Edition of 4/15/2008

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April, 2008

3 Secrets to Being Happy | Easy Quesadillas

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E-Newsletter, April 2008

Welcome to TASTE LIFE!! Life is easy and we make it hard. The purpose of this monthly 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 April
Coaching Questions that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Taste Life Balance April Recipe
3 Secrets to Being Happy
Where is Chere Speaking?


  1. Decide you want more (more health, love, job satisfaction, time…). Your power is in your decision.
  2. Wake Up Question: What do I want? Think it and ink it. Get crystal clear on what you want.
  3. Bedtime Question: What was the happiest joy of my day? Think it and ink it.
  4. Create your plan, based on what you want and what makes you most happy.
  5. Every day, do one daily habit to support your decision.


Who do I need to let go of today so I have the time or energy or money to get what I really REALLY want?

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“Chere, my initial goals ..lose weight..be more healthy. Then changed to more career/right livelihood kinds of stuff.

Lifestyle wins: I live freer than before.

Healthstyle wins: I eat better and am exercising more.

Emotional and Relationships wins: I am calmer and happier without a relationship.

Career wins: Got a new job, more satisfaction, more challenge, more contributing, more $$$

I learned that I can dabble here and there and that’s ok. I am more relaxed. I am not as worried/driven/anxious as I once was. You get an A+ for listening and inspiring!”
— Mary


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“Purposeful living is when you are in your dream AWAKE!”


Easy Quesadillas

This speedy recipe is perfect to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is easy and rich in fiber, with each tortilla boasting 10 grams of fiber, which is halfway towards your goal of 20 grams!

4 thin pork loin chops, cut into 1/4 inch cubes (look for the word loin which means lean)
1 10-ounce can Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro, diced
2 15-ounce cans Kuner’s Black Beans with Cumin and Chili Spices, drained
2 cups or 8 ounces of Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or your own favorite
8 Multigrain Tortillas (I purchase Mission brand with 5 grams fiber/tortilla)

Heat a 12-inch non-stick skillet and spray with vegetable spray. Sauté pork cubes until done – about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside. (You can do this step on the weekend, saving you time for those busy weekday dinners)

Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and set burner to medium heat. Place tortilla in pan and top half of tortilla with 1/4 cup each of the tomato/pork mixture, black beans and cheese. Fold over. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning once until golden brown and all the cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.

Other options: Vegetarian — replace the pork chops with roasted red peppers. Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned and use plain black beans instead of flavored beans. You could also use rotisserie chicken, however the fat content will be higher than the pork.

Yield: 8 servings
Top with your favorite salsa, sour cream and cilantro.
Serve with a garden salad and warm conversation.

Three Secrets to Start Being Happy Today!

Are you happy today? Oh, you’re waiting for happiness tomorrow…when you get your work project done, or get that raise you deserve, or when your spouse loves more (or at least appreciates you).

In general, how happy would you say you are on a scale of 1 “not happy” to 10 “wonderfully happy”? Happiness is your choice. Every day, you wake up and you create your happiness. And, we all think we have an infinite supply of happy days ahead of us. My Grandma and Grandpa Meyer lived into their nineties. So, I am optimistic I will live to be 90 too.

I bet Judge Jean Davies planned on living forever just like me. She only got 55 years and 116 days. Gary and I went to her funeral last week Saturday. Jean was the first nice person to us when we moved to Chaska twenty years ago. As Frank Sisser eloquently stated in her eulogy, “Don’t cry because her life is over; smile because her life happened.” And boy, did it happen. Jean discovered THE secret to happiness. Waking up and having purpose. She loved her life fully as a judge, wife and mom and sock collector. Everyone loved her. I heard many people at her funeral say, “If I had one person who admired me so much at my funeral my life would be a success.”

Jean and the happiest people I know all share the same three secrets to being happy.
One, know your purpose. Know who you are and your strengths. Know what inspires you, and gives you joy. Identify the purpose that gets you to jump out of bed in the morning. Two, appreciate what you have. Everyday many gifts pop into your life; stop and appreciate them. Once you start to appreciate the goodness in your life you, will find even more gifts to appreciate. Maybe you are missing them because you are not even looking for them? Three, give your love freely. I guarantee you will find joy and fulfillment in helping others. Give love. Feel love. When you love yourself, life will love you back and could you get happier than that? And you will be done waiting for happiness!!

With a smile as I type and always here for you. Love, Chere.

3 Secrets to Being Happy

One: Know your purpose, what inspires you and gives you joy.

Two: Appreciate what you have.

Three: Give your love freely.

- Happy Danielle! Danielle took the bus from college home for spring break. Gary and I were shocked to pick up her up at the bus station dressed in her partying St. Patrick’s day clothes. She loves life and life loves her back!! For sure!

Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

kNOw Your Way to Life Balance at UW Eau Claire What they liked best:

  • Chere’s energy and presentation style excellent, entertaining presentation with lots of great suggestions
  • You are confident, fun and sincere!
  • Loved the soul searching aspect, "What do I want?”
  • Presentation was done joyfully and with wit
  • Chere, your personal stories made me look at mine
  • Wonderful and down to earth and practical ideas to start today

We received so many positive comments from your session, Chere. They felt your information was not only humerous but beneficial and practical too. Personally I would like to thank you for being such a sweetheart of a person. You are FULL of surprises!
— Nancy Amdahl, Classified Staff Committee Co-Chair, UW Eau Claire

April 8, 2008, Twin Cities District Dietetic Association, Nutrition Entrepreneurs: Starting and Owning a Business, Speakers Felicia Busch, Michele Gorman and Chere Bork, Roseville, MN

April 9 and 10, 2008, Charter, Wellness Coaching, New Prague, MN

April 26, 2008, Columbus Community Hospital, Spring Into A New You keynote Savor Your Life Today!!, Columbus, WI

April 29, 2008, CIGNA Health Fair, Whole Grains for a Healthy Heart Display, Eden Prairie, MN

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