Edition of 10/1/2004

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October, 2004

Challenged by a Major Change | Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

Chere Bork E-Zine 9/04

E-Newsletter, October 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.


My “only best” daughter left me 6 weeks ago today—far too soon—it seems.

I found one long “Danielle hair” on the bathroom floor yesterday. It brought me to tears. Yes, a part of Danielle still exists. Before she left for college I was mad about her hair everywhere. If only she knew now how much that one little hair meant to me and how it brought me to tears.

And, now that she is gone, the house is so quiet I can hear my freezer make ice cubes. When I hear the ice cubes I automatically think of food. And, naturally when I think of food I think, “Is Danielle eating breakfast?” “Is she finally drinking the 'yucky' dorm water?” Despite being her “dietitian mother” for 18 years I have never given so much thought to what she is eating as I do right now. ~~ So much thought and no control of her life anymore!! Wasted energy I guess! I have raised “Dazzlin’ Danielle” and “Brillant Brett” to respect others, work hard, choose wisely and anticipate consequences. As sure as I am of my death and paying taxes, I was sure my kids would leave my nest. I can only hold hope in my heart that they sense their power to do good in this world and come home every once in a while to deposit their hair in my bathroom so I have gentle reminders of their presence in my life for which I am most grateful.

Danielle’s leaving is not the first change in my life. Every change in my life usually involves a loss of something ~ no matter how trivial. Each attempt at my next level of life change has helped me to feel the fear of the change, look at the change and be willing to “let go” and just be ok with it. And, to know change is the constant in my life. What about YOU?


Think deeply about these questions and they can dramatically impact your life!

What event in your life created a pivotal change in your life?

Did you create the change or did it happen without you?

Has this change strengthened your spirit or defeated your soul?

What can you discover about this change to create more possibilities and
opportunities in your life?

“Change is not fixed by worrying or “mental treadmilling” rather by stopping and asking yourself, “What do I WANT to do next?”
Chere Bork, Life Coach


Do you taste your life every day using all 5 senses?
- Mix peanuts and candy corn together and taste caramel apples.
- Simmer cinnamon and cloves on your stove top and smell Halloween.
- Be still and listen to the leaves falling down.
- Discover the most vibrant colorful fall tree.
- Find your favorite leaf and press it in a book just like you did in grade school.


Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Rosemary.
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced into slices
- Π red onion, peeled, and sliced into thin slices
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Fresh ground pepper and salt
- Fresh rosemary, few tablespoons chopped

Place sweet potatoes and onion in a 9" by 13" pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with fresh cracked pepper and salt. Bake, uncovered in a 400 oven until lightly browned about 30 minutes depending on how thin you slice the potatoes. The last 5 minutes of baking toss with the fresh rosemary. Yield: 3 – 4 servings.

Remember ~ One “orange food” high in beta carotene a day can reduce breast cancer risk by 10%!


“I became proud enough to take my very first self-portrait. Not only did I take a picture (black and white and as dramatic and thoughtful and embracing of "wisdom, laugh, and beauty-lines: as possible), but I wrote out all the things that make me proud of being me. Seeing your talk about cleaning out the junk drawer of my life has inspired me to think about where I am in my life and how I need to improve, streamline, enjoy and live again. You are truly an inspiration and I am now so eager to open my email.” Stacey De La Luna, Maple Grove, MN

For a free 30-minute phone coaching telephone chat to support your next steps for your most challenging goal, contact me, Chere Bork.

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

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Taste your life this month!

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

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