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May, 2012

Contagious Happiness and Chia Seed Spinach Eggs

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


5 Ways Science Says Will Make You Happy
Tasting Life Real People Examples
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Contagious Happiness
Chia Seed Spinach Eggs
Where is Chere Savoring Life?
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  1. Making the Best of It
    When life gives you lemons ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?’ instead of “Why me? Why questions are “fishing questions” and what questions result in positive actions. People that maintain a positive attitude when adversity strikes are happier.
  2. Savor Everyday Moments
    Pause and use your senses to smell your coffee or listen to the wind or people watch. Psychologist Sonja Lyumborisky studies show that people who took the time to “savor” ordinary events they usually hurried through showed significant increases in happiness and less depression.
  3. Treasure Family and Make Friends
    Happier people tend to have good families, friends, and supportive relationships, say Diener and Biswas-Diener. Don’t make shallow acquaintance but “closer relationships” with people who care and understand you.
  4. Dump “Comparitis” and Comparisons
    Sonja Lyumborisky’s studies showed that comparing yourself to others can damage your happiness and self-esteem. Focus on your own accomplishments.
  5. Get Out and Exercise
    The magic pill for everything is exercise. Many studies have shown that moving your body can be as effective as treating depression without any side effects. Get out there and release some “I love my life” endorphins.



“FYI (isn't it amazing that there is a PERFECT word for everything !!!)
A compendium is a concise, yet comprehensive compilation of a body of knowledge. A compendium may summarize a larger work. In most cases the body of knowledge will concern some delimited field of human interest or endeavour (for example, hydrogeology, logology, ichthyology, phytosociology, or myrmecology), while a "universal" encyclopedia can be referred to as a compendium of all human knowledge. It could also be referred to as a tome.”

"Chere Bork is a compendium of JOY in the world of Bethany Metsa"

Chere’s note: I think I love being a compendium of joy. Bethany is living her life on purpose and has dumped worries and doubt most of the time. Happy for you Beth!

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.


I invite you to join the Savor Your Life Today Fan Page. Tips, and recipes to attract a healthy happy life.

Contagious HAPPINESS

I never forgot how I felt the first time I heard, “Chere you are waaay too happy.” Have you ever heard a comment by someone that took your breath away (and not in a good way). Relationships can oxygenate our lives and make us thrive or stifle us and take our breath away.

Back in 2007, even health care professionals were shocked when the New England Journal of Medicine* published the results of the research that studied 12,000 people over 32 years and showed that your chances of becoming obese were not necessarily tied to your sleep habits, your exercise or even what you eat (these do play a giant, giant role), but rather the key predictor were who your closest friends were.

The study showed we are 171% more likely to gain weight if our closest friends gain weight even if they lived miles away. Dr. Nicholas Christakis, the principal investigator in the study stated, “You change your idea of what is an acceptable body type by looking at the people around you.”

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Happiness is liking who you are.


What makes me happiest? Being with my family, especially being with my mom.

Happy Days Are Here Again!! Countdown to Summer!!

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Every day is a gift full of little stuff. Unfortunately most of the time we are moving at such a frantic pace to get things done, read another email or help people who are asking for it that we feel we are always behind and are too busy to notice the little stuff. “I will get outside tomorrow after I get this stuff done.” What if you enjoyed every single summer day like you did when you were a kid?

Remember your carefree fun filled summer days and even more savory nights where you stayed out late and watching the dragon flies and begging your mom to stay outside “another minute.” You are in luck. You can enjoy this again because the way to predict your future is to create it.

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Brett and I kayaking Sawmill Lake, Rhinelander WI
Great way to get exercise and be with
the ones you love most.


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If you are tired of the same old same old breakfast…time to add chia seeds to your eggs like my college friend Cate Gasser does for her family. They contain omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. The egg chia seed mixture is similar to the consistency of couscous.

Ingredients per person

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Few tablespoons onion, chopped
  • Baby spinach about one handful
  • Milk about one tablespoon
  • Butter

Whisk the chia seeds into egg
and soak for 15 minutes

Add milk to chia seed egg mixture.


Add spinach and stir until leaves are slightly wilted

Chia Seed Spinach Eggs
Love to watch Cate Gasser cook up goodness in her kitchen.
She is the foodservice instructor at Baraboo Senior High School, Baraboo, Wisconson.


Method: Whisk the chia seeds into the egg and soak for 15 minutes. Sauté the onion in a non- stick fry pan in butter until soft. Whisk the milk into the chia seed egg mixture. Add the egg milk chia seed mixture to the pan and stir until set. Add the baby spinach leaves and stir the mixture until leaves are slightly wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Wellbeing is the secret to being more productive and happy. Eating is one of the seven keys to master for wellbeing. Is “starting to become healthier” overwhelming and you don’t like to cook? You are in luck. My sister Laurie and I have the perfect little cookbook with 5 ingredient recipes with real food. It will give you more energy and health, less time grocery shopping and will save you money. Order your cookbook now.

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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?

Reminiscent Savoring: Many hours were spent on the driveway playing basketball, made more challenging by our steep driveway. I spent more time chasing balls down the street than making hoops. Brett and Gary took down the hoop as Brett moves to Chicago June 30, 2012 to be a CPA at Deloitte. Being a mom is often bittersweet!

Anticipatory Savoring: We are super EXCITED for this fantastic view when we hike the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. This pic was taken by Gary and Tammy Laurent.


Where is Cherecoach in the media and speaking?

April 19, 2012, IAAP North Suburban Chapter Administrative Professionals Week Development Expo, Creating Positive Energy for Change, Shoreview, MN

“Chere spoke at our North Suburban Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals development expo on her program “Creating Positive Energy for Change,” and she did just that! From the moment she began, she had the audience engaged and ready to absorb her tools for creating positive energy. I personally connected with the discussion on energy drainers and how much they impact our lives and impede us from reaching our full potential. I love that Chere is all about core values and being present in your life every day! Her natural energy and passion for life and people came through loud and clear and the audience ate it up! If your group is hungry for some inspiration, but in a fun and energetic environment, Chere is the perfect solution.”

Karin Bartz
President-Elect, North Suburban Chapter IAAP
Medtronic, Inc. , Executive Assistant

May 7, 2012, Institute for Professional Speaker Development, National Speaker Association Minnesota Chapter, Co-facilitator of the Graduate Program

May 14, 2012 Article Chanhassen Villager, Multitasking: A Badge of Honor

May 10, 2012, Coach U Newcomer Sig, Using Energy to Grow Your Coaching Practice

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 of 2012 and beyond. Living your values will create energy and productivity. I promise!

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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!
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