Marvae's Blog

Time To Tidy Up Your Life?

By Marvae Eikanas | March 21, 2023 |

Your life – what would it be like if it was free of clutter? Life is fast paced and full with little time to tidy up. More and more gets added over time while your days remain a steady 24 hours. As a result, key areas of life get crowded out, clutter collects, and the…

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The Super Surprising Source of Your Stress

By Marvae Eikanas | March 14, 2023 |

Stress isn’t a bad thing. A certain amount of pressure is actually beneficial. Too much stress for too long – that’s costly. That’s when stress is no longer your friend. The question is, do you know what that beneficial amount of stress is? Contributing to a steady state of too much stress is the notion…

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Are You A Work Hoarder?

By Marvae Eikanas | March 7, 2023 |

Delegating is a necessary skill. When it comes to delegating how would you rate yourself? The opposite of delegating – I call that work hoarding. To hoard is to accumulate; to collect. It’s often done on the sly. Maybe you’ve seen the show “Hoarders: Buried Alive” on TLC. If you haven’t seen the show, let…

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The Honest Truth About Why You Self-Sabotage

By Marvae Eikanas | February 28, 2023 |

Self-sabotage is more common than you think! I would venture to say that you’ve done it once or twice yourself. The self-sabotage cycle goes something like this… Be honest! Have you been there? I know I have. My Self-Sabotage Story Setting out to be a ICF certified coach is not for the faint of heart!…

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Dreams Are Powerful – Keep On Dreaming!

By Marvae Eikanas | February 21, 2023 |

Dreaming – kids are natural pros when it comes to conjuring up lofty aspirations! They don’t dream up wimpy, flimsy dreams. No! They believe that anything is possible. When my children were young, they had wildly imaginative dreams. My daughter dreamed of being a party girl (I’m not exactly sure what that is, but she…

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Wow! The Link Between Love & Vulnerability

By Marvae Eikanas | February 14, 2023 |

Love is what makes the world go round or so the song says. The “love theme” is common in books, movies, TV, music, advertising, and more. We long to be truly loved! There’s another important component to love that is often overlooked. Without vulnerability, you won’t enjoy close relationships or the joy of being loved.…

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Are You Aware of Your Thinking Preference?

By Marvae Eikanas | February 7, 2023 |

Your “thinking preference” comes naturally – it’s your favorite way to approach what you do and process what’s before you. The way you think is unique to you. It might surprise you to learn that those around you don’t think the way you do. But…do you know what your thinking preference is? And just as…

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Are You Fueling Your Fears?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 31, 2023 |

The  Fear and fire have some very real similarities. Fire is both destructive and incredibly useful. The same is true of fear! Fire has the potential to quickly rage out of control. and when it does, it often destroys everything in its path – tress, plant life, wildlife, homes, businesses, and more. Did you know…

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Make Your Meetings Worth Their Time!

By Marvae Eikanas | January 24, 2023 |

eting? What flashes through your mind when you hear the word meeting? A sense of excitement? Dread? The urge to run? The mindset you bring into meetings matters whether you are the leader or a participant! Trust me, your feelings of excitement, dread, or something else shine through. While the burden of having successful meetings…

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Ditch Your Rut For A Better Plan

By Marvae Eikanas | January 17, 2023 |

Ruts! Are you in a rut? Are doing life on auto pilot (coasting through life without much thought) or endlessly spinning your wheels (frantically working but not getting anywhere)? If so, that would suggest that you are stuck in a rut. Ruts are familiar, and that familiarity has a way of making you oblivious to…

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