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March, 2005

Happiness is your Choice | Marn's Maple Mustard Salmon

Chere Bork E-Zine 2/05

E-Newsletter, March 2005

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.


  • Create some happiness and purchase the book, The Power of Purpose by Richard Leider.
  • Celebrate Nutrition Month and try one new food. (Does a new chocolate candy count?)
  • Go to a green house or indoor park and smell spring.
  • Buy yourself a bunch of tulips. Every day at the same time look at them. What do you see?
  • Set your oven timer for only one hour and see how much spring cleaning you get done in your home or office.


When you wake up in the morning do you choose to be happy or unhappy?

What reality are you not facing that you need to face in order to be happy?

What expectations do you need to let go of to be happy right now?

Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a free 30-minute telephone coaching session – your first step to creating your happy life and having more work life balance.


Hi Chere! I am 50 pounds lighter than I was last September 21st, but more importantly am focusing on self-care.

A couple of my goals for 2005 are: To go to Valley Fair (never went before because I was too big to fit in the rides); drive a motorcycle; and take ballroom dancing lessons.

That doesn't sound like the old Janet, but it is the new "Wonderful Janet"; the Janet that you always saw with your bright outlook, but that I doubted was even there. Guess what --- TA DA!! She's HERE!!! )

Wonderful Janet from Mpls

“Are you looking for happiness by choice or chance?”

— Chere Bork


Marn’s Maple Mustard Salmon Marinade

Marne ~ a fellow speaker in the National Speaker Association training program prepared this for me. Between the zesty conversation, the perfectly prepared salmon, and steamed broccoli I thought I died and went to heaven.

The American Heart Association advises eating fish at least twice a week because it helps prevent heart disease. Salmon is usually listed as a top choice because it is particularly high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and low in a completely different seafood contaminant - mercury.

Some studies have suggested farm-raised salmon contain significantly more dioxins and other potentially cancer-causing pollutants than salmon caught in the wild. For more information, click here.

Salmon Fillet- about 1BD pounds
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Mix together the syrup, vinegar and mustard. Marinade the salmon for a 2 – 3 hours before grilling. Grill on your indoor or outdoor grill. Serve with steamed pink potatoes and broccoli.


A grand thank you to all of you who helped me celebrate my 50th birthday with an email, card or gift. The present of your presence are blessings. I had an intention that my 50th would be the best birthday of my entire life. For the last two years I had the goal of going to Iceland on my 50th birthday. Why? Because I am always cold and thought Iceland would be the perfect cold “knock Chere’s socks off “adventure. My intention is to live the next 50 years “out” of my comfort zone. I searched and searched for a good airfare and was dismayed at the high price of going for a three day birthday weekend. Two weeks before my BIG birthday I still had no plans. I was getting worried and had no one to blame but me. I went to bed on a Sat night and dreamt about the place I wanted to be on my birthday~ I pictured a cabin, big trees and a fireplace. I decided that when I woke up the next day on Sunday I would make a reservation somewhere..anywhere. The next day like magic I found an ad for Spicer Castle which had a small 100-year-old cabin. The bonus was also a murder mystery dinner. Talk about happy!!

Happiness is about WHAT WE CREATE not what is created for us. I could not blame Gary for not making plans or my busy speaking schedule. When you look at the word happiness you see the letter “I” is the center of the word. If you wait for something to happen or someone else to bring you happiness you will wait a long, long time. If you want to have a good day, have the intention for an open heart and mind.

Use my favorite happiness formula: happiness reality – expectations + hope.

My expectation for 2 years was to go to Iceland for my 50th birthday.

The reality was that I celebrated my birthday in a log cabin in Minnesota.

I packed my bag with the hope that this would be the best birthday of my life.Many people are chronically unhappy because their expectations are unrealistic. Don’t fall into the trap of putting your happiness on hold. Too many people delay being happy, waiting until they get that promotion, find true love, or buy that bigger house. Happiness does not operate on a future schedule. Remember the right time to be happy is NOW!!

Where has Cherecoach been speaking?

March 8, 2005 Home Economists in Business – Mpls kNOw Your Way to Balance
March 11, 2005 Make Mama Happy Party Women in Rogers, MN
March 14, 2005 Make Mama Happy Party Women In Minnetonka, MN
March 15, 2005 Radio interview KCHK 1350 am Wellness coaching
March 16, 2005 Make Mama Happy Party Women in Minneapolis, MN
March 17, 2005 Radio interview KBEW 1560 am Welllness coaching
March 19, 2005 Body Mind Expo Health Self: Your Lifestyle Approach to Your Well Being
March 19, 2005 Society for Women Engineers Healthy Self: Your Lifestyle Approach to Your Well Being
March 2005 Simon Delivers Magazine Wellness Coaching article

Where is Cherecoach going to be next?

April 6, 2005 International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chippewa Valley Chapter - kNOw your Way to Balance
April 7, 2005 Working Family Resource Center - Top 3 Secrets to Lose Weight Teleclass
April 20, 2005 Leadership Institute of Greater Mankato – Chamber of Commerce - Balance Your Overwhelm
April 29, 2005 Wisconsin Dietetic Association – Taste Your Life Today!!

Send Chere an email for her upcoming presentations.

Call Chere to discuss your program needs or email questions you may have. Programs are joyfully tailored just for you!

To quote one of our participants – “What a fascinating being! Talk about energy! What would it be like to work with an office full of people like her? Mary Wilson, Carver County Government Center, Dir of Ed / Training & Communications.

If you enjoy these tips on work life balance and want to help others please forward this issue to your co-workers, staff, family and friends. I appreciate your support. 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!! Guaranteed!!

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

So, love yourself first this month and get happy by choice not chance!

Chere Bork, MS RD LN, Life Coach who puts life in your lifestyle!

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

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