Sherrie
Sherrie Hurd is a professional writer and artist with over 20 years of experience. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and nutrition. Sherrie manages multiple mental illnesses, including anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. With this background and personal experience, she strives to help others overcome trauma and abuse, cope with mental illness, and heal over time. Sherrie studied Psychology, Journalism, and Fine Arts at Memphis College of Arts and received an Associate's degree in Marketing from Northeast Mississippi College. She has been published on websites like Medium.com and The Mighty. She is also an author of a full-length non-fiction novel "Innocence Lost: A Little Girl's Life Changed Forever" and a collection of short stories "Tormented Blue". 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. You can reach Sherrie on Facebook and Linkedin.

Drug Abuse in Women – 8 Most Common Causes of Addiction

Drug abuse in women has increased throughout the years. There are many reasons why women, especially young women, turn to substance abuse. Women that are less than 22 years old are categorized as young women. During these years, they are developing both physically and mentally. Also, they are developing a sense of self-worth, especially during their adolescent years. Unfortunately, we are seeing drug…

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This Dog Helped Save Numerous Koalas in Australia Wildfires

Wildfires raged through Australia. With the help of a dog named Bear, rescue teams have finally been able to cut down losses of the animal population. It’s been a crisis for quite some time now. Australia is burning. And what’s worse than that is plants and animals alike are paying the heavy price. It is estimated that the number of animal deaths is…

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7 Things Emotionally Unavailable Men Do in a Relationship

Before getting into a relationship, you should know a few things, especially facts about emotionally unavailable men. I’ve been in several relationships, some of which were okay, but some of which were nightmares. I won’t place all the blame on the other person because that wouldn’t be fair. I will say, however, that a couple of the men I’ve been with were emotionally…

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What Is Anti-Valentine’s Day and How You Can Celebrate It

Happy Valentine’s Day... actually, we’re looking for ways to enjoy an Anti-Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it's more fun! Celebrating Valentine's Day isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that society has taken this “love day” and turned it into a materialistic day of spending tons of money to prove some point. Yes, you may enjoy getting flowers and candy, love letters and declarations, but just…

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How to Deal with Post-Holiday Blues After the Festive Season

Don't enter the new year experiencing the post-holiday blues. The lights and trees may be gone, but the joy could still be there. January, after all, is the first month of the year, and a chance for a clean slate, an opportunity to embrace change--mentally and physically. Embrace this possibility and make 2020 the beginning of a better you. One new step at…

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5 Signs of Demand-Withdrawal Patterns in a Relationship

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…

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

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…

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10 Signs You’re Not Ready for Marriage and Should Not Hurry

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…

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Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they grow up into adults and 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…

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7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in Relationships: How to Spot Them

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…

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