Synergy Success E-Zine, August 2014


    "That breath you just took...That's a gift." ~Rob Bell




A Wholehearted Welcome to YOU and our resilient community of professional women who intend to create balanced success through a restorative lifestyle by working smart, playing hard, and resting well...even in the midst of life's challenges. 

They say "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity", and boy did I hit the jackpot 4 years ago! I'll be forever grateful to Marie Menard, R.N. at RMH for the rapid assessment and life-saving measures she initiated following post operative bleeding complications that led to my cardiac arrest. Without her intervention I would not be typing this today.

Thankfully, rapid resucitation was swift because I was already in the hospital, but there are a huge variety of emergencies that could happen suddenly without medical personnel around!   Cardiac arrest due allergic reaction, trauma, drowning, choking, overdose of alcohol or drugs, suffocation and electrocution all require immediate CPR from a bystander. Sadly, according to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. (gulp! busted.)  

Alarming statistics:

  • 88% cardiac arrests occur at home, so the life you save is likely to be that of a beloved child, spouse, parent, or friend.
  • About 92% of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival (but less than 8% survive because people witnessing the incident do not know CPR.)
  • One minute is all it takes for a child to drown, and drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. 

Taking personal responsibility for ourselves is important, but having a heightened sense of social responsibility is equally important.  I am only here because Marie knew exactly what to do in my moment of crisis... I want the skills and poise to help someone in trouble when called to pay her kindness forward.

Life is fragile, and CPR is an essential skill to have. Because preparation reduces anxiety, I challenge all of us to get some training! There's room if you'd like to join us for CPR Sunday on August 17th. Just call or email me to save your spot. 

Because as this video shows, you never know when you may have the chance to save a life. 

We're always stronger together!


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

Master Reiki Practitioner, EFT Advocate

"Resilience Coach for High-Achieving Women

who want to thrive by building a life, not just a career." 


p.s. Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching programs are designed to give you tools to enjoy calm, focused energy no matter what's going on around you.  Whether it's through private coaching, attending SOAR, coming to a workshop, or making great friends while networking at the Synergy Success Circle, my goal is to provide inspiration, motivation, partnership, and proven tools to create balanced success. 



8th, Friday

SOAR Leadership Development Program


13th, Wednesday

 "Synergy Success Circle"

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

14th, Thursday
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA

14th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR II"
8-9:30 p.m.


17th, CPR Sunday
You're Invited to this
4-6 p.m.

21st, Thursday
Creative projects at Hopkins Cabin with Lauralea and Judith
28th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR I"
6-8:00 p.m.

29th, Friday
SOAR Leadership Development Program Mastermind Call


Find a Cozy Corner and Enjoy the most recent Articles from "Bloom" and Health Quest Magazines 

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A heart-felt Thank You!

Your kind referrals help me honor, serve, & inspire more women. Passing this on is the greatest compliment I can receive!

WHY be CPR savvy?
Because YOU Just Might...Save a LIFE!
  Click Here  to watch Video
4 years ago my life was saved by the rapid assessment and life-saving measures initiated by Marie Menard, R.N. at RMH following post op bleeding complications that led to my cardiac arrest. Without her intervention I would not be here today. 

This video is a powerful reminder about the importance of knowing CPR...because you never know when you may have the chance to save a life. 

On August 17th from 4-6 p.m. we've asked Brad Neher from Emergency Prep for a Child & Adult Choking/CPR, and AED class. The cost is $30 and includes your workbook and 2 year certification. 

Want to join us?  Contact me for details. 


"Synergy Success Circle" Membership SALE


In Honor of our 5th 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 EXTENDED:  (Save $35!) 

Join/ Renew by August 14th for $85


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  



Hi, I'm Christina Kunkle, the founder of Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching LLC and SOAR, a Leadership Development Program for women, 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...                 


My Story

Click here to read about my life-changing transformation

from Fear to Faith.