Sherrie
Sherrie Hurd is a professional writer and artist with over 20 years of experience. As a survivor of childhood trauma and multiple types of abuse, she is an advocate for mental health awareness. 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 earned an Associate's degree in Marketing from Northeast Mississippi College. She has been featured on websites like Medium and The Mighty and also has published literary works, including a full-length non-fiction novel "Innocence Lost: A Little Girl's Life Changed Forever" and a collection of short stories "Tormented Blue". You can reach Sherrie on Goodreads, Facebook, and Linkedin.

5 Phases of the Cycle of Trauma and How to Break It

Traumatic experiences can be horrific on their own. However, the cycle of trauma repeats these experiences across generations, making it difficult to heal. If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve suffered from trauma, then you understand how difficult it is to heal. But there’s something that many of…

7 Signs Someone Is Projecting Emotions onto You

Projection is really neither positive nor negative - it's neutral. However, projecting emotions commonly refers to the act of attributing one’s own feelings and characteristics to someone else. This is bad. Projection happens often, especially in close relationships. A person may blame their partner for being angry when, in truth,…

7 Painful Psychological Effects of Growing Up Without a Mother

Growing up without a mother can feel incredibly lonely. However, there are psychological issues that can arise due to this single-parent dynamic. There are definite psychological effects of growing up without a mother. Absent parents leave long-term imprints on growing children that can affect relationships, education, and many other aspects…

How Narcissists Isolate You: 5 Signs and Ways to Escape

It doesn’t always happen quickly. Sometimes narcissists isolate you subtly and slowly, gradually removing your entire identity. However, you can escape. When we think about narcissists, we think of insidious and toxic people who are easily recognizable. The truth is, they aren’t always so obvious to pinpoint. Some narcissists pride…