Life is Like a Bag of Popcorn

Feeling silly in this episode… a cute analogy of life being like popping popcorn. When we pop popcorn, we have to make decisions…timing of our decisions is important, or we’ll burn it, right? You’ve got to listen to the kernels pop, paying attention until...

A Pocket Full of Dreams

Like many of us, Justine said a lot the early signs of abuse were just missed.  Her guy was her Russian tutor…he was exotic, charming, bright and caring. Those are the traits she chose to pay attention to.  She was a young college student, 19 and vulnerable. Justine...

I Was a Primary Target : Suzanna Quintana

  “Hello, I as Suzanna.  I’m too Emotional.  I’m also too Sensitive, too Needy.  I’m Incapable. Unqualified.  I’m Like a Sailor (if I cuss). Life a Virgin (when I play innocent). Like a Whore (when I play).  I’m often Mistaken and...

Who is Mickie Zada? What is Surviving Abuse Network?

Who is Mickie Zada?  What is Surviving Abuse Network?   We are part of a growing wave of change…Join us in refusing to accept status quo! Women are not equal in lots of places…but especially not in many of our homes and, certainly, not in the court system.  Do you...

How Do I Heal from Sexual Abuse?

My guest says, in person and on her website, “I want to put a stop to survivors of abuse feeling broken, unfixable and absolutely frustrated because it seems nothing they do is helping. Honestly, it really pisses me off when survivors are not able to have the...

Now You’re My Wife, You’ll Do as You’re Told

He swept her off her feet, even bought her a house with a big back yard for her two lovely daughters.  She believed she had fallen deeply in love with an ideal partner. On the first day of their honeymoon, he grabbed her hand, squeezed it very hard and said “Now...