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March, 2010

Jaci's Lunch Smoothie | Is Your Life a Journey or a Destination?

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E-Newsletter, March 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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5 Actions to Live Life like a Journey
Coaching Question that Could Change Your Life
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Is Your Life a Journey or a Destination?
Taste Life Balance March Recipe
Where is Chere Speaking?


  1. Make a conscious decision that every day is a new life.
  2. Know what you want from each day. Today I want_____.
  3. Pick an adjective for who you want to be each day.
  4. Savor the present by using your sense of smell, touch, and taste.
  5. Make one person smile every day.


Fill in the blank. I will be happy when______________. (The correct answer is today!)

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.



“Wow! What a birthday, and I didn't send you a GREAT BIRTHDAY wish. I got your card today, and was surprised to see that you went dog sledding. Sue and Chris did too. What a coincidence. I am tackling the paperwork for the Young Artist Auditions for the Menomonee Falls Symphony of which I am the chairman. It is a pretty big job from October to the end of March. It is going well, but the paperwork is going to be something to tackle NOW. Hope to hear from you”.
—Aunt Doris
Aunt Doris thank you for the lovely happy birthday violin phone message


“Hi Chere, I wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to let you know how much I have enjoyed receiving your newsletters! You are really amazing! I love your personal "bucket list" ideas, and I agree that we all need one!”
Take care.....
—Caryn, Teacher and co-owner of United Liquor, Golden Valley.

On Caryn’s FABD list is having her pic taken in front of the Eiffel Tower, hiring a personal trainer, taking her kids on a cruise, go downhill skiing again and go on a hot air balloon ride.


“Hey there! YOU DO NOT look a day over forty! It is your smile and your outlook on life. What a great combo. Someday we will have to have a glass of fermented antioxidants....;-)”
—Cheers, Janice
How did you know I thoroughly enjoy red fermented antioxidants in moderation! And, Janice you hit on something ~~ positivity is the key to being happy and when you are happy you can be healthy. And nothing beats happy and healthy. Nothing!


“You are authentic and radiant and quite an inspiration!
Was surprised to see you real age!
Thanks for the newsletter--as always.
Warm regards,”
—Mary-Jeanne "MJ" Cabanel, Geneva Switzerland


“You are too much....the ropes course yet!!!!
I did one many years ago and had the same feeling of overcoming my fears...am I ever proud of you! Way to go gir!l”
—Love, Marn~
Marn won a gold medal skiing at the age of 70 after 20 or 30 (sorry Marn I don’t know how many) operations on her knee. Way to go Marn! The little ropes course was nothing compared to what you have accomplished. I am proud of you.


“Hi, Chere, Best wishes for fab living as you work on the FABD list! You accomplished the fully alive part long ago, as far as I can tell!”

Gerri – I know what the opposite of fully alive is and don’t really relish the option of being fully dead. So I have no choice do I!

On Gerri’s FABD list - Going to Iceland, spending a month in Italy, spending 2-3 months at the cabin, making one quilt, mostly just living as best (not meaning moneywise) as I can AND not climbing a wall!

Danielle has been tasting life modeling as a bride


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

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Is your life a journey or a destination? I used to think destination. “I can’t wait for Brett to be in first grade so I don’t have to pay for daycare.” “I can’t wait for Danielle to be accepted into a college she likes and can afford.” The BIG family destination was to travel to all fifty states. Oh, the planning and fun family talks that we had to get to all the states before Danielle graduated from high school. One of the last trips we traveled 3,000 miles in one week and visited Oklahoma City, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Biloxie, Mobile, and Memphis.

Since I started on what the family calls “the coaching thing” I live life as journey. Every day is a new life. My simple goal is to get to bed every night happy and healthy. Healthy I define by eating produce. When I eat fruits and veggies I am not eating white junky carbs. So, I try to eat 4 servings a day, which amazingly EVEN as a Registered Dietitian is hard for me unless I do a little planning. Produce just doesn’t to “come by” like white junk food does it? Happy I define by three things: What did I accomplish? What did I learn? Who did I help smile today?

