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Surviving Abuse Podcast

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: November, 2017
Nov 15, 2017

The theory of Collective Collusion addresses the fact that society will side with the perpetrator when abuse is brought forward. 

WHAT??      And why??

Because society does not want to question the Father figure, the Authority figure. If Authority is questioned, the implication is that we are ALL just poor, weak human beings.  Nope, can’t let that happen!

#Metoo has opened Pandora’s Box. I’m hopeful the wave of open discussion about sexual harassment and abuse will flow into the realm of domestic abuse, too.  Most of our abusers are not famous.  They are not news worthy.  Unless a victim is murdered, domestic abuse rarely rates above the crease news.

In this episode, Mickie presents her theory and opinion of society’s stance.

Please, join the conversation that abuse is real and we don’t have to live with it. Post hashtag #1in4domesticabuse.  It does not mean you have experienced abuse.  It does mean you are willing to bring domestic abuse out of the closet and into the light.

Learn more on my face book page Surviving Abuse Network 
https://www.facebook.com/Surviving-Abuse-Network-137284130241322/

 

Nov 8, 2017

It’s the holiday season, right?  And, the best way to resolve frustration, loneliness, anger, distress … holiday blues?  Eat.  

In “Eat, Pray and Love Yourself” Mickie tells an embarrassing story about the power of a box of chocolates had over her! 

This time of year, we do set ourselves up for being hurt, disappointed, feeling like we don’t quite fit in, not included.  Don’t you agree? What is it that causes those emotions?

Programmed Lessons; things we have been taught that control a lot of our reactions and feelings.  We are able to change those Programmed Lessons and baby-steps are one way to begin shifting how we feel about and how much we choose to enjoy this holiday season.

Also, check out the private face book page,  “Surviving Abuse Network” www.facebook.com/groups/1859821070960301/

You’ll find a really good recipe for Mulled Wine with Cranberries there, too!
Happy Holidays!

 

Nov 1, 2017

Since you left your abusive relationship, do your friends and family think you may have lost your mind?  You had it all, right?  Nice home, strong businesses, important jobs, a good relationship…well, that’s what it looked like.

Was it a mid-life crisis that spurred you to finally leave?  I doubt it, but whatever it was, HURRAAAY!  

Now you’re able to create the life you love.  Change is exciting, and somewhat disconcerting.  Choose to join groups and meet ups for business women.  Find online groups.  Decide to finally write that book, start painting again.  “He won’t let me” isn’t a good excuse anymore, is it?

Join me on face book’s two pages, Surviving Abuse Network.  One is an open page (it has the Survive Abuse logo and my pictures).  The other is a private page, ask to join!  It has a picture of a bird in its cage with the door wide open.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1859821070960301/

https://www.facebook.com/Surviving-Abuse-Network-137284130241322/

Thanks!  See you there!

 

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