Edition of 4/1/2005

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April, 2005

Are you Experiencing Your Reality or is Your Reality Your Expectation? | Linda's Springtime Salad

Chere Bork's E-Zine for April 2005

E-Newsletter, April 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.


  • Celebrate National Pecan Day on April 14, 2005. Check out www.georgiapecans.org.
  • Celebrate Stress Awareness Month with a long bike ride or soothing hot relaxing bath.
  • Identify one belief you have that is NOT a fact!
  • Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2005 with a earth day dinner. Check out www.earthdinner.org.
  • Set your oven timer for 60 minutes and clean out your junk drawer. Change your present & change your future!


What perceptions do you need to change to give you the power to take action?

What actions do you need to take to believe your stress is simply a challenge NOT threat?

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.


“I have wonderful news... I met a wonderful guy! And the part you'll like..... I met him when he attended one of our meetings of the divorce support group I'm involved with. I was the facilitator for that meeting and I had decided that I was going to focus on boundaries. I pulled out all the stuff you and I had worked on together and formulated it to work with my group. The group absolutely loved it! After the meeting Mark came up to me and we chatted for a bit (later he would tell me how he needed the reminder about boundaries and many of the things I said touched his heart). So after that we would see each other in our group's social gatherings. Then he eventually asked for my phone number. We've been officially dating for only a week but its been wonderful so far! We have soooo much in common. And he's a very sweet, gentle understanding person. So I think you somehow had a bit of a hand in this! Life is good!”

Lots of love, Janet

"WAKE UP ~~ to a new day, ONE you have not LIVED before. Imagine that!"

— Chere Bork


Celebrate spring with a fresh look at the season’s fruits and veggies! So much of what we enjoy about spring has to do with newness of all that it brings – not the least is “new” fruits and veggies in season.

The return of asparagus is a sure sign of spring. It is low cal and great served hot or cold. Strawberries are naturally sweet, delicious and rich in vitamin C. My family eagerly awaits both of these. This recipe is a perfect combination of these two spring favorites.


Linda is one of the eight members of my girls' dinner club. She brought this salad to dinner club one month. Linda is a mother of 3, a volunteer at school, an avid runner, and a jewelry designer. Linda has raised funds for health-related causes through her running and her jewelry business. Check out her "Jewelry for a Cause" line at her website... www.beads2treasure.com< /font>

π cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey

2 cups asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
2 cups strawberries, sliced

Combine salad ingredients. Partially cook asparagus in boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain and rinse with cold water. In large bowl, mix strawberries, asparagus and dressing. Toss lightly. Serves 4! For more asparagus and strawberry recipes click here.


Iceland~~ Yes!! With persistence I found an Iceland Air package deal which made Iceland affordable. Dream trip?? Right…well not exactly. Picture this ~~ a 6 hour flight with an intention to sleep because you know you will land at 6 am in Iceland and 5 hours later will be at www.bluelagoon.com . My expectation was to have a restful and sleep filled 6 hour flight! In my row, a darling little 5 or 6 year old vomited so many times she used 3 air sickness bags. Her mom who didn’t speak English sat between us (thankfully!) Just as the flight attendance handed me my dinner, tomato juice and water “mom” started saying, “bathroom, bathroom!” What to do with a lapful of food? A beautiful flight attendant came to my rescue. She held my tray while I stood in the aisle waiting for my “seat mates” to return from the bathroom.

Another “fun” part of the trip was the small baby who sat kiddie corner from me and behind Gary who we think cried 30 minutes of every hour. I sleepwalked off the plane. No problem, I was in Iceland my dream trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. The Blue Lagoon (click here for pics) exceeded my expectations and I felt like I had a taste of heaven as I floated on my back in 110 F water with steam rising all around me. Speaking of being warm..the only time I was not cold was when I was in the Blue Lagoon. We spent one day in the cold, relentless rain trying to find the tourist center. We never found it. We simply got too cold and wet and just gave up trying to find it.

One last Iceland experience ~ I tried Hakarl which is putrid shark meat that is buried in the ground for 6 months. It smelled like strong ammonia and tasted like rubbery blue cheese. I thought I was on “Fear Factor” as I mustered up the courage to even try it. I had a huge stomach ache that evening which Gary attributed to the hakarl. The smell was so bad no other tourist would even consider trying it. In fact, they all backed away when the jar containing hakarl was opened.

A baby crying for six hours, a child vomiting next to me on the plane ride, being cold, walking in the rain, getting a huge stomach ache..good trip you ask? Absolutely. Even on vacation I remember that the only simply perfect no stress environment is my grave. I would rather have a few challenges than the other option of being six feet under. Every day is a new possibility because I wake up to a new day that I haven’t lived before.

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Where is Cherecoach speaking?

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
May 9, 2005 Make Mama Happy Party ~ Minneapolis. Do you live in Minneapolis? Click here and I will send you an invite to the Make Mama Happy Mini Retreat. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come Alive in 2005 with us!
May 18, 2005 Chaska High School Wellness In-service Work / Life Balance

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

“Chere was the shot in the arm that many of our members needed to start discovering their dreams again. She has a knack of making a group of strangers comfortable so they can experience something wonderful about themselves and others. Chere is joy!” Kathleen Koski, General Manager, life Enrichment, Inc. DBA Curves

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!!

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!

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