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  • 2016_8_29

How To: Do less. Be More. Give Love.

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Nothing more special than being on the lake at sunset.

“Chere, you are either on or off.” Gary was right. He was right. I was either “on” and accomplishing or “off” and sleeping in my bed (my favorite place in the world) until I started this “coaching thing.” Back in 2000 my very first life coach, Mary Ann Edberg, suggested I “do 15 minutes of Chere time” every day. I thought what a crazy idea. Of course I have 15 minutes each day where I do as I please. For the past 16 years I have continued this self care daily habit. Looking at the clock and doing something for me for 15 minutes each day was odd at first. The first few years I kept a list on my computer entitled “me time.” Sometimes the day would FLY by and my 15-minute me time wasn’t done. I would hop in my car and drive around and look at flowers (I love gardening) which eventually led to taking pictures and creating a photo album of future flower pots I want to plant. (I also met quite a few people who wondered who the heck I was taking pictures of their flower pots in their yards.)

This 15 minute me time is what I call my medium speed – where JOY lives. I DO, DO, DO all day every day and I am “ON” or what I call my ACCOMPLISHMENT speed. I absolutely delight in what I do and want everyone I know to be happier, healthier, and more content which means I could do this “coaching thing” (as Gary calls it) 12 hours every day. Then, I am too tired to find my joy speed.

I believe life balance is 3 speeds. OFF – sleeping, ON – accomplishing, and MEDIUM– the JOY SPEED. People know all about the accomplishing speed like going to college, getting a job, and “the house”. Having the kids excel at school. Buying “the” car and going on a great spring break vacation. But do you ever think about your joy speed? For a truly enJOYable life you can’t be on the accomplish speed all the time. The joy speed is living in today, celebrating time with people you cherish, taking your 15 minutes of “me time” every day. Being on the accomplishment speed all the time leads to job burnout, an unhappy spouse, kids who beg for more of your time, gaining weight, and feeling like you are never ever done.

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As a kid, I loved swings. This summer taking the time to swing at the park by my house every week. 

When was the last time you enjoyed a day where you were all three speeds? You were “on” and accomplished at home or work. You had 15 minutes of “me time” and you enjoyed your “joy speed” and turned “off” at a decent time and went to bed.

My clients try to use all 3 speeds every day. And, guess what? They show up lovin’ life, attract more possibilities, and attain more of their goals like magic. A client wrote, “The more fun I have the more business I create.”

My own intention every day is to go to bed with no regrets. No regrets mean I have had time to be on the joy speed and taking that “me time.”

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Joy speed means taking the time to bake special blueberry pies for special friends .

Your joy speed is waiting – you just need to turn it on. Don’t you have 15 minutes – it’s your ONLY life.

In August, I wrote this article for the Eden Prairie Newspaper and Chanhassen Villager and I after wrote it I realized I did not have enough joy. So, I resigned from being a newspaper columnist, starting taking every Friday off and focused on a life filled with ease and grace. I created a mantra. Do less. Be more and give love. It feels great! I have let go of nagging anxiety about what I am supposed to do instead focusing on what I want to do. I want that for you.

In September I am offering two coaching spots at my 2016 coaching rate of $350.00 for two 45 minute sessions each month a savings of $50.00 each month. I ask for a 90 day commitment so we can create your plan, to give you more joy and take out the junk that is bothering you.

Please email me today for your 30 minute complimentary coaching session to see if we are a good fit. I can only provide 2 complimentary coaching sessions as I am working on my joy speed!!

September is made for new beginnings. Start today.

You have one life to live, just imagine it was one you truly loved!

How do you “do” your joy speed? We can’t wait to hear!

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Southwest Panzanella

Looking for a quick new dinner recipe that your family will be craving? Fall is the perfect time to cook up new recipes that you and your family will love. We are happy Liz Berry is sharing her recipe creation with us.

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Liz writes, “Any dish with a Latin or southwestern flavor is a huge hit in our house. This recipe plays a rift on the Italian themed bread salad panzanella. Cornbread shows up in some Latin-inspired recipes. I didn’t have green chilies otherwise I would have added them to the cornbread.

