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4 Sure Fire Ways Leaders Shoot Themselves in the Foot

By Marvae Eikanas | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Regardless of your leadership role, successful communication is a necessary factor in your success. I am not talking about that ability to capture the attention of a crowd, convey vision, or inspire others, although these are wonderful leadership skills. I’m talking about the way you communicate with people in your personal interactions. Communication can nurture…

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7 Things That Undermine Your Confidence

By Marvae Eikanas | March 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

There have been times in my life where I have relied on my wardrobe, experience, credentials, connections, bold attitude, and more to give me confidence. While there is nothing wrong with any of these things, they are not the source of confidence. In college, I chose to take a law class my freshman year despite…

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What’s Your Time Paradigm?

By Marvae Eikanas | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Time is a most fascinating phenomenon. It is ticking at a steady, consistent pace, yet some moments seem to last forever, and others feel wildly fleeting! As concepts go, time is a tough one to wrap your head around. Less than desirable tasks have a way of slowing time down – making it drag. When…

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Even Miss Independent Has One!

By Marvae Eikanas | February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

From the time I was a little girl, I liked doing things myself! For me, independent is an understatement! I had big ideas, big plans, and asking for help – always a last resort! After all, “I can do it myself!” I have gotten no less independent with age, but I have learned the importance…

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Organizing Your Life Made Simple

By Marvae Eikanas | February 5, 2019 | 2 Comments
Organized closet

Consider I have a rule when it comes to my closet. If I purchase something new, something old has to go. I confess this is easier said than done. My current closet is relatively small, especially in light of the fact that my previous closet was the full length of our three car garage. There…

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Are You Doing Life Backwards?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 29, 2019 | 4 Comments

Ever been to a backwards party before? It’s a real thing I promise – Google it or explore the many ideas on Pinterest! As the name suggests, you want to do everything imaginable backwards for this party whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, a promotion, or some other event worthy celebrating! A few backwards…

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Your Life: Passive or on Purpose?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve had the delight of teaching children of all ages, and my favorite age to work with are preschoolers. Preschoolers approach life in a way that is innocent, inspiring, and that makes me giggle! They dream big and embrace wild possibilities. Preschoolers dance, sing, or share free of any inhibitions. And with…

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The Happy Middle

By Marvae Eikanas | January 15, 2019 | 2 Comments

I was surprised to learn that there are at least 32 songs about “meeting in the middle”. Don’t believe me? You can check it out here for yourself. Meeting in the middle is just another way of saying “meet me halfway” or “compromise”. The word compromise may feel a bit undesirable – after all, it…

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Give Yourself Permission – What Are You Waiting For?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

She’s full of spunk and determination. She wants what she wants, and she communicates her desires with gusto as she points her sweet chubby little finger. (You may remember me mentioning her confidence here.) Still lacking the words to communicate her desires verbally, her points are frequently misunderstood. She adores Grammy’s house; unlike her own…

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A Blank Canvas

By Marvae Eikanas | December 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s a certain thrill in transforming a blank canvas into a work of art. The process of playing with colors and textures to turn an empty page into something wonderful is exhilarating. It doesn’t matter if I’m painting solo or attending a class with friends where an artist is guiding me through the process, painting…

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