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5 Facts About Milk

Oh how I love milk! As a dietitian I feel people need to know the real science behind milk.

  • Milk is a nutrient powerhouse – and it’s not just for kids.
  • Milk is a real, wholesome and local product from family farms across the nation.
  • Milk contains a lot that’s good, without the “bad” that some people think (like excess
  • calories and fat).
  • Milk is simple – especially compared to non-dairy milks that can have more than 10 ingredients.
  • Milk provides high-quality protein (almond and other non-dairy milks may have just 1 gram of protein).


Disclosure: I am a Midwest Dairy Ambassador and did not get paid to write this post. These opinions are my own.


Taste Life Subscribers Procrastination Buster Day


“Would you like to tackle some of your projects that never seem to get done, handle that backlog of e-mail or clean that closet or your office? Get out from under your old tasks. Clear your mind, clear your life…before Valentine’s day and really enjoy 2015.

From the convenience of your own home or office, join Chere Bork on Thursday, February 10, 2015. Phone in at the top of each hour at 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST and at 8 pm CST/ 9 pm EST for 5 – 10 minutes as you announce the project you intend to tackle for that coming hour. We can hear about ten participant’s intentions for that hour. At the close of the two hours we can share in your victory of de-cluttering and deliberately creating the first step to the best year of your life.

It is simply incredible how much energy you’ll get from declaring your intentions and from the camaraderie and support of others sharing the same experience at the same time with you.

COST: It is free. You only need a phone and your intention to make this your best year ever! NO NEED TO REGISTER.

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WHEN: 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST and at 8 pm CST/ 9 pm EST to 9 pm  CST/10 pm  EST


  • 1st Check-in @ 7 pm CT/ 8 pm EST 
  • 2nd Check-in @ 8 pm CT/ 9pm EST
  • Final Check-in @ 9 pm CT/ 10 pm EST


Access Number 1-218-548-3421

Primary Passcode 21855#

The way to predict your future is to create it and you are! See you on the call. Email me @ Chere@ChereBork.com if you have questions! Excited for your 2015 possibilities!


What a fabulous way to start the New Year – by de-cluttering a corner of my kitchen and my home office! Thanks for Procrastination Buster Day.

I feel energized and ready to tackle my next project!When my husband walked into the kitchen and saw how neat and organized that one section was, he said, “wow!” and planted  a big kiss on my cheek!”  Sonja Stetzler, MA CPC,   www.effectiveconnecting.com



Coaching Client Connie is Tasting Life and Found Peace and Happiness

Rick and I at the Roy Hobbs World Series that's held every year in Ft. Meyers.  I'm his #1 fan, team mascot, and unofficial scorekeeper.

Rick and I at the Roy Hobbs World Series that’s held every year in Ft. Meyers.  I’m his #1 fan, team mascot, and unofficial scorekeeper.

Last year on this day was my LAST DAY working for the state of Florida.  I can tell you that beyond a shadow of a doubt, this past year has been the best year of my life!   Last January I participated in a 30-day journal exercise.  I re-read those pages last week and it was amazing to discover that I found all that I was seeking – peace, quiet, freedom, happiness.  The “real me” has emerged once more and it feels so good.  I am selling more quilts. This is my favorite one. 


Of course, I have the deepest gratitude to you for helping me do a 180.  It was slow, like turning a gigantic ship around, but bit by bit it happened.I keep the inspirational cards you sent me in my business contract folder.  They are daily reminders that I am on the right path for me.

What was best about last year?

It’s hard to answer what was best about last year because it was all so good!  I think one of the best moments was when one of my good friends from Iowa was visiting and she said, “Our old Connie is back!  We’ve missed your laughter!”  I now have a deep feeling of inner peace, freedom, and calm that I’ve never felt before.  Example:  I had a major leak in my bedroom due to some roof work done 2 years ago – wasn’t evident until we had torrential rains with 30 mile per hour winds for 24 hours.  The old Connie would have ranted and raved, been stressed out to the max, and distracted to no end by the mess and inconvenience.  The new Connie simply got it fixed and asked the previous contractor to make good on the repairs, which he did.  No drama.  I didn’t even realize I was so calm through the whole thing until I got a check in the mail for the repairs.  As another friend likes to say, “It’s ALL good!”

Grateful, Connie Betterley



Chere’s 5 Daily Tips to Positivity

1. Expect the best.

Before you jump out bed think about how you want your day to magnificently unfold.

2. Focus on “wants” versus “should.”

Focus on what you get to do not what you should do. Obligations and duties = guilt.

3. Practice gratitude.

Take 10 minutes 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening and identify what you are thankful for.


4. Thank someone.

Be a day maker. Write a thank you note or call someone just “cause.”

5. Get outside.

Get away from noise, wires, cell phones, computer screens and see the beauty around you.


photo by photostock


What do to when life sucks

Gary and I were excited to have the holidays behind us as I was extremely concerned about being with so many people and all the extra noise and light to deal with the concussion I suffered on November 20th.

