Leaving Abuse May be Simple, but It’s Not Easy

Leaving abuse isn’t easy.  The process may be simple, but the action is definitely not. Each of us hits a breaking point…well, some never do and they stay forever.  I hope younger women see options that are available:  Shelters, support, counseling was not always...

How to Recognize Abuse By Mickie Zada

“How to recognize abuse??” you’re thinking… ““Are you kidding me??” Well, no I’m not. I lived in abuse for over twenty years before I accepted that I was living in an abusive relationship. It developed slowly…I made excuses…”It’s not that bad” I told...

Living in “Danger Mode”

Danger Mode. We see it in lizards around our yard in Florida all the time.  The little critters scramble across the deck, stopping every few feet, raising their heads and looking around before scrambling a few more feet toward the grass. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Danger...

How foreign does that sound…Choose Your Life?

“What the heck are you talking about, Mickie??!!”   I work 50 hours a week, I am active in community projects,  I do all the yard and house work, plus laundry.  I also make sure everything is ideal for my husband, pay close attention to his moods and energy, and I...