A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 2: The Adult Perspective

A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 2: The Adult Perspective

In Part 1 of my open letter to my former bullies, I listed the many ways in which I’m different from them, and all for the better. Let me tell you how years of perspective revealed those truths for me . The beauty of getting older? Realizing

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A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 1: The Difference Between Me and You

A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 1: The Difference Between Me and You

To all of you who bullied me back in school— Sure, who didn’t make a lot of mistakes and poor choices in their youth? I did, just as you did. The difference between me and you, however, is that I’m woman enough to admit my

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Bullies Are No Better Than Anyone—They’re Just Better at Faking It

Bullies Are No Better Than Anyone—They’re Just Better at Faking It

Regardless of what your bullies may tell you, despite the grand pictures they paint of their own accomplishment, in reality, they’re no better than anyone else—They’re only better at being faking success and hiding their failures. Bullies have to prove themselves to everyone constantly. Their

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Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 2)

Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 2)

In Part 1, I explained how I took to writing when I was young to help myself through the desperate pain of being bullied in school. During the second half of the nineties, I began researching bullying online. I was amazed when everything I read

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Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 1)

Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 1)

For those who don’t know, for me, the last six years of school were Hell on Earth—as they are for so many children and teens today. Each time I hear on the news about a young person who has committed suicide because of bullying, it

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The Best Revenge: Life Will Just Get Better and Better for You, Not for Your Bullies — Part 2: You Get to Rule in the Big Pool

The Best Revenge: Life Will Just Get Better and Better for You, Not for Your Bullies — Part 2: You Get to Rule in the Big Pool

In Part 1, I discussed how bullies rule in the Kiddie Pool of Life. Today, let’s look at how you get to live your life int he Big Pool with the other adults. For most bullies, high school is literally the highlight of their lives.

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The Best Revenge: Life Will Just Get Better and Better for You, Not for Your Bullies — Part 1: Kings and Queens of the Kiddie Pool

The Best Revenge: Life Will Just Get Better and Better for You, Not for Your Bullies — Part 1: Kings and Queens of the Kiddie Pool

High school really is child’s play. It’s the kiddie pool of life, if you will. Your bullies have it good now, but most often, graduation means the end of the line for them. I say this because most of my former school bullies—the popular ones,

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A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 2)

A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 2)

In Part 1, I detailed the day of a bullied student, the pain that stretched from getting up in the morning ’til lunch. Now, let me show you the rest of the day. After lunch, the torment escalates to a full blown brawl. In the

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A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

I don’t think people who have not experienced being targeted by bullying truly understand what those of us who have been are forced to endure. This is a two-part post, and it will still be a little long, so please bear with me… When it

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9/11/01 – A Day That Began America’s Downward Spiral

9/11/01 – A Day That Began America’s Downward Spiral

For the last fifteen years, my heart has ached not only for the lives lost on that fateful day, but also for the loved ones who were left behind. I also mourn the loss of the America that I grew up in…the America that my

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