Marvae's Blog

Confused by Coaching? 12 Reasons Coaching Could be for You.

By Marvae Eikanas | June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Despite the ever-increasing number of life coaches in the world, most people nod and smile when I tell them I am a Certified Christian Life Coach. They have a vague idea of what a coach does, maybe. To be honest, prior to my training and certification process, my own knowledge was a little fuzzy. I…

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How Do You Measure Your Day?

By Marvae Eikanas | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

It happens unexpectedly! Often in mundane moments: a profound realization surfaces. That’s what happened this past week as I visited the drive through window at the bank. My mind launched into deep thought after the teller, in obligatory fashion, asked me this question: “Have you had a good day?” Leading up to my drive through…

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Six Hazards of Hurrying

By Marvae Eikanas | June 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

I won’t tell you how many years I have been driving – let’s just say more than 30. In that time, I have had the heart racing experience of being pulled over for speeding twice. The crazy thing is that those unfortunate moments were less than a month apart! My explanation: wedding planning distraction. That…

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6 Reasons to Face the Delegating Dilemma

By Marvae Eikanas | June 2, 2014 | 6 Comments

I feel certain that my first words as a baby were “I can do it myself.” Never mind the endearing “Mom” or “Dad” that delights and tickles most new parents! If I didn’t actually speak it, I was thinking it. My independent nature showed up early and often! There are some positives to being independent.…

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Take the Wheel; Driving Your Own Life

By Marvae Eikanas | May 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

On my 16th birthday, I passed my driving test and earned my driver’s license. It was my ticket to independence, and I was elated! Along with the independence came responsibility: abiding by traffic laws, maintaining a car, filling it with gas and getting a job to make it all possible. Suddenly life was a little…

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6 Ways to Brighten Dark Days

By Marvae Eikanas | May 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

The sun was streaming through my office windows with gusto, but my day was dark! At every turn my efforts were halted by obstacles. Everything seemed to be going wrong. I felt boxed in by darkness. I was exhausted. My dark day reminded me that just because I am passionately following my dreams and calling…

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Four Sure Fire Ways Leaders Shoot Themselves in the Foot

By Marvae Eikanas | May 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

It is a myth that some people are leaders, and others are not. The truth is: we all lead. We may be only leading ourselves, but that is still leading. If you are a parent, ministry or team leader, run a business or have an official capacity at work you are a leader. Simply put…

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Seven Secrets to Renovating Your Life and Leadership

By Marvae Eikanas | May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Watching too much HGTV can lead to the misconception that renovation is a quick thing. They are able to completely renovate a kitchen or bathroom in a half hour – or an hour at the most! The reality is that even small changes made to a home take time. We recently moved into a home…

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It is OK to Eat Dessert First!

By Marvae Eikanas | April 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Why save the best for last when it comes to a great meal? After all, everything is going to the same place, right? What really matters is the quality of the food, not the order you eat it in. Good food is going to enhance your health, and junk is going to harm your health.…

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Three Things to Remember in Chaotic Times

By Marvae Eikanas | April 23, 2014 | 4 Comments

We have successfully moved, and I am surrounded by a sea of boxes. They ebb and flow like the tide as we open them to search for things only to discover that whatever we were after was not in that box. A new stack grows. And in some places things can’t be put away at…

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