Marvae's Blog

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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7 Dangers to Skipping Breaks

By Marvae Eikanas | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Frequently I’m so energized and focused on my work that time has a way of slipping away. I love when that happens. They call that sense of being in the zone “flow.” It feels like the only thing that matters is what I am doing right now. I am fully present. Time is on my…

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How to Be More Assertive

By Marvae Eikanas | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Miss P is my youngest granddaughter and as she edges closer to her first birthday, she has been asserting herself more and more. This little lady has opinions and is not shy about voicing them. In light of the fact that she only speaks a word or two, it is quite amazing that she can…

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What’s the Big Deal?

By Marvae Eikanas | September 4, 2018 | 4 Comments

It’s hard to fathom, but it won’t be long before my first born will be 30. He’s now the proud father of two. When he was much younger, he was prone to whining and crying when things didn’t go his way. He heard the phrases “stop whining” and “stop crying” so often that he would…

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How to Communicate Like a Pro!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s rare to meet anyone who has truly mastered the art of communication, even though communicating is something you do every day. For some, drafting an articulate letter or email comes easily, but being able to think on your feet and express yourself well verbally is tough! For others, it’s the other way around. Some…

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