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May, 2006

Let Go of Fear and Focus on a Gratitude Attitude | Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Taste Life Newsletter

TASTE LIFE
E-Newsletter, May 2006

Welcome to TASTE LIFE!! Life is easy and we make it hard. The purpose of this ezine is to empower you to take charge of your health, have more work/life balance to create more time for YOU, and to fully taste the life you love.

IN THIS ISSUE

5 Things You Can Do In May
Coaching Questions that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Taste Life Balance May Recipe
Ways to Create A Gratitude Attitude in Your Life
Where is Chere Speaking?
Free teleclasses Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight and Procrastination Buster Day

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO IN May

Why not? Savor Your Life Today!

  1. Spring has sprung and time for clean windows so you can see the birds. I make my own glass cleaner with 1 quart hot water and Π cup rubbing alcohol. Use it either in a spray bottle or use a pail. Dry your windows with old cotton diapers or cotton sheets.
  2. Energize with a walk and plot out your walk even when visiting your friends in another city – check out www.gmap-pedometer.com. Check out of the calorie count option.
  3. Get your 2006 tax file ready for donations. Label a file Charity and use this website to discover what you can deduct for charity donations. www.itsdeductible.com
  4. Discover the restorative power of gratutides. Click here for a Meditation on Gratitude.
  5. Create your summer fun file. Make a copy of the June, July and August calendar and pencil in one “savor your life day” each week. This file holds your invitations to graduation parties, weddings and any summer activity you will be doing like summer camps, movies you want to see, or restaurants with outdoor patios you want to visit.

CHERECOACH QUESTIONS THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

What fear do you need to let go of to have space in your life for gratitude? What negative emotion have you been holding on to and you know it is time to let go of to have the freedom of appreciation of abundance in your life?

Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute telephone coaching session — your first step toward a happier, gratitude-filled life.


DAZZLIN’ DENISE IS TASTING LIFE!

What a great session today. I feel like that corny flash dance song. "What a feeling!" The sky is blue and it is going to be a banner day! Make it a great day!
—Dazzlin’ Denise

SaSCKat is TASTING LIFE

I just wanted to tell you, after your work balance talk, your words were ringing in my ears this weekend. I got rid of some things and put some things off that could be consolidated at a different date and decided not to stress about it. I decided to buy a birthday cake, instead of baking one myself and it was just as good. Everyone still thought I made it myself!

I concentrated on three things to accomplish all weekend. (Instead of thinking about a million and not finishing one) I finished raking the lawn on Sat, and caught up on paperwork in the office. Painting my railings did not go so well, however, as the colors did not match. I said the heck with being upset about it. (After I had BMW'd to my poor husband and made him feel just horrible.) I could have come home from my lunch and applied another coat, but I chose to ride my horse, relax and spend some down time with my son. Take care!
—SasCKat

MISSY Personal Trainer IS TASTING LIFE AND FEELING LUCKY

Thanks for the news letter on luck. It is just what I needed this month. I believe I am lucky with this!!!!! Thanks for the advice and being willing to help me with this!!!! Chere, I FEEL LUCKY!!!!!!! I know I could pull off having my own personal training business.”
—Love, Missy


“You are not happy today! What makes you think you will be happier with more tomorrow?”

Chere

TASTE LIFE BALANCE RECIPE OF THE MONTH

SCRAMBLED EGGS ALA MICROWAVE ALA CHERE

I have been absolutely delighted to provide the Monday morning Change Your Weighs Pep Rally for Medtronic employees all over the US. In the Pep Rally I am sharing secrets of people in the National Weight Control Registry. These are people who have lost 30 pounds and kept it off for 3 years. Their average weight loss is 67 pounds. One of their “secrets” is eating breakfast. This recipe takes less than 5 minutes and will provide you with satiety and help you avoid the office donuts. Click here if you would like to read more about the study that shows how eating breakfast eggs can reduce your calorie intake the rest of the day. This would be an easy recipe to teach your kids too.

Eggs- as many as you wish to eat
Water
Vegetable spray
Milk
2 cup measuring cup or 2 cup bowl

Spray 2 cup measuring cup with vegetable spray. Place 1 – 2 teaspoons of water in measuring cup. (To prevent a sticky mess.) Scramble eggs with 1 tablespoon milk per egg. (Use a fork to whisk.) Place in microwave. Microwave 3/4 minute per egg and microwave at HIGH for 1/2 of the time. Stir set portions from the outside to the center. Repeat 1 or 2 times during the remaining cooking period. When done, eggs should be just past the runny stage. After standing 1 or 2 minutes, eggs will be set.

