Marvae's Blog

When Being Dependent Is Really Good!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 9, 2021 |

I crave independence and being self-sufficient – not needing anyone or anything. Then when a lightning storm hit a few ago, I discovered just how dependent I was on something I ordinarily take for granted! I happen to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the city has worked hard to establish itself as a hub for…

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3 Amazing Tips To Help You Work Smarter!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 2, 2021 |
Working Smarter

Wouldn’t it be nice if working smarter was the norm? Sadly, in the frenzy of getting things done, there’s little time to examine what you are doing, why you are doing it, or if there are better strategies to getting stuff done. So, the hustle continues and the more exhausted you are! What is it…

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Authenticity – Do YOU Like A Pro!

By Marvae Eikanas | October 26, 2021 |

Authenticity is all about being you, really YOU. No one can do you like you can! There are three fun reasons for pretending to be someone else. It’s what we do as kids – we pretend to be a fireman, a mom, or a teacher. That kind of pretend play is positive. It allows children…

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Gratitude – What’s the Big Bonus?

By Marvae Eikanas | October 19, 2021 |

Gratitude? Well, here’s the honest truth: I’m naturally a critical person. I have a tendency to focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed, or what could be better. With that kind of focus, it’s nearly impossible to be grateful! An eye for possible improvements isn’t all bad. It’s a strength when applied to…

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The Honest Truth About Work / Life Balance

By Marvae Eikanas | October 12, 2021 |
Work/Life Blaance

Balance requires that you perpetually be in motion – adjusting to keep from toppling over! Being Grammy is amazing! I get to enjoy the aspects of being a mom that I loved so much without sacrificing my sleep, sporting snot and spit up on my shoulder, or being late because of an unexpected explosion. Next…

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Your Relationship Skills & Your Success At Work

By Marvae Eikanas | October 5, 2021 |

Doing relationships well and success at work go hand in hand! Let’s be honest – having excellent relationship skills is a plus even if you don’t work at all! But how you interact with others is especially important if you are a leader. I’m not the first to recognize this! → Relationships are the foundation…

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Communicating With Success – Here’s The Truth

By Marvae Eikanas | September 28, 2021 |
Communicating With The Opposite Sex

Communicating well is no easy task! A few years back when flying was less complicated, I had an interesting encounter with the man sitting next to me. It only took a few minutes to figure out that the man sitting next to me on my flight home had a lot on his mind. He began…

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The Shoulds In Your Life Gotta Go!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 21, 2021 |

Are you suffering from a bad case of the shoulds? Are you saying things like I should… have a better job. lead more like so and so. have more friends. be making a bigger difference. lose 15 pounds. be more organized. be married. I should… Or maybe your version is more about what you shouldn’t…

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Solving the Puzzle of Life

By Marvae Eikanas | September 14, 2021 |
Fear Puzzle of Life

Fear complicates your life! Ever feel like life is a puzzle…and a complicated one at that? One of my favorite activities is putting jigsaw puzzles together – the more pieces and the more challenging, the better. It’s an activity that allows my mind to wander and to focus. It brings me joy! Trying to fit…

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Exercise – It’s What You Need To Do!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 7, 2021 |

The benefits of exercise are plentiful! It’s not just for gym rats or CrossFit junkies – it’s for you too! In fact, if there was one change you could make that would positively impact every other area of your life, it would be the addition of exercise to your life. Skipping exercise is risky! It’s…

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