My life simply does not feel complete without some beans every day and my world would turn ever so slowly if avocados weren’t a staple. I love figuring out new ways to include them in recipes. This recipe is super flexible; add more or less or different of the salad ingredients. For an extra punch top your serving with salsa.”

I love this exciting combination of using ingredients we always have in our cupboard like black beans and frozen corn and pairing with old favorites of cilantro, lime and tomatoes. A winning recipe! You could easily add ground beef if you desire more protein.

You make the cornbread, let it cool while you go about your business or if you like make it the night before.

Cornbread

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup frozen corn (I like fire roasted)

Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of garlic powder

Salad

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado , diced
  • 4-6 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425º. Stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk oil, egg and milk together. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in corn. Pour into a 9×9” baking dish coated with non-stick spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until top is lightly golden brown. Allow the cornbread to fully cool. Cut into 3/4” cubes.
  2. In a serving bowl combine all salad ingredients.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients.
  4. Add the cornbread to the salad. Toss with the dressing.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerated until serving.

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This salad is great for using other vegetables you have on hand. You can add more tomatoes, beans, whatever you like in fact. Some of my family members like less cornbread so I often use 3/4 of the pan and use the rest to serve with another meal.

Liz Berry, MS, RDN

 

Liz Berry, MS, RDN has a mindful eating practice and is the owner of Berry Nutrition. She loves coaching clients to have peace with food and themselves. In addition, she helps businesses have peace with their menus and nutrition analysis.

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Liz has three grown children and they are all very close. Her daughter live thousands of miles away on the north and south east coast and they still see each other many times a year as family is what life is all about. She has been married to the love of her life, Steve for 34 years. Fun is her middle name and she finds it in the simple as well as the grand! @LizRDN 

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Savoring Your Best Summer

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The foundation of a perfect life is energy. Habits hurtful or helpful are all an investment in your energy. Summer is the time to re-energize your life with savoring the day, watching your kids play or hanging out with family and friends.
We hope the Best Summer Club inspires you to take action to deliberately create your best summer ever.

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Jill Castle and her husband Jon enjoyed a week in Lake Tahoe golfing, biking and Jon playing in a golf tournament. She especially watching Jon play golf and riding shotgun with the caddy. She had her lowest round of golf EVER. (She says the ball travels a little farther in Lake Tahoe.) Check out this picture where the official is quieting the crowd while Jon is hitting the ball.   #summermemories

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Laura Lagano and her business partner Donna Shields enjoy having some fun in Los Angeles after all their hard work establishing the Holistic Cannabis Network. You deserve some fun after all your hard work.

 

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Austine’s daughter enjoys the cool Colorado temperatures in summer

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Austine’s son loves his free time hanging around with his dog, Bam Bam.

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Liz Berry and her daughter Stephanie toured the Mary Kay manufacturing plant. They really enjoyed the photo booth with the flowers and the message about living, loving and dreaming!

 

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Jane my amazing bookkeeper enjoys walks with her girlfriend Maddie

 

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Naomi May had a lot of fun driving the farm gator and exploring the countryside on a recent visit to her family’s Wisconsin dairy farm. 

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Jen Haugen’s family’s best summer ever includes camping!

 

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Jill Merkel’s almost 3 week trip to Europe this summer was amazing! She went to so many amazing places and she cannot wait to go back and do more exploring. Some of her favorite places were Amsterdam, Venice, and Santorini. She loved being around water like this picture taken in

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Melissa Joy Dobbins writes, “I’ve been blessed with many sunny opportunities this summer. Wanted to send you a picture of me and my hubby on our 9 year wedding anniversary. I am writing this as I lay by the pool at my hotel in San Diego after I presented at the American Association of Diabetic Educators conference.”

 

And here is a short video of Lauri’s kids totally enjoying summer!

We hope the Best Summer Club inspires you to take action to deliberately create your best summer ever.

What are you doing to make this your best summer ever? We can’t wait to hear!

