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.

The Fit Student—Feed Your Suzy Homemade Pablum

Are you a student mom, breastfeeding your baby?  Or are you planning on giving birth?  Whichever you do, bring your baby top nutrition.  Homemade pablum could launch your baby into a healthier, happier life.  On the flipside, store-bought pablum can come loaded with sugar and salt.  You shouldn’t feed sugar to a puppy, never mind… Read more »

The Study Dude—How Busy Moms and Pops find the Time to Study

Have you ever wondered how busy moms and pops make the grade?  How they pass grad school while holding part-time jobs and raising a family?  They must have some secrets to share.  And I’ve found a book that tells all.  Faithann Brown, MBA, lays out time-savers for swamped students in her book Returning to School… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Don’t Get Fleeced!

Sometimes creative folks get used.  It happens all the time in business.  Just don’t let it happen to you. Sadly, the way the system works, you need deep pockets to defend yourself.  So, if you get used and abandoned by a large corporation, keep in mind that the legal system favors those with bucks. I… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Lose Weight Once you Hit Fifty

Author Steve MacGregor says, “Want to know a funny little secret about losing weight and staying fit when you’re over fifty?  Well here it is: There is no secret” (7%).  In other words, “Eat the wrong stuff and get too little exercise and you’ll get fat.  Eat the right stuff and get more exercise and… Read more »

The Study Dude—Garbage Sells, but so Can Good Ideas

As an academic, you need to know how to tweak your thesis into a great idea.   This article will show you what it takes to make a great idea. And answer the question “So what?” But first, ask yourself, “What makes a positive idea gain widespread adoption?”  I associate positive ideas with spirituality, health, compassion,… Read more »

The Fit Student—Four Life Lessons for Eternal Bliss

I’ve discovered the secret to eternal bliss. First, to explain, according to The Marriage Foundation, western psychology has less than a 10% chance of saving a marriage but their book, called Breaking the Cycle has almost 100% success (Friedman, 2007).  The book teaches unconditional love in an enlightening, novel way.  After reading the book, my… Read more »

The Fit Student—Self Defense for Women

I met a woman at university who fell in love with the wrong man.  She said he turned into a psychopath who was hunting her down to kill her and her daughter.  When I asked her how she protected herself, she said she was studying to be a lawyer, but she felt so much fear… Read more »

The Creative Spark—How to Get an Edge in Fashion Design

Wouldn’t you love to design Cinderella’s sportswear?  Brad Pitt’s leather pants?  Or Margot Robbie’s PJs?  Well, if you love fashion, you can do all this and more.  You could even start your own clothing line. So, what does it take to succeed as a fashion designer?  “Great fashion designers have strong illustration and drawing skills”… Read more »

The Study Dude—Eight Habits that Give Academic Results

As a student, you want good habits.  I mean habits like studying from the crack of dawn to the black of night—if your schedule permits—but doing so every day.  I also mean habits like writing detailed outlines after researching thirty articles for one term paper.  Those are things I did to get accepted into grad… Read more »

The Fit Student—Careers to Combat Anxiety

Does a cup of coffee trigger jitters that burst into an anxiety attack?  If so, don’t feel like your career is doomed.  Not at all!  Instead, discover your passions.  Your passions might relate to therapies that reduce—even cure—anxiety.  Now that’s a win-win for anyone with anxiety disorder. I cured myself of anxiety.  I haven’t had… Read more »