You Matter.

Giving and receiving a YOU MATTER card can be life changing.
Enjoy these inspiring stories and meaningful resources.



In late February 2023, I was in New York City for a short visit. It was my last day there, and I was walking down the sidewalk in midtown Manhattan with my sister and her partner.

We were walking to the subway station and passed by a homeless man lying on the sidewalk, next to the curb. When we reached the corner, I said to my sister, “Wait here for a minute. I have to go back.” I ran back to where he lay. He was holding a cardboard sign on which he had written the words, “Giving up hope.”

I approached him slowly and leaned down to look him in the eye. I said, “Don’t give up hope,” and gave him my biggest, brightest smile. Then I handed him a “You Matter” card and waited while he read it. 

When he had finished, he looked up at me and smiled. Something indescribable connected us, and in that moment, it felt as though I was looking straight into the eyes of God.

I cannot tell this story without crying; the feeling was that powerful. Since that moment, I have thought about that gentleman often, wondering if I made a difference in his life. I know he absolutely made a difference in mine.

– Diana, Northfield, VT

Introducing an Exciting New You Matter Program!

Workshop Series

Join us for our first You Matter Marathon group learning and coaching program devoted exclusively to your well-being. This intimate, interactive program offers practical, proven, approaches for nurturing yourself so you can feel your best and do your best.

Workshop 1: Self Care – Discover customized, practical ways to nurture yourself.

Workshop 2: Self Talk – Learn strategies for overcoming the voice of your inner critic.

Workshop 3: Self Compassion – Emerge with researched back tips for treating yourself kindly.

You’ll leave each session with tools to practice and build upon. And you’ll do it with the professional support of Cheryl and other wonderful YuMMies.

May 3, May 10, and May 17 from 6:00 – 7:15 pm EST.

All workshops will take place on Zoom.

$199.00 for all three workshops. The program is a series so plan to attend all 3 sessions.

Email Cheryl for details by April 26. Registration is limited.


 Check out this article from Character Lab on how talking to strangers can brighten their day and yours! 

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