Listen to Your Gut

Listen to Your Gut

First things first: I would like to apologize for missing the weeks’ blog posts here. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and have been resting. Thank you all for the prayers. So, on to this week’s post. At different times in my life,

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace bullying is no different than high school bullying. The bullies use the same tactics to discredit and destroy their victims—baiting, bashing and blaming, mobbing, rumor-spreading, and yes, even physical assault. Just like school bullies, workplace bullies have a real flare for escaping accountability and

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Bullying Can Destroy a Student’s Performance in School, Too

Bullying Can Destroy a Student’s Performance in School, Too

Recently, I discussed how bullying can lead to a young person’s excessive absences from school. Unfortunately for a young victim, bullying at school can also have a devastating effect on grades and class performance. When it goes on mostly in one setting such as school,

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Bullies Love to Isolate Their Victims

Bullies Love to Isolate Their Victims

Ever wonder why bullies work so hard to turn their targets’ friends and everyone else against them? “Few are drawn to the person whom others avoid or neglect; people gather around those who have already attracted interest.” —Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction It’s human nature

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Different Bullies, Different Bullying

Different Bullies, Different Bullying

(Note: This post is the first in a series I’ll come back to periodically. My goal here is to help you see that there’s no one solution to bullying because there’s no one kind of bully.) Every bully is different. Depending on who they are,

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Excessive Absences from School May Be a Sign of Bullying

Excessive Absences from School May Be a Sign of Bullying

If you notice your young student’s grades suddenly drop, or hear from a teacher that he or she is no longer participating in class as before, or find he or she is increasingly making excuses not to go to school or maybe even cutting class,

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 4)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 4)

In the previous segments of this post, I discussed how despite how beat down by bullying you may feel, you should never let it push you to taking your own life. For this last segment, I’d like to give you advice on how to overcome

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 3)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 3)

I tell you all this because I understand what it’s like to be driven to such a dark and awful place. When I was young and bullied and felt completely alone, I resorted to an attempt to take my own life. It was one of

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 2)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 2)

In Part 1, I discussed how suicide not only cheats you out of all the great possibilities ahead of you, it only really hurts the people who love you, and how it really just gives your bully the final say over you. Today, I’d like

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 1)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 1)

(Part 1 of 3) Last year, the suicide of Destiny Gleason drew media attention last year, driving home the sad truth of an epidemic of suicide among young people due to bullying and abuse. What I cannot stress enough is that suicide is totally fruitless

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