Synergy Success E-Zine
July, 2013

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of (wo)men

and so it must be daily earned and refreshed 

--else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.

 ~Dwight D. Eisenhower



Greetings to YOU and Happy 4th of July to our strong community of high-achieving women who want to turn stress into strength at every opportunity.


I hope this Independence Day you enjoyed well deserved leisure time with friends and family, barbecue, spirited drinks and fireworks!


It's been one exciting Birthday Bash after another for me this month! In addition to celebrating America's 237th, my son turns 17, Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching LLC turns 5, and the Synergy Success circle turns 4! I'm so grateful to have crossed paths with you in the process of building my business, and am both humbled and honored to experience the Freedom of doing what fulfills me every day.


We are blessed to live at a time and in a country where our choices are virtually limitless. And yet many women tell me that they feel trapped in circumstances where it seems their choices are very limited.


What about you? Do you feel free in your work and life?


If not, you may be unclear about what it takes to really be free, or curious about where true freedom comes from. My mentors teach that Courage + Self-Discipline = Freedom, and while I have found that to be true, in my personal experience it's been much more than that.


Here are 4 Steps that I take time and time again on my journey, that have a major impact on my own sense of personal freedom.


1. Decide --Everything that happens to us starts with a choice. With Freedom comes full responsibility to choose your words, thoughts, and responses wisely. This means staring down your fear, and having the courage to be vulnerable.  It also requires getting comfortable being uncomfortable. At the beginning of my venture I would think "what if I fail?" (To be honest it often felt like I was "butt-naked" out on a limb!) After all, my background was in nursing, not in business! Luckily, there was a strong enough pull toward following my heart that I decided it was worth doing even if I failed trying. 


2. Intend --Set a clear intention and define what having more freedom means to you. What does it look like? Perhaps for you it's being released from self-criticism, unwanted influences (like alcohol, food or drug addiction), work that doesn't fulfill you, financial struggle, fear of criticism, chronic pain, dysfunctional family dynamics, heartache, or the words "I can't"... Just imagine what it would be like to be free from whatever situation has you feeling stuck! Ask for guidance and lean on your faith, believing that what may seem impossible will be made possible.


3. Attend -- Prepare to put action behind your intention! "If you want to fly you must get rid of what weighs you down" (Rumi) Ar you willing to do the work necessary to take flight toward your dreams? First, grab your journal and write down everything that holds you back or ties you down. Your action steps will become clear. Armed with a plan, you can confidently schedule that tough conversation, get on the phone, gather information, ask for support from trusted friends and family, surround yourself with like-minded women, chop up that credit card, or sign up for the classes that your new path requires. Whatever you choose to do, giving your goal the attention it deserves helps pave your path to freedom.


4. Persist --Yes, this is where self-discipline comes in. (If you're anything like me, you just cringed a little. It still comes fully equipped with a paddle and feels a lot like punishment.) So look at discipline this way: Consistent small steps create amazing breakthroughs over time. It means staying committed to take actions based on your definition of freedom even when you don't feel like it. It's so easy to take action based on our emotional reaction in the moment, isn't it? Discipline means that we are creating our life instead of just reacting to it. Of course there are times you find it necessary to revise your route, but instead of giving up, you re-decide... refresh your intention,...and re-take inspired actions that are aligned with the success you deserve.


As you go about your Holiday weekend, I challenge you to think more about what Freedom and Independence means to you personally.


What does freedom look like to you? And what would nuggets of wisdom would you share with others about how to experience it?


I hope I'll get to see you at a Synergy Success Circle next week, or perhaps you can make it to our "Bling on Summer" party , Bloomfest, or "Re-thinking dyslexia"?


Until then,


I Double-Dog-Dare You to Be You...and Be Free !


 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."  

July Events, 2013 



 Happy 4th of July! Click on link: Declaration of "Interdependence" 
for Women 


10th, Wednesday

Dinner Meeting 11:30- 1:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
11th, Thursday 
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
11th, Thursday
Beyond SOAR, 8:00-9:30 pm
12th, Friday
SOAR 11:30-1:00 p.m.
13th, Saturday
SOAR 11:30-1:00 p.m.
13th, Saturday
Bring a Friend to
"Bling on Summer" Premier Designs Jewelry Party hosted by Christina and Kitty Purcell. McAlister's Deli
Harrisonburg, VA
Great Fun & Give-aways! 
14th, Sunday
Bloomfest 1-4 pm
Turner Pavilion H'burg
15th, Sunday
screening of the HBO Documentary,

"The Big Picture: Rethinking Dsylexia"

Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg.  Click here to register!

17th, Wednesday
Keynote Speaker
Valley Business Women
Winchester, VA

23rd, Tuesday

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

Self-Care Affirmation


"I am Free to be Me"  

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In This Issue

"Synergy Success Circle" Membership SALE

In Honor of our 4th 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 11th 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  

 Together Everyone Achieves More!

Declaration of "Interdependence" for Women



YOU are your only competition.  Compete with yourself...collaborate with others! 

Click Here for a quick video clip to be reminded we're stronger collaborating as a band of women! 


  Let's Cultivate our Courage

and Show Up to be Fully Seen

in the Arena of Success!


"It is not the critic who counts; not the

man who points out how the strong man

stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could

have done them better.


The credit belongs to the man who is actu-

ally in the arena, whose face is marred by dust

and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;

who errs, who comes up short again and again,


because there is no effort without error

and shortcoming; but who does actually

strive to do the deeds; who knows great en-

thusiasms, the great devotions; who spends

himself in a worthy cause;


who at the best knows in the end the triumph

of high achievement, and who at the worst, if

he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly..." 

~Theodore Roosevelt 


"Courage is more exhilarating than fear

and in the long run it is easier. 

We do not have to become heroes overnight. 

Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up,

seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared,

discovering we have the strength to stare it down." 

~Eleanor Roosevelt


Synergy Life &Wellness Coaching is poised & honored to serve you in 2013! 
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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...                                                                    

Christina's Story 


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

"From Fear to Faith".