Marvae's Blog

Why I Need a 48 Hour Day

By Marvae Eikanas | September 9, 2014 |

Have you ever pondered the number of hours you would need in a day if you were to do absolutely everything you were supposed to do? I am talking about diligently brushing your teeth three times a day, flossing, exercising, stretching, drinking eight glasses of water, getting a full eight hours of sleep, eating healthy…

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How Green is Your Thumb?

By Marvae Eikanas | September 2, 2014 |

Do you have a green thumb (or “green fingers” in the UK)? When it comes to gardening, my thumb is a light shade of green. I have had success with flowers and herbs, but spotty results with most fruits and veggies, except tomatoes and jalapenos. In spite of my lack of amazing success, I still…

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7 Steps to Banishing Burnout and Walk in Shoes that Fit!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 4, 2014 |

My husband is a road warrior. When he is working, he is traveling. He thrives on variety and change; the adventure of a new place, a new crowd to train, and a new topic to teach. While my husband and I share a love of learning, we are different. I don’t dislike travel, but I…

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Are You a Fighter?

By Marvae Eikanas | July 1, 2014 |

Last year my “One Word” was proactive. As the year progressed, it became clear that God had chosen that word for me. He knew I would be facing a variety of circumstances that would require me to be decisive and take action. It was a powerful learning experience. Rarely is God satisfied with a single…

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Take the Wheel; Driving Your Own Life

By Marvae Eikanas | May 24, 2014 |

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 |

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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An Overwhelmed Coach’s Confession

By Marvae Eikanas | April 11, 2014 |

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 |

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 |

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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Past the Picket Fence

By Marvae Eikanas | February 11, 2014 |

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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