I’m Not Motherless, She’s Just Not Here

May 14, 2023
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Dealing with the loss of a Mother on Mother's Day

This is my 10th Mother’s Day without my Mom. Ten years ago I established a space at How To Make A Life sharing the journey of loss from the perspective of a grief counselor. Initially it was about infertility and loss, the death of my mother and then the caregiving for my grandmother and her death. I wanted to help others see that it is possible to rebuild a life after a loss that can feel so destructive there is nothing left. Writing about my grief was therapy for me. Over time I have written less about grief. I felt…

How To Face Your Fears

January 20, 2020
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The last decade of my life taught me not to be afraid. Well, at least it taught me not to be afraid for some of the time. In December, I shared on my Facebook page about one particular moment that stands out to me over the past 10 years. I am sharing it again as a reminder to myself that I am brave, I know how to face fear and walk away stronger for it. (And so do you) In November 2014, I was visiting Las Vegas (for what became an annual trip for awhile). The High Roller is the…

Lessons From Loss

February 19, 2018
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Fear, Grief and Gratitude

November 20, 2017
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Fear, Grief and Gratitude

I’m Not A Motherless Daughter – She’s Just Not Here

May 10, 2017
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Dealing with the loss of a Mother on Mother's Day


I personally know what it is like when life doesn’t go “as planned.”  In 2013, I began this blog as a way to share the grief experience of a grief counselor after multiple losses. Today I use my professional knowledge and personal experience as a blueprint to Make the Life of my new dreams. With this blog, I continue to share information, inspiration and motivation to help others in their own journey.

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Hello and Welcome, I’m Sheryl!

After my personal life didn’t go as planned, I realized I needed to write my own How To Make A Life Manual rather than follow someone else’s. Today, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Health/Life Coach, I help women write their own How To Manuals and live the life they desire.


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