The Taco Salad Principle

MarvaeLeadership5 Comments

Image of a plate set with a fork, spoon, and knife

There I was with an enormous serving of taco salad staring back at me. It was one BIG salad! No one seemed to notice, the family chatter continued around me like everything was normal. I suppose in some ways it was. This wasn’t the first time I’d faced an immense serving of taco salad. You see, my family is a diverse crew. Some eat dairy, some don’t. These two love tomatoes, the others prefer to skip them. Some eat more like bunnies, others more like carnivores. In order to appeal to the many preferences, I place all the taco salad … Read More

Why You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew & What to Do!

MarvaeBeliefs6 Comments

Remember the game Chubby Bunny? I haven’t played Chubby Bunny for quite some time- at least not the version where you pop marshmallows into your mouth one by one until you are no longer able to say “chubby bunny.” Oh, no! Rather than popping sweet puffs of air into my mouth, my version of Chubby Bunny was stuffing my schedule with one weighty responsibility after weighty responsibility until I could barely breathe… literally! I know I am not alone! Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or too busy? Does it feel like the world is resting on your shoulders? Perhaps, like me, … Read More

6 Reasons to Ban the Word Busy

MarvaeBusy, Life/Work Balance, Obstacles10 Comments

Illustration of a hummingbird

Hanging over our kitchen table are three red pendant lights. They accent the contemporary vibe of our kitchen nicely, and they attract hummingbirds like a magnet. It is not unusual at our house to be interrupted during a meal by a hummingbird flying smack into our kitchen window! At times, they make a second attempt to reach what they perceive to be a hummingbird feast, but are actually our striking pendant lights. As persistent as they are small, the hummingbirds will linger, frantically flapping their wings at our window, in hopes of getting to that nectar. Hummingbirds are remarkable little … Read More