Synergy Success Holiday e-Zine, 2012 

Christmas Gift Suggestions:


"To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, exceptional service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

to yourself, respect."

~ Burton Hills   



Greetings to YOU and a Warm Holiday Welcome to our new Subscribers!  I'm so delighted you're a member of our fast-growing community of high-achieving women who want to work smarter (not harder) while moving through challenges with more confidence, grace and ease.


I know you're super busy, so I'll be quick, OK? 


Yesterday I almost did it again! You know that overwhelmed feeling of "there's too much to get done and not enough time?"  That sense of urgency that has you convinced you're so far behind that you'll never catch up?


That's the trap I used to fall into every year, but this year it was different! WOO HOO! Instead of driving myself to exhaustion (just to spend Christmas in bed with strep throat as in years past), I honored my fatigue.  I stopped smack dab in the middle of Target to "flip" the panic back to peace.  


After taking a deep breath, I offered to myself the self-compassion I'm always talking about with my clients...the words "everything will get done and that I will enjoy every minute!" made all the difference in how I handled the situation...  Although I wasn't finished shopping, I went home to my family, had some hot chocolate, and went to bed at 8 pm.  


NOT taking care of ourselves, especially when we're busy, is a stressful trap that many of us fall into.  I'm here to remind all of us "doers" that we can't have an enjoyable Christmas if we aren't coming from a positive place.  People can sense when you're sending off vibes that you aren't feeling up to the festivities.


Perhaps if you're feeling the pressure to get everything done, like I was, that this helps you escape the panic zone by reminding you it's OK to say NO and set boundaries on your time and energy when you need to, so you can say YES to the people, places, and things that fulfill you. 


Wishing you well in 2013 and beyond!  




 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." 

Upcoming Events


Dec 25 Merry Christmas!


January, 2013


1st Happy New Year!


9th, Wednesday
Dinner Meeting 11:30- 1:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
10th, Thursday 
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
13th, Sunday
WHAT: Informative Kick-off Meeting & Product Seminar.  Receive Cleanse-friendly food list, Nutrition tips, and yummy Paleo recipe ideas.

WHEN: Sunday, January 13 from 5:00-6:00 pm

WHERE: "Crossfit Harrisonburg" 233 E Market Street

RSVP Click "I'm In!"

Self-Care Affirmation


"My ability to be PRESENT to those I love is the best gift I can offer them."  





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Synergy Success Story!

Janene Good

R.N. & Echocardiogram Sonographer 


 Have you ever been "stuck", or felt like you were "circling the drain"? Or had unhealthy patterns that were hard to let go of, or move beyond?


That was me last fall and I just didn't feel like myself. There were a variety of reasons for that, but it was up to me to overcome it and take responsibility. My happy, joyful self was buried and I needed "me" back!


I partnered with Christina to work together to move forward to a healthier place. Together we focused on my core values, my strengths and developing Stellar Self Care. Am I perfect at that? Absolutely not, but I'm more aware and I'm in a much better place and continuing to move forward.


For me, I needed to work in partnership. It helped me to be accountable, and provided additional healthy, helpful insight to move to a better place in life. I've learned how to develop a meaningful morning practice, to live more intentionally, and to react differently in unhealthy situations (most of the time).


We hear so much about saving for retirement and putting money in a retirement plan. I think it's important to invest in our health-our whole health (mind, body and spirit). This partnership with Christina was an investment in me! I work in healthcare and see the effects of choices all of the time-some good choices and some not so much. Just like exercising or eating properly, developing great mind-body-spirit connections is just as necessary-in fact, it's imperative for true wellness.


Christina is an awesome coach and friend! I'm truly grateful for her being a part of my journey!


Janene Good shares at THRIVE 


 R.N. & Echocardiogram Sonographer @ RMH Healthcare

Harrisonburg, VA



Special Irish Blessings

For You this Christmas!
Hilarious Chinese Gift exchange)

   May you always have:


Walls for the winds,

A roof for the rain,

Tea beside the fire,

Laughter to cheer you,

Those you love near you,

A sunbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.


May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,

May a rainbow e certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!


And especially,

May the blessings of each day

Be the blessings you need most. 


Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in 2013! 
Ready to Take the Lead Role in Your Work & Life? 
There are a few spots left in  "SOAR"~  the Leadership Development Group Coaching Program that begins the second week of February! 
Join an awesome group of women who 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 today for a complimentary session!
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. 


What do past participants say? Click here for Testimonials   


Christina's Story 


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

"From Fear to Faith".



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...