Marvae's Blog

The Surprising Bonus to a Balanced Life

By Marvae Eikanas | August 23, 2016 |

You could say that my husband I are foodies. The majority of our date nights and travel highlights all center around scrumptious dining experiences. Exploring new restaurants and taste experiences is like a hobby for us. We’ve enjoyed a gourmet meal in a cave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, savored some of the most amazing…

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Inspiration from Rio

By Marvae Eikanas | August 16, 2016 |

Growing up, my family had a tiny, and I mean tiny, black and white television that mostly lived in the closet. Assuming all went well in a week, we were allowed a whopping hour of TV – an hour my siblings and I chose very carefully! And then there were those years when the Olympics…

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Sustainability – The Key to Avoiding Dashed Dreams

By Marvae Eikanas | August 2, 2016 |

These days, we hear a lot about sustainability and living a green lifestyle. Being wasteful is frowned on while being efficient is celebrated. The driving force behind sustainability is a better future. Sustainability applies to your dreams too! It is a significant factor when it comes to pursuing your purpose, big dream, or giant goals!…

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Have You Given Up Dreaming?

By Marvae Eikanas | July 26, 2016 |

Let’s be honest, when it comes to dreaming, kids don’t dream up wimpy, flimsy dreams. No! They believe that anything is possible, so they dream big! Huge! My children had very imaginative dreams. They dreamed of being things like a party girl, a Christian singer, Winne the Pooh, or hosting a show on the cooking…

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Stop Feeding Your Fear!

By Marvae Eikanas | July 19, 2016 |

Fire is a destructive force of nature.  It can quickly rage out of control and destroy everything in its path, as witnessed by the many recent wild fires in various parts of the United States. Fighting wild fires – that’s not cheap; in 2012 the cost for fighting fires that consumed 350,000 acres in the…

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5 Tips to Help You Survive the Ups & Downs of Life

By Marvae Eikanas | July 5, 2016 |

When I was a teenager growing up in California, summer became official when these three things took place: a day at the beach in Santa Cruz, a week of camp at Alliance Redwoods, and riding the roller coasters at Great America with friends. These things brought me joy! All these many years later, I still…

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What’s the Opposite of a Rut?

By Marvae Eikanas | June 21, 2016 |

Let me confess up front: I am not a mountain biker. If possible, I prefer to keep my biking confined to flat pavement and allow my adventurous side to find other outlets. I do have a brother who is an avid mountain biker, as are many of my friends. They seem to thrive on the…

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Unleashing Your Creative Beast

By Marvae Eikanas | June 14, 2016 |

  They say that variety is the spice of life. That little something extra that brings zest and flavor to tasks, experiences, relationships – just about everything! I think that’s true – especially when combined with a healthy dose of creativity! One of the hallmarks of a great leader is their ability to provide a…

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What is Your Soul Feasting On?

By Marvae Eikanas | March 29, 2016 |

What are you feeding your soul – that part of you that makes you, you? I have a hunch – you have not thought about that question in a long time, if ever. So let me ask you this: Are you feeling energized and ready to take on the world? Or are you feeling zapped,…

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7 Steps to Making 2016 Your Best Year Yet!

By Marvae Eikanas | December 29, 2015 |

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T.S. Eliot How you bring 2015 to a close matters as much as how you welcome 2016. With the Christmas hustle behind me, I have begun contemplating the…

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