Edition of 12/1/2004

Newsletter Index

December, 2004

Real Living is Putting the Giving In Living | Pumpkin Flan

Chere Bork E-Zine 9/04

TASTE LIFE
E-Newsletter, December 2004

Welcome to TASTE LIFE!! Life is easy and we make it hard. I am here to make your life easy with quick food for your body and soul through this short and sweet monthly ezine.

REAL LIVING IS PUTTING GIVING IN YOUR LIFE

The Kenny G CD is blaring all through the house; the lights are dimmed, and Gary and I are wrapping presents by the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights. Presents, presents and more presents!! The Kleenex tissue ad says, ? months of anticipation + 5 seconds to unwrap 1 magical moment.” Buying presents for 27 people could be an exhausting and expensive experience if you want to do it that way!! We have a gift for almost everyone on our list. We have made it simple: Gary buys the gifts for his family and I buy for my family.

My favorite gift of my lifetime was not purchased, was not home made; nor was it fattening! What could it be?? It was created from the heart. On my 47th birthday my friend Sue B in Eau Claire, Wisconsin created the “TOP 47 reasons why I am glad Chere Bork is my friend.”

A few examples of those reasons included losing diamonds while camping (yes - a happy ending!) and my corn salsa recipe and spinach tortellini soup recipes; and crying at everything and anything. I got teary eyed and goosebumps as I could feel her kind words. One of my favorites was, “you are probably crying as you are reading this!” How did she know? I could not have felt more cherished or loved! My eyes were glistening with tears of sincere gratitude and love of our long time friendship. I don’t think I ever told Sue that list was the best present of my life ever — she knows now!! Hey, Sue, are your eyes glistening as you read this? I am wishing you a Christmas that is less about gifts and more about giving thanks to those special people in your life who give you goosebumps!


CHERECOACH QUESTIONS THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY...

How can you give the gift of your energy to someone you treasure?

How can you give the best gift – YOUR TIME to someone you care about?

What three actions will help you take to mindfully live the true reason of the season?


END OF THE YEAR COACHING EXERCISE ~ CHERECOACH

1. Make a list of the top 10 accomplishments in 2004 that you are most proud of. (You can e-mail me a copy!)

2. Make a list of the mistakes, regrets, things you wish you hadn't done or said in the past year. Clean up these mistakes if it is appropriate.

3. Make a list of the top 5 people who most made a difference in your life this year. Let these people know about it in some way.

4. Promise yourself not to think about January until December 26. Enjoy the magic of the season.

“LIFE is what you were born with, but LIVING is putting GIVING in your life.”
Chere Bork, Life Coach


5 THINGS YOU CAN DO IN DECEMBER TO TASTE LIFE

  • Say no once a day to anyone or anything that doesn’t jazz up your “holiday heart.” (You know these people and things!)
  • Mindfully enjoy the twinkle of your Christmas tree in a darkened room with your favorite Christmas CD playing.
  • Go to bed at 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday to be your best sizzlin’ self!!
  • Feel your weather. Be in touch with it. – Is it snowing sideways? Is it drizzling diagonally? Is the sunshine so bright it is making your heart shine?
  • Savor your holiday cards by reading them to the sounds of Christmas music and drinking a cup of your favorite tea while sitting down in your favorite chair.

5-INGREDIENT RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Pumpkin Flan

This flan is rich in beta carotene without the fat and calories of traditional pumpkin pie. The crust would add 80 more calories and 6 grams of fat for each serving. Some studies have suggested that one serving of beta carotene can decrease your risk of breast cancer by 10%. I bake this when my “sweet tooth is talking” to me! It really starts talking Thanksgiving week. Does yours?

1 cup granulated sugar
3 egg whites, beaten and 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-15 oz can canned pumpkin
1 cup evaporated skim milk

Combine sugar, eggs and spices. Beat well. Blend in canned pumpkin. Add milk and beat well. Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate or flan pan. Bake at 450 F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F for 40 – 45 minutes. Flan is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Yield: 8 servings.



LILI KORBULY IS TASTING LIFE

“I was able to cut in half the time it took to find the job I wanted. Who needs caffeine when you have Chere as your coach!” And, she doesn’t stain your teeth!

Lili Korbuly, Free-lance photographer
www.eak-images.com


FREE HOLIDAY SURVIVAL ADVICE

Latest studies show that the average person gains one pound during the holidays not 5 or 7 like we used to think. But, the average person gains one pound every year and never loses it. Click here, then press send, and I'll send you the article: "Weight Watching: Don’t let extra pounds keep you down during the holidays."

IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Please work on maintaining your weight DURING the holidays and worry about weight loss AFTER the holidays. I will be teaching telephone weight loss classes starting in January. Click here for further details.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE...BE A SUCCESS STORY

Do you want to lose weight and win free membership to Curves and free nutrition coaching?
The Got Milk? Milk Moustache Campaign is looking for 24 lucky women to participate in a 12-week weight loss challenge this January. You could receive 3 months of free nutrition coaching and 12 weeks free membership to Curves as well as a chance to appear on local and national TV with before and after photos. If you have 25 pounds or more to lose and you are an enthusiastic milk drinker, click here,< /span> and I will send you the contest details!!


ARE YOU READY TO MAKE SOME BIG CHANGES IN 2005? NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Join me in a FREE, interactive, fun informative teleclass – MAKE 2005 YOUR BEST YEAR YET. All you need are 2 free hours and a phone. Each session meets for two consecutive weeks, one hour each week. Click here for further details.


Phone 952.937.5697  E-mail chere@cherecoach.com  Fax 952.949.2110

Call, email or FAX with your comments and suggestions!

Send your thoughts to chere@cherecoach.com. I welcome hearing about how you are “tasting your life.” Send me your best life win, and I will brag about you in the next TASTE LIFE newsletter. Energize yourself and others!

Subscribe or unsubscribe to TASTE LIFE at www.cherecoach.com. Your email address will be strictly CONFIDENTIAL and will not be shared with any other party or mailing list. PROMISE!

Taste your life this month!

Chere Bork, MS RD LN, Health and Wellness Life Coach

Here to enthuse and amuse!

www.cherecoach.com

Copyright © 2004 Chere Bork, all rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce, copy or distribute text from the newsletter or the content in its entirety so long as this copyright notice and full information contacting the author (Chere Bork) is attached.

If you want to opt-out of our e-mail database, click here then press Send to be removed.
Make sure that the e-mail address you send me for removal is the one you want removed;
some receive e-mail at one address, then reply with another.

Chere Bork, 6492 Matthew Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone 952.937.5697 - Fax 952-949-2110 - E-mail chere@cherecoach.com
http://www.cherecoach.com