JULY 2012 Synergy Success E-Zine


When you come to the end of your rope,

tie a knot and hang on.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt



Greetings to YOU and a Sizzling Summer Welcome to our community of high-achieving women who want to turn Stress into Strength at every opportunity!

I'd say "Let the Fireworks Begin" but around here they already have!  For the last few weeks there's been one Spark after another in my home and office; from my computer crashing, to a few "hot crossed family wires," to last week's devastating windstorm that uprooted about 20 trees - 7 across our driveway alone - launching branches into power lines and our neighborhood into darkness.  (And Oh how we take air conditioning for granted in triple-digit heat until we don't have it!)  Amidst what looks like a war zone outside, our family members, home and cars were spared even the first scratch.  What a huge reminder to be grateful for the little things! 


No doubt you have weathered a few of life's storms, too, or perhaps are in the middle of one now.  Maybe a personal hurricane just passed and you are picking up the pieces.  Sometimes we think if we're living right, we shouldn't have painful circumstances to deal with.  When the winds blow we wonder "what did I do to deserve this?"  We may cry "what's the point in working so hard in my business...or making my garden beautiful...or building my dream home, etc. only to see it all destroyed in a flash?"


Instead of falling into victim mode, saying "poor me, look what happened, isn't this awful?" a resilient approach has us focused on what we have left, and counting our blessings.  Life happens and there is treasure to be found, even among the ashes.  Remember that "pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." [Kathleen Casey]  In addition, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, it could always be worse.  (For example, the first thing on the news when our T.V. came back on was a row of charred homes due to Colorado wildfires.  Now that would be worse!)   


So as we Declare our freedom from work to celebrate Fourth of July with family and friends, let's also free ourselves from the habit of suffering over our problems or feeling sorry for ourselves.  Instead of allowing setbacks to make us bitter, let's leverage what we learn to become better. 


We're always Free to Move Forward, and Stronger Together!





 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." 


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July 2012 Events


11th, Wednesday

"Synergy Success Circle"

Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA

12th, Thursday 
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
13th, Friday
Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1

14th, Saturday

Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1

Self-Care Affirmation  

"When thrown

into deep water

    I choose to Swim"   

Find a Cozy Corner and Enjoy Past Articles from "BLOOM" Magazine (Just Click on any Title to read the article)

Love Your Body(Coming Soon!)

Finish Strong 

Caring for others means caring for you, too

Follow Your Heart to a Path of Purpose

Create a Spirit of Community in Three Easy Steps


Grace in Adversity


Dare to Shine


Turn Over a New Belief


Outsmart the Holiday Hurricane

Stay Focused and Calm in the Midst of Change

Bounce Back into Balance

 "HEALTHQUEST" Magazine articles:
Kick Procrastination to the Curb! (Coming Soon!)


Living with Synergy Fall 2011





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Christina's Story 


Click here to read about her life-changing transformation...

"From Fear to Faith".

 "Do It Anyway"

~ Poem by Mother Teresa ~ 


People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  

Forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.


If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.


If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. 

Be honest and sincere anyway.


What you spend years creating, can be destroyed overnight.  Create anyway.


If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. 

Be happy anyway.


The good you do today, will often be forgotten. 

Do good anyway.


Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. 

Give your best anyway.


In the final analysis, it is between you and God. 

It was never between you and them anyway.

Click to Watch "Do it Anyway" 


  ~Enjoy Relaxing Ocean Waves while reading Poem



"Synergy Success Circle" Membership SALE

In Honor of our 3nd Anniversary!

Ready to FREE yourself from the struggle of going it alone?


Membership in the Synergy Success Circle is a gift you give yourself ~ the gift of holding yourself accountable for getting all the inspiration, motivation, work-life balance tips, friendship, networking, and FUN that you deserve!


First meeting is FREE then cost is usually $10 per meeting

or $100 for 1 year.

  SALE:  Join or Renew by July 12th for $85


(Save $35!)  and be entered into a drawing

for a $100 Gift Certificate!


 In the Synergy Success Circle, you're guaranteed to receive hugs not handshakes in a collaborative enviornment where you are seen, heard, and fully supported.


Click for "Synergy Success Circle" Information. 

 Ready to Join or Renew?  Contact Christina   

 Adversity is like a strong wind. 

It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,

so that we see ourselves as we really are. 

~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha   


Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.

~M. Kathleen Casey

If you're going through hell, keep going. 

~Winston Churchill


I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. 

I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. 

~Mother Teresa


When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese the word "crisis"

is composed of two characters -

one represents danger

and the other represents opportunity. 

~John F. Kennedy

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better,

not bitter. 

~Author Unknown

Fortune knocks but once,

but misfortune has much more patience. 

~Author Unknown

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles

than in growing with them. 

~Bernard M. Baruch

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. 

 ~William Stafford

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat.  I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
 ~Dr. Seuss


Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in exciting new ways! 
In February I launched "SOAR"~ my first Leadership Development Group Coaching Program, and WOW, what a response I got!  It's completely full and I'm just blown away!  What has been most impressive to me is the women who have said YES to investing in themselves by taking the lead role in their work and lives.  These women are inspired, committed, and absolutely 100% ready to define and create heart-centered, balanced success on their own terms.    
If you've been looking for Exceptional Leadership Training and Professional Group Coaching to give you the necessary tools to stay Focused, Positive, Excited about your work and life while promoting highly productive, heart-centered collaboration and balanced success, then Contact me...you can Sign up NOW to receive early-bird information (or to join the waiting list) for our next "Soar" starting Fall, 2012!
VIP Day 1:1 Personalized Professional Development Coaching where together we create your "YOU-nique" Blueprint for Balanced Success using my proven 9-Step System.  Want details now? Contact Me


Coaching via SKYPE Webcam [NEW!] For Your Convenience, an additional Coaching Option is now being offered...Efficient, Productive, and amazingly Personal. 


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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...