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About Sherrie Hurd

Sherrie Hurd is a professional writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and nutrition. Sherrie studied Psychology, Journalism, and Fine Arts, receiving an Associates in Marketing. She has written for Beacon, a southern college publication, and is an author of a full-length non-fiction novel. Sherrie spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse.

5 Signs of Demand-Withdrawal Patterns That Ruin Your Relationship & What to Do

By |2020-01-24T21:39:33+03:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

There are unhealthy powerplay habits that happen in relationships. They’re called demand-withdrawal patterns. This has become a serious problem. There are various reasons why marriages don’t work. One of those reasons is something called the demand-withdrawal pattern. This strange dynamic reduces each person to a role that rarely changes. Who’s demanding and who’s withdrawing? The demanding person in the relationship is usually the one who complains, requests changes, and continually tries to communicate, not necessarily in the right way, however. The withdrawn partner tends to

80+Year-Olds Share Their Advice for the Younger Generation and It’s Eye-Opening

By |2020-01-21T21:10:51+03:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Inspirational, Personal Growth|Tags: , , , |

When you’re younger, you don’t put much thought into how life is going to be in your 80s or 90s. No, those years don’t really pass through your mind. When you’re younger, you’re looking for pleasure, building on your dreams, even when they’re extreme. But the sad part about this is that everyone forgets how life is short. We completely forget that one day, we will be at the end of that life, and there will usually be some unfinished parts that we have no

10 Signs You’re Not Ready for Marriage

By |2020-01-24T14:07:06+03:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Maybe you’re not ready for marriage. No matter how much you love each other, it just might be too soon. Marriage is a serious step. It requires dedication and communication skills that most people don’ t have. That is why there are so many divorces.  It’s truly a sad situation when marriages fall apart because marriage was designed to bring two people together for life. But while some are prepared, there are others who are not ready for marriage, and they should wait. What does

Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope with It

By |2020-01-24T17:36:50+03:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they’ve grown up into adults and have become estranged children. What happened? The pain of watching your children, one by one, leave the nest is a hurt that I cannot describe. I have three boys, and one is already moved away. I only see him a few times a year, and it’s still incredibly hard. Yes, I have two others still at home, but they are rapidly nearing the age of adulthood. I

7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in a Relationship and How to Spot Them

By |2020-01-24T18:16:00+03:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

To cheat once is commonly seen as a mistake. But chronic cheaters never really stop cheating. But you can spot them if you try. I’ve been on both sides of this coin. I’ve cheated and I have been cheated on by others. If I were to go back in time, it would be difficult to sort all the situations. But I do know one thing, I didn’t start the ball rolling. I started with faithfulness, and after being married to a chronic cheater, I cheated

How to Stop Feeling Inferior and Comparing Yourself to Others

By |2020-01-24T20:38:26+03:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

If you’re feeling inferior, I’ve been there, I have an idea what that feels like. But, it’s time to stop and listen. Do you want me to be blunt? Feeling inferior will kill your positive self-esteem. Do you want to know why? Well, sitting around comparing yourself with others is a never-ending cycle. Here’s the hard cold truth. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, and funnier than you. It’s just the way it goes. But you know what, things change, people change and no

7 Team Building Activities to Deepen Your Connection with Co-Workers

By |2019-12-19T22:17:38+03:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Career, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

What does the workplace need? The emphasis doesn't lie with more work or harder work. The point is we need team building activities. We’ve all heard stories about people who can’t stand co-workers who clock in and clock out every day hardly talking to anyone unless they absolutely need to. As a fellow employee, this can become very challenging. This means workload will be distributed unevenly causing overwork, and overload. And this happens all the time. The sad truth is that most people hate their

6 Examples of Negging in Relationships and How to Deal with It

By |2019-12-11T12:04:36+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

Emotional manipulation can also be seen as negging. There are many examples of negging which can damage your self-esteem. It seems there’s never a shortage of manipulative behavior. Although people are basically good, they are also selfish because not all people who use manipulative tactics have a personality or mental disorder. Some just want to get the upper hand. There are many examples of manipulative behavior including the act of negging. If you’re like me, this is a new word for toxic behavior. What is