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December, 2011

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Welcome to TASTE LIFE the monthly ezine for you to take charge of your life!


5 Ways to Complete and Celebrate This Year
Tasting Life Real People Examples
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Thank you...The Priceless Gift
Oven Fried Chicken
Where is Chere Savoring Life?
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Before you can put more goodness in your life, stop and complete and appreciate the significance of this year first.

  1. Make a list of the top 10 accomplishments in 2011 that you are most proud of. (You can email me a copy!)
  2. Make a list of the mistakes, regrets, things you wished you hadn’t done or said in the past year. Clean up these mistakes if it is appropriate.
  3. Promise yourself not to think about January until December 26. Enjoy the magic of the season.
  4. What was the smartest decision you made in 2001? Why?
  5. Make a list of the top 5 people who made the most difference in your life. Send them a thank you note. People love receiving these Savor Your Life Greeting cards.

Sharon Start Won a 5 Ingredients for Healthy Living Cookbook for her gratitude ideas she posted on the Taste life blog. She wrote: “I have a Gratitude Basket filled with my favorite cards and letters received at Christmas, birthdays and throughout the year(s). When I think about being grateful I pick up that basket and look through the special messages of love and fun.”




“My Advent devotion today sparked a thought that went with your gratitude message.

I am from Wausau, WI and met you in Eau Claire a few years ago at the Wisconsin State Hospital Association convention.

In Advent, many children enjoy opening little windows on an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. And retailers always like to remind us on a daily basis of how many days we have left until Christmas. But sometimes something happens when we start counting down the days like this. We don’t always live in the moment.

The Bible tells us to number our days aright, Psalm 90:12. To me that means to treasure each day that we are given by God. Someone once said, “Each day is a gift. That is why we call it the present.” We need to consider what we are doing each day of Advent to celebrate the blessings of today. Instead of just rushing to get through the day to cross it off our calendars, ask yourself, “How will I celebrate this 24 hour present from God today?”

Blessings to you and your family this holiday season. I look forward to your taste of life.
You are an inspiration and are perfect in your vocation!!!”
—Nancy Lewis

Chere’s note: Yes Nancy the present is a gift. I remember that Healthy Self keynote very well. It was back in 2007 and there were about 300 of us squeezed into the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire, WI and all we did was learn and laugh. What I remember most from your group was the numerous volunteer stories and their gracious investment in others' wellbeing.

Quit waiting to be happy and healthy and call me today 952 937 5697 to set up your 30 min energy coaching session before the busy holidays. Maybe the BEST gift you can give yourself.


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Thank You ... The priceless gift

Getting the mail is the highlight of my day. I love receiving handwritten cards and notes. I received this card a few days ago and have it proudly displayed on what I call my “Chere shrine,” the kitchen sink window sill where I place my current treasures. It absolutely made my day. (The “Chere shrine” drives Gary nuts as stuff constantly falls into the kitchen sink.)

Serotonin happiness booster

WOW! What an A++ serotonin happiness booster. The letter was priceless and made my day.

Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that is related to feeling good. When you are depressed, or sad, you often have low levels of serotonin. Research has shown that when you are on the “receiving end of goodness” your serotonin levels actually rise. However the better news is that when you deliver your “goodness gift of YOU,” your serotonin levels also rise almost equally. When you increase your serotonin levels you lower your stress levels and increase your inner peace and joy.

Read more and get a chance to win Savor Your Life Greeting Cards.

K wrote, “Dear ‘You changed my life…’Chere. (yes, I re-read that line a few times.) I ordered your cookbook. I am the person you spoke to at __. You were at the beginning of my changes in my life. You gave me your website address and I receive your newsletters. I am divorced but my husband’s name was Gary and I have a boy and girl also.” The letter went on to say, “In May 2010 I had a double mastectomy and later that year my ovaries removed. I have lost 32 pounds and counting. I didn’t want this holiday season to pass without mentioning to you that I frequently think of you. Thank you for all you do.” -K

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Do you want to live with more purpose, balance, and calm and want to put in more happiness and health into your life?

I can help. I am offering a 2012 New You All Year Coaching Sampler.

New You All Year Coaching Sampler

Many times we don’t do what we say we are going to do because we know in our hearts we will never do them anyway. Tired of making goals you think you “should” have? Do you feel a “deep knowing” inside you that there must be more to life than this? If any of these are you, then you are ready to make 2012 be different.

One 60 minute Coaching Sampler:
Creating your 90 day Energy Action and Self Care Plan - $150.00
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Join me for my sixth annual FREE, interactive, fun informative teleclass — MAKE 2012 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER. All you need are 2 free hours and a phone. Class meets for two consecutive weeks, one hour each week. Mark your calendars for Thursday January 19, and January 26, 2012 at 7 pm CST – 7:50 CST. Grab your partner, spouse or girlfriend and create the support to make this your best year ever. Register together. Click here and I will send you the details.