Dark quiet rooms really helped and I was proactive taking naps. So different for me to lie down by myself when there are family members to talk to. Every home I stayed at turned off the televisions and refrained from playing any Christmas music. I am surprised that seven weeks later noise continues to give me a headache. On December 29th we received another “surprise.” Gary missed the last basement step while carrying down his physical therapy equipment and tore his quadriceps tendon, for the second time. He grimaced in pain as he lay on the couch but there was unimaginable pain when he realized he could not lift his leg off the couch. The pain of realizing he tore the same tendon knowing what the recovery meant. Surgery. Seven weeks of total leg brace. Physical therapy for 4 to 5 months. I played nurse-dietitian Chere-wife for a week after Gary’s surgery. Gary follows rules. When he is told, “ice for 20 minutes on and 40 minutes off,” our life is on a timer. We were also on another timer for pain meds every four hours. There were all kinds of timers going off. I would get confused and get the ice pack out of the freezer only to realize it was time for the ice pack to come off his knee!

For the 33rd year in a row Gary surprised me with a dozen roses. I act surprised but secretly wait for  them and hope there are fragrant lilies amongst the roses. This year there were!

For the 33rd year in a row Gary surprised me with a dozen roses. I act surprised but secretly wait for
them and hope there are fragrant lilies amongst the roses. This year there were!

During this time our favorite day popped up – January 2nd – our 33rd anniversary. I asked him what he wanted to do and he replied we could do two things – rent a movie or watch TV. I felt like crying, eating chocolate or drinking red wine. I wanted all three. A rarity…a Friday night anniversary and my hair even looked good for a change. But all he could do was lie on our couch. I announced to Gary that our life sucks. I prodded, “Gary does our life suck?” We missed Christmas and now we are missing the entire winter and were waiting for June! I begged him to say our life sucks. But no, just like usual, Gary never gets riled up no matter what. He just stared ahead and didn’t answer!

It took me a day of stewing. He told me later I was in a funk on our anniversary. I was actually enjoying constantly belting out, “Our life sucks.” I realized the more I thought about my life sucking the more it sucked. As a Law of Attraction coach I know what we focus on gets bigger and bolder. I got out of my funk when I realized I was nourishing my sucky life and attracting more sucky things. My sucky beliefs were creating my sucky life!

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What you focus on gets bigger and bolder. Funny when I told myself life would be ok it was ok. When I told myself life sucked it sucked!

What you focus on gets bigger and bolder. Funny when I told myself life would be ok it was ok. When I told myself life sucked it sucked!

Shakespeare says, “Nothing good, nothing bad…it is your thinking that makes it so.” We both fell. We both got injured. Stuff happens to good people. We can be fixed. What you think, determines your life. Change your beliefs change your life! Try it you have nothing to lose but your old tired thoughts. Try it when you want to lose your sucky life.


Foot note…we are actually enjoying being home every night together. But I am really tired of NCIS and Hawaii Five O. He is enjoying time on the computer planning his summer raft trip. You have one life to live, just imagine it was one you loved!


Dawn is Tasting Life


Realizing my purpose in life actually began at a mothers group during our children’s play date. My circle of friends and I were having a conversation about our dreams, goals and purpose. After several questions and answers, my friends helped me to recognize my purpose in life. I knew that I loved fitness, nutrition and well-being; I was naturally drawn to topics pertaining to health, wellness and spirituality. It was during this conversation that I became aware that my passion lies in nurturing the mind, body and soul. I needed to then take the steps necessary to make my dream a reality.

In 2006, I became a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Aerobics Instructor. I contracted out to several fitness centers and within a year opened my own Personal Training Business. I went on to obtain certifications in kid’s fitness and Silver Sneakers, a fitness program for older adults. Through attending conferences and workshops to maintain my continuing credits, my interest in health and wellness continued to grow and I made the decision to go back to college. In 2010, I enrolled in college to pursue my degree.

Early in 2011, my husband of 16 years suddenly passed away. In spite of this tragic loss, I continued to pursue my education with the assurance that my husband would have wanted me to accomplish my dreams. I had the awesome opportunity of meeting Mrs. Chere Bork in 2012 at a Food and Nutrition Conference. I was so inspired by her biography that I knew I had to connect with her on a professional level. When I walked into our meeting I could immediately feel her warmth, caring, and supportive nature. She continues to be a great inspiration to me.

I graduated from college in January of 2014 with a degree in Dietetic Technology. I have had several opportunities to volunteer my time at the local food bank and speak at health fairs on topics pertaining to health and wellness. My desire is to encourage others to play an active role concerning all aspects of their well-being. The keys to vibrant health and happiness is creating a lifestyle that nurtures the person as a whole physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When one area is lacking, it affects the others in one way or another. To live a healthy lifestyle, it is vital that we find balance amongst these areas. My dream and purpose in life is to be a motivational speaker and health coach providing support and educating others in health and wellness; empowering them to create their own vibrant healthy lifestyle. I wish to accomplish this through speaking engagements, interaction with communities and working directly with others one and one and in group settings. It is my desire to establish a Health and Wellness Center that will provide encouragement, support and education in order to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals.