The Wisdom of "Sticks & Stones"

Here's a clip from my LIVE DVD which dives deeper into the meaning of "Sticks & Stones" and how it can empower us to be resilient in the midst of adversity today.

Special thanks goes to my dear friend and mentor, Brooks Gibbs for sharing this history with me and teaching me how to use resilience to help victims of bullying.  He's been one of the greatest encouragers in my career.  Brooks is a national speaker and social skills educator that has reached over 2 million students.  You can learn more about his work at


Jeff Veley

Jeff Veley is youth speaker, bullying expert, and social skills educator.

His mission is to equip students with the social and emotional skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems by exercising the Golden Rule.

To date, Jeff's message has reached over one million people.  Jeff and his program have been recognized by the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative of the United Nations and are a recipient of the Golden Rule International Award for effectiveness in teaching conflict resolution.  The United Nations officially recognizes Jeff as a Goodwill Peace Ambassador in over 120 nations of the world.