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Are Your Living Your Life?

Are you loving up your summer? Our best summer club happily continues!

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“I am stunned to discover now that I have been sitting in front of the west window doing nothing for forty five minutes. How long has it been since I really did absolutely nothing for three quarters of an hour? I looked around as if I waiting for the Time Police to arrest me for being non-productive. All I have done is step into the darkness inside myself, into the silence, where I know what the world is made of.”

Source: Dawna Markova, I Will Die and Unlived Life

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The best summer club continues as our members deliberately create time to be their best with the ones they love most. Hope their actions inspire your actions to create your best summer ever. Still not too late to join!!

Join by commenting on this blog post what you intend to do to create your best summer ever and email me Chere@cherebork.com a picture of your best summer!

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Karla Wennerstrom and her sister climbed to the top of the Sacre Coeur in Paris for the view. Karla didn’t think she wanted to do the climb to the top as she had already walked a ton but when her sister suggested it, she had to say yes. And… she took her favorite pictures on her whole trip at the Sacre Coeur. Love sister time Karla!

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Lauri Egan and her daughter Ellie enjoy biking this summer! You are the best mom!

 

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Steve Della Croce is loving up summer with a sweet family vacation to Brigantine, New Jersey; recording a new 5 song record with his band The Last Stand, and going to concerts. He is still focusing on his goals every morning, getting healthier every day and working hard only when it’s time to work hard. “Not too shabby!” Love your red guitar Steve!

 

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Amy Giffin is savoring summer with strawberry and pea picking in Mequon, Wisconsin at Barthel Fruit Farm. Here she is with her sister Crystal (the blond) and is holding her niece Luciana. #Amyfamilyblessings

 

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After two years of planning, Lisa and Kelvin Bartel took their daughter Aubrey to Europe in June. Aubrey graduated from high school in May and got a full tuition scholarship for Bluffton University so Lisa and Kelvin thought her trip was well-deserved. (For sure!) Aubrey’s main interest was London so they spent lots of time there and also enjoyed Paris during the Euros 2016 soccer tournament. They topped their trip off with 3 days in Germany. Lisa highly recommends AirBnB. Congratulations Aubrey! A full ride scholarship is amazing! #A+Aubrey

 

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Chris Shuff bought a new car and had to defend it from all the local pokemon! Chris you are always have fun!

 

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Nina Rocca is enjoying the warm summer nights with sunset lights! Her summer is filled with weekend boat trips with friends and family and great music. She says she is creating her best summer ever. Good for you Nina! Happy birthday too!

 

Laura Lagano and her daughter Victoria love hanging out in Los Angeles. Nothing like mom daughter time hey Laura.

 

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Austine’s daughter loves flippin her fins and splashing around

 

More Ideas for you to create your bests summer ever found here, here and here!

We hope these inspired you to create your best summer. Life is shorter than you think. To join the club just comment below and you are in the best club in the world…deliberately creating your best summer ever. What else would be more important this summer?

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7 Tips for a Successful Marriage

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Love this guy more than when I walked down the aisle. I believe the secret to a happy relationship is a willingness to live with the things you cannot change. Thank you Dr. Joe Kandiko for snapping this pic.

Characteristics of Successful Long Term Marriages:

  • An ability to change and tolerate change.
  • A willingness to live with the things one can’t change.
  • Trust between the partners.
  • A balance of dependence on one another.
  • A balance of power.
  • Enjoyment of each other.
  • A shared history that is cherished.

*Notice this list says NOTHING about romance or passion.

Source: “Married People: Staying Together in the Age of Divorce” by Francine Klagsburn
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5 Ways to Kickstart Your Happiness

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  • Realize that “I” is the Center of your happiness.
  • Be grateful daily.
  • Exercise or MOVE IT three times a week.
  • Focus on what is working in your life instead of what is not working.
  • Create daily  time for “planned spontaneity” 

I have never met an unhappy person who I could inspire to be healthier. You gotta be happy before you can attempt healthy!

Happy = Healthy!

What do you do kickstart your happy? We can’t wait to hear!

