Synergy E-News 

June, 2011

God Planned for our lives to connect. 

Let's make sure we keep it that way

~ Melody Carlson



Greetings to YOU and a Warm, Friendly Welcome to our new Subscribers!

Did you know that as a woman, one of the best things we can do for our health is to nurture the relationships with our girlfriends?  We have the tendency to think that when we exercise we're doing something great for our bodies, but if we just hang out with friends we're wasting time that could be used more productively. 

The truth is, physically this "girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and helps create a general feeling of well-being.  We connect with each other differently than men do, providing support systems that help each other deal with stress and difficult life experiences. 

The head of Psychiatry at Stanford recently claimed that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out in a gym!  He also said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking.  (Wow!)

I feel so blessed by the positive energy and sisterhood I feel every month at our Synergy Success Circles, and am very lucky to have wonderful Soul Sisters to share life's ups and downs with.   

When was your last girlfriend get-away?  Chances are it's been too long!  Pick up the phone today and make plans with a friend who uplifts and encourages you, then celebrate doing something good for your health.

Here's to Nurturing a Circle of Healthy Friendships!


p.s. Did you know you become an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with?  That's right...Your inner circle of friends has a huge impact on how you show up in the world.  (Remember, you are in someone's circle of 5!)  Coach Tip:  Do a quick self-check to make sure you are contributing Warmth and Positive energy to those you spend time with so they are better for being around you.

Upcoming Events

June 2011


6 Summer Issue of

"BLOOM" in print today.


7 Christina interviewed as Guest Expert on the next "Conversations with my Inner Circle" Well Wise Women Series call.  Topic: "How to Stay Focused and Calm in the Whitewaters of Change". 7-8 pm Click to Register for this No Cost High Content event!

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


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


12 "BLOOMFEST 2011" 1-5 pm Turner Pavilion across from Daily News Record in Harrisonburg.  Come by my table and enter in a drawing for Coaching Services! (Gift Certificates total $760!)

14 Shopping, Friends, and Fun!  Learn Christina's favorite Easy, Effective Relaxation technique!   
Casual Friday's, Harrisonburg (next to Costco) 6:00 p.m.
Self Care Affirmation:

"I keep positive friends within hugging distance."

Circle of Friendship 

Drop a stone into the water,

In a moment it is gone.

But there are

a hundred ripples

Circling on, and on, and on.


Say words of love & kindness, In a moment they are gone.

But there are

a hundred ripples

Circling on, and on, and on.

Great Quotes:
"A genuine friend encourages and challenges us to live out our best thoughts, honor our purest motives, and achieve our most signifigant dreams." ~Dan Reiland




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Is the "Synergy Success Circle" For YOU?
   If you're Ready 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 for YOU!

Congratulations Cathy Leitner! 

 Synergy Success Story

"Business Transformation Coaching Program" 

"When I first met Christina in 2010, I had been a successful business owner for more than seven years. I was doing the work that I loved - practicing law and helping my clients with their estate planning. Although my business was thriving, my success had come at great personal cost. For years, I neglected my health and wellness and my family and friends. I was on the brink of total burnout. 

With Christina's coaching, support and friendship, I completely changed my life. I put myself first. I joined the RMH Wellness Center and made working out a priority. I practiced relaxation techniques and learned to leave my work at the office. Christina taught me to be completely present in each moment.  A year later, my business is more successful than I ever imagined, I spend less hours at work and more time at home with my family and friends, and I have maintained a regular workout schedule that has helped me to lose 70 pounds! I am stronger, healthier and happier than I have ever been before.  I am so grateful for the journey that I am on and my new friend and life coach who is with me each step of the way. Thank you, Christina!"


Cathy Jackson Leitner, PLC

1301 South High Street

Suite 400

Harrisonburg, VA  22801


Toll Free 877-663-7700 

 My New Friend Flossie!

98 Years Young

Comments from Flossie after Sunnyside Keynote

"How to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Thriving in your Spirited Senior Community." 

"You really turned me around.  I was bored and losing interest in my life, in fact I think I was depressed.  It was a real boost to have you share with us.  I've decided to smile more and gripe less.  I'm not going to be as grumpy.  You just helped me a lot.  I've made copies of the hand out and have been life coaching everyone all day!  My table mates were so sad they didn't come, and I am too.  I know I need to get to the pool 'cause it helps me feel better.  I'm just 'gonna try to be a good girl.  It helped so much to re-read some familiar words that I've known forever but needed to be reminded of...Like the Serenity Prayer, and the "I am Important" Poem.  If everyone were like I was, there wouldn't be much peace and happiness in the world.  Because of you I realized that I need to take responsibility and will start to put love and peace out there instead of focusing on my failing sight, hearing and memory loss.  I can still make a difference! Thank you!"


Serenity Prayer

Grant me the Serenity

to accept the things I cannot Change

Courage to Change the Things I can,

And Wisdom to Know the Difference


You are Important

If each grain of sand were to say: One grain of sand does not make a mountain, There would be no land.

If each drop of water were to say: One drop does not make an ocean, There would be no sea.

If each note of music were to say: Each note does not make a symphony, There would be no melody.

If each word were to say: One word does not make a library, There would be no books.

If each brick were to say: One brick does not make a wall, There would be no house.

If each seed were to say: One seed does not make a field, There would be no harvest.

If each of us were to say: One person does not make the difference,
There would never be love and peace on earth.
You and I do make the difference.
Begin today and make the difference. ~ author unknown




Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in these ways in 2011:
Coaching via SKYPE Webcam [NEW!] For Your Convenience, an additional Coaching Option is now being offered...Efficient, Productive, and amazingly Personal. 
Click for Testimonials: What do participants say? 

As a Speaker for an Event or Workshop   

"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 LLC and Creator of the Synergy Success Circle.  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 are you 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! read more...  




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Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching Proudly Embraces Boresha International Products. 

In addition to Private Coaching and workshops/seminars, Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching LLC just partnered with Boresha International Wellness products  (They have the world's first and only patented organic fat burning coffee, low-glycemic Green Tea that blocks cravings and stress-related eating, low glycemic Organic natural sweeteners, and a product I'm most excited about called ARG Matrix, the only patented pharmaceutical grade formula of the amino acid L-Arginine which helps enhance lean muscle, strengthen immune system, maintain healthy blood sugar, produces high energy, (and is Libido-enhancing...Bonus!)

Here's a link to learn more , and please let me know if you want to sample the products or discuss how they may help you reach your personal health and/or professional goals.