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I almost lost it...

You read that right; I almost lost it..well honestly, I lost it. It's funny because people always tell me how cool and calm I am and the friendly, serene, healing voice when teaching a class. And that sweet, calming, warm, gentle voice went somewhere else this morning. Why? Because my daughter has been dealing with someone picking on her. Now I can handle many things, but I can't take it when anyone messes with my family, especially my baby girls.

Here are five things that I have learned from this situation and tried to instill in my girls.

1. Don't ever change who you are because someone else doesn't like it.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the reason why someone chooses to talk about you is not because of you. Still, it's because of the insecurity that someone decides to talk about you is not because of you but because of the insecurity they have themselves. They don't like who they are, putting it out on other people.

2. Jealousy, it isn't you; it's them

Often it is per jealousy. I've learned that envy comes from other people talking about you or belittling you because they are simply jealous.

3. Comparison, they are comparing themselves to you

Comparison is the thief of joy. They are comparing themselves to you, so they try to find all the things wrong with you to make them feel better about themselves. So because you don't look like them, they don't want you to look or be better than them.

4. They are not your friend

Have you ever been in conversation with a so-called friend, and they are telling jokes, but the marks are always about you? I'm sorry, but no friend will talk wrong about you or make jokes about how you look. That's no friend, and they don't deserve to be in your circle. Let them go.

5. Laugh with them doesn't work

Yep, I tried that one before too. It's okay to let people know that what they said to you hurt your feelings. Don't brush off something that hurts you. Why? Because then it's manifest in your body, and eventually, keeping all of that bottled up inside can make you bitter, depressed, and filled with so much hatred for yourself.

All this may seem so petty, but in reality, it's not. The truth is that so many young people and older adults get bullied and picked on daily. It's not okay! Speak up! Say something. Don't brush it under the rug. We have to speak up not only for ourselves but for our youth. We have to remind them that they are beautiful both inside and outside. It's time to put a stop to Bullying.

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