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Are You Spending Your Summer Wisely?

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Mona is blessed to watch sunrises and sunsets at her ocean front home in Maine. She is also selling this beautiful property. For every ending there is an adventurous new beginning.

Are you trying to decide between a new bike, or a boat, or a bike or a maybe a family vacation? Psychological research suggests experiences make people happier than possessions. Ryan Howell, Associate Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University, found that people KNOW life experiences will make them happier, but they choose to spend their money on material items because they think they are of greater value.

Dr. Howells research shows we have a hard time estimating the economic value we would place on memories compared to knowing we bought a car for $20,000. One of Dr. Howell’s experiments surveyed people before and after they bought something. Before making the purchase, the participants said they were aware that a life experience would bring them more happiness, but that it would make more sense financially to buy the material item. But their opinions changed after making the purchase, researchers found. Post-purchases, the participants said that not only would happiness be greater with a life experience, but also that the life experience was a better value than the material item.

Dr. Leaf Van Boven, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder has discovered three possible reasons why life experiences make people happier than material purchases.

Experiential purchases are more open to positive reinterpretations. “If you go on a hiking trip and the weather is terrible, you might not view it as a pleasurable experience in the here and now. Instead, you may view it as a challenge and over time remember the positive aspects of the experience more than the negative aspects. With material things, you can’t do this, because they are what they are,” said Van Boven.

Experiential purchases are a more meaningful part of a person’s identity. Van Boven says, “Our culture values accomplishing goals. Experiences tend to be associated more with deeper personal meanings than possessions.”

Experiential purchases contribute more to successful social relationships. “Experiences foster relationships because you tend to do things with other people, so there is a social aspect to it,” says Van Boven. And the stories we share about the experiences are much more fun to talk about than material possessions.

As nice as your new car or bike is, it’s not going to make you feel alive. Most psychologists who study the phenomenon say people adapt to a new purchase in six to eight weeks, up to a maximum of three months.

To get you thinking, here are ten ways to spend on experiences here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Or better yet, come and visit.

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Create a picnic anywhere. We enjoyed a picnic lunch in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildnerness

  • Watch the Fly Over America Movie at the Mall of America when you need a little AC
  • Play Kan Jam at your favorite park
  • Play Bocce ball at your favorite park
  • Get in the car and drive…anywhere to adventure

Surf at a water park. Our nephew’s favorite is Edina Aquatic Center where they learn how to master their surf.

Remember:

  • 10% of your happiness is your circumstances
  • 50% genetic background
  • 40% of your happiness is determined by your choices like creating experiences.

Don’t be fooled into thinking stuff makes you happy. The cycle of materialistic pursuits is disappointing and exhausting and can make you unhappier. I challenge you to create ten experiences this summer. Remember you have one life to live, just imagine it was one you loved. Remember you own 40%.

Not too late to join the Best Summer of Your Life Club. You have one life to live, just imagine it was one you loved! We want to hear the ways you are going to spend your summer.

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Protein-Packed Fruit Bowl (or Cup On-The-Run)

You have heard you need to power up your protein for breakfast and are tired or drinking protein shakes? This protein packed fruit bowl recipe by Judes Scharman, MS, RDN, LD is perfect for you.

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Many studies have suggested we eat not drink 30 grams of protein for breakfast. And people freak out. Judes has some great tricks with Greek yogurt laced with cottage cheese for the perfect high protein breakfast. Judes reminds us that a high protein breakfast is key to deactivating the brain’s pleasure center and activating the executive decision-making part of the brain.  It also keeps food cravings from taking over, even into the evening.

Jude’s  Protein-Packed Fruit Bowl is a quick, delicious breakfast with over 30 grams of protein that is sure to dazzle and satisfy. If no papaya is available, serve it in a melon half or over any fruit. Simply mix plain Greek yogurt with cottage cheese and drizzle with real maple syrup or raw honey.  Don’t like cottage cheese? The cottage cheese only enhances the creaminess and the texture isn’t noticeable. Don’t believe us. Try it you will like it! 

