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Less Conflict, More Peace

By Marvae Eikanas | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peace – who doesn’t crave it? The idea of calm, stillness, and tranquility is incredibly appealing! Simply put, peace is the absence of conflict. As I observe those around me during the holidays, or really any time of the year, the vibe is anything but peaceful. Last week, I shared the role your personality plays…

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The #1 Problem: Conflict

By Marvae Eikanas | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Technology and I have a precarious relationship; we are not always friends. Recently, my computer refused to play nice! After clicking on something, it was hard to tell whether I’d actually clicked in the object or if it was just taking it’s time to do its thing! Every day it got just a little bit…

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Can 5 Words Really Make a Difference?

By Marvae Eikanas | December 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Five years ago, I began a new habit; a habit that’s served me well! I began adopting a single word for an entire year – my One Word. This simple small change has resulted in some deep profound learning over the years! And a few unexpected surprises as well! Here’s a quick summary of my…

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Porcupine Encounters

By Marvae Eikanas | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’re sure to encounter “prickly people” just about everywhere you go! And that means there will be some prickly folks at work too – people who rub you the wrong way, rarely have a positive thing to say, and are just rough to deal with. John Ortberg calls those kinds of people “porcupines” in his…

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How to Increase Gratitude & Beat Stress

By Marvae Eikanas | November 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Throughout the year there are seasons when the activity level rises: the holidays, before school starts and wraps up – even tax season can make for extra work personally that can be stressful for you as a leader. Extra activity can also be created by unexpected circumstances – good or bad! There are also seasons…

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8 Signs You Might Be Stuck

By Marvae Eikanas | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In many parts of the world, 10 feet of snow is no big deal. Life goes on! That’s not the case in the south! A few years back while still living in the Atlanta area, we received a measly three inches of snow that shut the town down, literally! Parents were unable to pick up…

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You Will Find What You Focus On

By Marvae Eikanas | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first encounter took place while I was safely protected behind the wheel of my car. It was boldly soaking up the sun in the middle of the street right in front of our house – a black snake. Then, my husband had a surprise meet up with the creature in our garage while cleaning…

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How Success Serves You

By Marvae Eikanas | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m letting the cat out of the bag. I have a fascination with tracking information. You might be completely bewildered by some of the information I’ve tracked over the years. In high school I tracked what I wore and where I wore each outfit. The tracking process included a coding system that’s fuzzy to me…

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There’s NO Comparison

By Marvae Eikanas | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Now you might prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate, but most people like chocolate. There are those rare birds…but this is not about them. It’s about one of my four brothers – I’m not even positive which one now -it’s been so long. Whichever one it was, his love of chocolate…

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The Anchor Advantage

By Marvae Eikanas | October 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

When the weather is warm, my husband and I have a favorite Saturday morning routine: sleeping in, (that’s typically 6:00am for him and 7:30ish for me!) brewing coffee, and then heading out to the lake for breakfast. As boat club members, we have a reputation for barely using any gas when taking a boat out.…

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