Founder - Living JOYELY Ever After!
JOYELY Ever after

About Sheryl Lynn

Hi, it’s a pleasure to meet you. Allow me to share a bit of my journey with you. I vividly remember the day when my world took an unexpected turn, and my nose was broken in a freak accident while playing outside. A baseball collided square with my nose, leaving me physically disfigured for most of my life. As a child, the pain, tears, and emotional turmoil that followed were met with indifference, and I was encouraged to suppress my suffering. However, as traumatic as that moment was, it was merely the tip of the iceberg. Other, more complex issues were lurking beneath the surface, slowly transforming my once-delightful story into a stark and challenging reality.

This transformation began with the things I witnessed at home, things that had no place in the nearly perfect world I had cherished. That pivotal moment left my young self-feeling shattered, lost, and disconnected from others.

A Journey to Inner Peace and Joyful Memories

But you see, I made a decision right then and there – I wasn’t going to let that moment define the rest of my life. I refused to remain in a state of hurt and despair. Instead, I went on a lifelong quest to find self-acceptance, success, and peace. My journey was far from ordinary; it involved constant movement, numerous triumphs, and setbacks, including a challenging divorce and an exhausting custody battle.

I was overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and in desperate need of a breather. It was during a serene evening on the deck of a friend’s cottage, with the soothing sound of waves in the moonlight, that I had a profound epiphany. As I took a deep breath, a realization tugged at my heart – it was time to release my worries and immerse myself in nourishing memories.

With my eyes closed and another deep breath, I began revisiting precious moments with my daughters. In one memory, we were on a tranquil Wisconsin lake, sharing seashells from Florida. Their gleeful laughter as they scattered the shells on the beach warmed my heart. In another memory, we were at a bus stop, waiting for my eldest daughter. As we sat together, savoring the simple joys of life – the chirping of birds, the play of shadows, and the gentle breeze on our faces – I couldn’t help but smile.

Discovering the Chair of Joy™

This marked the beginning of what I would later come to call the “Chair of Joy™ Experience.”

The Chair of Joy™ became my sanctuary, a space of quiet reflection where my thoughts could transform pain and turmoil into peace and hope. It was here that I realized a profound truth – I was in control, the center of my own life, capable of shaping my experiences through thought patterns.

Over the next several decades, I dedicated myself to perfecting this practice, fine-tuning it into what is now the Chair of Joy™ Experience. It’s a simple yet powerful approach, allowing anyone to find joy amid life’s challenges. I committed to sitting in my Chair of Joy™ daily, three times a day, using my cherished memories to embrace the miracles of each focused moment. Joy became my refuge, a way to take a mental health break from hurt, sadness, and dysfunction.

My journey developed into its narrative, carrying me from coast to coast across the USA, where I shared the transformative power of the Chair of Joy™ with people from diverse backgrounds. I traveled in my van, with the exquisite white Chair of Joy, adorned with new baroque leather and studded diamonds, in tow, extending an invitation to anyone open to discovering the joy within themselves. I visited communities, cities, backyards, parties, and boardrooms, sparking a movement that empowered individuals to embrace personal responsibility for their emotional well-being.

In a world filled with uncertainty and challenges, I firmly believe that each of us has the power to find solace, joy, and a sense of control within ourselves. My mission has been to remind people that joy is a universal language worth celebrating, a force that can shape a life truly worth living.

Today, I continue to live JOYELY, sitting in my Chair of Joy™ many times daily, embracing my gifts, and elevating the lives of those I touch. My story stands as a testament to the transformative power of joy – an innate force within each of us that has the potential to shape a life filled with laughter, adventures, and meaningful experiences. I’m excited to experience countless adventures with you, while we continue to live JOYELY Ever After! Sheryl

Sheryl Lynn's Short Biography

Sheryl Lynn, the founder of JOYELY, LLC and the visionary behind the JOYRise Movement, possesses a diverse background with degrees in educational interpreting for the deaf and graphic design. Her multifaceted journey includes involvement in real estate development and consultancy within the consumer goods packaging industry. She is an accomplished author, podcast host, and facilitator of various programs, events, and conferences.

Sheryl is recognized globally for her metacognitive strategy grounded in four principles: Sit, Breathe, Think, and Feel—a universal language of joy that deserves celebration.

Sheryl’s commitment revolves around prioritizing sustained joy through daily efforts and sharing the Chair of Joy with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. This unique approach empowers people to find joy from any chair, anywhere, anytime. Sheryl’s dedication to mental health advocacy is unwavering. Her mission is to bring positive change to individuals and communities through the JOYRise Movement.