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.

Why We Should Exercise in the Woods

Have you heard of the Japanese therapy called forest bathing? Forest bathing (spending time in the forest) can ease stress, make us happier, boost our immune systems, spike our creativity, and, oh, so much more.  But there’s something even better than forest bathing, far more rejuvenating.  The ultimate bliss, at least in my opinion, comes… Read more »

The Study Dude—The Art of Study Breaks

Breaks are vital for studying success.  Two different approaches to study breaks can give us the most mileage. Approach #1: The Recommended Break: The first approach, which relies on using timers, is to study for 25 minutes straight and then take a 5-minute break.  Do this two times in a row, totalling 50 minutes of… Read more »

The Study Dude—How I Improved my Highlighting in Five Easy Steps

At university, I highlighted like a wild dog—entire pages soaked in yellow.  I’d take my highlighted points, jot them down on cue cards, and memorize them all.  Study time was gruelling. Weirder still, I couldn’t figure out how other students got A’s taking two more classes than me each semester.  But I showed them: After… Read more »

Why We Should Never Throw Away Keepsakes

I don’t know when the trend of throwing away all my keepsakes began.  But I now know the regret that follows. I read that some people treasure keepsakes, and I never understood why.  But when we cherish a piece of the heart someone left us in form of an object, we can later reflect.  If… Read more »

How to be Happy—Even in Soul Crushing Times

We don’t need to mentally hear, throughout the day, a choir of angels singing, “Oh come let us adore him” in order to be happy, although it helps, and it helps a lot.  We can settle for making our hearts pure, even in soul-crushing times, times when angelic song seems distant. Here are five ways… Read more »

How to Master the Skills for our Ideal Careers

A body in motion stays in motion.  The more time we spend learning skills, the more our focus turns into passion–and the quicker we arrive at mastery.  Like an exponential curve, the more we fixate on developing a skill, the faster we move along that curve until we turn upward into the heights.  That’s where… Read more »

How to Forgive

If someone we love hurts us, we grow when we endure. Our loved ones may hurt us, sometimes so deeply that the wounds burrow, raw, to our core.  But the secret of forgiveness is to give a vow, a mental marriage vow, to each and every one of our loved ones: I will love you… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Memorize

At times we need better ways to memorize facts than simply rereading texts, which can be cumbersome and, frankly, time wasting.  What we need instead is the silver bullet of memorization mastery, called mnemonics.  And, in the case not even mnemonics works, I’ve covered other methods of memorization for us to try as well. I… Read more »

A Woman’s Guide to Making Ourselves Lovable

I’m pretty sure that the more we focus our thoughts on love, the more lovely we become, and the lovelier others appear in our eyes.  So when another female comes into our vision, fixate on her.  Think to ourselves, “I desire to spend the rest of my life with her.” And then smile and even… Read more »

The Study Dude—Hacks & Circumstances for Academic Stardom

University success demands a discipline that we all can learn.  It could be argued that the students who claim honor’s degrees, scoring near-perfect GPAs, have two things going for them: (1) the right circumstances, such as plenty of free time for studies, and (2) mastery of study hacks. Let’s look at some study hacks for… Read more »