The Heart of The Matter

I wanted to share this You Matter poem and video that we originally shared last year. They are both so representative of the You Matter magic that we felt they should be shared again. First, enjoy this You Matter poem written by YuMMie Howard Rice;


Deep inside their hearts
is where people
yearn to matter

in a world where so much is insignificant
they want to feel significant
want others to recognize their significance

The heart of the matter:
we all want to matter
to each other
to ourselves

Here, take this
what’s this?
a card that says You Matter

for me?

oh my
oh my
oh my

Click here to see the wonderful “oh my” reaction from a delivery man when he received his first You Matter card. AND be sure not to miss the magic this year ⤵︎


Cheryl Rice, MS, PCC
CHERYL Rice works with high potential leaders at every level. She has been working with clients to improve individual, team and executive performance for over 20 years. Cheryl’s speaking, and coaching clients include: Pfizer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Drexel University, Campbells Soup, and the Wharton School. Cheryl has held significant positions in the healthcare, financial services and technology industries. Past corporate positions include Director of Organization Development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, AVP of Leadership Development at ACE International, and leadership consulting roles at CIGNA, NovaCare, and SMS (now Siemens). Cheryl is especially gifted in helping women cultivate their leadership presence, develop confidence, and establish a healthy and mindful approach to work and life. She is also the author of the inspiring memoir, Where Have I Been All My Life? Additionally, her essays and commentaries have appeared in local and national publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, Cure Today, and Maria Shriver’s Blog, Architects of Change. In 2016 Cheryl founded the You Matter Marathon (no running required!), a global kindness and community building program in 59 countries. With a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University, an MS in Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, Cheryl brings significant academic training to compliment her practical work experience. Additionally, Cheryl is an ICF certified coach, has a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and taught classes in organization change at local universities.
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