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.

These 6 Foods Behave Like Addictive Drugs

Addictive drugs aren't exclusive to street drugs or prescription medications. Sometimes foods can be just harmful. Exorphins, chemicals found in certain foods, can mimic the effects of addictive drugs. Since we know this, strategies are being developed to save our health from these harmful foods, or rather the inability to utilize moderation. So, here's the magic question: Which foods contain this potentially deadly…

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6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Common sense tells us to dream for the future while living frugally in the present moment. Are we doing this? I often get lost in my thoughts, somewhere between fantasy and reality. Common sense says I should utilize my time wisely, maybe organize things or make plans, but it seems I get stalled out in limbo, hoping, dreaming and wishing. It’s truly frustrating…

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Horrible Truths about Fast Food

Fast food has an extremely bad reputation, wouldn't you think? But the truth is, you don't know the half of it! I spent much of my young adulthood eating fast foods. I wasn’t cooking much home prepared food because I was busy going to parties and hanging out with friends. Little did I know,  I was endangering my body and mind. Even when…

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A High-Intensity Workout + Stretch You Can Use All Summer

It only takes stretching and a regular high-intensity workout to stay in shape this summer. Why not try this out! Maybe the last thing you want to do is a high-intensity workout, I know I get reluctant to take this plunge on a regular basis. I used to work out like this, even partaking of a daily stretch before my workout began. Even…

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Science Explains What’s Different About Highly Sensitive People

Are you the type of person who cannot ignore heartache? If so, then you are one of many highly sensitive people. Do you find yourself crying over "little things"? Do you have a strange gift for perception, especially when it comes to social situations? Highly sensitive people have the ability to notice everything, and in turn, everything brings an emotional response. Be it…

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How to Care for a Partner with Depression or Anxiety

Depression or anxiety can affect one in five adults during their lifetime - is your partner one of them? There is hope for relationships, in this area, and you can help your special someone cope with their mental illness. There really is no simple way to talk about depression or anxiety. They are complicated monsters that can affect all areas of your life.…

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Spiritual Principles: 9 Ways to Be More Creative

It's important to feel your creativity. Your spiritual principles can nourish your gifts and make them stronger. I believe everyone has the ability to be creative, some more so than others, I guess. But it takes the time to cultivate those artistic juices and learn to create freely. In fact, your spiritual principles play a large role in this achievement. Creativity, like any…

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Negative Thoughts: How Do You Accept Them for What They Are?

Remembering negative thoughts helps you prove them wrong. Just remember the believers as well, to prove them right. No one really wants to dwell on negative thoughts, but unfortunately, they just do. They are painful, not exactly like a physical injury, but they can be uncontrollable much in the same way. If your leg is broken, you don't just "get over it" and "think positive", without much-needed rest and…

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10 Healthy Snacks You Can Easily Prepare at Home

Preparing healthy snacks can be difficult because of our busy lifestyles. But hold on! I have 10 quick solutions to that problem! Healthy snacks are thought to be boring, difficult to prepare and bland. However, this does not have to be the case. You can make smart snack choices that will help combat hunger in between meals and also taste good. Plus, it…

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Want to Quit Your Day Job? Expect These 5 Things to Happen

When I quit my day job, my coworkers were surprised. Frankly, they were astonished by my reason why. I had planned to start my own business. I bet you can't figure out what it is, but that's beside the point. But they were taken aback by my reason to give up the 9-5 stable schedule and never failing pay routine. Most people, to…

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