About cheryl

I’m Cheryl, the founder and owner of Every Home Matters. Reorganising your living space, moving home or making home improvements, such as an extension, are stressful life events for anyone. Coupled with other more traumatic life events such as divorce, serious illness, later life, bereavement or family and financial pressures, this can be overwhelming. For this reason I set up Every Home matters to support clients in a time of need.

 Coping with illness and disability in the midst of organising and moving home

By |March 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|

"Our wonderful experience with Cheryl Carter and Every Home Matters" By Mr D (Merton) During the late summer of 2015, we were notified by our landlord that he would be selling his property that my wife and I had rented from him for 11 years. Since I was undergoing radiation therapy for cancer, and my [...]

How Stuff Can Rule People’s Lives

By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Being a bit of a squirrel means I can get very sentimental about my stuff. I was always fascinated and amused at the way the Mona Lisa – considered to be one of world’s greatest artistic icons, was ‘abused’ by mischievous designers. Over three decades, I amassed thousands of items of abused Mona Lisa printed, [...]

When Television Is Your New Best Friend

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

A lonely child might invent an imaginary friend, but for adults, reprieve from loneliness comes from the less creative source: television. New studies find that humans are sating their craving for friendship by forming relationships with the people on TV http://io9.com/5324882/television-is-your-new-best-friend/+laurendavis…

Buyers Advocate

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Buying a house is one of the single largest investments and one of the most stressful processes we will undertake during our lives. Throw other factors into the equation; work commitments and family matters for example and sometimes this process can become a very difficult and painful challenge particularly at times of illness, divorce or [...]

When Getting Divorced Keep A Record Of All Your Possessions

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Divorce is often described as a bereavement. Accepting change can be difficult, coming to terms of the loss of a relationship, the home and sentimental possessions can soon fuel our emotions, resulting in aggression, bullying and controlling behaviour. For the person on the receiving end of this hostility, it can be very intimidating and difficult [...]

Stress: Fight or Flight?

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

We never know what life has in store for us; at one moment, you could be a high flyer without a care in the world and at the next, you could be faced with a life-changing trauma, your world could be turned upside down, with the possibility of losing everything your life has been built [...]

How to Stay Positive When It Feels Like Your Life is Falling Apart by Catherine Pratt

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

I was recently asked the following question about how to stay positive in a rough situation and I thought I’d post the answer here as I’m sure there are others going through the exact same thing. The question was, "I am doing everything I can to remain positive but it seems like my personal life [...]

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama BY LEO BABAUTA I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures [...]