Synergy Success E-Zine

February, 2012

"Strong is the New Skinny." 



Greetings to YOU and a Warm Welcome to our strong community of high-achieving women who intend to thrive amidst the challenges of work and life while showing grace under pressure.


This Valentine's issue will inspire you to Love the most amazing thing you own...Your body!

When was the last time you had "Mean-girl" thoughts like: "Look how fat my thighs are... My belly looks awful...I weigh too much...I'm so out of shape...I should be on a diet?"


If it hasn't been that long ago, you're not alone! Our society places so much emphasis on thinness and physical beauty that it's impossible not to feel the pressure to focus on our flaws. 


In high-school I was riddled with an eating disorder. A high achiever with a skewed perception of what it meant to be good enough, I sought perfection in all I attempted, and my body was no exception.  With an athletic build, in high-school it seemed I could never measure up to how those girls looked in Teen magazine.  I thought if I could just get thin enough then everything would be perfect.


Instead of finding the happiness I wanted, I found myself in the self-destructive grip of anorexia and bulimia, which started out as a best friend but quickly became my worst enemy.  Luckily, I found a path out and am passionate about teaching other women how to escape the pressure to be perfect.


Here's my Coach Challenge for you...Are you in?


1.  FLIP IT: Instead of looking for flaws, look for what's strong, beautiful, healthy, and unique.

2.  TAKE BACK YOUR POWER:  Choose to define for yourself what real beauty looks like.
3.  BE GRATEFUL: Show gratitude and loving attention to this one and only body in which you are lucky enough to live.


Let's make peace with our imperfect but beautiful bodies!


Christina Kunkle, CTA Certified Life and Wellness Coach, R.N. "Resilience Coach for High-Achieving Women who want to thrive by building a life, not just a career."    


P.S.  Saturday Group is FULL and Only ONE Seat Left in the Friday Sessions of the Leadership Development Group Coaching Program beginning February 10th.  Print out all the details here and SOAR with Synergy in 2012. 






 February Events


8th, Wednesday Lunch 

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


8th, Wednesday Evening

"Making Peace With Your Body through Yoga" The Transforming Power of Self-Love.  JMU Festival Ballroom "A" @ 7pm (No Fee)


9th, Thursday

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


10th, Friday
"SOAR" Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1
11th, Saturday
"SOAR" Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1 


SPECIAL EVENT!Saturday March 3rd

Registration Now Open

for "Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle" A Spring Seminar presented by Marsha mays-Bernard of Dynamic Balance Consulting, LLC.  Click Here for info & to register.

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"I love my body!" 





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"My body is just a vehicle for an ageles & timeless spirit.  My value does not come from it's size, shape, or age." ~unknown

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Christina's Story

Click here to read about her life-changing transformation from Fear to Faith. 

Inspiring Success Stories!

Laurie DiSanto,

New Market, VA


Did you ever wake up one day and feel like someone had installed an entire set of speedbumps in your head? You didn't know if you should just try to leap over all of them or tear them up by your fingernails or just sit in the middle of the road and cry. The emotions and sensations are new and overwhelming - especially if you're speeding through your days like a race car driver without a map yet wanting "control" of everything going on at the time.


That was me, 6 months ago, when I crashed headon into my own major speedbump of life, the death of a beloved parent. The loss of control and pure inertia was disabling. A random surfing link from a spa massage website to Christina's website (a marketer's dream) took me down a new road of life coaching. With Christina's guidance, I found the way to remove a lot of speedbumps, not just new ones, but old crumbled ones that were stuck in my wheels, banging around in the most annoying way. I learned techniques - simple ones - to break disorganized thinking and embrace change, fear, anger amidst sorrow and disorientation.


The final outcome was a new Mission Statement which defined my new roles and clarified old ones. My new roadmap is an awesome tool, it helps me stay "between the lines," with achievable goals for success in my business and personal relationships.


Thank you Christina, for these new techniques - boundaries, compassion, grace, embraced emotions and most of all, "Sister Friends through the Synergy Success Circle."


I encourage anyone who has hit a Speedbump of Life to let Christina help you navigate that challenge. Learn the techniques on how to become elevated, not disabled, from your own professional or personal challenges of the road.  


     Kim Landis-Hamner

Skin and Zen Day Spa, Harrisonburg, VA


When I called Christina for coaching, I felt I had reached a stagnant point in my life. I was facing a time that I thought I might be making some big decisions and changes. I knew what needed to be done but I felt like I did not have the energy to do anything.


Christina literally made the earth shake; maybe it wasn't her, be we shared an earthquake during our first session and believe me, I took that as a sign!


Even from the first coaching session there was a momentum that I felt catapulting me into a new thinking process which changed many aspects of my life.


Click for a Video EVERY Woman should See!


Let's Start Defining Beauty for Ourselves! 

There Could NEVER Be a More Beautiful YOU!

"I finally realized that being grateful to my body

 was key to giving more love to myself."~Oprah Winfrey

Christina, Cathy Leitner, and celebrated author Marianne Williamson
Thrilled to have personally signed copies of "A Course in Weight Loss.".



Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in exciting new ways!
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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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*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!