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I’m Mickie Zada and I lived in abuse…for 34 years…from age 19 until I was 53. I believe we create our realities, and I chose to stay in a damaging relationship for so long because I thought it was my Calling. I was wrong. I changed me. I am now an enthusiastic participant in Life. “The words ‘I am’ are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.” A.L. Kitselman I am a strong woman, a fabulous woman, over 60 years old. I am a Change-agent. I am an encourager. I am uniquely qualified to speak to living in abuse, getting out and surviving to the fullest extent. I know what it takes. I know the fear. I am a survivor. I am a coach. I am happy to have these “I Am” words to reach back and claim me! The actions I teach and share are those that I’ve learned in my Journey from choosing to live in abuse to choosing to create my authentic life; safe, sound, Real. I invite you to read through this web page. Think about who I Am. Read blogs, listen to some podcasts, watch live videos. Do we connect? I am open and exposed. Choose to reach out to me or not. What I know for sure is that I lived the life of abuse, and got out, and I’ve thrived, to serve as a beacon to other women. If you live in abuse, or you’ve recently escaped, it’s my Mission to support and encourage you to choose and live a healthy life. The materials, the tools, the support is here. It’s your responsibility to grab hold and change yourself, from the in-side out.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 28, 2015

Joann Melton is a survivor…she is now 100% pancreatic cancer free and has regained 100% of her kidney function.  In the dark of night she reminded herself, “I can’t die now…my house is a mess!”  and “I can’t die now…I have no life insurance”.  Listen to her miraculous story of personal growth and survival.

 

Oct 22, 2015

 

 

One of the “Big Deals” with being in our second 53 years is determining our fashion statement.  Our Style.  Do you listen to the fashion gurus and wear only designer clothes; do you wear clothes that make you look younger; OR do you not give a rip anymore if you have any consistent style at all?

Each of these considerations are discussed and some suggestions are made for deciding which clothes in your closet to keep and which to pass along to someone else.

Oct 14, 2015

One of the fun things about being over 50 is that we find more “Me time”.

There was a year when I did one brand new thing, something I had never done before, once a week…52 new things!

This episode discusses some things I’ve done and some that I am willing to try, based on a Huffington Post list of 50 things people over 50 can do the year of their Half-Century Birthday.

See the entire list in this week’s Blog Post at www.TheSecond53Years.com

 

Oct 7, 2015

  In this episode Mickie asks, “What happens when you decide to break those long-held life patterns…what if you decide NOT to live your life the way everyone else has.”

Everyone in your family smokes so you smoked.  Everyone in your family went to college, so you went to college.  Everyone in your family got married and had children, so you did, too.  And, NOBODY got divorced.

The only thing consistent in life is change.  Don’t let it freak you out!

 

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