunada


We grow by "word-of-email" so please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone whom you think might benefit from and enjoy it.  Thanks!

 "Outsmart Holiday Stress!" 
 Escape the Holiday Hurricane in 4 Easy Steps: 

Be honest:  Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed this time of year?  Wish you had one of those "easy buttons" as the Holiday season approaches?  Sometimes I do!

Just think... In an instant you could decorate your home, get the shopping and wrapping all done, stock your kitchen full of the ingredients needed to make all your favorite Christmas goodies, and still be available to do the little extra's for everyone who needs your help.
(Of course all while getting plenty of rest, staying in your exercise routine, and feeling nothing but calm and cheerful...) read the rest of this article click here 


Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in these ways in 2011:
Click for Testimonials: What do participants say? 

As a Speaker for an Event or Workshop  [NEW for 2011!] 

 "The Synergy Success Blueprint" How to stay Focused, Positive, & moving Forward in Work & Life.

 "Better Together" How to create collaboration and a Spirit of Community in 3 Easy Steps. 


One on One Resilience Coaching Synergy = Shortcut...Invest in yourself. Seek out role models and mentors who can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Speak up. Ask for help.  Contact Christina for more info and your copy of the Coaching Program Options Guide.

The"Synergy Success Circle" "The Success Circle has been created to help busy women balance their energy, purpose, well-being and success in their personal and professional lives.  Together Everyone really does Achieve More!

"Synergy In Motion" at the JMU Arboretum and Botanical Gardens!  You've  been asking for an outdoor coaching option~what a wonderful way to get a fresh perspective!  Each session is customized to YOU, and YOUR goals for our time together. 


Hi, I'm Christina Kunkle, the founder of Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching.  My practice is dedicated to helping Professional Women squelch overwhelm and prevent burn out by promoting bounce-back resilience to stay focused, positive, & excited through challenges of work and life.
In addition to one on one coaching,  I facilitate keynotes, workshops, and retreats on topics related to Resilience and Work/Life balance. Do You know of a group that could use some inspiration and practical tips or curious about how coaching works?  Then I'd love to share with you what I believe to be  the most powerful tool for change on the planet!



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Coming Very Soon! 
6 week Program
 "Synergy Success Group Coaching" 
via teleconference.


*Half the cost of 1:1 coaching

*Very convenient

*Inclement weather not an issue

*Group Support with Like-minded people

*Coaching Buddy

*Unlimited Email Support


Curious?  Contact Christina Kunkle for more information, as space is limited.