Author Archives: Susan Ekins

About Susan Ekins

Freelance writer and blogger at Women Making Strides. Interested in personal leadership and empowerment. Wanting inspiration and to inspire. Leader in church ministries. Blog: http://www.WomenMakingStrides.com/ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WomenMakingStrides1

Chasing Our Dreams

“I wish you: Courage to dream. Confidence to chase your dream. Commitment to eagerly achieve the dream.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Lately, I’ve noticed people who are chasing their dreams, regardless of their age. Some examples: My sister Mary retired from her … Continue reading

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What If?

“What if you began to expect the best from any situation? Isn’t it possible that you could write new chapters in your life with happy endings? Suspend your disbelief? Take a leap of faith? After all, what have you got … Continue reading

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My Way

“I know what’s best for me, and I want to do things my way. So, now I listen to my inner voice and my heart – and that’s how I make my decisions.” – Nina Hagen It happened again. I … Continue reading

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Discipline for Reaching Goals

“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life you must discipline it. You … Continue reading

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Our Best Intentions

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills When someone is going through trauma, I often say, “Take care of yourself during this traumatic time.” I wrote a blog post … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully

“You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you’re here?” – Goldie Hawn My family ran our annual … Continue reading

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Noticing and Appreciating Nature–and Life

“There’s so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and notice how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.” – Josie … Continue reading

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