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 Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons real maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 papaya, cut in half, seeded, (any fruit works)
  • 3 tablespoons Granola
  • ¼ cup berries
  • 2 tablespoons nuts

Mix cottage cheese, yogurt and maple syrup together. Place mixture in seeded papaya half, melon half or any cut up fruit of your choice. Top with granola, berries and nuts.

For more information, read  Jude’s  Cottage Cheese: Secret Weapon post.  

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If you’re in a real hurry, just mix a couple of spoonfuls of cottage cheese directly into a one-serving container of sweetened yogurt. The cottage cheese dilutes the sugar making it less sweet and boosts the protein to make it healthier. Top with whatever granola, berries, and nuts that fit in the container and take it on the go.

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Judith Scharman (A.K.A. Judes) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master of Science degree in health education, who inspires many with the desire and tools to live a healthier lifestyle. She is a wellness speaker as part of her own business, Foods With Judes: Simple Savory Solutions and is also the Corporate Wellness Dietitian Nutritionist at Total Customized Fitness (TCF). 

 

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As she enlightens many with her culinary workshops, seminars, and speaking engagements, she provides simple and savory solutions to nutritious eating and living. As a mother of four college-age children, Judes has been enjoying an empty nest. She recently married a wonderful guy and relocated to Durham, North Carolina  from Solon, Ohio, where she will continue to work and love every minute of life!

 

leanbodyJudes is thrilled to share more of her wellness tricks in her ebook, Lean Body, Smart Bottom Line: 12 Fixes to Boost Health while Juggling Life is coming out this fall. 

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Best Summer Ever Club – Planned Spontaneity

Summer is for spontaneity. Moments that make the summer unforgettable.

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Gary and I met month old baby Nora and noticed a Dairy Queen a block away…of course we had to stop. And we met Janie who was wearing her Best Summer Ever T-shirt. We sat by Janie and two other families and enjoyed our Dairy Queen ice cream and celebrated with her friend who suddenly started screaming. She lost her tooth in her ice cream. Spontaneous summer fun!

We hope you enjoy these savory summer moments from members of the Best Summer of Your Life Club. Our club’s goal is that these ideas inspire you to more summer fun. It’s not too late to join, just comment at the end of this blog post and say you want in the club and tell us what are you doing to deliberately create your best summer. Your best summer without regrets.

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Beth Allen and her husband biked 220 miles to Brule, Wisconsin from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They started out by the south shore of Lake Calhoun to Outing Lodge in Pine Point near Stillwater on the Sabo and Gateway Trails. Next day they rode to St. Croix, Wisconsin. The third day they biked the Gandy Dancer trail to the Trailside Motel in Danbury, Wisconsin where they celebrated Kurt’s 70th birthday!  The fourth day they biked to the Solon Spring Hotel, in Solon Springs, Wisconsin. Their last day they road in pouring ran to the Brule. They experienced lots of rain, good conversations, wonderful scenery with lovely flowers, water lilies, lupine and wildlife. She really enjoyed the Wren Café in Luck, Wisconsin.

 

Dorian Doss’s daughter Emelia is enjoying herself in her new pool! @dori9anddossrdn

 

Naomi May Has enjoyed getting away from the house and heading to the country for some blueberry picking for the last three Fridays in a row. She says it is so relaxing to let the little man run free and be in nature picking their food. So rewarding in multiple ways!   @NaomiMayRDN

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Kathleen Oswalt enjoyed brunch and a fun day at Folly Beach with her sister-in-law Dawn and 2 nieces, Hadley and Madison.

Chris Shuff enjoying the Savannah River boat with friends.

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Nina Rocca is enjoying Venice Beach, California. Her beach time is her serenity. It’s her place to be grateful, recharge, relax and brainstorm while enjoying her best summer ever.@ninarocc

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Anne Cundiff enjoys spending quality time with her sweet Mom in Denver, overlooking a lovely garden and breathtaking mountains!  Peaceful! @FleurDietitian

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Kathy Adams was talking to a café worker who was complaining about not really enjoying summer as she has so much to do always at home. Kathy stopped her and shared our best summer ever club idea of creating your fun summer list. She came up with her own list and then went on to say house work can wait, make herself a priority and do at least 1 activity a week. She thanked Kathy and said she should be a therapist. Good job Kathy summer positivity.

