Cheryl is the author of The Song in the Silence — Surviving Madness and Abuse, and is an avid gardener and reader. Sipping great tea and enjoying nature is at the top of her list of things to do.  

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When Trust is Eroded
When Trust is Eroded
Cheryl Silvera · Sep 26 4 minute read

Humans have turned to their strength to solve all our problems. We have become the only guide in our lives. How did we get started on this road of self-help? In searching for the origins of this phenomenon, I came across...

Benefits of Lamenting
Benefits of Lamenting
Cheryl Silvera · Jul 28 8 minute read

So, What’s the Difference Between Lamenting and Complaining? Let's start with complaining. The root of complaining lies in discontentment, grouses that we are mistreated. If our malcontent lies with God, it clearly shows a lack of trust in His dealing on our behalf. The dictionary defines a complaint as...

5 Reasons to Add Physical Exercise for Mental Wellness
5 Reasons to Add Physical Exercise for Mental Wellness
Cheryl Silvera · Mar 30 4 minute read

For years I have lived with a diagnosed mental illness. Before that, I’ve always had a deficit of energy. I learned early on in primary school to conserve my energy. While other children were playing at recess, jumping rope, playing baseball (Island style), or whatever general revelry young ones were up to, I would sit and watch them.

Walking Around Half-Dead
Walking Around Half-Dead
Cheryl Silvera · Mar 25 4 minute read

Dr. Park Tucker, the former Chaplain of the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, told of walking down the street of an unknown city, feeling depressed and worried about life in general. Seeing a sign in a window, he blinked his eyes a couple of times, wondering whether his eyes were deceiving him.

Combatting Loneliness With Courage
Combatting Loneliness With Courage
Cheryl Silvera · Oct 16 4 minute read

Are you among the millions worldwide feeling lonely right now? Know that you are not alone in this emotion. The unprecedented times that we are living in have left so many feeling lonely. I know this may seem like a small comfort right now, but I want to share some good news. Let’s explore the loneliness experience and ways to...

Silence the Critic
Silence the Critic
Cheryl Silvera · Aug 31 4 minute read

Have you ever been scared with a sense of impending doom? Your chest tightens as your heart pounds from the jolt of adrenaline that is pumping. You experience dizziness, sweaty palms, tingling, and...