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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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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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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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An Overwhelmed Coach’s Confession

By Marvae Eikanas | April 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

Even a Certified Professional Life Coach gets overwhelmed sometimes! Right now I am in the process of downsizing and moving to a new state. Sorting through everything we have accumulated in the last 28 years with three kids has been overwhelming. What do you keep? What do you pack? How will it all fit in…

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What’s Around the Edge?

By Marvae Eikanas | April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Ever feel like the fast forward button has been pushed? Even with all the advanced technology it seems like more and more must fit into a day. The days of rocking on the front porch, sipping tea and shooting the breeze is a thing of the past – or is it? No matter how demanding…

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Solving the Puzzle of Life

By Marvae Eikanas | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Putting puzzles together in my spare time is one of my favorite activities; the more pieces and the more challenging, the better. It allows my mind to focus on the task at hand and to wander and ponder all at the same time. In keeping with the kind of person that I am, I have…

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Lessons Learned from an Exploding Band

By Marvae Eikanas | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

I like to work out. I know most people don’t, but I actually enjoy it. I especially enjoy variety – walking, circuit training, Pilates, weights, kickboxing: anything to get the muscles working and the heart revving.  After a workout, my mind is always clearer, and I feel stronger and have more energy! I had a…

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Past the Picket Fence

By Marvae Eikanas | February 11, 2014 | 4 Comments

There was a time when I imagined myself arriving in life and living in a house with a white picket fence. Life would be neat and tidy because my hard efforts would have paid off. Life would be good. So far, that day has not come. I have been blessed in many ways and I…

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Change Your Life With Just One Word

By Marvae Eikanas | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the end of 2013 creeping up on us, it is time to begin to think about changes you would like to make in the new year. About 45% of the population will make New Year’s resolutions, but according to statistics put out by Journal of Clinical Psychology last December, only 8% of the people…

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