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

A Place of Comfort

“The path of least resistance has a lot going for it. The comfort zone isn’t where you lose yourself. It’s where you find yourself.” ― Meghan Daum We often talk nowadays about the need to get out of our comfort … Continue reading

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Lead Your Own Life

“I don’t think we realize just how fast we go until you stop for a minute and realise just how loud and how hectic your life is, and how easily distracted you can get.” ― Meg Ryan The title of … Continue reading

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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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