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February, 2010

Kathy's Blueberry Mango Smoothie | Gold Medal Life

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E-Newsletter, February 2010

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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Coaching Question that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Gold Medal Living
Taste Life Balance February Recipe
Where is Chere Speaking?


  1. Be SELFish
    Put yourself first on your list. SELFish – SELF care.
    Too hard? Start with 15 minutes of ME time every day.

  2. Dump worries
    Learn from yesterday but live in today.

  3. Stop shoulding
    Notice when you use the word should and the feelings associated with it.
    Wants are joy and shoulds are often guilt and shame.

  4. Start over every morning
    Remember every day is a new life

  5. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep
    Life looks different and feels harder when you are tired.
    And, there is a decided relationship between obesity and sleeping less than 7 hours.


Who do I need to do today to start to live a gold medal life?

Since 1999 I have had a hard time describing what transpires during a coaching session. Coaching is an experiential process as well as an intellectual one. Talking about coaching isn't the same thing as being coached. Click here or call me at 952.937.5697 to reserve your complimentary, no obligation, 30-minute Coaching Session. If you are ready to take action towards obtaining the life you really want this is your first step.

Experience coaching first hand and create an action plan that will help you move forward with your goals and dreams. I guarantee one tip, tool, question or strategy that will give you more energy, balance, focus, happiness or health.



“Oh Chere! Thank you! I believe I've mentioned that my son, John Van House, is the executive chef at Murray's? He'll be thrilled to hear that the picture of his steak looks "mouth watering." Glad you enjoyed eating there.

I've left your email in my inbox for a day and half now, true delayed gratification! Your subject line shines brightly in my inbox and I feel energized each time I read it, so I've printed it out and taped it to one of my monitors as a constant reminder and day brightener. I also needed time to answer your question - What is my LIFE aim this week? Generally my weeks are filled with goals that handle what is put in front of me, and as I write this to you, I am able to articulate that life is a buffet, with an abundance of "bad food" choices, as well as much as we need of "good food" choices, it's up to us what we select, although there are "helpers" along the way, placing items on our trays. I get to choose how I am going to handle each "serving."

My life aim this week is to de-stress my personal responsibility "load". Thank you for allowing me to communicate with you and thusly focus my desires and dreams.

You shine brilliantly and your talks reach your audiences in a positively empowering way."
—Colleen A. Van House


“Chere, Not only thanks for being born but also thanks for the nice note. I just opened the e-mail TODAY if that gives you any idea of how far behind I am. After I got over the flu bug that almost took me out, I came down with a sinus/cold which left me tired and not feeling so great. This week I am finally starting to feel like I’m alive again. My New Year’s resolution is to work very hard on re-evaluating priorities and making myself push to get things done and caught up.

I really enjoyed our coaching call and I look forward to reading your newsletters. Your phone calls gave me a boost as did your presentation at our meeting. As I am able to fit it in, I’m sure you’ll be hearing from me. I have to get a few things taken care of first before I add ANYTHING else to my life. I’m balancing what I HAVE TO DO with what I WANT TO DO. That’s not an easy task for me, but I’m working hard at it and I am a survivor and usually accomplish anything I set my mind to.”


“HI howdy hola. Just got formal job offer.
11% increase over what i make now.
it is a good job.
i think it is a good stepping point for me and a chance to help help help
ok, i'm going to do more of this law of attraction stuff.
i guess i should read that book the secret now, eh???
hope you are WELL”

“Don’t be afraid to die, be afraid you will not find the time to live.”

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55. I can’t even type ‘that number.” 55 - My BIG deal birthday. Bigger than five oh! How to celebrate? What to do? Birthday celebrations seem more important than every this year. Actually, living seems more important than ever this year. Jan 11, 2010, my caring and talented carpenter cousin Gary John Meyer (46 years young) accidentally fell 33 feet to his death on his first day of work. And, Jan 21, 2010, Gary’s cousin Karen Kay Warner (56 years young) ended her courageous 14 year battle with breast cancer. I try to remember life is shorter than I think. Two cousins dying in 10 days remind me.

Five years ago Gary and I created our Fully Alive Before I Die (FABD for short) lists, otherwise known as the Bucket List. For my 55th birthday I had to do something on my FABD list. Being terrified of heights, I asked Gary and Danielle to do the ropes course at the Mall of America. After traversing the first span of rope I was ready to be done. What was I thinking? Why didn’t I want to go to dinner like normal 55 year olds? I could be eating and drinking a nice glass of wine right now.

Twelve inches of air separated me from the plank where I was suppose to place my foot. I looked up at the ‘Rope lady’ who yelled,”Put your right foot on the cord and left foot on the plank.” I said, “No!” She replied, “Put your right foot on the cord and left foot on the plank.” I said, “No!” She yelled it again. Finally Miss Danielle said, “Come on, Mom, just do what she says!” I did. If I would have known the fourth level of ropes had nothing to hold onto I would have quit. Another thing on the FABD list accomplished. Yes!

Next on ‘the birthday agenda’ was to watch the Olympics on TV by a roaring fire. (Giant b-day fire made by the bridegroom) I am mesmerized by the Olympics. I can’t get enough of them. I realized the ropes course was my Olympics. I was really competing with myself, and fear was not an option. I kept on telling myself, “Chere, only 13 steps.” Doing this ropes course was like wining a gold medal; accomplishing something on my FABD list with 2 special people, Gary and Dani, and with a body that worked. Lucky! Or was it just luck? You get what you expect. If you expect gold medal living, you live a gold medal life.

Read more about the four components to gold medal living on my blog. . .


Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and breakfast like a pauper. Breakfast is an important investment in your day. Regardless of how busy your schedule is preparing a healthy breakfast is easier than you think. Give this easy fast food smoothie a try. Remember life is easy and we make it hard.

Kathy’s Blueberry Mango Smoothie

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 mango or your favorite fruit like bananas or strawberries
1 cup plain low fat yogurt*
2 tsp honey*
2 tsp lime juice
6 raw almonds
Optional add 2 ice cubes
Yield: 2 servings

*Kathy substitutes Oikos Greek Yogurt with honey

Breakfast Investment Ideas

For breakfast investment ideas please, read more on my blog.

Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

“My 60 staff and I have had an incredibly busy year getting ready for implementation of the new WIC Food Package. After lots of changes, training, and moving our 3 largest clinics, we were all ready for the historic WIC changes but tired and worn out. Thankfully, Chere came to our rescue! With her great stories and tools that can be used to better balance life, she breathed new life into us. She re-energized us so that we can enjoy life more and better serve the families that depend on us. We are forever grateful for the Chere experience!!!”
—Peggy Redfern, RD
Supervising Public Health Nutritionist
Tulare County WIC Program
Tulare, CA 93274

February 4, 2010, 2010, Article Chanhassen Villager, Are you making decisions to be happy and healthy?

February 9, 2010, ADA Nutrition Entrepreneurs’ Coaches Sig, Self Care for the Professional Woman – Loving Your Changing Body with Helene Van Manen, MCC

February 10, 2010 , Medtronic, Top Three Secrets to Lose Weight Teleclass

February 17, 2010, Medtronic, LEARN Telephone weight loss class

February 25, 2010 Coach U Newcomers Sig Teleclass Creating Energy for Your Coaching Practice


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~ 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