After 11 Years…Now This

Man holding boys hand on train tracks

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. ~Conrad Hall

This might be one of the harder blogs I’ve ever written. In one way, I am excited and in another way, I am quite sad. But I must take a break, after 11 years of never missing a weekly blog. But it’s not all bad. I have a reason why I am taking this break. Slowly but surely over 11 years, I have been progressing my work in bullying recovery.

For those that have stuck with me, you have seen this site go from telling bullying stories, to recovery tips, to understanding the complex issues with recovery and abuse survivors, to my writing books about the issue, to wanting to help as a Certified Coach, to now going back to school for more.

I enrolled in a masters program to work to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, with the hopes of helping more young people on a daily basis in my job. I am 50 years old and I am really doing this. It’s pretty hard for me to believe I’m here and doing this. 5 years ago, I couldn’t even imagine it. But here it is in front of me.

Unfortunately there just isn’t more than 24 hours in a day. So I must take a break from blogging. I welcome anyone to send me blogs to guest post here. This is not over by a longshot. Remember there are 11 years of weekly blogs here. Truly, I welcome any help from others who want to blog. My twitter will keep going and the other social media outlets. Please add your voice here. I am still here, just working to continue to do more. Wish me luck. If all goes well, I hope to do more good in a few years.


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About Alan Eisenberg

Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach, Bullying Recovery activist and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance" and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe. He is currently working toward his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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  1. Best of luck in your new venture. When you are able to post something, I’ll be here to read it.

  2. You are a tremendous resource in the recovery from bullying and your continued education will only increase your ability to help! Best of luck!

  3. Reason, Season, or Lifetime

    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
    When you figure out which one it is,
    you will know what to do for each person.

    When someone is in your life for a REASON,
    it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
    They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
    to provide you with guidance and support;
    to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
    They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
    They are there for the reason you need them to be.

    Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
    this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
    Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
    Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
    What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
    The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

    Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
    because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
    They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
    They may teach you something you have never done.
    They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
    Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

    LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
    things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
    Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
    and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
    It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

    — Unknown

  4. Hi Alan

    I could not wish you the best without sending a big comment. Reason Season Lifetime.

    I found that appropriate.

    Thanks for the Blog.

    I really enjoyed the recent comment streams particularly with you, 80smetalman and Cherie

    I have learnt a lot from the three of you, mainly due to different rules and regulations from other countries, but also we are all different people affected by similar.

    I commend you on your reliability with posts and solid content.

    Your effort is appreciated.

    Good luck with your new venture.

    Back to school.
    Hopefully no bullies at your new school!
    Look out if there is.
    You can out do them with your kindness and wisdom and professionally counsel them.

  5. Thanks Alan.

    I am sure it is a hard decision to stop writing a blog that has so much passion in it.

    Three powerful elements each week.

    Photo, quote and story.

    Mazeltov. Best Wishes. L’Chaim!

    Glory to the Lord.

  6. Thanks 80smetalman.

    Thanks for the chats.

    We really stepped up recently and opened up.

    We are survivors who will use our talents well in the future !

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