Signs of Isolation from Bullying

Recently I blogged about the importance of friendship to me in my recovery from years of bullying. Even when I was bullied, I was lucky enough to have friends that did stick by me and stay my friends, including one who reconnected with me from reading this blog. I consider… Continue reading

Bullying Incident #23: The Frat Rat (1987)

“You know you make me want to SHOUT, Kick my heels up and SHOUT, Throw my hands up and SHOUT, Throw my head back and SHOUT” (Lyrics  to “SHOUT” by Otis Day and The Knights) While I have told the worst of my bullying stories through other posts and the… Continue reading

New Study Ties Obesity to Bullying

A new study by Julie Lumeng, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan shows a correlation between children in 3rd – 6th grade who are obese and the likelihood that they will be bullied. The study shows that these children classified as obese are 65% more likely… Continue reading

Anti-bullying Law Passed in Massachusetts

Today marks a banner day in Massachusetts for the battle against bullies. The Massachusetts legislation has taken quick action to write and pass a new anti-bullying law that includes cyberspace bullying and also includes recommendations for school employee training and reporting. The bill is set to help prevent bullying and… Continue reading

Long Term Effects Blogger

As I was looking at other’s posts about the Long-term effects of bullying, I came across Heather’s Blog called “Fixed Air”. Heather and I share much in common in her feelings on the long-term effects of bullying. Besides the fact that we like the same new WordPress design for our sites, we also… Continue reading

More Evidence of the Long Term Effects of Bullying

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. , a Ohio Psychologist, wrote an excellent article for the website “MentalHelp.Net” entitled “The Long Term Effects of Bullying“.  In the article, Dr. Dombeck discusses frankly his own experience with bullying as a child and how this has long term effects not only for him, but in… Continue reading

Bullying Incident #22: The Best Friend (1984)

Old Friends. Memory brushes the same years. Silently sharing the same fear. (Lyric to “Old Friends/Bookends” by Simon & Garfunkel) This is a story that has taken a while to tell. It’s not that it is really a bullying story, but it is a story of how a single friend… Continue reading

11 Years Ago Today – Columbine

There is a famous quote by George Santayana, who, in his writing called “Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1”, wrote  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This lesson is one of the reasons why we must continue to honor the anniversary of… Continue reading

Not In Our Town

I have to admit that one of the most inspiring things about doing this blog is connecting with other people who are on their own personal crusade to stop bullying. I have met and talked to so many others who are moved to take action in whatever way they can… Continue reading

Day of Rememberance for VA Tech

Three years ago today a young, troubled student walked into classrooms at my alma mater, Virginia Tech, and shot and killed many students and teachers. May we remember their lives in honor today and find ways to end the violence in the future. Please follow and like us: Continue reading