Bullying and School Shootings – Facing the Truth

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“Hurt people hurt people. We are not being judgmental by separating ourselves from such people. But we should do so with compassion. Compassion is defined as a “keen awareness of the suffering of another coupled with a desire to see it relieved.” People hurt others as a result of their … Continue reading

A Look Back at Bullying Recovery in 2016: The Year In Review

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. ~Neil Gaiman … Continue reading

What Every Adult Should Know About How Bullying Affects Adolescents

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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell Bullying has been a problem for kids since as far back as most people can recall. However, what was once viewed as an unfortunate part of childhood has now become recognized as … Continue reading

Bullying Tip: Silence Can Be Golden

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“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In some ways, this article may seem counter intuitive. Some of the bullying tips shared here will, seem on the surface to be not what you think. That is because what many think are the correct tactics to handle … Continue reading

The Mental and Physical Impact on Bullying in the Workplace

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“There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.” ― Rachel Simmons There can be severe consequences, both mentally and physically, to victims as a result of workplace bullying. In fact, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35% of the workforce in the USA have reported being bullied … Continue reading

The Importance of Sharing our Bullying Stories

A New Dawn

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~George Santayana When I first started out on this adventure to recover from the long-term damage that youth bullying caused me, I decided to do it with a blog website in 2007 and write down all the stories I could remember about … Continue reading

Writing the Next Chapter on Suicide and Weapon Use Due to Bullying

Crossing The Line

I started my company, Bullying Recovery, in order to really try to make a difference in the way that our population handles the issue of psychological damage, due to bullying. Why do I do this? Because as the saying “Physician Heal Thyself” goes, I had to also go through my … Continue reading

A Podcast with Kirk Smalley from Stand For the Silent about the Issue of Bullying and Suicide

Kirk Smalley

This special and emotional episode of Healthy University features our special guest, Kirk Smalley. Kirk Smalley is a passionate speaker and activist on the issue of bullying and suicde. He was featured in the movie “Bully” and is the face of the Stand For The Silent movement.Kirk is on a … Continue reading

How to Help Kids with Hearing Loss Who Are Bullied

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I had the pleasure of joining Alan Eisenberg of Bullying Recovery, LLC, as he hosted a Healthy University podcast focused on bullying and hearing loss. It is estimated that 30% of students in grades 6-10 have been involved in some sort of bullying incident and it is suggested that bullying … Continue reading

Healthy University: Episode 12 – Melissa Wilson on Surviving Bullying and Conquering the Long-term Effects

Melissa Wilson

Host Alan Eisenberg talks with Melissa Wilson about her story of surviving childhood bullying, the long-term effects it had on her life, and the positive ways she copes with what happend in the past. Melissa is the creator of TheGrassGetsGreener.com, a site that helps adult survivors of childhood trauma, particularly childhood … Continue reading

Healthy University: Episode 11 – Roy Eisenberg on Staying Positive through Adversity

Host Alan Eisenberg talks with his father, Roy Eisenberg, about facing difficult situations with a positive outlook Roy Eisenberg dealt with crippling encephalitis as a child, Lymphoma, and knee replacement more recently. Each time he used the technique of positive outlook and finding positive ways to fight his adversity. Roy … Continue reading

Healthy University: Episode 7 – Lynn Curry discusses Beating the Workplace Bully

  Dr. Lynn Curry from The Growth Company discusses her new book “Beating the Workplace Bully” with host Alan Eisenberg. Dr. Curry is the President of The Growth Company, Inc., Lynne Curry brings her clients a track record in management consulting; Board, manager and employee training; human resources and organizational strategy … Continue reading

2015 in Bullying Recovery. What have we learned?

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. ~ Jim Rohn At the beginning of a new year, it is … Continue reading

Witnessing Bullying? Think You Have “No Skin In The Game”?

Question: I get along well with “Mitch.” He runs a department that supports my department and so I need his good will. I’m well aware that department heads that tangle with Mitch pay for it when their departments need help from his team. I don’t like watching what happens to … Continue reading

CPTSD Is Bigger Than Bullying

Definition of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Complex PTSD is a disorder that develops following exposure to chronic, long-lasting traumatic events that generally involve some form of physical or emotional captivity, such as childhood sexual and/or physical abuse, domestic violence, or being in a prisoner-of-war camp. In these types of events, a … Continue reading

Cyberbullying and Statistics Infographic

Cyberbullying has become a major problems for children and teens across America. Two startling facts to consider: 72% of teens have been the victims of cyberbullying in the past year 25% have been bullied more than once Despite it’s alarming prevalence, only 1 in 6 parents are even aware their … Continue reading