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: Facebook page:

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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Facing Our Fears

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that … Continue reading

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Celebrate and Enjoy Life

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey “If you’re lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about.” – Mary … Continue reading

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