Synergy Success E-Zine, May 2015 

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. 

Have you used one yet to say thank you? 

~William A. Ward




Greetings to YOU, Happy Mother's Day, and a Warm Welcome to our new Subscribers!


In the fast lane of everyday responsibilities, does it seem like there's never enough time left for you to stop DOING and just BE for a little while?     


If you answered Yes, or you struggle with making Self-Care a top priority without guilt or anxiety, here's a gentle reminder that serving in the highest way does not exclude includes you!  Trust me... being exhausted, overwhelmed, or depleted for too long,(whether emotionally, physically, mentally, or spiritually) is the fast-track to burn out.


Just imagine if you had a few uninterrupted moments to spend any way you wished; just for the sole purpose of filling yourself back up...what would you do with them?


Perhaps a power nap in a hammock comes to mind, (one of my personal favorites, and where I am right now!) a long walk in the woods, or a leisurely cup of coffee with a friend? Maybe treating yourself to a manicure, pedicure, hot stone massage, or some new spring clothes is in order? Or would doing some yoga, reading, journaling, or meditation renew you most right now?


I challenge you to pinpoint what your greatest assets are to creating the success you desire, then make it a high priority to protect and nurture them.  


Having a positive/focused mind, energetic body, and a loving spirit are what I consider to be my greatest assets (ironically they've also been my greatest challenge!) I wholeheartedly believe that making small, daily deposits into a restorative lifestyle through my meaningful morning practice keeps me moving in the direction of working smart, playing hard, and resting well.


My wish for you is to wake up every morning and do something that makes a positive difference, makes you proud, makes you smile, and showers those you love with abundance. 


If you're ready to restore the missing peace in your busy life, I invite you to take one small step towards taking exceptional care of yourself today.   

Have a Wonderful Mother's Day, and please reach out and share with me what actions this inspired you to take, OK? I love hearing from you.


Remember... this is YOUR Life...and You Deserve to LOVE it! 

P.S. See you at a Synergy Success Circle May 13th or 14th?


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

Master Reiki Practitioner, EFT Advocate

"helping heart-centered, purpose-driven professionals

create balanced success without burning out." 


p.s.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 a retreat or workshop, or making great friends while networking at the Synergy Success Circle, our goal is to inspire you resiliently forward in your personal and professional life.



1-3 Wintergreen Retreat
8th, Friday
SOAR 11:30 am- 1:15pm
@ McAlister's Deli

9th, Saturday Workshop
"Stop Beating Yourself Up and Embrace Self-Compassion" with Deirdre Staton (based on amazing work of Brene Brown!)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
13th, Wednesday
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
14th, Thursday
"Synergy Success Circle"
Dinner Meeting 5:30-7:00
p.m. McAlister's Deli,
Harrisonburg, Va

"Beyond SOAR II"
8-9:30 p.m.

15th, Friday
"Beyond SOAR III"
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
@ Beyond
15-17 Weekend Retreat
Beyond SOAR

28th, Thursday
"Beyond SOAR I"
6:30-8:00 p.m.
29th, Friday
11:30-1:15 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!

Synergy Success Story!

Hannah W. Hutman


I started working with Christina when I found myself frequently thinking "I have a great life...why do I feel exhausted and yet incapable of resting and relaxing?"


I knew something had to change if I was going to sustain the success I had worked so hard to achieve, much less thrive in the midst of challenges that are inevitable. I had an amazing husband, supportive family, precious baby, and successful career, yet instead of enjoying these incredible blessings, I was generally overwhelmed.


Through one on one coaching, and now SOAR, Christina has helped me develop an appreciation for learning from difficulties and stress, which has in turn lead to increased confidence and success. The techniques she has shown me have resulted in me worrying less and facing challenges with determination and resilience. This fresh perspective has helped me be more grateful for, and appreciative of, the opportunities I am presented with both personally and professionally. I have a greater understanding of what triggers feelings of overwhelm and, with Christina's guidance and support, have developed strategies for incorporating practices into my everyday routine that help me start each day with focus and clarity, so that I am in charge of my day as opposed to frantically responding to events as they unfold.


Additionally, Christina has helped me incorporate rest and recreation into my schedule, through her emphasis on creating a restorative lifestyle. Simply put, since I began working with Christina I have a new found appreciation for, and love of, all aspects of my life and it feels great!


Hannah W. Hutman


342 South Main Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540-433-2444 


Uplevel Academy 

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of coaching and continuous learning. These are investments I make in my future and myself, so I can joyfully serve my clients in the highest way and create balanced success without burning out. If you're ready to make an investment in your work and life to improve yourself for the future, contact me  

I'd love to partner with you!


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...