Edition of 3/13/2006

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March, 2006

Dying to Live Life to the Fullest | 10-Minute Black Bean Tortillas

Taste Life Newsletter

E-Newsletter, March 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 March
Coaching Questions that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Taste Life Balance March Recipe
Dying to Live Life to the Fullest
Where is Chere Speaking?


Why not? Savor Your Life Today!

  1. Spring clean and clean out or delete 100 emails in your inbox.

  2. Dig out your pedometer and be ready for a walk the first nice day of spring

  3. Celebrate nutrition month with color on your plate…have three colors at your evening meal.

  4. March 13, 2006 marks the 100-day countdown to summer. Click here to receive the top ten hints to lose weight and go from winter coat to bathing suit with confidence.

  5. Did you know soup is a secret weapon for weight loss? Eat soup and, while you are at it, check out the Soup for Life Plan at www.campbellwellness.com.


  1. What top five things do you want to be before you die?

  2. What kind of spouse/parent/friend/child do you want to be? Are you there?

  3. What do you need to do before you die so you can die with no regrets?

Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute telephone coaching session — your first step toward living your life to the fullest.


“I am getting what I wished for. On Saturday I said I would start dating. On Sunday I was asked out, even with 4 kids. I told him yes but wait until April.”

—Anne with her new found voice, Coaching client of Chere


“With your help I now have a better understanding of my needs. So recently when I went through a difficult job situation, I could see that my needs were not being meet at the job which was reflected in my attitude. Next time my needs aren't being met I will know that I have to change that or change jobs”

—G, Coaching Client of Chere

“Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.”

Kirby Puckett July 1996 – News conference after career ending eye surgery



This 10-minute recipe is bursting with flavor and fiber.

If you wish a lower sodium content use plain black beans and refried beans and spice up with your own spices.

8 flour tortillas
1 can (15 oz) Kuner’s Southwestern Black Beans with Cumin and Chili Spices
1 can (15 oz) Kuner’s Southwestern Refried Beans with Roasted Chilies
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Warm the beans in individual microwave safe containers in the microwave.

To serve, place 1 tortilla on plate and top with 1/4 cup black beans and 1/4 cup refried beans.

Top with 2 tablespoons salsa and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutrition per tortilla
Calories: 310
Protein: 14.5 gms
Carbohydrate: 44 gms
Fat: 8.5 gms
Protein: 14.5 gms
Sodium: 915 mgs
Fat: 8.5 gms
Fiber: 9 gms


Picture this – a small intimate room, cantaloupe orange in color with white woodwork surrounded by white twinkling lights around the windows, complete with 9 strangers talking about their death in a Tibetian Buddhist Monastery taking a Living Will Class. My birthday present to myself this year was “working on” the Clean Sweep program. I do this 100 point program with all my coaching clients. You have more natural energy when you are clear with your environment, health and emotional balance, money and relationships. So, during my birthday week I enrolled Gary and myself in two classes: Will class, and Living Will class through Community Ed. It was amazing that we wrote our will in 1 1/2 hours with 12 other people. It is a “start,” we feel. I can not tell you the energy I have gotten from getting this DONE!

In the Living Will class we were guided with the caring kindness of Marva, an oncology nurse.

We both don’t want CPR or dialysis if we have a terminal illness. On Gary’s health care directive he wrote in big bold letters, “I don’t want to be a vegetable.” He again voiced that he wants to be cremated. And wouldn’t you know it…the woman across from me happened to be a potter and offered to make Gary his urn for his ashes. I still want to be buried under a huge oak tree (still not sure which state that oak tree will be in).

The “living will magic evening” as we call it surprised me with an even bigger present. Gary and I have spent time talking about all the things we want to do before we die. We both want to drive to Alaska. He wants to hike the Grand Canyon, XC ski in Yellowstone, and see the ruins of Peru. I want to be a volunteer guide at Rocky Mountain National Park and help the big horn sheep down the mountain and cross the road. I want to write a children’s book, go to Italy and see the Olympics and dog sled. I have always wanted to do Community Theater and just laugh and smile a lot MORE!

By focusing on tomorrow, like our death, Gary and I are living in today. We are making plans. You see, God doesn’t promise us tomorrow. We all die someday. I wish I would know the exact day I could see my grandparents in heaven because I can’t wait to sing Polish songs with Gram Lily again. In the meantime we just have to live life to the fullest. Kirby Puckett, the great Minnesota Twins baseball player, played every baseball game like it was his last. On March 28, 1996 he awoke with blurred vision in his right eye. He never played again. He was found to have glaucoma and retired on July 12, 1996. We are terribly saddened by his death this week.

Are you living life to the fullest? Today, you have the wonderful opportunity to think about “how I would live if…” and to begin living that “if” today. Remember, you don’t get to choose how or when you will die, but you do get to choose how and when you start to really live!

Do it today!

Where is Cherecoach speaking?

March 1, 2006: KBMO Radio Interview with Jason Brandt, Soup is the Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

March 6, 2006: KARE 11 TV Morning Show with Roxanne Battle grilling Go Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin. Find recipe at www.theotherwhitemeat.com.

March 8, 2006: KLKS Radio Interview with Erick Hedren - Sensible Snacking

March 13, 2006: Minnetonka School District, Second and Third Year Teachers – kNOw your way To Balance

March 17, 2006: Washington County, Washington County Professional Development Program, Healthy Self: Your Lifestyle Approach To Well Being

March 19, 2006: National Association of College and University Food Service Directors Annual Conference, Opening Keynote – “Service Charades”

March 21, 2006: National Association of College and University Food Service Directors Annual Conference, "Life Is A Banquet – Why Are You Eating Bologna?"

March 22, 2006: National Association of College and University Food Service Directors Annual Conference, Closing Ways to Put a Wrapper on the Success of Your Food Service Results

March 27, 2006: Fox 9 News morning show, Tips for A Summer Shape-Up…That is Easier Than You Think

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

“Chere’s presentations are energetic, practical and meaningful and they provide a balance of personal and professional insights into choosing healthy lifestyles.”
—Reid Mortensen, Anoka Hennepin School District, Community Services Program Supervisor

If you enjoy these coaching tips on Living Life to the Fullest 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