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.

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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How to Stop Feeling Inferior and Comparing Yourself to Others

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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7 Unexpected Reasons Why Women Cheat on the Men They Love

We hear about men cheating all the time, but we don’t hear as much about why women cheat. I think that's very odd. It’s true, we hear so many stories about men and how they cheat on their loving wives. So many of us women even start calling men “dogs” and labeling them all as cheaters. But to be fair, there are probably…

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Healthy Habits for Kids That Boost Physical & Mental Development

Healthy habits for kids bring the best out of them. Indoctrinating virtuous habits within your child is a step towards their brighter future. For each child and the community as a whole, certain habits are priceless. These habits give your child stability and mental maturity in many different aspects. And what are these habits, you may ask. Well, they are emotional, intellectual and…

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