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.

Growing up in a Narcissistic Family Comes with These Effects

You’re not alone if you grew up in a narcissistic family. In fact, many families like this think they’re normal. I really hate the subject of dysfunctional families because it makes me think of all the damage passed down to the children. I lived in a dysfunctional family, maybe not the worst, and maybe not a narcissistic family, but it wasn’t normal, I…

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8 Ways Girls with Low Self-Esteem Struggle Later in Life

We all struggle in life, but girls with low self-esteem endure these struggles much differently than boys. We endure pressure every single day of our lives, let's face it. Although we might not recognize it, we’re always expected to do something, be something, or prove something. These struggles just file right in line with all the other struggles we endure just to keep…

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9 Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults

Mental illness presents many signs. For teens and adults, the signs of bipolar disorder can sometimes be hard to detect. I was 18 years old when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time, Before my diagnosis, I assumed my actions were just part of my characteristics. Those characteristics were probably the reason for many of the disastrous incidents from my earlier…

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How to Use the Law of Attraction for Love to Find the One

In this world, it can be hard to find the right partner. By using the law of attraction, finding true love is actually easier. Manifesting love with the law of attraction involves creating a certain mindset for relationships. It’s about focus and materializing what we want from our desires. Like, must be attracted to like in order to be successful in finding the…

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What Is a Hypochondriac and 7 Signs That You Could Be One

A hypochondriac stays in perpetual stress about being ill or suffering from a disease. Are you suffering from this real illness? Do you know someone who constantly complains about illnesses and invisible injuries? While this may seem unreal, it happens to many people. I had an aunt who suffered from these strange issues, and I never realized she was a hypochondriac until many…

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Is Your Relationship Moving Too Fast? 10 Signs to Watch for

There are ways to tell if your relationship is evolving too fast, and you must consider these signs before moving on. Relationships are beautiful things. They bring us joy, companionship, love, and yes, sometimes pain. There are also many questions when you’re in a relationship – “Is it time to move to the next level?”, “Are there any issues you need to work…

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8 Profound Dalai Lama Quotes on Life That Will Make You Think

Understanding life calls for more than ordinary feel-good statements. Sometimes wisdom from Dalai Lama quotes on life brings profound truths. Navigating life can be like nailing noodles to the wall. Can you imagine how difficult that would be? Yes, life is complicated, to say the least, and it just keeps knocking us to the ground over and over. What makes it worse is…

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A Verbally Abusive Relationship Comes in These 6 Toxic Types

There are so many forms of abuse, and the verbally abusive relationship is one of the most damaging situations. Words truly hurt. Sometimes, I sit around and think about negative words from the past, but I try not to dwell too long there. It can be even more damaging to present situations, good or bad. I was in a verbally abusive relationship, among…

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How to Get a Relationship Closure and Why It Is Important

It’s hard to gain relationship closure. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult things you may ever do. The strange thing about closure is that it sometimes comes long after the relationship is over, and yet, sometimes, even before it ends. The truth is, you can usually see where your relationship is headed, and you just don’t know what to…

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Signs & Stages of a Narcissistic Relationship: Are You in One?

If you’re in a relationship with a narcissistic person, you will know by the signs. A relationship like this will drain you. The narcissistic relationship can be explained by first understanding what it is and where it comes from. Narcissism comes from a surprising place, and we all have some amount of narcissistic characteristics. This is normal. What is not normal, however, is…

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