Put a little planned spontaneity and in your summer. Block out a day or evening with no plans and see what you are in the mood for and do it! Email me chere@cherebork.com your pictures of you celebrating and savoring your best summer for our next best summer ever blog post. We can’t wait to be inspired for focused fun and memorable joy!

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National Ice Cream Day

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I Scream You Scream Registered Dietitians Scream for Ice Cream!

In case you missed it, National Ice Cream Day was the day you celebrate the smooth, creamy goodness of ice cream! Did you know the top five flavors are vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry and Neapolitan. Craving ice cream? Look no further; these amazing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist friends have ice cream ideas for you.

Karla Moreno MDA RD

Karla Moreno MDA RD

Ice cream is the perfect treat or dessert for any occasion. It’s easy to serve and there are endless flavors and combination of toppings. My favorite is a soy-based vanilla ice cream with fresh blueberries and coconut flakes! @kmorenord

 

Tina Gowin Carlucci, RD, CDN

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Cool and sweet, ice cream is a must-have for the summer. Whenever possible, I try to make a special trip to a local ice cream shop for a treat instead of simply keeping ice cream stocked in the freezer. This helps with portion control, but also means supporting local businesses. And, when traveling, searching for the best ice cream in the city is a must! @gowinnutrition

 

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Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

 I worked at 3 different ice cream shops during my teenage years because I’m a super fan of ice cream.

 

Chris is enjoying Sarah’s ice cream cake

Every year, for my birthday, my Mom makes me a 2-layer ice cream cake with 2 different flavors of ice cream separated by a brown sugar rice krispies crust and topped with more Rice Krispies, chocolate syrup, and caramel sauce. Absolutely divine with every bite.@sarahkoszykRD

 Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

I love the cold and creamy, but dairy ice cream doesn’t sit well with me…. SO I love whipping up a frozen banana in a blender alongside 1/3 cup of soaked cashews, 1-2 dates chopped, a sprinkle of maple syrup, a touch of vanilla and a bit of almond milk if necessary.  I’ve even been known to toss in some kale for a fabulous green “ice cream”!  Summer just isn’t summer without it! @marypurdyhere

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Nicole’s daughter Nahla enjoying her first Ralph’s

Nicole Rodriguez, RDN, NASM-CPT

A double cone at Stewart’s Shops is ALWAYS at the top of my summer to-do list.  Offering a bevy of seasonal flavors and classic favorites, you can’t beat the creaminess – or the price!  Down here on Long Island, it’s all about the cream ices at Ralph’s Famous.  Either way, I savor every bite! @NRodriguezRDN

Naomi May, MS, RDN, LD

Naomi May, MS, RDN, LD

Mmmmm….ice cream. So cool and refreshing in the summer. Due to a dairy sensitivity, I have fallen in love with banana ice cream. Simply freeze bananas that are getting too ripe and once frozen, throw 1 frozen banana per serving into a food processor. Add a Tablespoon of peanut butter when processing and you end up with a creamy mixture of banana peanut butter ice cream. @NaomiMayRDN

Kathleen Peralta RDN, CDE

Kathleen Peralta, RDN, CDE

Ice cream, Helado (which is ice cream in Spanish), Gelato – it’s all good. Creamy smoothness, soothing coldness. Yum. The secret is how to enjoy just the right amount – a perfect food for mindful eating.   @diabetesgeek

Digna Cassens, MHA, RDN, CLT

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Coconut ice cream is my favorite flavor and I enjoy this recipe best because it reminds me of the ice cream I ate in my childhood and every time I return to my home town, San Germán, Puerto Rico. My favorite recipe is totally vegan; dairy free, gluten free and egg free, but so creamy and delicious! https://twitter.com/digtheisland

We can’t wait to hear what ice cream you enjoy.

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