Marvae's Blog

Are Your Cravings Feeding Your Fear Monster?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual to have food cravings when you’re pregnant. Pickles and ice cream were not what I craved with I was expecting my first baby. Nor did I crave Cheetos dipped in yogurt, spoonfuls of peanut butter topped with hot sauce, or sand – that’s the strangest pregnancy craving I heard of by far!…

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The Secret to Getting Results

By Marvae Eikanas | August 14, 2018 | 6 Comments

Setting goals is the easy part. You know where you want to be! Your goals may be personal or professional, but you’ve got goals! You want to be 10 pounds lighter, finish writing that book, add half-dozen clients, successfully communicate with your spouse or co-workers, or perhaps you’d like to complete a blog a month.…

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8 Ways to Be a More Balanced Leader

By Marvae Eikanas | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Balance is a tricky. It’s your ability to respond to both external forces, as well as internal forces, in a way that allows you to maintain equilibrium, to be steady. It takes a strong core and your entire body working together for you to successfully balance – your brain, eyes, ears, and stabilizing muscles. A…

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How to Put an End to Procrastinating

By Marvae Eikanas | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve tasted the fruit of procrastination. You probably have too! It yields a hefty crop of stress, anxiety, frustration, and tasks left undone! Procrastination also has a way of chipping away at your self-esteem and unfortunately, tasks put off rarely get easier! On the surface, it might seem that wishful thinking is at play. Surely,…

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Confused About Coaching?

By Marvae Eikanas | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

It happens all the time! When people discover that I’m a Life and Leadership Coach, they kindly nod and smile, yet the blank expression on their face gives away that they really have no idea what I do. Some attempt to get advice. A few wonder if I am trying to replace God in people’s…

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How to Be More Focused, Productive, and Sane!

By Marvae Eikanas | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you find yourself lacking focus and filling your plate with more than you can handle? I call that the “The Taco Salad Principle.” It isn’t just what you allow your plate; it’s also what you allow to fill your mind. And when your mind is filled to overflowing, it creates stress, anxiety, and frustration!…

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7 Tips to Eradicate Black & White Thinking

By Marvae Eikanas | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When my children were much younger, my husband and I tried to make decisions simple by offering them two choices. Did they want to wear this outfit or that one? Would they like to eat at the table or play? Did they want to share the cars or was it time for bed? These days,…

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7 Signs of Freedom in Your Culture

By Marvae Eikanas | July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like you, I’ve worked for a variety of leaders. While every leader has their own unique style, some leaders have a way of cultivating a culture of freedom while others create a culture of fear. I don’t fare well in an environment full of fear. I bet you don’t either! Leadership is lonely, laden with…

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How to Boost Your Self-Awareness – The Key Ingredient!

By Marvae Eikanas | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, biscuits, and coffee cake are just a few of my family’s favorite breakfast choices. I like to be creative in the kitchen, so I’ve prepared these goodies with wheat, spelt, and even made them gluten free!  I’ve swapped out the pumpkin for applesauce in the muffins. When making the biscuits, I’ve…

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Stirring Up Creativity

By Marvae Eikanas | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Counting bunnies –that’s what we do on our morning walks. There’s something satisfying about spotting a bunny casually munching away. The more we spot – the better the day! At least that’s how the game goes. Once while staying in Southern California in a particularly bunny blessed neighborhood, I counted more than 89. That was…

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