Marvae's Blog

The Shoulds In Your Life Gotta Go!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 21, 2021 |

Are you suffering from a bad case of the shoulds? Are you saying things like I should… have a better job. lead more like so and so. have more friends. be making a bigger difference. lose 15 pounds. be more organized. be married. I should… Or maybe your version is more about what you shouldn’t…

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Solving the Puzzle of Life

By Marvae Eikanas | September 14, 2021 |
Fear Puzzle of Life

Fear complicates your life! Ever feel like life is a puzzle…and a complicated one at that? One of my favorite activities is putting jigsaw puzzles together – the more pieces and the more challenging, the better. It’s an activity that allows my mind to wander and to focus. It brings me joy! Trying to fit…

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Exercise – It’s What You Need To Do!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 7, 2021 |

The benefits of exercise are plentiful! It’s not just for gym rats or CrossFit junkies – it’s for you too! In fact, if there was one change you could make that would positively impact every other area of your life, it would be the addition of exercise to your life. Skipping exercise is risky! It’s…

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Do You Have A Poverty Mentality?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 31, 2021 |

Poverty is real. Did you know that 689 million people live in extreme poverty worldwide, many surviving on less than $1.90 a day? According to, in the United States 42,510,843 people lived in poverty in 2019. That’s 13.4%. These figures are expected to dramatically increase as a result of the pandemic. I don’t want…

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Your Disappointments – What’s The Cure?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 24, 2021 |

Disappointment hurts. Expectations have a way of getting me in trouble – not in trouble with others, but with myself. Expectations are preconceived ideas about what something should look like. And whenever there’s a “should” involved, it’s a tip-off that something is amiss! I know – I’ve had first-hand experience with disappointment! The bigger the…

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Does Your Invisible Fence Got You Stuck?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 17, 2021 |

Invisible fences are an amazing invention. Without the clutter of a fence, they keep your pet from escaping your yard. I admit that I can’t speak from first-hand experience. We’ve been a pet free family, outside of a few beta fish and a hermit crab named Shelly. For those pets, an invisible fence wasn’t necessary.…

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Here’s The Truth About Clarity!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 10, 2021 |

There’s a lot of buzz about clarity – especially in my coaching world. On the surface, clarity seems like an honorable pursuit. However, lurking beneath the surface are some enticing myths – beliefs about clarity that may not be serving you! Clarity: The state of being (CRYSTAL) clear. Seeking clarity is a little like searching…

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Your Identity – It’s Who’s You Are!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 3, 2021 |
Aoption - Identity

Identity is powerful. It is who you are. Identity colors your relationships and your work. It influences how you connect with God. It’s effects are far reaching – they touch every aspect of your life. As the song suggests, it’s common to be “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.” We often seek identity…

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7 Happy Benefits To Playing More At Work!

By Marvae Eikanas | July 27, 2021 |
Recess-Play at work

PLAYING, is it still a part of your life? Your work? Remember the good ole days – back when you were in elementary school? What your favorite subject? Whether it was math, reading, science, or something else, I bet you eagerly looked forward to recess! As a kid, recess was a chance to mingle with…

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Yes! Lots More Positive PLEASE!

By Marvae Eikanas | July 20, 2021 |

Who doesn’t crave a little more positive in their life or work? I know I do! 😊 Stewardship is one of my Top 5 values. It encompasses a lot for me, including stewarding my time, money, resources, and my health. Exercise, proper rest, a positive mindset, healthy habits, and nutritious eating all add up to…

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