Serve with a small whole wheat bagel with low sugar jam, piece of fresh fruit and positive self talk to make it a great day!

Nutrition per serving for each egg: Calories: 80, Protein: 7 gm Fat: 5 gm
Exchanges: 1 protein


LET GO OF FEAR AND FOCUS ON A GRATITUDE ATTITUDE

Gary came to my home office Tuesday night and exclaimed, “Oh Chere! Are you ever stressed out!” How could he tell? Could it be that his “dietitian wife” was gobbling down chocolate covered cookies at 10 pm at night and furiously typing away!

I told myself that 2006 was the year for new health. So in January and February I took 5 cardio kick- boxing body sculpting classes (only 5 hours). I guess my out of shape body didn’t much care for the bicep curls or the step part of this class and I have ended up in both occupational therapy for my elbow and physical therapy for my knee. The 5 hours of physical activity has resulted in over 11 hours of therapy time. It has been challenging to fit in 4 appointments per week to “fix” my body.

And, January through March I had 4 media campaigns with Nabisco, Campbell’s Soup and the National Pork Board. All of these wonderful campaigns placed my other speaking and coaching work on the “back burner” as media needs stuff done “yesterday."

Tuesday night I was trying to get ready to out of town to attend the Wisconsin Dietetic Association and had several speaker proposals and contracts to write up as well as follow-up emails for my coaching clients. Overwhelmed yes!!! Hungry no! What does a wellness coach do when they are overwhelmed? I slowed down long enough to ask myself these questions:

What are you afraid of?
What can you do to respond versus react?
Chere, what can you do besides eat the house down?

Immediately gratitudes came to my mind. I keep my gratitude journal in my girlfriend room (formerly the living room) and sat in my “gratitude chair” and wrote only 3 gratitudes. I call gratitudes the memories of my heart. If you have a difficult time doing this, just think of your favorite people, things, places, music, foods…there are many blessings to be thankful for.

I came back to my office and had a change in attitude…a “gratitude attitude.” I was focusing on what I didn’t have, like time. And that focus on lack of time was creating fear that I would never get done with my work and be able to leave my office for 5 days. Being thankful, or a gratitude attitude, is the antidote for fear. I don’t believe it is possible to feel fear and gratitude at the same time. Your heart and soul are simply not big enough. So next time you are stressed out or worried about something, get out a piece of paper and write three things you are thankful for. Even if you only write three things like I did, I will guarantee your mood will change and you will focus on what you have, NOT on what you don’t have. And, another bonus is that you won’t need to eat chocolate cookies, which will raise your cholesterol, and need a dietitian or lipid lowering drugs in your life! Imagine that!


Where is Cherecoach speaking?

May 6, 2006, Milwaukee Dietetic Association May Makeover, kNOwing Your Way to Life Balance

May 8, 2006, Medtronic Weight Loss Challenge, Change Your Weighs - Countdown Monday Morning Pep Rally

May 11 2006, Owatonna Hospital National Hospital Week, Overcoming Overwhelm and Keep Your Sanity and Your Job

May 16, 2006, 3M, Information Research and Solutions Global Conference kNOw Your Way to Balance

May 20, 2006, Procrastination Buster Day, click here for details for this free teleclass

May 22, 2006, Medtronic Weight Loss Challenge, Change Your Weighs - Monday Morning Pep Rally

May 22, 2006, Top Three Secrets To Lose Weight Teleclass, click here for details for this free teleclass.

“Chere is a pleasure to work and always on top of her game. She is committed to making sure the client is happy by always delivering the key messages, be it during a radio, television or print interview. Her visual displays for TV interviews are beautiful and she makes product messaging sound casual and normal, which is difficult to do! She commands the interest of the viewer and gets the anchors involved by using a creative spin (having them make a recipe with her, for ex). On a personal note, each email and phone conversation I have with her brightens my day.”
Lindsey Elbom
Account Excecutive
Weber Shandwick, Chicago

Call Chere to discuss your program needs. Programs are cheerfully tailored just for you!

If you enjoy these coaching tips on having more gratitude in your life and want to help others, please forward this issue to your co-workers, staff, family and friends. I appreciate your support. Missed an article? Visit the archived editions at http://letters.webvalence.com/sites/TasteLife/

My passion is to empower you to have an easy life, radiating extraordinary health and well being. Can you feel it? Call today for a 30-minute complimentary coaching session. I guarantee one tip, tool, question or strategy that will make your life easier!!


You only have one life to live
~ imagine if it was one you loved.

Chere Bork, MS RD LN, Life Coach who puts LIFE in your lifestyle!
Owner of Savor Your Life Today Coaching and Seminars