Cheryl A. S. Hurley
Leadership, Mindset and Wellness Coach

Women and Adversity: Cheryl A. S. Hurley

 Guest Blogger

Leadership, Mindset and Wellness Coach

Change is inevitable! We face change every day of our lives, and change can have a different impact on our lives. My personal experiences amid chaos became my teacher. I learned how to thrive during turmoil.

When Change is on the Horizon

I was in a season of change battling adversity within my family and my workplace. Amidst the chaos, I had the option of seeing change as a threat or seeing it as an opportunity. I realized that I had to befriend my fear and be willing to embrace the change I faced. I perceived courage as ‘the ability to purposefully move forward during change with a mindset to thrive.’ I chose to create the necessary action steps, which allowed me to bounce back and thrive.

The action steps I took that were essential to my mental and emotional well-being were:

1)   Intentionally identify the life anchors that kept me balanced

2)   Increase practicing moments of solitude

3)   Be very mindful of how, what and where I focused my attention

4)   Increase my self-care plan and develop a growth mindset

5)   Embrace the power of the pen by journaling to track my coping strategies

My renewed mindset and the intentional action steps I took encouraged me and serves as a reminder that no matter how chaotic life can sometimes become I have what it takes to thrive.

When faced with seasons of change, consider implementing action steps that empower you to continue to grow during the challenges you may face. As you succeed, you will discover a courageous strength you never knew you had. Dare to Live Your Best Life in Abundance.

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I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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