Synergy Success e-Zine, April 2013


Create a Restorative Lifestyle

 to Lead Boldly and Burn Brightly without Burning Out

 "For Me, Balanced Success lies at the Center of Intentional, Playful, and Restful" ~CKunkle  



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.


I'm amazed that just 2 weeks ago we were skiing for Spring break, and now the grass is green, trees are budding, and many flowers are already in bloom.  


Life is full of sudden changes, not only in weather temperature, but in ups and downs of emotional climates as well.  One minute you can feel great like everything is soaring.  The next minute you get slammed with bad news, a loved one falls ill, or tragedy strikes like last week's Boston bombing.


For better or worse, that's just the way it is.


But what's NOT just the way it is, is whether you will Retreat in fear, Respond with graceful resolve, or React in panic to these constant fluctuations.  


As the C.E.O. of Y.O.U. you're empowered to control your attitudes and interpretations.  Our ability to Respond quickly as part of the solution in times of crisis (as opposed to part of the problem) requires that we have a reservoir of resilience to draw from on a moment's notice.   


I have learned the hard way through burn out that in order to serve I need a reserve.  That's what has led me to promote a Restorative Lifestyle, which creates a clear mind, a healthy body, and a loving spirit through small steps and daily deposits of intention, playfulness, and rest.


As I watched the Boston trauma unfold in real time on the news, I sat in awe of those who immediately ran towards the explosions rather than away from them to help the injured.  They had the mental focus, strength, and compassion to look past the haters and became helpers, putting their own well-being at risk because they knew who they were and what they stood for.


We can be used as instruments of peace and healing wherever we are.  With our family, friends,and co-workers, as well as for strangers in need.  Living a more engaged, self-aware, and energetic life will give us the courage to jump into action with the helpers when our time comes.


Serving others in the highest way does not happen by default, nor does it exclude your self-care.  It happens by design, and includes giving your mental, emotional, and spiritual life the attention it deserves.


I'd love to hear from you ~ How do you design your life to lead boldly and burn brightly without burning out? 


Until then, may you work hard, play hard, and rest well. 




 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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April, 2013 


28, Sunday
"UPLEVEL YOU" for more mental focus, energy, or jumpstart weight loss with Advocare ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Crossfit Harrisonburg

30, Tuesday

Classic Kitchens and Bath
"Heart-Centered Success" Series #3/6 8:30 -9:30am 
May Events

3rd, Friday

"Kick Procrastination to the Curb" 6:30 p.m. Ladies Night of Encouragement speaker 1st Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonburg


8th, Wednesday

Dinner Meeting 11:30- 1:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
9th, Thursday 
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
9th, Thursday
Beyond SOAR, 8:00-9:30 pm
10th, Friday
SOAR 11:30-1:00 p.m.
11th, Saturday
SOAR 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Self-Care Affirmation


"In order to serve

I need a Reserve."  

What do YOU think of

Consider this question for just a moment:

How would you feel right now if you replaced society's message about how we should look with the belief that STRONG is the new SKINNY? What would you be inspired to do differently? This is our motto and why Garth and I are excited to offer Crossfit Harrisonburg to our awesome 


 Synergy Success Story!
Darcus Breneman
Celebrating progress with my amazing friend Darcus who is half way to her goal weight! She is thriving in the Weight Watcher's program. Doesn't she look great?
"Coaching has helped me get personal obstacles out of the way providing guidance and accountability as I develop into a better person.  The Weight Watcher's program is giving me the tools I need to stay committed to my goal! In the past 3 months I've lost 20 pounds by tracking the points I eat, attending weekly meetings, walking 3-4 days per week, and making big pots of healthy soup on the weekends so I eat out less often." 
~ Darcus Breneman, Vice President, BB & T Wealth.

When Tragedy Strikes...Look for the Helpers


In the Wake of last week's Boston bombings, those of us who are parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers of small children have found this quote by Mr. Rodgers particularly comforting as we attempt to explain such horror and tragedy to our beloved little ones.   


For moms and dads looking for more guidance from experts, the Fred Rogers Company website includes a list of useful tips, including:

  • Do your best to keep the television off, or at least limit how much your child sees of any news event.
  • Try to keep yourself calm. Your presence can help your child feel more secure
  • Give your child extra comfort and physical affection, like hugs or snuggling up together with a favorite book. Physical comfort goes a long way towards providing inner security. That closeness can nourish you, too.   


Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in 2013! 
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PERFECT FOR THE "Mission-Driven Woman"

who knows her energy is the #1 most valuable asset in her work and life, yet still relies on coffee for breakfast, then sugary snacks and soda to get through the afternoon; who is stressed, exhausted, feels "foggy", or wants to jump start weight loss and have better control of her eating.


In 24 MINUTES you FEEL the difference

In 24 HOURS you KNOW the difference

In 24 DAYS you SEE the difference!


P.S. If you've tried all by yourself in the past to get on track and stay there, be assured you will not fail here.  Not on my watch.  No, not this time!  You'll have exceptional support, Private calls with me to answer your questions and concerns, as well as  encouragement via email.


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


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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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"From Fear to Faith".