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.

What Is Spiritual Bypassing? 7 Signs You’ve Fallen into This Trap

The basic idea of spiritual bypassing revolves around not facing problems, and instead, searching for enlightenment first. I think we have it backward. During the decades of trauma I endured, I experienced many things, not just the trauma. I realized, at some point, that I was living in denial, I…