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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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Jan 24, 2018

Don’t you love synchronicity?  I do.  When two totally separate events come together to make sense, I love it!

In the past several days I’ve had people tell me they are lonely.  I’ve been surprised; that’s not something I hear very often.  And then, I read a statement on Facebook:  Loneliness is a sign that you are in desperate need of yourself.  (it’s a Rupi Kauer quote)

I realized that when I was lonely it was because I didn’t know who I was.  I was in desperate need of myself!

This show discusses loneliness and makes several suggestions to combat the emotion…the action is called personal growth.  When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.  Sound familiar?

Listen to more podcasts, watch live videos, read blog posts…download a free checklist “Was I Really Abused?” and other free papers and ebooks.  There are some DIY classes available now for under $10.

Inspiration and empowerment for survivors of domestic abuse:  www.SurvivingAbuseNetwork.com

 

Jan 17, 2018

Without regard to what the abuse was doing to you, were you taught not to embarrass your family by talking about your abuse?  Was the message loud and clear that talking about the way your abuser treated you would bring dishonor, disgrace, to him and the family?

That is the lesson Mickie allowed to direct her actions and responses for many years.  Once she left, she believed that thought-process was resolved.  

Last year when, upon defending herself in a workplace harassment situation, she was told that she had brought embarrassment to her employer.  There it was again!

A poem from Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur, brought the parallel of both incidents into clear focus.  Listen as Mickie unravels “no bigger illusion”.

there is no bigger illusion in the world
than the idea that a woman will
bring dishonor into a home
if she tries to keep her heart
and her body safe

Milk and Honey
by rupi kaur

Jan 10, 2018

I was momentarily ecstatic when I read the news brief about me and Surviving Abuse network.  Then the fear, the anxiety, the knot in the pit of my stomach erupted!

WHAT IF…WHAT IF…WHAT IF… the ramifications this publication are negative or my abuser reads it?  I am shocked that I still experience those long held thoughts and fears.  I’ve been out of abuse for 15 years!

Am I a fraud…not completely willing to walk my talk?
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Please listen to more podcasts, read blogs and watch live videos at www.SurvivingAbuseNetwork.com    Interested in sharing your story as a guest on this show?  Contact me at MickieZada7@gmail.com

Jan 3, 2018

Odds are good that you have heard these Top 10 Lessons but, as a survivor of abuse, they are all buried.  Our old buddy, Fear, has over-ridden putting them into practice, even in your new life.

No matter how long you’ve been out of abuse, you have the option now to create and embrace the wonder-full life you imagine…you know, the one that you allow to shine bright light into your heart and imagination, every once in a while.

Mickie details the Top 10 Lessons she compiled through Google research, and she describes a practice you can use to intimately describe your authentic life, as well as a baby-step you can take right now to begin living a life you love. 

 

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