Synergy E-News 

May, 2011

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

~Jewish Proverb



Greetings to YOU and a Huge, Warm Mother's Day Welcome to our new Subscribers!

I invite you to take a deep breath and carve out a quick minute to complete this sentence:  "When I think of Mother's Day, I think of __________and feel __________. (Hint: You may want to write it out at the top of a blank sheet of paper so you can capture the thoughts and feelings that rise up.)  

Don't be surprised if you have many different thoughts and a flood of emotions that come with them.  When I did this exercise I first thought of my own mom, a strong woman with a huge heart who raised 5 feisty kids practically on her own, (with 4 of them only 1 year apart) working nights as a nurse so she could be there for us.  As I look back I don't know how she managed to accomplish so much, and even in the face of pretty challenging circumstances she never even went on strike or tried to resign her position!  For this I am grateful & inspired to always give my best to those I love.

My second thought was of being a mom; the joy of watching my 14 yr old son, fishing pole in hand doing what he loves most...the excitement of seeing my 5 yr old daughter come alive in the swimming blessed I am to be their mom.  For this I feel very lucky.

Then I thought about a friend who recently lost her mother and is deeply grieving.  For this I feel compassion and empathy.

Next my thoughts turned to the 5 babies that I've lost through miscarriage without ever getting to know them... Looking back I was confused and angry, but what I remember most is with each loss trying to wade through more sadness than I ever thought was possible.  For this I feel called to share my experience and be a beacon of hope and healing for other women.

Now it's your turn.  How will you finish the sentence? ("When I think of Mother's Day, I think of __________and feel __________).  Once you've done this, I encourage you to take action on your thoughts and feelings, whatever they may be.  For example, doing this exercise has prompted me to take the following actions, for which you are welcome to hold me accountable: 

  1. Call my mom in a spirit of gratitude and tell her I love her.
  2. Share with my kids how blessed I feel to be their mom and tell them that I love them.
  3. Invite my friend who just lost her mom for coffee or a walk; to be there in whatever way would help her.
  4. Offer a Hand of friendship.  If you've experienced miscarriage or loss of a child I'm inviting you to join me for "A Time to Heal" on Sunday, May 22nd.  And please forward this newsletter to your friend or family member.  It's my belief that we are not meant to do this alone.

In closing, I wish you a Wonderful Mother's Day, and please take time to let me know your thoughts and what actions this issue has inspired you to take, OK?



p.s. Did you know the word Emotion means "Energy in Motion"?  It's important to move through our negative feelings and find a way to be stronger as a result of our struggles.  (That's why I'm always encouraging you to take action).  If you feel stuck and want to find Freedom by learning to move through adversity with grace and ease, please feel free to contact me for a complimentary session to see how resilience coaching may benefit you or someone you love.

Upcoming Events

May 2011

11 "Synergy Success Circle"  Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


12 "Synergy Success Circle" Dinner Meeting 5:30p.m. -7:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


18 Featured Speaker:
"3 Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Thriving in a Spirited Senior Community."
@2:30 p.m. Sunnyside.

McAlister's Deli Meeting Room 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Complimentary Take-home "Synergy Success Coping Tips" to begin using right away. 

25 Featured Speaker: Sweet Moments Cafe' 
Women's Fellowship @Grace 
Covenant Church.  9:30-11:30 a.m.


Self Care Affirmation:

"Today I live in the moment doing 
something that
brings me JOY."
Great Quotes:

"All mothers are working mothers." ~Unknown
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.~Washington Irving
Youth fades, love droops, leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Click Link to Enjoy this Tribute to Mothers 

WE are Changing the World!

 A photo montage of mothers and their children

in honor of all mothers, young and old, on Mother's Day.

Song  "One Heartbeat At A Time" by Steven Curtis Chapman


Click Link for A Special Message  

To those of us who have Suffered Miscarriage

or the Loss of a Child.

Read these beautiful words in this Special Message for you.  Don't let anyone take away from you the fact that you ARE a mother, even if your little one is beyond this world.

And most importantly, know that you are not alone. 

Please join us at "A Time to Heal"  May 22nd.


Marsha Mays-Bernard, Dynamic Balance Consulting, LLC Synergy Success Story!  

Before I began business coaching, I used the phrase, "I am going to" a lot when I was referring to starting my consulting business. I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to do, but a full-time job and a busy life kept interfering with implementation. I was in a holding pattern, felt overwhelmed and was not making progress. Since I started coaching with Christina, that phrase has been replaced by words like "established" and "launched". I am very process-oriented, so it has been invaluable for me to have someone to listen to my ideas, give me feedback and help me brainstorm. Organizing my ideas and setting realistic, measurable goals has assisted in making them a reality. Three months into coaching, I successfully launched my business with a well-attended workshop that garnered positive feedback from participants. It felt great! Read the rest of Marsha's testimonial 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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