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.

Seven Steps for Self-Reflection on Creating Your Happiest Life

To truly form habits that pave highways to our happiest life, we need self-reflection.  At least fifteen minutes a day should be spent on self-reflection.  But what do we reflect on specifically? Here is a formula for self-reflection guaranteed to develop ourselves professionally and personally. Step 1: Consider where our thoughts weren’t happy, focused, and… Read more »

The Study Dude—Reading Textbooks

You’ve got a 1000-page textbook staring you down.  You are on page one.  And you’ve got six months to finish it.  Where do you begin? Last week, I covered taking notes using a variety of systems.  This week, let’s focus on how to read an enormous textbook in a short period of time.  If you… Read more »

The Study Dude—Other Methods of Note Taking

You’ve got to take notes on a lecture or textbook, but you don’t particularly like the note-taking system I outlined last week? No fear.  This article will fill you in on some alternative note-taking systems, perhaps one that works best for your learning style. Last week, I covered taking notes using my personal system, which… Read more »

What Laughing All Day Did To Me

A while back, I started laughing all throughout each day. It was a sort of experiment, a thought experiment. So I tried it. And did it ever result in incredible changes. Let me share with you some of the best changes that will likely occur should you, too, start laughing frequently throughout the day. Change… Read more »

The Study Dude—Taking Lecture Notes

You’re in a room full of people or alone but in a virtual classroom.  You’ll be tested later on what you learn in today’s lecture.  So, your lecture notes are critical.  But how do you achieve top quality notes? Over the last several weeks, I’ve written cookbooks for writing essays and exams and for memorization. … Read more »

You Can Be Better Tomorrow than You Are Today

Isn’t it funny how we start something thinking we should be proficient on day one? It takes years to raise a child, become successful in business, get a degree. We’d all love to be smarter, richer, better looking, more successful, and happier. But we get what we earn. So, how do we earn it? Today,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Taking the Exam

You’re in the midst of an exam.  The studies and time leading up to this point are over.  It’s just you and the test.  What can you do to increase your chances of a top grade? Over the last several weeks, I’ve written cookbooks for writing essays and for memorization.  Today, it’s time to focus… Read more »

Extreme Discipline

I’m not disciplined with money.  By no means.  I have more debt than Santa Claus on Boxing Day.  But I am very disciplined with work, and, during my undergrad, I was highly disciplined with studies.  So I have some tips to share about discipline. To illustrate my discipline, such that you may consider my advice… Read more »

The Study Dude—Memorization Techniques

Over the last four weeks, I’ve written cookbooks for writing essays.  Today, it’s time to focus on memorization for exams.  After all, memorization is perhaps the top vehicle for testing student knowledge. If you are striving for an A+, tricks and tips for memorizing facts are must haves. We all love recipes for success, so… Read more »

The Study Dude—Closing Clinchers for Essays

Over the last four weeks, I’ve written about the essay research phase, the essay writing phase, the essay editing phase, and opening hooks.  This week, it’s time to focus on closing clinchers for essays. If you are striving for an A+, a closing clincher can get you the grade. I once wrote an essay so… Read more »