Setting Physical and Emotional Boundaries After Bullying

Setting physical and emotional boundaries after bullying with Michael Phillips

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by bullying survivor and author Michael Phillips. Michael joins me to share his story of how he's been able to start over fresh after having been bullied at school and at home.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Michael was bullied in junior high school as well as at home by his mother.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

The bullying left Michael with feelings shame and self-consciousness. It also left him shy, withdrawn and uncomfortable in large groups. He's also had to deal with trust issues.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Moving away from home and being exposed to different places has really helped Michael get to a better place today. Also important has been discovering his career path.

What Michael does today:

Michael is a Geographic Information Systems practitioner.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Michael's Answer: Don't take everything so personally.

Links Mentioned

Growing Up Against All Odds - Michael's book on Amazon

Smashwords - The Smashwords page for Michael's book

mikeleeph (at) aol (dot) com - Michael's email address if you'd like to reach out to him

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  1. I know and support Mike and his story. It is a tough story and Mike is courageous for taking it on and discussing it frankly on the show. We must find a way to change our perception of bullying and the long-term effects of it. Thanks to Mike for keeping the conversation flowing.

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