Marvae's Blog

Gratitude – What’s the Big Bonus?

By Marvae Eikanas | October 19, 2021 |

Gratitude? Well, here’s the honest truth: I’m naturally a critical person. I have a tendency to focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed, or what could be better. With that kind of focus, it’s nearly impossible to be grateful! An eye for possible improvements isn’t all bad. It’s a strength when applied to…

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The Honest Truth About Work / Life Balance

By Marvae Eikanas | October 12, 2021 |
Work/Life Blaance

Balance requires that you perpetually be in motion – adjusting to keep from toppling over! Being Grammy is amazing! I get to enjoy the aspects of being a mom that I loved so much without sacrificing my sleep, sporting snot and spit up on my shoulder, or being late because of an unexpected explosion. Next…

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Your Relationship Skills & Your Success At Work

By Marvae Eikanas | October 5, 2021 |

Doing relationships well and success at work go hand in hand! Let’s be honest – having excellent relationship skills is a plus even if you don’t work at all! But how you interact with others is especially important if you are a leader. I’m not the first to recognize this! → Relationships are the foundation…

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Communicating With Success – Here’s The Truth

By Marvae Eikanas | September 28, 2021 |
Communicating With The Opposite Sex

Communicating well is no easy task! A few years back when flying was less complicated, I had an interesting encounter with the man sitting next to me. It only took a few minutes to figure out that the man sitting next to me on my flight home had a lot on his mind. He began…

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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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