Synergy Success E-zine

August, 2011

"Whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along, life begins each morning! The greatest fact in life is that it is never too late to start again." 

 ~ L.M. Hodge

Greetings to YOU and a Hot August Welcome to our new Subscribers!


They say how you start your day sets the tone for the whole you find that to be true too? 


With added stresses of school kicking off this month, and upcoming changes in your fall schedule, this issue suggests a meaningful morning practice I created (and use personally) to help kick-start your body and mind, pointing you towards the work/life balance you desire and deserve. 


Does this morning scenerio sound familiar? You hit the snooze, watch the news as you shower and dress, grab a coffee and a donut as you run out the door while trying to check messages on your ipad.  Feeling behind before you've even started, you think "there's just no way I'll get it all done today."  Fueled by stress, sugar, and caffeine you start off strong, only to lose energy and focus mid morning.  Next thing you know, you're at the vending machine looking for a pick-me-up to get you through til lunch.  In this scenerio, you 're stuck on an energy roller-coaster becasuse stress hormones, sugar, and caffeine have you irritable, jittery, tired, and wired...the fight-or-flight response has kicked in and you're in survival mode. 


It's easy to see why we're confused about how to get off to a good start in the morningAfter all, we're bombarded with marketing messages such as "America runs on Dunkin", "you deserve a break today at McDonald's", and "jump start your day with the Breakfast of Champions" which is just a bowl of high-sugar cereal.


Luckily, there's a better way.  You can move past surviving to really thriving!  Successful women who sustain high energy levels, sharp mental focus, and high spirits create synergy from the

start by having an inner-to-outer daily practice that nourishes the Spirit, Mind, and Body in healthy ways.  This provides calm focus, increased productivity and a positive attitude no matter what life throws at you through the day, moving you closer to the work/life balance you desire and deserve.


Click here to check out my "Daily to-do list for a Strong Start."  Feel free to Download it and print as many as you like.  Add your own twist to make it work best for you, OK?  It helps you focus inward on who you want to be, then on what you will do. (an inner-to-outer approach) using these 3 steps:

  1. Connect with Spirit (Surrender your will)
  2. Focus your Mind (Set your intention)
  3. Nurture your Body (Take inspired action)

What do you say? Let's start today strong!


p.s. Thinking "that sounds great but I'm too busy in the mornings so this doesn't apply to me?" please take a deep breath and keep reading because you can't ever be too busy to use precious time to your advantage! I promise You can make these EASY-BREEZY examples work in the time you're already's just a matter of doing things a bit differently.

Upcoming Events

August 2011


10th "Synergy Success Circle"  Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


11th "Synergy Success Circle" Dinner Meeting 5:30p.m. -7:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.

14th "Synergy Success Circle"  Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


15th "Synergy Success Circle" Dinner Meeting 5:30p.m. -7:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.
18th Theatrical Fashion Show and Luncheon 1:00 - 3:30 pm Sponsored by Casual Friday Boutique for Breast Cancer awareness efforts of the RMH's Women's center.  Spotswood Country Club.  Tickets on sale inside Casual Friday store at 600 University Blvd. 437-9899$25 per person, limited seating.
27th Come for friendship, fun, and hot tips for"How to Thrive in the Whitewater's of Change" at Ladies night out in the beautiful Spa 122 and Salon in New Market, VA    

Self Care Affirmation

"My best life begins again each morning!"




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  Synergy "Sunrise Energize" Success Quotes

Just for today do not be angry

Do not worry and be filled with gratitude

Devote yourself to your work

and be kind to others.

~Reiki prayer


"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good." 

~Author Unknown


"Welcome every morning with a smile.  Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.  Be a self-starter.  Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day.  Today will never happen again.  Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. 

You were not born to fail."

~ Og Mandino


"A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."

~Albert Schweitzer


"We want to have a 'fulfilling day' regardless of what happens between sunrise and sundown, yet somewhere along the way, we have learned to make our days more complicated than necessary by focusing on things that are not within our control. Or we spend a large part of our day sidetracked by the past or pre-occupied with the future. If we keep our hearts and minds focused on the day at hand and "give it all we've got," then we can rest soundly at night. So push back thoughts of yesterday and worries about tomorrow. Stay focused on the day and moments at hand. Give it all you've got--

then sleep soundly tonight."

~ Brook Noel


 "Smile, breathe, and go slowly."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


"No Worries"

Catchy tune to start your day 

  Click here, turn up your speakiers and enjoy!


Early Birds Get the Worm!  6 Tips to Wake Up Early

  1. Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco and Caffeine
  2. Don't eat before going to bed (some say after 8 pm)
  3. Put your alarm clock far enough from your bed
  4. Use multiple alarm clocks if necessary
  5. To wake up early, go to bed early
  6. Wake up from the inside with a meaningful morning practice

Christina's Favorite Morning Smoothie Recipe!


 2 Cups unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries

1/2 cup Frozen cut leaf spinach (yes, you read it right :)

1 Packet Tangerine Emergen-C (Wal-mart)

2 Tbsp Shelled Hemp Seed (Kate's natural food)

1 Scoop Whey protein powder


Blend and Enjoy!  Your body will love the energizing Omega 3's, Protein, Potassium, Vitamin C, fiber, and essential amino acids.  



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...  



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.