Edition of 1/6/2006

Newsletter Index

January, 2006

Your New 'Yours' Resolutions & Intentions | Strawberry Banana Shake

Taste Life Newsletter

E-Newsletter, January 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.


5 Things You Can Do In January
Coaching Questions that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Taste Life Balance January Recipe
New "Yours" Resolutions
Chere's Classes
Where is Chere Speaking?


Why not? Savor Your Life Today!

  1. Get ready for the best year of your life and purchase this book: Your Best Year Yet! Ten questions for making the next twelve months your most successful ever, by Jinny S. Ditzler.

  2. Desiring weight loss this new year and don’t know where to start?
    Click here (then press Send) to receive Chere’s Top Ten Tips to Lose Weight.

  3. Celebrate "Fit Family Lifestyle Month". Pledge to spend one evening a week doing something healthy as a family like walking, going to your community center, etc.

  4. New Year and new bed time! Get some sleep. The Wisconsin Cohort Study found the less we sleep the hungrier we feel the next day — especially for calorie dense snacks and starchy sweets. Now you know!

  5. Celebrate National Hug Day January 21, 2006. Studies show that hugging can actually boost your immune system.


  1. What it is that you want or truly desire in your life this year?

    Some examples: More spirituality, a different job, new relationship, just being happier, finding life purpose, having more money, having more work/life balance, having more time, etc.

  2. How will you feel if you get what you want?

  3. What happens if you don’t get what you want? How will you feel if you never get this?

Ready for more joy, life balance and purpose in your life? Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute telephone coaching session — your first step toward making your 2006 the best year of your life.


“P.S: I am having wonderful life. I discovered "who I am," "where I am going" and "why I am going there." I am applying the tools I have got from you during the coaching session and those are working great. Thanks for your help and support.”

—Ravishing Rubna, coaching client of Chere


“I've really enjoyed our conversations; I keep my Coaching Notebook where I can reference it - I love that!!! Something I realized: Because I'm a visual person, I now visualize two folders. Folder 1 is all of the wonderful things I have completed in my life:

Fun memories; personal accomplishments; my family. Folder 2 contains negative happenings that I find myself referring to more often than I’d like. Because I've now learned to categorize, I have decided, whenever I realize I’m in Folder 2, I'm going to mentally, file that Folder away, and pull out Folder 1 to reference, talk about, and feel it.

Chere, I thank you so much for all of your encouragement, direction, and faith in me. I have learned so much. I really, truly, appreciate everything you have taught me – I CAN do anything NOW!"

R Anderson, A full-time employee, student, single mom, & coaching client of Chere

“ A resolution is NOT a burden, but rather an opportunity to prove that you can achieve anything you desire — if you first conceive it and then truly believe it.”

Conceive > Believe > Achieve

Chere Bork


Kick-start your metabolism with this 5-minute breakfast shake idea and sneak the benefits of soy into your life at the same time. I made these shakes often and the kids never knew they were eating tofu.

Studies have shown that adding soy to your diet can reduce your cholesterol levels by as much as nine percent in a month. But the amount and type of soy you eat is key to enjoying its health benefits. According to a University of Kentucky researcher who recently reviewed 57 studies on the effect of soy protein on cholesterol levels, your best bet is to choose uncooked forms of soy such as tofu, soy milk, soy nuts, or edamame. Try it — you’ll like it! Your heart will love you for it.


1 package Mori-Nu Silken Soft Tofu
1 small ripe banana
1 10-ounce package frozen sweetened strawberries, partially thawed including liquid

In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Whip until smooth. Serve chilled. Serves 3! Make your breakfast calories count and get your metabolism going the right “weigh!” Great after school or evening snack idea too!

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 161; Carbohydrate: 30 gm; Protein: 5 gm; Fat: 3 gm; Fiber: 2.5 gm
Recipe Source: Mori- Nu


There is nothing like a new job, new book or a new year. The beginning is always so delicious. Gary and I really celebrated a new year by getting married January 2, 1982. Back then, we had lists for everything and dreams for anything. (I remember baby being on several lists!) Many people have dreams but aren’t very successful living them. I imagine if you are like me you have already given some thought to changes you want to make in 2006. At the start of a new year, many people frantically try to catch up on resolutions from the year before they didn’t quite keep. Let it go! Looking backwards keep you stuck. Change the concept of New Years Resolutions to YOUR new “YOURS” Resolutions and intentions. Life is all about YOU!

So get out a fresh piece of paper and take some time to reflect on your life and give your busy life a makeover and make 2006 the best year of your life. Remember if you think it so, it is SO!

Cherecoach’s ACTION STEPS To Your Best Year Ever

Reflect on the past. Celebrate 2005.

Create a list of your top 10 accomplishments (ok go for 20!)

If you left work “on time” one day a week and feel this was a huge accomplishment write it down. If you ate a healthy lunch a few times a week, write it down. No accomplishment is too small.

Tape this list to your bathroom mirror.

Celebrate these accomplishments.

Reward yourself! Buy a DVD or a book, get a massage, call a friend and celebrate your accomplishments with someone.

Identify 8 intentions/goals for 2006.

Take the Wheel of Life (click here and press send to receive the template) and create one goal or intention for each area of your wonderful life.

Physical environment, career – both paid and unpaid work, fun, personal growth and spirituality, money, relationships and significant other, friends and family and health.

These are your intentions that will bring you more joy, balance and purpose this year.

“De-should” your intention list.

