Synergy Success E-Zine, FEBRUARY 2014

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"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

What is essential is invisible to the eye."  

Antoine de-Saint Exupery




Greetings to YOU and a Warm Welcome to our growing community of heart-centered women, who are busy creating balanced success through a restorative lifestyle by Working Smart, Playing Hard, and Resting best we can, even in the midst of life's challenges.


With Valentine's Day on the horizon, and I'm "Feeling the Love" more than ever...for a nurturing connection with Spirit, a loving family, meaningful friendships, amazing clients, and a stronger desire than ever to honor, serve, and inspire women to say Yes to creating lives they love --bringing their own soulful mix of talents, gifts, and purposes to every day. 


We're well into the second month of the New Year.  How's your willpower holding up regarding the spirited changes you hoped to make "for good this time?" If it's beginning to take a sharp nose-dive about now, take heart...the majority of us see our follow-through fading quickly after the first 30 days.  


Thankfully, you've reached a point where you're tired of all that. You're ready to take a deep breath and make a decision. Amidst all of the "Yea But's" and "What if I can'ts" you're ready to make a decision from where YOU WANT TO BE, not from where you are.


I wholeheartedly believe it CAN and WILL be different for you this year! Grab a fresh wave of inspiration in my new article "Seven principles for lasting transformation" from the newest issue of "Bloom" magazine. Let it empower you to keep moving forward with renewed confidence.  


The biggest decision you ever make is between Love and Fear.  Just remember that when Fear is present, Faith is not.  Fear will have you flying solo, trying to do everything on your own.  It will keep you reactive, discouraged, competing, and full of self-criticism. But Love will help you find your tribe, keep you responding to challenges with well-balanced poise, encouraged, collaborating, and full of self-compassion.



My wish for you is that you let go of self-doubt and old stories to embrace self-love and new possibilities. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. Yes - life takes you to unexpected places, but Love will always bring you back home. 


So, here's what I'd love to know from you...

  1. What is one decision you can make right now from where you WANT to be?
  2. What one next bold baby step would your future self thank you for taking next? 

Let your Heart be a Compass , and may you follow it wherever it may go.


Love and Hugs,

  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. See you at the Synergy Success Circle February 12th or 13th?

P.S.S. Whenever you set a clear intention to become better, obstacles and challenges naturally arise to help you practice making conscious choices. It requires getting more comfortable being uncomfortable. It tests your ability to think and act in alignment with your new goal. There are 2 Spots left in "SOAR" which provides training, structure, accountability, and a peer group to fully support your transformation. Contact me for a heart-to-heart chat about starting February 14th! 

February 2014 Events


12th, Wednesday

"Synergy Success Circle"

Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
13th, Thursday
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
13th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR II"
8-9:30 p.m.
27th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR I" 
6:30-8 p.m.
Beyond Restaurant,
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
14th, Friday
SOAR begins! SOAR can help you create balanced success you desire and deserve. If you think you may be interested in flying with us, Contact me for a complimentary chat.
Find a Cozy Corner and Enjoy the most recent Articles from "Bloom" and Health Quest Magazines 

(Click here to see all 24 articles)

Christina's Story

Click here to read about her life-changing transformation

from Fear to Faith. 


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 SOAR Success Story!

Erin E. Layman, PLC
"SOAR" 2012 & "Beyond SOAR" 2013 Participant 

"The best way to say how much you've helped me is to say how much I have changed since becoming part of your programs.  


I recently read an article called "16 Signs You're A Little (Or A Lot) Type A" (Huffington Post) that talks about type A personalities.


If you read it, you may wonder how any type A could actually enjoy their life! I've found it's all about balance. I've learned to be more forgiving, not just of others-- which is easy for me--, but of myself. 


I have learned to make my surroundings more "zen" so that when setbacks hit, I have things around me to help relax and then reorient me to my task. I have tools now to cope with the many things that drive type A's crazy. And believe me, I have every single characteristic described in that article (or did). I just now can tolerate standing in line because I allow myself to find something else to do while I wait.


You taught me that."

Erin E. Layman, PLC

560 Neff Ave., Suite 300

Harrisonburg, VA 22801




The SOAR Synergy Leadership Development Program is designed to provide Exceptional Leadership Training and Professional Group Coaching, giving you the necessary tools to stay Focused, Positive, and Excited about Work and Life while promoting Highly Productive, Heart-Centered Collaboration and Balanced Success.

 Psssst....We start on February 14th, and There are 
                  2 Spots Left--is one of them yours?
Self-Care Affirmation: 



  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...