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Organizing Your Life Made Simple

By Marvae Eikanas | February 5, 2019 | 2 Comments
Organized closet

Consider I have a rule when it comes to my closet. If I purchase something new, something old has to go. I confess this is easier said than done. My current closet is relatively small, especially in light of the fact that my previous closet was the full length of our three car garage. There…

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Are You Doing Life Backwards?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 29, 2019 | 4 Comments

Ever been to a backwards party before? It’s a real thing I promise – Google it or explore the many ideas on Pinterest! As the name suggests, you want to do everything imaginable backwards for this party whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, a promotion, or some other event worthy celebrating! A few backwards…

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Your Life: Passive or on Purpose?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve had the delight of teaching children of all ages, and my favorite age to work with are preschoolers. Preschoolers approach life in a way that is innocent, inspiring, and that makes me giggle! They dream big and embrace wild possibilities. Preschoolers dance, sing, or share free of any inhibitions. And with…

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The Happy Middle

By Marvae Eikanas | January 15, 2019 | 2 Comments

I was surprised to learn that there are at least 32 songs about “meeting in the middle”. Don’t believe me? You can check it out here for yourself. Meeting in the middle is just another way of saying “meet me halfway” or “compromise”. The word compromise may feel a bit undesirable – after all, it…

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Give Yourself Permission – What Are You Waiting For?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

She’s full of spunk and determination. She wants what she wants, and she communicates her desires with gusto as she points her sweet chubby little finger. (You may remember me mentioning her confidence here.) Still lacking the words to communicate her desires verbally, her points are frequently misunderstood. She adores Grammy’s house; unlike her own…

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A Blank Canvas

By Marvae Eikanas | December 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s a certain thrill in transforming a blank canvas into a work of art. The process of playing with colors and textures to turn an empty page into something wonderful is exhilarating. It doesn’t matter if I’m painting solo or attending a class with friends where an artist is guiding me through the process, painting…

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Less Conflict, More Peace

By Marvae Eikanas | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peace – who doesn’t crave it? The idea of calm, stillness, and tranquility is incredibly appealing! Simply put, peace is the absence of conflict. As I observe those around me during the holidays, or really any time of the year, the vibe is anything but peaceful. Last week, I shared the role your personality plays…

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The #1 Problem: Conflict

By Marvae Eikanas | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Technology and I have a precarious relationship; we are not always friends. Recently, my computer refused to play nice! After clicking on something, it was hard to tell whether I’d actually clicked in the object or if it was just taking it’s time to do its thing! Every day it got just a little bit…

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Can 5 Words Really Make a Difference?

By Marvae Eikanas | December 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Five years ago, I began a new habit; a habit that’s served me well! I began adopting a single word for an entire year – my One Word. This simple small change has resulted in some deep profound learning over the years! And a few unexpected surprises as well! Here’s a quick summary of my…

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Porcupine Encounters

By Marvae Eikanas | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’re sure to encounter “prickly people” just about everywhere you go! And that means there will be some prickly folks at work too – people who rub you the wrong way, rarely have a positive thing to say, and are just rough to deal with. John Ortberg calls those kinds of people “porcupines” in his…

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