If you have goals that are shame based or duty based you are doing goals that other people think you should do. Shoulds set us up for disappointment and failure. Listen to your inner voice. Go through your list and ask yourself, “Is this goal a should or do I really truly want this to happen?”

Write down one or two sentences about what you will feel like when you achieve these goals.

You ask, “Why this step?” Emotions create behavior. The sooner you feel your goals, the quicker you will live your goals and quicker you will absolutely love your life.

Take your 2006 calendar and schedule one day each month just for you and YOUR intentions and YOUR goals.

Ideas — spend a day updating your resume, connecting with an old friend, or painting your living room a new color.

Remember these are YOUR resolutions — YOUR intentions. YOUR relationship with YOURself and who you are and what you want to be are at the heart of a joyful, balanced and purposeful life. The life that just makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.

So get out that paper and start to create YOUR life that reflects your values, your deepest joys and the real you. If not this year…when? When will be the time for you to fall in love with your life?

Cherecoach’s Classes


  • 5 to 20 pounds of weight loss
  • Practical, everyday nutrition tips that you fit right into your life
  • Easy and doable exercise strategies
  • Group support, wisdom and camaraderie
  • A splash of science
  • Emphathy and listening to what you truly want from life and guidance to get it
  • The absolute LAST Diet of your life

THEN THE LEARN Telephone Weight Loss Class is JUST for you!

The next class begins Monday January 30, 2006. Session 1 is 12? pm CST. Session 2 is 7 – 8 pm CST. Come to class in the comfort of your home or office. Click here for further details.

“The LEARN class is much bigger than just weight management. About halfway through the class I realized that the coaching was changing the shape of my beliefs, attitudes and ultimately my behavior in work, personal life, as well as my health. The course has equipped me with tools to set realistic goals and fulfill them. Now I know I can accomplish goals I set for myself because I have succeeded for twelve weeks in a row.” Julie

“I miss the LEARN class and your chipper, positive spirit. I had an extra 30 minutes at lunch today. I went back to my desk to begin work when I heard myself say for the FIRST time in my whole life, “It’s all about ME!” I relished that thought as I walked outside for the next 30 minutes.” JS

“I recommend people take this class whether they have weight to lose or not..I came out of class feeling better about myself.” Lisa Sager, CRM Medtronic, Inc.

Click here before January 25, 2005 (then press Send) to register for the LEARN class.

Click here for weight loss results, lifestyle and behavior changes people have created with the LEARN Class.


Join me in a FREE, interactive, fun informative teleclass – MAKE 2006 YOUR BEST YEAR YET. All you need are 2 free hours and a phone. Each session meets for two consecutive weeks, one hour each week. Click here for further details.

“This 2 hour class jump-started my latest venture Embrace Encouragement, where I serve as a personal coach working with musicians and artists who want to take their gifts to higher levels and new audiences."

—Wendy V. www.embraceencouragement.com and www.wendyv.com


Are you already looking forward to time just for you after the holidays. Mark your calendar for the next Make Mama Happy mini-retreat on Thursday February 9, 2006, to celebrate "An Evening of Health, Wealth and Wisdom." See for yourself what the December 2005 issue of Working Mother magazine had to say about the Make Mama Happy Parties. Attend the party and you will:

  • Connect with like minded women who can help you and be new resources for you.
  • Learn to Hypnotize Yourself and create more control in your life and a practical everyday plan.
  • Get Rid of the Guilt and Gain Energy with the life changing “Dump a Drain Ceremony.”
  • Create and take home a Prosperity Collage and bring your vision to life.
  • Plan to share in the giving and receiving of Random Acts of Kindness.
Register before February 1, 2006, and receive a free life coaching session valued at $95.00. Click here to Register. Click here and Chere will send you a Make Mama Happy party invitation and place you on the Make Mama Happy party guest list.

Where is Cherecoach speaking?

  • January 5, 2006, KARE 11 TV Morning Show with Pat Evans and Roxanne Battle - Tips and ideas for successful New Year’s resolutions for better eating and weight loss. Moroccan Seasoned Pork Chops with Fruited Couscous will be demonstrated.

  • January 6, 2006, ECFE Districts January Staff Development In-service – Chaska/ Chanhassen, Watertown/Mayer, Shakopee, Waconia, New Prague – kNOw your Way to Balance

  • January 11, 2006, Medtronic, Your New “Yours” Resolution Teleclass part 1

  • January 13, 2006, Blue Earth County Labor Management Committee- Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight, Have More Health and More Productivity At Your Job

  • January 18, 2006, Medtronic, Your New “Yours” Resolution Teleclass part 2

  • January 23, 2006, Taste Life Ezine subscribers, Make 2006 Your Best Year Yet Teleclass part 1

  • January 25, 2006, Medtronic, Top 3 Secrets to Lose Weight Teleclass

  • January 27, 2006, Dakota County Government Employees EDGE Class, Overcoming Overwhelm Workshop

  • January 30, 2006, Taste Life Ezine subscribers, Make 2006 Your Best Year Yet Teleclass part 2

  • January 30, 2006, West Metro Community Education, LEARN weight loss teleclass

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

"Chere is such a motivating person and so full of energy only if we could be more like her, she can really make a difference in your life. Her seminars are always too short and we could listen to her for hours." Lori Leiding, LMC Training Committee, Blue Earth County

If you enjoy these coaching tips on making this YOUR best year ever 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!
Owner of Savor Your Life Today Coaching and Seminars