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April, 2011

Deliberate Creation of Ease and Grace | Black Bean Dip

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5 Ways to Become Attractive to Yourself
Tasting Life Real People Examples
Like Savor Your Life Today Fan Page
Deliberate Creation of Ease and Grace
Black Bean Dip from the 5 Ingredients for Healthy Living Cookbook
Where is Chere Savoring Life?
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  1. Nourish yourself.
    Bahran Akradi founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness in the April 2011 edition of
    Experience L!fe asks: Think for a moment: If you were living the cleanest, most honest,
    least cluttered version of your own life, what would that look and feel like?
  2. Think WIN.
    What’s Important Now!
    Attraction lives in the moment, not in the future.
  3. Underpromise, Overdeliver.
    Give yourself a reserve of time and energy.
  4. Appreciate.
    Do you look at the glass as half empty or half full? Appreciate you have a glass.
  5. Be yourself.
    Stop trying to become somebody you are amazing just the way you are.



“I am back at work and enjoying it. I am having fun learning new things and making an impact on those around me. I choose an organization that matched my needs and values. I valued flexibility and the ability to be close to home. I am happy and healthy. I am balancing my family, my work life and my own needs. I am spending quality time with my family, working out on a regular basis and being with my friends and enjoying life.”

On the day I was laid off I made some decisions to take care of me and start living my values. Don’t get me wrong the decision was not immediate, I lay on the couch and mopped for an hour – my husband called to check up on me. He encouraged me to do the things I wanted to do. I got off the couch and headed to the gym that Monday afternoon. During the week, I went to the gym everyday It was the start of my new life that I was going to define and own."


“Hello, I just wanted to share my day with you. I went to bed late, and slept in late. But when I woke up I made myself leave the house. I packed a book, journal, iPod and headed an hour away to the beach. Now I'm sitting in the sand, not a cloud in the sky, singing to my music. Having a great day! Hope your weekend is going great!”

Quit waiting to be happy and healthy and call me today 952-937-5697 to set up your 30 min energy coaching session.


I invite you to join the Savor Your Life Today Fan Page. Quick ideas and recipes and tips for easy living.


The house is extra quiet. The same day the earthquake hit Japan the foundation in our home was shaken up a bit too. We were “de-nested” again with Danielle’s move to Chicago.
Since she moved out I have been de-cluttering the “nest.” I find I am craving space more than stuff. Although Gary would love to argue that there are still reams of paper around here. And, I do mean reams.

I have made the decision to deliberately create a life of ease and grace. I do believe life is easy and we make it hard. Our beliefs do create our days. Can you think of a better belief than a life full of ease and grace? I can’t. A while back one of my clients created what we call her “kiddy corner life.” She was let go from a horrendous, life-consuming job (she slept with her laptop) and began to use the law of attraction. With a need to gain back control of her life, she began to workout at a health club a mile or so from her home, which resulted in her participation in her first triathlon. She loved the closeness of the gym and decided she wanted to have her next job close to home to continue to workout with ease. Her new job is “kiddy corner” from her health club. She deliberately and with intention created her new amazing life…

Read on to learn how to attract what you want and get a chance to win a $10.00 Starbucks gift card by sharing your secrets of deliberate creation.

Jessica Butcher, RD from Allendale Michigan won the Starbucks gift last month
for sharing her secrets of positivity.


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I invite you to Join the Savor Your Life Today Fan Page for healthy recipe ideas. Last month’s contest for the best smoothie recipe was won by Mary Ann Edberg. She won the 5 Ingredients for Healthy Living Cookbook with her smoothie recipes for Hot Vanilla Smoothie and Cereal Number Smoothie.

Black Bean Dip

“Chere, I made the black bean dip for "snack day" at work last week. One of my coworkers didn't pay attention to the label I made for it and actually thought it was chocolate...her tastebuds were a bit surprised! It was a fiber-licious snack and a real hit around here! Thanks for being you.”
— Annie Grimmius

16 ounce black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup prepared salsa
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Use as a dip for corn or rice tortilla chips or raw vegetables.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Nutrition per tablespoon: 17 Calories; 1 gm Protein; 0 gm Fat; 3.3 gm Carbohydrate; 75 mg Sodium


Cannellini Bean Dip and Black Bean Dip from the 5 Ingredients for Health Living Cookbook.

Dinner Club enjoying both bean dips from the 5 Ingredients for Health Living Cookbook.

Everything Tina Verburgt cooks is gorgeous and tastes fantastic!


Can you tell I celebrated March Nutrition Month?

If you are done waiting to be healthy, order your cookbook now. Health is hope and is hope everything!

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Where is Chere savoring life?

Savoring is a quality that happy people naturally have in abundance.

Savoring = to mindfully engage in thoughts or behaviors that heighten the effect of positive events on positive feelings. There are 3 temporal forms of Savoring: (1) Anticipatory (2) In the Moment and (3) Reminiscent. We can savor a positive event before it happens by getting excited in preparation for it, we can savor the positive event as it event as it occurs and we can savor a positive event by remembering it. What are you savoring today?

Linda and I celebrated our love of food and our “Garys” at Café Ena.

Maize Guajillo crusted halibut served over roasted corn-chimichuri
mashed potatoes tri color baby carrots,
in a line burre blanc topped with an avocado relish

Gary and Linda Day Anderson the Culinary Specialist for Kowalski’s
and my Gary and I enjoyed a sensory delight at Café Ena.
Café Ena is the Twin Cities most awarded Latin Fusin Restaurant.


Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

April 5, 2011, Institute for Professional Speaker Development, National Speaker Association Minnesota Chapter, Co-facilitator of the 2010 – 2011 Apprentice Program, Promoting Yourself

April 17, 2011, Article Chanhassen Villager, Spring is time for simplifying your life.

April 19 – 20, 2011, Michigan WIC Conference, Keynote: Healthy Self: Your Lifestyle Approach to Well Being. Breakout – kNOw Your Way to Balance, Grand Rapids, MN

April 28, 2011, Minnesota Dietetic Association. Keynote:Tasting Life Balance in Your Value Driven World, St. Louis Park, MN

May 14, 2011, Gamma Omicron Beta Foundation. Founders Day. Keynote: Happy Energy!, Roseville, MN

If you or your team are feeling overwhelmed, and out of time you need the presentation I have just developed — Tasting Life Balance In Your Value Driven World. This presentation uses the new Value Card deck to identify your values and get your time back. Call me today (952-937-5697) as I am booking events for spring and the summer. Living your values will create energy and productivity. I promise!

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My passion is to empower you to have an easy life, radiating extraordinary health and well being. Can you feel it? Email or call today at 1.952-937-5697 for a 30-minute complimentary coaching session. I guarantee one tip, tool, question or strategy that will make your life easier!!

Coaching is one on one, on the telephone, confidential and life changing!

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