Posts By: Marie Well

Marie Well

I’m Marie Well, as in healthy well. At least, that’s my aim—to get well and make you well. We all have woes, from breakups to cancer to hoarder houses. I’m here to fix those woes—with tips mixed with my own tales.

Why read me? I’ve got a track record of fixin’ stuff. I’ve cured myself of anxiety. For a decade, I had anxiety attacks that struck almost daily. When not stricken, I’d write Voice articles, mostly on how to combat stress.

And then my world changed. One week went by with no attacks. A month. A year. Two years. And counting.

Now, I want to skyrocket our health—and bolster our creativity. After all, nothing soothes better than strokes of paint or tones of music or reps in a gym.

So, let’s get fit, creative, and well with Marie Well.

Using Willpower to Control the Mind

Willpower can make you a more successful student.  But, of course, that begs the question, “How much willpower do I possess at any given moment?  And how can I make it stronger?” A Stanford University study by Veronika Job, Ph.D., and associates found that people who thought willpower was quickly depleted had less willpower.  On… Read more »

The Study Dude—Academic Essay Editing Tips

Your edits to your essay are critical to achieving an A+ grade.  Many professors will not give A’s if the paper has spelling or grammatical errors, so the key to getting A’s is to hand in polished documents. With that said, here are ways to edit for an error-free paper. Allot ample time for editing… Read more »

Unconditional Love for Every Soul

We all travel a lonely path at times.  It’s part of learning life lessons, I believe.  But there is always a way through the thick forest.  I think there is a way to find your true home, which can only be found in unconditional love.  Even if you’re on the street and left for dead,… Read more »

How to Become a Star Employee

There is such a thing as a “star student” or a “star employee.” Becoming a star student, simply stated, means the following: you put in extensive hours toward your studies, participate heavily in all forums and lectures, get high grades, and be ultra-positive toward your professors and teaching assistants.  It also means you learn strategies… Read more »

Craft a Bucket List

We all have dreams, passions, and joys, some of which we have yet to discover.  But to lure them out before we die, a bucket list may be in order. A bucket list contains all the activities and events we want to accomplish before we die.  But I believe life doesn’t end at death; rather… Read more »

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking will make you a superstar at school, work, or play.  Moreover, it’s an art form, something that can be applied through a step-by-step process.  Although there are many ways to approach critical thinking, here are typical steps for making you more strategic: Start off by questioning your reason for wanting to tackle a… Read more »

Reasons to Never Retire

Have you heard of successful seniors whom COVID destroyed? Prosperous seniors who lost everything, forced into senior pensions and the subsequent poverty trap.  Escaping the poverty trap is challenging, whether it’s a senior’s pension, disability pension, or some other funding that places restrictions on how much you can earn. That’s one reason to never retire:… Read more »

How to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment in the First Place

I worked at a place that had some pretty bizarre practices.  The most outstanding was their insistence that workplace hugging and embracing between men and women, however disturbing, was the accepted norm.  When I complained the following day, I was escorted to a taxicab and told never to return.  So, I refused the taxi and… Read more »

How to Love Your Office Career

We all want to feel passionate about our careers.  We want our jobs to offer us a sense of fulfillment, belonging, and value.  But to truly get the most out of our profession, we need to give it love.  For instance, we must love the thought of waking up on Monday mornings, staying late at… Read more »