Edition of 5/14/2007

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May, 2007

Finding Time to Give and Receive Love | Wild Rice Burgers

Taste Life Newsletter

E-Newsletter, May 2007

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.

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5 Things You Can Do In May
Coaching Questions that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Example
Taste Life Balance May Recipe
Find Time to Give and Receive Love
Where is Chere Speaking?


  1. Learn to say NO. It is the first word you learned to say when you were two years old. Use it and have more time for the “yes” to yourself in your life.
  2. Take time for you! My coaching clients take 15 minutes of “me time” every day. So lock the bathroom door, grab a magazine and stick with your decision to give yourself the gift of self love.
  3. Pay cash. Credit card balances can take away your freedom for your future life. Click here for Harvey Bernard’s Top Ten Ways to Get Out of Debt.
  4. Live your life of values. Listen to your inner wise self, the one that keeps you awake at night. Only you can create the direction for your life. Forget what others think.
  5. Tell yourself “I can do anything not everything.” Take out the everything.


What can I take out of my life to have time for my values?

Do I want to give more love or receive more love? If the answer is “yes” how?

Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute telephone coaching session — your first step toward a joy-filled, energizing life.


“Things I did this weekend under the self care umbrella: Slept, a lot. Bought a heart rate monitor. Did nothing, worked out. Didn't worry. Priceless!”


“Thank you soooooo very much for being the spark plugs that my brain needed, to get jump-started on my job hunt. Having had you as a Life coach back in 2004, I knew you have the energy, structured mindset and compassion I could rely on to accomplish my goals. You made me want to excel, because you were so enthusiastic about any little progress I made, about my abilities, and just by being YOU. Seeing how passionate you are about your job (and you hesitate to call it that because you enjoy it) really drives home the importance of finding a career that feels like I was born to do it....because I have experienced first hand that an ill-fitting job affects every single aspect of one's life. Thanks for reminding me to
make sure I "savor" my life and not just survive it.”

"Friends will come and go, but your family will never leave you.”
—Chere’s Daddy


Wild Rice Burgers

You can almost “taste summer” with the thoughts of a burger cooking on your backyard grill. I bet if you closed your eyes and pictured this..you could even smell a burger too.

Since Danielle was 7, we have not eaten that much ground beef as it is the leading contributor of saturated fat in our diet. I use ground beef when I prepare these burgers a few times during the summer, otherwise I use lean ground turkey.

The wild rice is a great addition as it displaces some of the ground beef or ground turkey you would use so you lower the fat and saturated fat content. I have added chopped up blueberries to this recipe for more “dazzle,” to which my loving family responds: “just make hamburgers like a normal mom.”

1 pound extra lean ground beef or turkey
1/4 cup cooked wild rice
2 green onions, finely diced (approximately 2 onions)
1 tsp. Herbs de Provence (thyme, marjoram, rosemary, basil, fennel, sage and lavender) or any herb you enjoy

Combine all ingredients and chill for 30 minutes. Form 4 patties and grill on indoor or outdoor grill. Yield 4 burgers. Serve in pita bread or a whole grain hamburger bun. Accompany with a fresh fruit salad and mini carrot sticks and dill pickles. Enjoy with warm conversation on your deck drinking iced tea you prepared. As you eat, tell yourself "I am mindfully living and 'savoring' this summer!" (This really works.)

Finding Time to Give and Receive Love

When I got married 25 years ago, I moved away from my family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ache for my family has dulled, but is always there and will never go away completely. With my theme for this year, “2007 being my little slice of heaven,” I decided to focus on my top three values for this year — spirituality, family and travel. Being the oldest of five children, there have been lots of family events I have missed throughout the years. Not this year. I decided to make it to the family events and be with family as much as possible — despite a 5 hour car ride to either my parents or in-laws home. In a two week period, I traveled to Milwaukee for my sister Laurie’s 50th birthday, where we had our first ever sister sleepover. I traveled to Green Bay to visit with my in-laws, Ady and Howard, and gave a presentation to the Green Bay Area Dietetic Association. Gary’s brother, Mark, and his family came for a weekend and I saw my niece, Hannah, receive her First Communion. A whirlwind of love. A whirlwind of living my values embraced with love.

Values are personal priorities — that which is the most important to you, for whatever reason. They are an expression of your innermost self. When your life is aligned with your values, you live a more effortless life and go to bed with no regrets.

People in their 80’s have been asked, “What was the single most important thing in your life?” The universal answer has been, “Did I give love and receive love?” It’s not the accomplishments, number of sick days you didn’t use, extra hours you worked nor the dollars in your bank account that will matter. It is the people that you have loved and loved you back that fills up your emotional bank account. Make time today to give and receive love, and this year, 2007, could be your little slice of heaven.

—Joyfully, Chere

Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

CIGNA Behavioral Health Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight Workshops

What CIGNA Behavioral Health Teams liked best about Chere’s Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight Workshop:

“Chere’s enthusiasm, energy and humor”
“Chere obviously enjoys what she does..knowledgable and easy approach to health and fun”
“Chere’s weight loss principles were applied to wellness as a whole”
“Everything was presented in such a positive way”

Action Steps taken after the “Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight” workshop

“I am going to limit my sugar from pop, eat more veggies and exercise more”
“Focus more on what I can do and focus less on what “I should not do”
“Identify my eating triggers and think before I eat”

April 26, 2007, Star Tribune Taste Section, “Eating is just one portion of dietitng” article. Compiled by wonderful Lee Svitak Dean, Editor of the Star Tribune Taste Section

May 1, 2007, Medtronic World Headquarters, Make 2007 Your Little Slice of Heaven Lunch and Learn

May 3, 2007, Eden Prairie News, Top Ten Tips to Shape Up Your Swimsuit Season, ways to lose weight the healthy “weigh” article compiled by the amazing Karla Wennerstrom, Editor of the Eden Prairie News

May 4, 2007, Green Bay Area Dietetic Associaton and Wisconsin Division of Health, kNOw Your Way to Balance, Green Bay, WI

May 7 , 2007, Medtronic Weight Loss Challenge, Change Your Weighs – Monday Morning Pep Rally

May 14 , 2007, Medtronic Weight Loss Challenge, Change Your Weighs – Monday Morning Pep Rally

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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