How did the Chair of Joy™ Experience come into existence?
When I was eight years old my brother threw a baseball bat at me and broke my nose. My tears, blood, and pain were dismissed and I was told to bottle up my pain; my nose healed, crooked. This breaking-point experience resulted in a perpetual feeling of being broken, lost, and displaced from others. As displacement alludes to, I went searching, outside of myself, for self-acceptance, success, and peace. I moved constantly, living in over forty homes, businesses succeeded and failed, including a tumultuous divorce and difficult custody battle.
Overwhelmed, exhausted, tearful, I was at my wit’s end after the three-year custody battle for my daughters. I needed to breathe.
I sat on the deck, near the beach at my friend’s cottage, the waves lapping in the moonlight and I took a deep breath. I could feel this tug at my heart to let the worry go, and to immerse myself in nourishing memories. I closed my eyes, took another deep breath, and thought of my daughters.
The first memory washed over me. I am on a beach, near a lake in Wisconsin, with all 3 of my girls. I give them a Ziploc® bag of seashells from Florida and they begin to play. I watched them conspiring with these oceanic gifts, sprinkling the shells on the beach with glee. Shortly after the four of us huddled together and watched, giggling, as parents and children began picking up the seashells in awe, shocked by what force of nature brought the ocean to the lakes.
The memory fades. I take another deep breath. I am at the bus stop with my two youngest girls, waiting for their older sister. She arrives, we sit down for a celebration that we prepared for her on the front lawn. We listen as she shares about her day, her friends, and her school life. In this memory, I paid attention to the birds whistling, the shadows from the trees, and the breeze on our faces. The joy of seeing all 3 of my girls just chilling, eating grapes, and miniature peanut butter sandwiches was astounding. They were growing up right before my eyes.
I let these two memories ooze through me, from head to toe, feeling the goosebumps pure as if I was right there and then. And, only minutes later I received the call; the custody battle was over.
I had found the Chair of Joy™.
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Sheryl Lynn is the Visionary and Founder of JOYELY, LLC and The Chair of Joy™ Experience. She is also an Author, Podcast Host, and Facilitator of the science of joy. Sheryl Lynn is an inspirational leader in the Movement of Joy worldwide. She is the developer of a metacognitive strategy that uses the 4 principles; Sit, Breathe, Think and Feel. The 4 simple steps allow for a universal language of joy that is worthy of celebration. Sheryl champions people to prioritize the concepts of sustained joy with daily effort. Sheryl has over 30 years of personal experience fine tuning her own life which has set the stage for her to gift a Chair of Joy to kids, adults, executives, employees, and seniors so they can learn how to feel better from any chair, anywhere, anytime.
JOYELY’s Team consists of Culture of Joy Experts that specialize in mental health awareness and workplace success through customized programs, workshops, and keynotes. We do engagements both in person and online, including fundraisers. These events are profound, yet fun, while interactive and life-changing. JOYELY.com
The more she studied and lived this life of joy, the more people entered her life who also have their own powerful force fields. Experiencing connection after connection, and extending invitations to some “joy matches”, Sheryl soon had the tangible cornerstones of which had been whirling around in her heart. These are the Thought Leaders, founding finances, a core inner team, and her developing story around JOYELY.
Some people have a light that refuses to grow dimmer. Instead, the light becomes such a bright force over the course of a lifetime that they, themselves, have become their own energy source.
Sheryl Lynn, founder of JOYELY is one such light. Emerging at a time where it is more important than ever to cultivate that light- the light of health and healing that qualifies as nothing less than miraculous, the light of doing what had previously only been imaginary, the light of prospering financially— what Sheryl has discovered, with the help of her followers is that Joy, when mastered is the key to a life worth living.
The pieces came together over the course of the pursuit that took Sheryl’s flame into the full-blown energetic force of the sun itself: the journey from a college education, to a career, to children, to a Las Vegas-living, burlesque-dancing, motivational-speaking events-producing powerhouse! While on that journey, she realized that all of her choices had something in common: they were made in joy with the open objective of obtaining even more joy.
Sheryl is always grateful to her family and the company they built together over the last 20 years, Burst Management, LLC.