Synergy Success E-Zine, FEBRUARY 2015 
 "Go deeper than you've ever gone to rise higher than you ever dreamed."
~ Christine Kane



A Warm Welcome to YOU and our awesome community of professional women who are
busy creating balanced success through a restorative lifestyle by Working Smart, Playing Hard, and Resting Well--as best we can--in the midst of life's challenges.


Be honestHow did you greet yourself when you looked in the mirror this morning?  Was it a cheerful "hello sunshine this is going to be a great day" or was it a grouchy "your eyes are all puffy and nothing in your closet fits anyway so you may as well just go back to bed?!"


How about what you said to yourself about work?  Was it "I can't wait to see my clients and move forward on that big project" or was it more like a frustrated "Oh great, just another day of banging my head against my laptop at a job I don't like anymore?!" 


We can all relate to an occasional rough start.  Hopefully the bad days are few, and the good days outweigh the not-so-good days, but if you're being self-critical or trying to go it alone, I invite you partner with a trusted source as you learn to Accept and Love yourself exactly as you are. 


Why is loving ourselves so important?  Because we nurture what is precious to us. And when we operate from a place of authenticity, our actions reflect a higher level of nourishing self-care.  Our choices are more aligned with what our hearts really want in every area of our lives, including work.


When we look outside ourselves for validation, the strong opinions of others can drown out the voice of our inner wisdom, leaving us frazzled, overwhelmed, and unhappy.  We may play safe and rely on others to create security for us instead of taking full responsibility for our own happiness. Do you love yourself enough to lead yourself?


If this is ringing true, you're not alone.  I've been there too!  But now I can honestly say I am excited and energized when I wake up every morning because I LOVE the huge-hearted perfectly-imperfect woman I've become (and am still becoming) as I build my business and live my purpose. 

People often ask what my secret is to having built such a joyful, thriving coaching practice over the past 6 years...well, it starts with this daily morning prayer that helps me overcome fear and prompts inspired actions based on faith that are in line with my gifts, talents, and true calling: 


 "God, please use me as an instrument of peace and healing. I turn my personal and professional life over to you.  Give me an extra dose of courage and self-confidence as you lead me to cross paths with those who are meant to teach me what I need to learn, as well as those who I'm meant to serve, support, and impact in a positive way through my work and life; Amen."

Most recently this guided me to attend Christine Kane's amazing "Click" retreat in Asheville, N.C. which was nothing short of transformational on many different levels. I'm grateful to have a business mentor that honors both soul and strategy in business.


Women who thrive in work and life are connected to deep passion and meaning.  If you want more of this, I challenge you to take one small step, beginning today, to love yourself and your life's work even more than you do now, with no excuses or apologies.


I'd love to know...What small step will you take today? (If you aren't sure, feel free to use my prayer OK?)


Believing in You, 

P.S. See you at a Synergy Success Circle February 11th or 12th?

P.S.S. There's only 1 Spot left in "SOAR" starting February 13th! 

Is it yours? Contact me for a heart-to-heart chat 

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

Master Reiki Practitioner, EFT Advocate

"Resilience Coach for High-Achieving Women

create balanced success without burning out

by building a life, not just a career." 



11th, Wednesday
Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
12th, Thursday
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, Va

12th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR II"
8-9:30 p.m.

13th, Friday
 SOAR 2015 begins!

14th, Saturday
Happy Valentine's Day!
20th, Friday
"Beyond SOAR III"
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

26th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR I"
6:30-8:00 p.m.


Christina's Story

Click here to read about my life-changing transformation

from Fear to Faith. 
A Heartfelt Thank You!
Your kind referrals help me honor, serve, & inspire more women. Passing this on is the greatest compliment I can receive!

Quotes to Cultivate Self-Compassion


"There's nothing more beautiful, more free, or more powerful
than a woman who truly loves herself."
~Christine Arylo
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."

~Barbara DeAngelous 


I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.

~Lucille Ball


You are Wonderful. Valuable. Worthwhile.Lovable. Not because others think so. Self-worth comes from only one place: self. ~Karen Salmansohn

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love & affection. ~Buddha


Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.
~Iyanla Vanzant


Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.~Dan Coppersmith


Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. ~Louise L. Hay


I was once afraid of people saying, "Who does she think she is?" Now I have the courage to stand and say, "This is who I am."

~Oprah Winfrey


The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.

~Dale Carnegie


Self-care is never a selfish act-it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.

~Parker Palmer


Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.~Doris Mortman


You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.

~Louise Hay

SOAR begins February 13th!
There's only 1 Spot left in "SOAR" which provides training, structure, accountability, and a peer group to fully support you in creating balanced success.


SOAR is designed to provide Exceptional Self-Leadership Training and Professional Group Coaching, with tools to stay Focused, Positive, and Excited about Work and Life while promoting Highly Productive, Heart-Centered Collaboration and Balanced Success.

SOAR provides massive support, structure, encouragement, accountability, clarity, training, laughter, mindset shifts - and of course will teach you how to create balanced success. Here's Your Invitation to SOAR in 2015

There are Eight Exceptional women already "in". Want the 1 remaining spot? Contact me for a heart-to-heart 1:1 call to learn more!


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...