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.

Five Traits Women Desire in A Valentine’s Man

I saw an ad today that asked, “What are the five traits women find sexy in a man?” The woman announcer, who wore a low-cut blouse, then said, “The first trait is confidence.” She flipped her hair and requested I click on the button, which I did. But I know confidence isn’t a universally desired… Read more »

How To Get Inspired

To be inspired, you first need to believe you have no limitations. Your perceived limitations are all lies.  If someone tells you that you can’t achieve a (moral) dream, they’ve just told you a lie. Everyone has perceived limitations.  One senior with a chronic disease whom I know is in forced poverty from her senior’s… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Vows to You!

It’s one-month away from Valentine’s Day!  And what a blissful holiday, bursting with love, affection, and romance.  And do I have a treat for you.  You have a mystery Valentine and this fairy tale love is greater than the love of any mother.  It’s love that expects nothing in return.  It’s pure, unconditional love. The… Read more »

Pep Talk for Valerie Bertinelli

Today, I saw a video of a beautiful woman crying her eyes out over her body image.  Her face was stunning, even with her tears, and I remembered how I wished I could grow up to look like her whenever I watched her in her TV sitcom One Day at a Time.  She was my… Read more »

Positivity Appeals to Positive People

When we are positive toward others, they respond kindly.  Positivity builds beautiful bonds, cements friendships, and bursts with wonderful feelings. For instance, smiling and laughing throughout the day sounds and looks like a kitten that purrs nonstop.  What a beautiful energy.  And, oh, does laughter feel good for the person who releases it. I once… Read more »

Eleven Ways to Flourish at Remote Work

COVID isn’t all bad.  It’s also a gift. The COVID Era normalized remote work.  And I am grateful.  With remote work, I don’t stress over my appearance, freeze waiting for busses in minus thirty, and go ape over office politics.  I also no longer get workplace anxiety, which was worse than having my hands burned… Read more »

Christmas, COVID, and Caring

COVID has impacted us all: the private sector has been impacted, many food banks have been overwhelmed, homelessness has been visible at intersections in almost every district in the city.    This Christmas, reach out to those people most impacted by COVID. In that vein, I learned a lesson recently: if someone’s asks, wants, or needs… Read more »

How to Create a Positive Habit

One habit most university students want to break is procrastination.  How do you move at full throttle without wasting precious study moments? Step 1: You must want a change from a current situation or condition. Pretend you’ve got five AU courses in one semester.  You’ve got to move to keep on top of your study… Read more »

Four Steps to Get Inspired for the New Year

It’s almost the New Year.  You now have this festive opportunity to set some New Year’s resolutions.  But don’t just make any resolution; make ones that inspire. But what if you can’t think of anything cataclysmic?  There’s a goal out there that is perfect for you.  Perhaps it’s the dream so big you may have… Read more »

Organize Your Computer

We are rarely taught how to organize our computer files.  We just learn on the go, perhaps duplicating the same single file in multiple locations.  What a mess for most of us! At university, back in the early 2000’s, my computer was a tornado.  Files with no folders.  I had no clue how to create… Read more »