About Susan Ekins


Welcome to Women Making Strides. I’m Susan Ekins, a writer of poems, short fiction, and feature articles, which have been published in several magazines. I have also contributed to three books: Stranded, #Sisterhood Connection: A Year of Empowerment, and Masks, Facades, and Reveals. My hobbies include walking and running, and I am currently writing a mystery novel. I am also the librarian at my church.

I am an award-winning blogger, who writes to inspire both my readers and myself. My goal for this blog is to empower women to be leaders in their own lives. We must be proactive in taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Taking care of ourselves empowers us to handle challenges and to be our best selves. The Women Making Strides mission is:

A woman who makes strides appreciates being alive and takes active steps to care for her body, mind, and spirit. She accepts challenges along her path and uses her God-given talents to better the world.”

This blog shares my efforts and efforts by others to work towards this mission. I encourage you to join in the conversation. Please reflect on each post and share your thoughts. I would appreciate you sharing the posts. Everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of gender.

Join me in this journey by following my blog and by connecting on social media.

Twitter: @sdekins

Facebook: Women Making Strides

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sdekins



Note: This blog is not a substitute for medical or psychological advice. 

17 Responses to About Susan Ekins

  1. The positive spin on your blog name is great. We need to be reminded that we can make strides to a more fulfilled life. It was nice to be with you Saturday at the banquet. Hope to see you again sometime. Marilyn Huntman Giese


  2. Hi Susan, I am new to your blog. Looking forward to following along. Your ‘about’ statement is great.


  3. Sue says:

    Looking forward to your next post Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hi Sue, I’ve nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award. If you choose to accept, please visit: http://shirleysorbello.com/2012/08/24/beautiful-blogger-award/


  5. Susan says:

    Thank you, Shirley! I am delighted and will happily accept. I recommend your blog “A Writer’s Journey” at http://shirleysorbello.com/ and am honored by your nomination,


  6. Kim says:

    Hi Susan…….thanks for stopping by “Unwalled’ and deciding to follow; I am truly honored. I am happy that my post ‘God’s Wisdom Can Help You at Work’ was a blessing to you. Your blog is a encouraging and uplifting…….all the best in your endeavors for Him!………Kim


  7. Hi Susan – I discovered your blog through 5 things you can do today–I love your title, and look forward to reading more!


  8. Thank you for the follow, Susan. Means a lot to me. I also reall like what you are doing here.


  9. Love your motivation for this blog 🙂


  10. susieklein says:

    Hi Susan, thanks for commenting on my blog. I came to see you and I love this place! Will be back often.


  11. Hi Susan, I just nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Thank you for being such an inspiration. You can read more about the award and nomination at http://deborahbrasket.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/sweet-satisfaction/


  12. Susan says:

    Deborah, I am thrilled for the nomination and will collect it soon. Thank you!
    And talk about inspiring! I urge my readers to check out Deborah’s blog at http://deborahbrasket.wordpress.com. Deborah and her family lived for several years on a sailboat, traveling around the world, and they now live on the edge of a nature preserve. Check out her blog for inspiration about living closer to nature and living an adventurous life.


  13. babso2you says:

    Susan — Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will enjoy my posts! Love your concept! – B


  14. Kim says:

    Hi Susan….welcome back to “Unwalled”….:) I hope that my posts serve you well in this season of your life…..I’ve decided to follow “Women Making Strides” because after perusing your blog, I believe your posts will serve me well in this season of mine….blessings!…Kim


  15. Hi! I am new to your blog and wanted to say you are an inspiration for young writers and bloggers out there. THanks for giving me hope

    Liked by 1 person

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