• Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Meet Cheryl

graphic element

I started this journey for Facing Life Challenges to provide tips to help stressed out Moms like I was when I was bringing up my son.  But my musings and advice could serve anyone trying to find themselves…find their souls…in a fast paced world of never ending deadlines and schedules.  It’s a challenge for those struggling to find themselves in other’s neediness, whether it’s your children, your partner, aging parents or friends.  If you’re trying to hold it all together and craving to just have some  time for yourself to think and spiritually rejuvenate, I wrote the Facing Life Challenges blog and books for you.

graphic element

Recent Posts

Mindfulness, Meditation and Everything in Between for

Facing Life Challenges

Books and Services


Book Cover FLCs Nov 12 - Copy.jpg

Go to Facing Life Challenges:  The ABCs of One Woman's Journey to Healing Her Heart.   on Amazon for tips and techniques on dealing with stressful situations or challenging people.  This book was written during the pandemic for anyone experiencing a challenging life.  Everything from Tapping to Qi Gong, Meditation and Prayer are covered with the promise that it will take only 7 minutes to feel the results.

Review:  Cheryl Porior-Mayhew has created an oasis. Written in the pandemic when the world is in chaos, she brings us hope and tools. Each letter of the alphabet gave me a place to stop, to reflect, to journal, to learn. I am thrilled this book came my way. Enjoy the bliss, as she remembers that it is in life's challenges that we grow.  - MH Conroy

In this journal, Cheryl plays off the chapters from her book, which includes journal prompts.  In Facing Life Challenges. Your Journal To Healing Your Heart, she goes one step further with new questions and exercises. There is also a full color version.

Some of the concepts in the journal may require a little research by the writer but that's part of the intent.  Cheryl wants you to dig into the topics and gain new insights and ideas and write about them.  Like her, she hopes you will find the experience rewarding, insightful and thought provoking.


Join Cheryl on Zoom for a relaxing healing Reiki energy session including an EFT demonstration and more to help when Facing Life Challenges. Schedule the session by emailing Cheryl at facinglifechallenges@gmail.com and she will give you all the details.


Reiki is an energy healing modality. Think of it as activating the acupuncture points of your body but without the needles. Cheryl can perform the Reiki treatment in person or at a distance.  Clients generally leave the session feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Testimonials from Reiki Clients

"I enjoyed the experience and the advice! I absolutely felt the positive energy for the rest of the day."

- Kathy D. on distance Reiki session.

“I’m 78 years old.  I have a lot of aches and pains.  When Cheryl does Reiki on me, the pains go away, and I feel very rested like I had just had a long night’s sleep. I go to Cheryl weekly to make an impact.”

- Jim M.

"Yesterday, Cheryl gave me a much needed Reiki session.  From the quiet music to the lavender scented eye pillow, the experience was wonderful.  What surprised me is the heat my body generated as the Chakras became unblocked - especially around the throat and stomach.

After the session, Cheryl coached me on how to use the tapping technique described in her book.  I will use this as I work on my anxiety issues and feelings of disconnectedness."

-Pat S.

Interactive Speaker

Looking for a speaker?  Book Cheryl and your audience will learn some tips and techniques to help them stay sane when facing life challenges. She will cover everything from meditation and prayer to the creation of a sacred space and Tapping (EFT).  It will be an interactive session and your group will leave relaxed and inspired to find some peace in their lives as your facing life challenges.  Perfect speaker for book clubs, church groups, senior centers, or service organizations. To learn more, contact Cheryl at facinglifechallenges@gmail.com.

Join Me For 
Monthly Inspirations to help when Facing Life Challenges!

Mind your mailbox for new posts

Thanks for submitting!

graphic element

“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”