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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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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 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”.

Dec 30, 2015

Host Mickie Zada shares her perspective on the past and the why there is still hope for all of us.

Dec 9, 2015

Mickie introduces you to four women who have chosen to change their results by changing their story. One is a young woman who moved from an early career in finance to the owner/operator of a craft rum distillery (! )  and another is a 100 year old yoga instructor who lives in Scotland.  Each story illustrates that Changing our Story is not easy but it is worth the effort.

 

Nov 11, 2015

You know what it feels like…you’ve had it before.  If you’re not living in happiness now you just need to start over.  You don’t want a boring life to replay every single day, do you? Any action is better than no action, especially if you’ve been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time.  Here are some suggestions.

 

Nov 4, 2015

A recent government survey shows that in 2003 13% of those who wed were age 45 and older.  Tellingly, Newsweek retracted its much touted claim about women over 40 having a better chance of being killed by a terrorist than getting married.

I am waaay over 45 and I’m getting married this week!  Here’s our story…

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 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!

 

Aug 19, 2015

“Be willing to learn new skills” is the advice Jennifer Powell offers women considering a life change.  Jennifer walks her talk:  A former physical education teacher and Dolphin Research Center educator, Jennifer is now an accomplished facilitator, mediator, coach, presenter and a certified international tour director, leading tours in Cuba! Contact Jennifer at http://www.ReflectionsCoaching.net or jjpowell440@gmail.com

 

 

Jul 29, 2015

In this episode of the Second 53 Years, Kara Oh talks about her reinvention!  Despite having a varied business background, Kara found herself drawn towards her passion, through a series of circumstances.  Her divorce was not the end of her career.  She used it as the catalyst for the best phase of her life!

Jul 22, 2015

In today's episode, Mickie interviews 2 ladies that have just returned from the trip of a lifetime!  They originally planned a 10 day trip and before they knew it, it turned into 25 days and the trip of a lifetime!  Listen to their story of adventure!

Jul 15, 2015

Quitting a six figure job to move to Key West couldn't be a mid-life crisis, could it?  Actually, it was a mid-life discovery!  Christy Haussler shares her journey from leaving her job, scaring herself to death and finally re-inventing herself to become the person she was always meant to be!

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