About Sherrie Hurd, A.A.

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.com 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".
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Worry Time: How to Schedule Your Anxieties

By |2020-05-22T12:34:12+03:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

There’s a new way of dealing with anxiety. It’s a unique process called “worry time”, which schedules a time for your obsessive concerns. For those who suffer from anxiety, worrying seems like a normal part of life. On a personal level, I worry way too much during the day, then keep myself up at night [...]

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5 Ugly Truths about Life That Will Make You a Better Person

By |2020-05-19T16:19:57+03:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

It isn’t always easy to become a higher version of yourself. There are ugly truths that must be faced in order to change for the better. I’m not here to say you are a bad person. I cannot make that judgment. But the truth remains, there is always room for improvement, and you can see [...]

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What Is the Meaning of 999? Do You See It Everywhere?

By |2020-05-17T14:38:16+03:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Spirituality|Tags: , |

People see repetitive numbers everywhere, it’s true – these numbers seem to have a deep meaning for their lives. Speaking of numbers, what is the meaning of 999? Has anyone asked you about the meaning of 999? Better yet, have you seen this number in various places? Numbers are important, just as important as letters. [...]

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9 Signs of a Sense of Entitlement You May Not Know You Have

By |2020-05-11T15:15:21+03:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Could it be that you are not as humble and satisfied as you think? The truth is you could be harboring a sense of entitlement. I’d like to think that I’m a balanced human being, despite the fact that I struggle with many forms of mental illness. Do I have a sense of entitlement? Honestly, [...]

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Emotional Numbness: Causes, Symptoms & Ways to Cope

By |2020-05-03T23:03:19+03:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

There is something that can be worse than feeling furious or hopeless. Emotional numbness can evolve from various issues and cause serious damage. You’re not alone if you can’t cry at a funeral. You’re also not a freak if you can’t laugh or smile on happy occasions. There is something else going on within you [...]

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What Triggers Narcissistic Injury & How to Recognize It?

By |2020-04-28T13:42:01+03:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Narcissistic injury happens when the narcissist has been confronted, challenged, or denied something. In a situation like this, they feel like their whole façade comes apart. The narcissistic wound is real, and yet, it comes from a place of make-believe hurts. How can we tolerate this sort of behavior? To understand narcissistic injury, you have [...]

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8 Traits of a Charismatic Personality & How to Be One

By |2020-04-23T17:33:27+03:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Having a charismatic personality means understanding the delicate balance between confidence and humility. Everyone enjoys the company of such a person. One of the best traits to have is charisma. While it might not be easy to understand by many people, for those who get it, it’s invaluable. Finding a balance that clearly defines the [...]

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How to Create Safety Signals to Cope with Anxiety

By |2020-04-21T13:22:16+03:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

There are many ways of coping with anxiety. But there’s one we may not notice. Safety signals can be quite an effective tool for dealing with anxiety. As a child, I had many safety signals. When trouble was coming, I ran to retrieve them and I held them tight. But until now, I never really [...]