Steve Jobs in his commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005 stated, “If you live each day as if it will be your last, someday it most certainly will be.” Every day he looks in the mirror and asks himself, “If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I am about to do today?” If he answers “No” too many days in a row he needs to change something.

I have advocated mirror talk for years. Every morning I look in the mirror. I wink at myself and say, “Lookin’ good Chere (Sometimes this is a little pep talk as I feel I am really feeling tired, old and not ready for the day), who do you want to be today?” Then I pick an adjective for who I want to show up being. Favorite adjective is sassy. Picture a sassy day.

The good news is you and I have a choice of who we want to be and what we want to do. You can decide today that your life is a journey and that every day is a new life. You can feel fully alive before you die if you live each day awake and conscious. But you gotta plan. You have to live life awake.

Gary and I are living our FABD (Fully Alive Before I Die) lists. Gary is busy making plans to raft the Salmon River this June, while I am starting to prepare to do my first and last triathlon this July. I figured I have spent hours watching triathlons why not just do one. Even though I don’t swim, bike or run. Oh well. Give it a try in Wisconsin where no one knows me. I just want to finish.

What is on your FABD (Fully Alive Before You Die) list? Remember we aren’t lucky like food and come with an expiration date. You and I know we are going to die, just not when. So, if you know you are going to die why aren’t you living like it? (Is this a profound question or what!?)

I challenge you to create your FABD list. Don’t wait. Don’t just read this ezine and say “that’s nice for Chere” and forget your own list. Nothing tastes better than feeling like you are in charge of your life and feeling fully alive before you die.

Accept this challenge and declare your FABD list on our blog and read what is on our FABD lists.

Here to add value to your life and help you accomplish stuff on your FABD list. Just let me know how, Love Chere


Jaci's Favorite Lunch Smoothie

Jaci is the web designer who has helped me prepare and send Taste Life ezine for many years. She makes this healthy, quick smoothie for lunch. This shake would also be perfect for breakfast. You could easily make this the evening ahead, refrigerate and drink on your ride to work. I guarantee you will feel full until lunch time. Drinking 330 calories rich in omega 3’s and monounsaturated fats will save you hundreds of snacking calories.

1 banana
1 avocado
1 c. frozen organic strawberries
1 c. rice milk
1/4 c. plain whey protein powder
2 tsp. ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of allspice
Sweeten to taste with stevia *

Blend until smooth. It will be really thick like a milkshake. This recipe can serve one or two. You could prepare this in the morning and consume half for breakfast and the other half for lunch. Supplement with a high fiber bagel and a few turkey slices for lunch and you are good to go.

Gary and I split this recipe for an evening snack. I used fresh strawberries, skim milk, one tablespoon of ground flax seeds and two packages of Truvia to sweeten it. I skipped the cinnamon and allspice.

Be creative. Use fruits you enjoy. Next time I prepare this I will use the frozen cherries we always keep in the freezer instead of the banana.

Nutrition Composition:
Yield: 2 servings
One serving: Calories: 337, Carb 32 gm, Protein 18.4 gm, Fat 17.5 gm

*Can use agave nectar, or honey.

The Good News About Avocados and Fat
Studies have shown that the key to maintaining your weight or to lose weight
is to eat fat and protein at each meal. Don’t be afraid of the 17 grams of fat.
I guarantee these 17 grams of fat will fill you up and keep you away from junk food.
One trip to the vending machine costs 240 calories and 15 grams of fat for a candy bar or bag of chips without any nutrition.

Don’t afraid to eat 15 grams of fat for a meal, read more on my blog

Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

I am currently developing an amazing talk for 3M titled “Defensive Dining: How to Eat Healthy in a Double Cheeseburger.com world.” Send me an email if you want to book this where you work.

March 3, 2010, 10th Annual Eat Smart New York Conference, NY Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Savor Your Life Today, Keynote, Albany, NY

March 4, 2010, 2010, Article Chanhassen Villager, Five ways to lose weight – no “diet” required

March 10, 11, 2010, Michigan Choices: 2010 Conference- Michigan nUtrition Network, MSU and Extension, MC for Celebration Dinner and Keynote – Savor Your Life Today, East Lansing, MI

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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