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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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How Defensive Pessimism Can Help You Cope with Anxiety

By |2020-06-01T22:17:30+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Stop telling people that everything is going to be fine. Sometimes it isn’t, and this is where defensive pessimism helps us cope with that fact. Not everything in the world goes according to plan. Some things go terribly wrong. For optimists, this can be devastating. You see, optimistic people, while their happiness is usually pretty [...]

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Feeling Trapped in Life? 13 Ways to Get Unstuck

By |2020-06-01T22:22:42+03:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

It’s not always easy shaking the mindset of feeling trapped. You must learn how to free yourself from the stuck places in life and in your mind. What Is Feeling Trapped in Life Like? Have you ever felt stuck? It’s a strange feeling that comes when life seems to repeat itself over and over. If [...]

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How to Deal with Loneliness and Isolation During Quarantine

By |2020-06-01T22:23:49+03:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Being alone and being lonely are two different things. Learn how to deal with loneliness during this trying time. There’s nothing wrong with living alone. However, when quarantine happens, being alone may not be as comfortable as it once was. Even when we’re our only company at home, we can usually go out at times, [...]

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5 Signs of Cabin Fever and How to Deal with It

By |2020-06-01T22:27:17+03:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

Some of us go through what’s called, cabin fever at times. Whether we’re in the middle of a crisis or just trapped inside due to severe winter weather. Although it’s not a psychological disorder recognized by society, cabin fever is real. Even for those who like staying at home, there comes a time when the [...]

  • feeling sorry for yourself

Why You Are Feeling Sorry for Yourself and How to Stop

By |2020-06-09T23:55:59+03:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

You’ve probably moped around feeling sorry for yourself before. There are ways to stop this and cultivate a more positive attitude. Yes, I am familiar with self-pity, and I bet you are too. But feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t get you far in life. It robs you of the time you can use to be [...]

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The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-06-01T22:45:09+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

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The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

By |2020-06-01T22:47:31+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous - it was much worse than [...]

6 Worst Pandemics in History and What We Can Learn

By |2020-06-01T22:51:38+03:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Some of the worst pandemics in history have taken millions of lives. What lessons have we learned from these horrible events? Understanding the history of the worst pandemics requires the ability to differentiate between the epidemic and pandemic in the definition. First of all, the epidemic is an outbreak of the disease on a large [...]