Synergy Success E-Zine

October, 2011 

"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act

and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character;

sow a character and you reap a destiny."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Greetings to YOU and a Warm Autumn Welcome to our new Subscribers!  I'm so delighted you're now a member of our fast-growing community of high-achieving women who want to know how to work smarter, not harder, and move through your challenges with more confidence, grace and ease.


Leaves are falling in the crisp air, pumpkins are ripe and juicy orchard apples abound, leaving no doubt that a vibrant Harvest season is in full swing.  With 2011 quickly flying by, I invite you to step out of the fast lane for just a minute to reflect on the results are you getting in your personal and professional life.


If you're frustrated at the gap between what you really want and the results you're getting, perhaps it's no accident you're reading this.  I'm about to give you a huge golden nugget to help you begin closing that gap once and for all, because this is exactly where I was several years ago.


I was painfully aware of where I was, and knew what I wanted, yet was stuck trying to get there.  This struggle was a gift in disguise, because it led me to a wise mentor who helped me see that the majority of my energy was invested in limiting feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and actions.  Among many other things, she taught me how to "flip" negative thoughts into positive ones when under pressure, and to take full responsibility for what was showing up in my life.  Thankfully, I'm now reaping the rewards of a life I love and a thriving private practice helping others do the same.


Please remember that you reap what you sow.  Guard your thoughts closely, and shape them intentionally.   "Be intentional.  Every thought is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious."(-author Bill Meyer)


What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.  So what do you want more of?  Is it Love, Understanding, Hope, Kindness?  Whatever it is, I challenge you to generosly giving that to everyone around you today.  (Yes, everyone, because those who are hardest to love always need it the most.) 


See you next week at the Synergy Success Circle, at our hike on the 16th, or perhaps at Spa 122 on the 18th?  


To a Healthy, Happy Harvest! 



Christina Kunkle

Life and Wellness Resilience Coach for High-Achieving Women

Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching, LLC


P.S. Ready to FREE yourself from the confusion and struggle of going it alone, or curious about how Resilience Coaching may benefit you?  Remember, You can always trust your heart to lead you to whatever actions are in your highest good.  If this speaks to you, please contact me to schedule a complimentary get-to know-you session.


P.S.S. "Our mind is a fertile garden spot in which weeds will grow in abundance if the seeds of more desireable crops are not sown there.  Don't let negativity find its way into the rich garden of the mind.  (-Napolean Hill) 



12th "Synergy Success Circle"  Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


13th "Synergy Success Circle" Dinner Meeting 5:30p.m. -7:00 p.m. at McAlister's Deli.


16th Autumn Group Hike to the Labyrinth in the JMU Arboretum2:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us for fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and complimentary take-home coaching tips & tools! Bring:  Comfortable Walking shoes, water bottle, notebook/journal, pen, your open mind, and a smile.  RSVP by October 15 please.  I'll be waiting for YOU down by the lake :) 


18th Are You in the Rough Surf of Life?  Then don't miss "How to Thrive in the Whitewater's of Change" at Ladies night out in the beautiful Spa 122 and Salon in New Market, VA 
Come for friendship, fun, great give-away drawings.
$15 per person.  Space is limited.  Call to save your seat today!  540.740.3211 or 540-746-5206. 

Self-Care Affirmation 


"I embrace a no-excuses approach to creating

the beautiful life that

I desire and deserve."

 Great Quotes!


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." ~Aristotle


"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses." ~George Washington Carver


"The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." ~Thomas Edison 


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!

Ben and Rocky hanging out at our WVa Cabin 


Dani-Grace riding

a friend's pony





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Synergy Success Story

Congratulations Phyllis Friesen!

Christina motivated me to re-examine how I care for myself and others, and how I respond to life as it happens. She listens so well and gently guided me in navigating the challenge of maintaining balance in both my personal and professional life. She has helped me to step back from hurdles that were overwhelming to me, take a deep breath, and thoughtfully consider appropriate responses. Recognizing when I stray into the Panic or Comfort Zone has also been a tool that gives me the ability to set boundaries for myself, and how I view unpleasant situations, both past and present, as well as visualizing positive future scenarios!


She helped me to feel empowered to remember to be my Self, resulting in increased confidence no matter where I am or what I'm doing. As I consider the areas in my life where I spend my energy, I'm able to see what I'd like to change. This is an ongoing process, and Christina encourages me to remember I have the power and ability to decide where I will spend my energy. It is very freeing! I love being in the Learning Zone! Even though it's often challenging it's the best place to be, and I now know how to be there!


"Thank you, Christina, for your care,

for your availability, and for your encouragement. Most of all thank you for being a living example of living life to the fullest despite setbacks, disappointment, and imperfection, and choosing to focus on being positive and grateful!"


Phyllis Friesen

Design Concrete Builders, Inc.




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"Synergy In Motion"

Relaxed Group Hike At the JMU Arboretum!


with Christina Kunkle, CTA Life and Wellness Coach, R.N.


Sunday, October 16th, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Where you'll Enjoy:

  • A beautiful fall hike in the Arboretum at a relaxed pace
  • A walking meditation in the Labyrinth (be reassured there are no wrong turns or dead ends)
  • Guided Reflective "Letting Go" Exercise
  • Complimentary Take-Home Coaching Tips (for Letting Go of things you feel no longer serve you)
  • A Fresh Glimpse of what your heart really wants
  • Amazing Synergy with strong & successful women just like YOU!

RSVP to Christina Kunkle by October 15th please

(540) 746-5206 or

[email protected]


Imagine the Crisp fall air, Fun, & Friendship


"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~John Muir 


We'll be waiting for YOU on the Bridge down by the lake!

Bring:  Comfortable Walking shoes, water bottle, notebook/journal, pen, your open mind, and a smile.


...Refreshing Evening at Spa 122


"How to Thrive in the Whitewaters of Change"

with Christina Kunkle, CTA Life and Wellness Coach, R.N.


Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


You'll Discover Tips for Finding Peace in the Storm:

  • Respond well (instead of react) no matter what's going on around you
  • Stay focused and Positive in the midst of everyday noise
  • "Grow with the Flow"
  • Enjoy Calm Energy using the Power of Gratitude
  • Take the Synergy Shortcut 

 Space is Limited  $15 per person

Call Spa 122 (540) 740-3211

Or Christina Kunkle (540) 746-5206


Spa 122 9626 S. Congress Street, Suite A

New Market, VA 22844


"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.

It's about Learning to Dance in the Rain." -unknown




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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...