“This 2 hour class jump-started my latest venture, Embrace Encouragement, where I serve as a personal coach working with musicians and artists who want to take their gifts to higher levels and new audiences." —Wendy V. www.embraceencouragement.com, and www.wendyv.com

“I could go on and on about how much power your words and thoughts have motivated ME!! I LOVE the idea about putting my vision on separate pieces of paper - and then I can make it into a mini scrapebook for this YEAR of my Little SLICE of heaven!!! What a truly wonderful way to start out the new year I am filled with such hope and JOY!!! Sincere thanks for your wonderful spirit” —Beth

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Busy People Can Have Time to Cook Real Oven Fried Chicken Without Guilt

Oven Fried Chicken from the 5 Ingredient for Healthy Living Cookbook
All year you were thinking “I should be healthy” and it didn’t happen. No worries.
It is never too late. Focus on who you want to become this coming next year not on what you need to overcome.  Start now before the holidays really reeve up so you are already in action when the New Year pops in.

This recipe is fried chicken without the guilt and easy on your budget too. You can double the recipe and cook it once and eat it twice. Great cold in your lunch. We grew up in Milwaukee eating leftover cold chicken and stuffing.  If you are gluten intolerant you could substitute crushed rice or corn chex cereal for the bread crumbs.

Kids love to cook if you let them. Stevie Ray whipped up Oven Fried Chicken in about 15 minutes top.

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 400F. Oil a wire rack and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper in a gallon-size zipper plastic bag. Dip chicken in buttermilk then place in plastic bag and shake until all pieces are coated.  Place on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Turn over and bake additional 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes four 3 ounce servings.

If you are concerned about your sodium intake you can omit the sodium. I don’t use much salt in our cooking, so I feel A ok using 1/4 tsp of salt to zest up this entrée.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 315 Calories; 29 gm Protein; 12.6 gm Fat; 21.3 gm Carbohydrate; 444 mg Sodium

Grandma Lily said “People will always have to eat!” So what else could Laurie and I be besides Registered Dietitians? We are in our second printing of our 5 Ingredients for Healthy Living Cookbook. The cookbook includes 5 ingredient real food recipes and lists of five to live the 5 ingredients of purpose, energy, happiness, healthy and balance. If you have decided you done with eating your meals as an afterthought and instead want to think of meals as a ritual that you can savor that nourishes your belly and your spirit, order your cookbook now. Until January 15th, special prices for your holiday gifts. Special price for orders of five. Get four friends together and create your team of health for the new year.

Read more about the benefits of home-cooked chicken on my blog.

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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?

“Chere I don’t read your ezine I just scroll down to see your pictures!” Well, here you go!

The giantenormous news is that David Schurter asked Danielle to marry him on the steps of the capitol in Madison the day before Thanksgiving. I love his love for food. Gary loves his love for biking and outdoors. We both love that he loves our Danielle.

Piano movers moving my piano and the entire family is “helping!” When I turned 40 we bought a piano and the kids and I took lessons. I decided to give my piano to my sister Michele as I was not playing like I thought I would. New chapter! When you want to create more abundance in your life you have to create the energy and space for it first.

Thanksgiving was extra special this year with our double birthdays. Brett was born on Danielle’s third birthday on Thanksgiving 23 years ago. This year they celebrated their Thanksgiving birthdays at Auntie Pam’s in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

My PALS Mastermind Professional Speaking Group enjoyed NSA MN Holiday Party at the Susan Zimmerman’s home.
Chris Heeter, Chere, Gaye Lindfors, Robin Getman and Susan Zimmerman

Julie Zabloski hosted an amazing neighborhood party. We sat for hours at her dining room table chatting and laughing and eating all the food she prepared for us. If food is love she must really love us. Thank you Julie! We all love you back!

Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

December 2011, Foodservice News, MSNA Nutrition Conference Article

December 5, 2011, Institute for Professional Speaker Development, National Speaker Association, Minnesota chapter, Co-facilitator of the 2011 – 2012 Graduate Program, Bloomington, MN

December 6, 2011, Caring Bridge, Savor Your Life Today Teleclass, Part IV. Stress Management from the Inside Out, Eagan, MN

Ronda Maurer, Chere and Darla Nemec
of Caring Bridge

I developed a new program for Caring Bridge called Health is Hope! It is one in person Wellness Kick Off and 4 20 minute Tele-class Pep Rallies, Healthy Movement, Healthy Eating, Financial Health and Stress Management. Send me an email if you would like more information for your organization.

Caring Bridge Pep Rally Participants had this to say:

  • Can you please send me the 5 tips to get going you talked about today?
    Thanks for your ideas. I love your energy and positive attitude. You must have wonderful karma and if you don’t you will because you’ve earned it! J
  • Thanks Chere – yesterday was AWESOME! I loved what you did and there were lots of nodding heads! Always a good sign. R
  • Thank you, Chere!!!
    The pep rally was great!! It was just what I needed to keep moving forward on my vision!!

December 6, 2011, Article Chanhassen Villager, Be Healthfully Merry Now and All Year Long

If you want to transform your passion for your life’s journey in 2012 I warmly invite you to the Fire of Hope Conference.

January 20, 21, 2012 God’s Pharmacy, Fire of Hope, Mpls. MN

Get your girlfriends together and order your tickets now for a special discount. Buy one get one free for a limited time offer.

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 January through May of 2012. Living your values will create energy and productivity. I promise!

If you enjoy these coaching tips on appreciation and positivity and want to help others, please forward this issue to your co workers, staff, family and friends. I appreciate your support. Missed an article? Visit the archived editions at http://letters.webvalence.com/sites/TasteLife/

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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