Marvae's Blog

The Myth of “Extra-Ordinary”

By Marvae Eikanas | July 28, 2015 |

As a child there were more than a few hints that I was determined and driven. Little things like starting my own library complete with the old school manila pockets in the back of each of my books with the book card neatly stuffed inside. Incidentally… for those of you who are old enough to…

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When Lightning Strikes – 6 Valuable Lessons Learned

By Marvae Eikanas | July 21, 2015 |

Chattanooga has worked hard to establish itself as a hub for innovation. That kind of forward thinking is what brought ultra-high speed Internet to these parts. Living in Chattanooga we are blessed to have access to one of the fastest fiber-optic networks in the country. However, when a powerful storm ripped through and lightning hit…

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How to Wobble Less So You Can Balance Better

By Marvae Eikanas | July 14, 2015 |

Being a grandma has been amazing so far. I get to enjoy the things I loved so much as a mom without sacrificing my sleep, sporting snot or spit up on my shoulder, or being late because of an unexpected explosion. My soon to be three month old grandson is smiling and cooing up a…

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Are you Suffering from a Bad Case of the “Shoulds?”

By Marvae Eikanas | July 7, 2015 |

It is no mystery. I like to be in charge. That’s a pretty good thing when I expend my efforts by being in charge of me. From time to time, my in-charge-ness leaks out in one of two ways: comparing myself to others or correcting others. They both undermine me and the later undermines you…

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Your Invisible Fence

By Marvae Eikanas | June 30, 2015 |

Did you know that the Friday after Father’s Day is Take Your Dog to Work Day? I confess this was news to me! Allergies and a daughter with a fear of dogs that is sensed from miles away have kept us a dog-free family. We have had neighbors with dogs, though, and here in the…

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It’s Never Too Late for a Fabulous Finish

By Marvae Eikanas | June 23, 2015 |

So far, 2015 has been an eventful year. My husband and I have enjoyed several trips including a recent a sun filled week in Mexico, finished our basement, and become grandparents! Even good things can be happy distractions – things that keep you from being as intentional as you might like to be when it…

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The Proof Is in the Pancake

By Marvae Eikanas | June 9, 2015 |

Health is one of my top five values. For me health includes exercise, proper rest, a positive mindset, healthy habits, and nutritious eating. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. So yesterday when the Today Show featured a segment on sneaking veggies into your food in…

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Unlocking Your Unique Potential to Lead

By Marvae Eikanas | June 2, 2015 |

Who comes to mind when you think of leaders? Big names associated with leadership like John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, or the late Stephen Covey? Or possibly one of the 50 people Fortune Magazine named as The World’s Greatest Leaders in 2014: Pope Francis, Warren Buffet, Bono, Ellen Kullman, or Juliana Rotich, among 45 others. Perhaps…

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7 Reasons to Revise Your Questions

By Marvae Eikanas | May 26, 2015 |

I will let you in on a little secret: I talk to myself in the car. Most people probably think I’m talking on the phone. I talk to myself while working and doing things around the house as well. Sometimes I speak out loud. Other times the dialogue is all internal. Lest you think I…

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7 Keys to Successfully Stepping into Your Big Dream

By Marvae Eikanas | May 19, 2015 |

Summer will be here soon. I look forward to sunshine, pool time, and vacations! For me, the perfect vacation includes the beach, stacks of books, as well as time to relax and dream. The combination of devouring stories or information along with time to process and imagine the possibilities is inspiring. Inevitably, I come home…

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