So, this week it’s my Grandma’s funeral. She’s the last of that generation within my family to pass on.
My Grandma was born in 1920. It’s fair to say that the world has gone through some big changes since then. In her lifetime, there has been war, peace and everything in between.
When the first shoots of Spring start to come through, it can trigger a re-evaluation in our lives. Thoughts can turn to new starts, fresh perspectives, coming out of darkness into light.
But what about this re-evaluation? Doing it for its own sake amounts to a nice spot of navel gazing. It is what we do with all this reflection that matters. Do we continue with our old habits that are causing unhappiness? Or do we finally summon the bravery to follow a new path?
“Where did your blog go, Martin?” is a question that you may (or more likely, may not) have been asking yourself these last few months. I may be a Coach but I am still human. This means that I, along with most of you reading this, need to prioritise things in our lives at times. Life has been pretty hectic. Blogging, as well as other activities like business networking, have had to take a bit of a back seat.
In this case study, I speak to someone bullied between the ages of 11 and 16 due to a skin condition that she had. Now 30 years old, she reflects on the experience and how it helped her to later deal with bullying incidents in the workplace.
She talks about how important supportive friends and family can be, and how schools can do more to support children affected by this issue.