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Can a Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day Be Beautiful?

By Marvae Eikanas | February 6, 2018 |

Wouldn’t it be nice if every day went according to plan? For me, that would be coaching, blissfully crossing items off of my to do list, squeezing in a happy chat with someone dear, a little time with my nose in a book, and still being able to whip up a delightful dinner to enjoy…

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The $64,000 Question: Diligent or Striving?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 30, 2018 |

For those of you not in the know, “The $64,000 Question” was a radio show in the 40s and a TV show in the 50s. Shows that were around long before I was born! Contestants were asked questions that got increasingly more difficult. After answering each question correctly, they were given a prize that they…

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Guess What – Knowledge Isn’t Everything!

By Marvae Eikanas | January 23, 2018 |

I did it AGAIN! I know I have a reputation for being dangerous in the kitchen with knives, but I’ve managed to go quite a stretch without cutting myself. It’s true! That “stretch” all came to a halt recently when I was blissfully chopping cilantro for the burritos I was making for dinner. Not only…

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7 Signs of Blurred Lines

By Marvae Eikanas | January 16, 2018 |

A few summers back, there was a catchy tune that hit number one on the Billboard charts: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. That same song was later deemed Billboard’s “Song of the Summer” in 2013. With such a likeable tune and beat, it’s sad the words weren’t more uplifting! If you heard the song, it…

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How to Create the Atmosphere for Change

By Marvae Eikanas | January 9, 2018 |

Lately the weather in my neck of the woods has been bone chilling. There have been days that the temperatures have never risen above freezing. Hard to take global warming seriously when you are bundling up for days like that! Even though I live in Chattanooga, this California girl is a wimp in cold weather.…

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7 Steps to Simplifying Your Life

By Marvae Eikanas | January 2, 2018 |

Who doesn’t love Christmas morning? The stockings, the gifts, the yummy cinnamon rolls and egg casserole – at least that’s how we roll at my house. It was always such fun as a parent to watch my kids unwrap their gifts and be delighted with the contents. This year I was able to enjoy that…

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7 Simple Ways to Be More Organized

By Marvae Eikanas | December 19, 2017 |

This year one of the changes I wanted to make was getting more organized. I created some new systems that have made work run smoother – I’m quite pleased about that! And I’ve nibbled away at the boxes in my basement, although there are still more to go. It doesn’t take much to put off…

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Skip Resolutions – Embark on a One Word Adventure Instead

By Marvae Eikanas | December 12, 2017 |

Did you make New Year’s resolutions in 2017? Here’s what the top ten New Year’s resolutions were for 2017 according to the 2000 people they surveyed. Perhaps you too made one or more of these resolutions. While it’s traditional to make New Year’s resolutions, it’s something I rarely do! Did you know that only 1…

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The Secret to Eliminating Expectations

By Marvae Eikanas | November 28, 2017 |

This year, my full of spunk grandson was old enough to participate in a creative project, so part of our post-Thanksgiving celebration included decorating gingerbread men and a gingerbread house together. Artfully arranging decorations (we never called them candy – in fact it was only by accident that he realized they were edible after all…

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What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

By Marvae Eikanas | November 14, 2017 |

Remember when you were a kid and it was bedtime? If you were like me, you would do anything you could to nudge that bedtime a bit later. And if by chance that wasn’t successful, you might implement the “read under the covers” plan. That was my favorite way to avoid having to go to…

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