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SHATTERPROOF Thriving After Domestic Abuse

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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Jun 22, 2016

I recently listened to Dan Buettner’s Ted Talk.  Google it, if you’re interested in living a long, productive Life.  You’ll be introduced to some very fascinating folks.  You’ll also learn the lifestyle requirements to live to be 100+, while also being productive, self-sufficient,  physically and emotionally healthy.  Mickie recommends Mr. Buettner’s Ted Talk, and she fleshes out a couple of his recommendations.

 

Jun 15, 2016

Mickie’s friend, Jerome Braggs, is the author of an inspiring poem: the first line is “I’ve been broken 1000 times”.  (Who of us hasn’t been?  I know I can relate to that statement!)  Mickie shares how the poem speaks to her Life experiences and decisions, and offers suggestions for you in lessons, growth and truth.

Jun 8, 2016

Mickie read that people in their 50’s and 60’s are no longer concerned with what other people think about them:  they are wise enough to know that other people don’t think about them much anyway!  Concern about what other people think is perfectly normal at any age…if you sometimes wonder about other people’s opinions of you, Mickie offers 7 suggestions to stop those thoughts.

 

Jun 1, 2016

Mickie interviews an inspiring and motivational woman who refused to let challenges define her. Hear her story of leaving her homeland behind and moving to a place where she didn't even speak the language. This is the story of the six foot lion!

May 25, 2016

Listen to bits and pieces of Mickie’s life story.  Life is what we make it; our choices do create our Reality; Stay open to nudges from the Universe (God).  Mickie says, since she was 3 years old, she “always knew this adventure we call Life would be a success”, but not without some setbacks, hurts and disappointments.  Choose to consider how your experiences have created who you are today. 

May 18, 2016

Mickie isn’t sure why the Google article about gracefully turning 60 made her so angry.  Discussing the article’s 11 suggestions and her thoughts about them helped her realize aging gracefully is really about choosing to live our Real Lives.

 

May 11, 2016

When a great opportunity comes along, we usually say “Yeah But…that won’t work because….”  Mickie shares life experiences that have created who she is today; how they hindered her growth and how she chose to out-grow them.  Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better, you’ll run out of time.

May 4, 2016

Don’t turn away from this show, just because you’re not a golfer!
(The things Mickie talks about apply to non-golfers, too!) This podcast idea is the result of one unusual round of golf…She addresses life changing on a dime, women’s determination to succeed (good enough vs Type A), and integrity.  

Apr 27, 2016

95% of women don’t ever take charge of their lives….Mickie thought she was in the 5%:  A visit to a personal trainer shook that belief. She learned a shocking Reality and that Truth created a huge challenge.  Keeping her eye on the horizon, on her goal…she explains how the gremlins of doubt and self-sabotage will not derail her focus on better health.

Apr 20, 2016

Mementoes are a reminder of a time that gave us joy, and truly precious mementoes will never vanish…not from our homes, not from our minds.
It’s time to get rid of those things that no longer serve us…in our homes and in our minds.  Mickie gives you suggestions for deciding what to keep and what to let go.

 

Apr 13, 2016

It's a realization that can take awhile to sink in. We are all aging. However, in this episode, Mickie Zada turns the tables on her age and learns to celebrate all the years and the wonderful things that have come into her life!

Apr 6, 2016

I wasn’t at Woodstock; I didn’t ride a Freedom bus; I didn’t participate in sit ins to protest Vietnam.  As a “53-year-er” I am part of the Generation to experience the first man on the moon, the first computers and easy, safe birth control. 

We are the next Generation to transition, to pass….to die.  Are we leaving the world in  a better or worse condition than we inherited from our parents?

The answer is a resounding….   I don’t know!

 

Mar 30, 2016

Can you identify women who have inspired your life…encouraged you to become who you are at your core?  Mickie introduces you to five women who helped shine the light on invisible bridges at the end of her dead end streets.  She also shares the traits she has identified to help each of us be more inspiring to others.

Mar 24, 2016

If you're looking to create joy in your life, you really don't have to look very far or spend a ton of money. Today, Mickie Zada shares 5 easy ways to create more joy in your life, and the good news is that you can get started today.

Mar 16, 2016

Liking Yourself…A Rebellious Act?

Mickie and Jan Janke discuss the possibility that in today’s society, liking yourself may be considered a rebellious act.  Advertising tells us we aren’t “enough” without their products and those messages are often implanted in our minds. Listen and gain some insight and a few usable ideas to joyfully embrace Who you are.

Mar 9, 2016

"Never stop looking for what's not there," is the advice that Morgan Freeman's character Monte Wildhorn, in the movie The Magic of Belle Isle, gives to the little girl he has been mentoring.  It’s an inspiring movie with powerful life lessons.  At one point in her life, Mickie wanted to “see what’s not there” and she found herself!

 

Mar 2, 2016


Listen to the story of Karen Stillie BC and AC, (before and after cancer).  After 20 years as an engineer, her cancer diagnosis caused Karen to question how she spent her 86,400 seconds each day.  Inspiring and empowering, hear her tell Mickie how she moved from using her left to her right brain: from engineer to health consultant.

 

Feb 17, 2016

In the midst of her life change, my guest was told by her dying friend to “Change the Paradigm”.  She wasn’t sure what “paradigm” meant, but discovered he was challenging her to change her mode, her pattern,  the way she was doing things.  He challenged her to do something different. And she did. And her Life changed.  Tune in and enjoy! Mari McNeil’s story is intriguing…and emotional…and inspiring.  

 

Feb 10, 2016

No matter our age, it’s likely that there is an exciting aspect of our future that is locked inside us.  Did you recently retire and now find yourself watching more TV  than you thought you would?  Stop it!  Listen to your thoughts, your desires, and get going…create the future you want to Live.  Mickie tells several stories of successful “Second 53 Year-ers”, provides 9 suggestions for success and shares some of the fun “impossible” activities she’s tackled and survived.

 

Feb 3, 2016

Mickie introduces you to stories of people you know who have not accepted status quo or other peoples’ opinions to stagnate or destroy their success.
You’ll also hear six goal setting rules from Brian Tracy. Bring your pad and paper and be prepared to take notes.  Also bring your belief that you can achieve your goals and be successful.  Just apply what you learn.

 

Jan 27, 2016

Your attitude and the amount of fun you have in your life are choices.  Zest is an attitude of enthusiasm and energy; would you like more of those attributes in your life?  Hear the 7 things that may be holding you back from living  your life with more fun and zest.  Also, take the VIA Signature Strength Survey to discover the strengths most dominant in your life right now.

https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register

Jan 20, 2016

Mickie Zada comes to realize the power of the beads in her life and along the way discovers they have been used for thousands of years to calm our minds and focus our attention.

Jan 13, 2016

One partner changing and the other not is quite a common occurrence within “The Second 53 Years” crowd.  Kids are grown, retirement is on the horizon (or already your lifestyle).  Have you looked at your long-time spouse and wondered “Who is this person I’m living with?”  A story about wandering the Forrest of Life provides insights, poses questions and offers suggestions to consider.

 

Jan 6, 2016

Have you ever learned one little thing that totally changed the way you think or respond to a situation?  It’s not something you ever forget, is it?  Mickie will reveal a quick and easy way to do just that…and it’s so easy even youngsters “get it”.  What can you do right now that will improve your attitude and your energy?  Discover the “The Game Changer”.

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