Edition of 3/26/2009

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March, 2009

Wake Up to Hope | Linda's Quick Chicken Dinner

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TASTE LIFE
E-Newsletter, March 2009

Welcome to TASTE LIFE!! Life is easy and we make it hard. The purpose of this monthly 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.

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IN THIS ISSUE

5 Tips to Get Hope Back in Your Life
Coaching Question that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Taste Life Balance March Recipe
Wake Up to Hope
Where is Chere Speaking?


5 TIPS TO GET HOPE BACK IN YOUR LIFE

  1. Focus on abundance — on your life blessings at home, work and play.
  2. Take action and establish 5 daily positive energy rituals like getting 8 hours of sleep a night, moving your body, writing gratitudes, eating breakfast, calling a friend or family member every day etc.
  3. Focus on the future forward instead of the “done yesterday” Notice where you “live”..are you living in yesterday, today or tomorrow?
  4. Practice gratitude. When you notice yourself slipping into fear mode, ask yourself, “What is good right now today?”
  5. When you notice yourself really slipping into fear mode…the big time fear mode, move your body immediately. Take a walk, or walk up a flight of stairs. Exercise makes you feel good by causing a release of endorphins which make you feel happier, enhance your immune system, relieve pain and stress. How can you NOT move your body? Plus it is free…and free is good in these amazing economic times!

CHERECOACH QUESTION THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

If my thoughts create my life…who and what am I creating today?

Since 1999 I have had a hard time describing what transpires during a coaching session. Coaching is an experiential process as well as an intellectual one. Talking about coaching isn't the same thing as being coached. Click here or call me at 952.937.5697 to reserve your complimentary, no obligation, 30-minute Coaching Session. If you are ready to take action towards obtaining the life you really want this is your first step.

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TASTING LIFE REAL PEOPLE EXAMPLES

J, A COACHING CLIENT WRITES:

“I took your advice and told my husband that I was very happy that he had been born and it opened up an amazing discussion. We didn't eat dinner until 10pm because we didn't want to stop talking. I think we have a great relationship, but just telling him that one thing made it even better. It was a conversation that helped us understand each other better. It also cleared up some assumptions on my part. I thought he would resent the money spent on talking to you, but in actuality, he said he sees a difference in my attitude and actions and is very happy I found you! I look forward to our next coaching call.” —J

JANE, A TASTE LIFE PRESENTATION ATTENDEE WRITES:

“Chere, spending any time in a room with you is an energy charger. I was reluctant to take the time to attend your presentation but was so THRILLED that I did because meeting you have given me ideas to bring a more positive attitude to work & play! Your coaching techniques are small steps which are manageable to begin to make changes. The extra bonus of the day is your warm welcome, humor & instant chemistry. You are a delight to be with & I hope our paths will cross again, SOON. Be well!” —Jane

CATHY, CHERE’S WELLNESS COACHING CLIENT WRITES

“I just wanted to let you know my consistent workouts are finally making the difference. I have lost 4 pounds over the last month. Thanks for nudging me to get it going! Have a beautiful day!” —Cathy


“Be Happy. How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world can not control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now and there will never be a time when it is not now.” Author unknown


TASTE LIFE BALANCE RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Linda’s Quick Chicken Dinner

Linda Beduhn, my jewelry designer, www.beads2treasure.com, and a small business owner, has a busy life with three active kids and a husband who also owns a business, www.lakesidepainters.com. She is quite the cook, and is always on the lookout for fast, healthy recipes for her family. She created this for Sunday dinner. Even her son Brady had two helpings!

Just like Linda, you are in charge of creating a healthy home environment for your kids. This recipe is bursting with nutrients and flavor. Give it a try!


1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 Bunch broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
3 to 4 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime

Sauté broccoli in 1 Tbsp olive oil till crisp tender. Add shredded chicken and cooked brown rice. Heat until hot and then toss rice mixture with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately.

Linda served with fresh fruit for dessert. Yeah Linda!


WAKE UP TO HOPE

“My husband thinks Stage Four means the end. I’m not going to lie down and quit. I feel great. No one is going to undermine my efforts by worrying about Stage Four. It uses my energy. God has given me another wake up call and this time I am awake.” My heart ached as I heard my coaching client whisper these words. This is her fourth bout of cancer and unfortunately it is back again. But she beat it three times before.

For the past 8 years, I have shared the joys, blessings and tribulations with over 500 people as I share their life journey as their partner and life coach. And, after this coaching call this week, I have decided there are two kinds of people: people who live in hope and people who live in fear. People living in fear – worry, worry, worry and seem to be stuck in inaction. Much of our time and energy is connected to what we think and think ABOUT.

Two weeks ago, I was feeling sad and overwhelmed about the number of layoffs and the economy. I started talking to Gary about it. He said, “You read the business section of the paper again didn’t you? I quit reading that section a long time ago; it didn’t help my life.” Since then I have stopped reading the major “depression recession” headlines and have noticed my spirits energized again.

I believe worry is one of the building blocks of fear. Worry is really a misuse of our time and our energy and grand imagination. If there is something to be done, then do it, if not accept the situation or choose to do something differently to remove yourself from the situation. Taking actions puts you in control. And, each one of us just wants to be in control. Simple as that!

Your thoughts create your life. Darn! The trick is to live in the moment and focus on what you are in charge of. A great example is Mark Lewis, who works in the financial industry. We were talking about the bgillion dollars he and his clients have lost. Mark states, ‘I choose to live a great life no matter what is going on around me. Every day I can still tell my wife how much I love her and how beautiful she is.” The trick is to live in the moment and savor each precious minute. Mark and other coaching clients have established daily positive energy rituals that focus on what they can control and what they are in charge of. One of those is telling his bride how happy he is to be married to her. Simple? Yes! Life is too short to worry it away and live in fear.

Your future has not happened yet — you have a choice. Remember nothing lasts forever — not even your worries. Call to Action: Self talk — I will choose hope over fear and focus on what is wonderful and abundant in my life. Hope looks forward. Wake up to hope so you can move forward into your abundant purposeful life.

—Here to add value to your life with gratitude and love, Chere


Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

I was very excited to be chosen for the Eden Prairie Magazine Editorial Advisory Board

We celebrated our new beginning with a luncheon at Santorini’s a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant in Eden Prairie.

Members of the board include:
Betsy Adams, Eden Prairie Historical Society: Joyce Lorenz, City of Eden Prairie, Pat MulQueeny, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce; Camie Melton Hanily, Eden Prairie Schools: Mark Mackmiller, Mackmiller Design and Build; Wendi Russo, Mrs. Minnesota America 2008; Gary Stevens, Eden Prairie Foundation / Questar; Jason Young, Young Quest Fitness Center, Taiha Wagner, Woman On the Go Network; Tom Faust, Bachman’s; Raghavan Iyer, Cookbook Author and Culinary Consultant; Tori Richardson- Hill, BTN Excursions; Marianne Wells, Marianne Wells Yoga Alliance Training School; Ann Kohler and Heather Lambert, Tiger Oak Publications.

March 2009, Twin Cities Metro Magazine, Eden Prairie Article “Balancing Act

March 2009, Pork and Health Expert Column

March 3, 2009, Institute for Professional Speaker Development, National Speaker Association, Minnesota Chapter, Co-facilitator of the 2008 – 2009 Apprentice Program, Bloomington, MN

March 7, 2009, Minnetonka Hopkins Parent Fair, Take Care Of Yourself Keynote, Minnetonka, MN

March 24, 2009, Creating Positive Energy For Turbulent Times, Central MN Wedding Association, St. Cloud, MN

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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