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 Study Dude—Learn How to Learn

What if you came up with a new field of studies, like Newton’s calculus?  Or what if you have a learning disability, and end up with a PhD?  Or what if you paid for your own education while raising a family?   A common theme among these scenarios is the skilled ability to learn. At university… Read more »

The Fit Student—Look Younger

Unless you’re Selena Gomez, you’ll want to look young.  And, if you’re like me, you long to fend off a granny-bod. But stay away from going under the knife.  My doctor had botched plastic surgery.  Now she’s camera shy.  Another friend uses Botox which could harm her facial muscles.  And on TV I saw a… Read more »

The Fit Student—Kick the Cancer

Knock down your risk of cancer by munching garlic and onions, by swallowing daily citrus fruits, by chomping Brussel sprouts, by shaving your x-rays to once a year, by avoiding the sun, by quitting smoking, and by steering clear of electrical wires, says author Vernon Coleman. I add beware of cell phones.  I’m sure it… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—The Art of Writing Ditties

If you live to write or love to sing, then you’ll treasure writing ditties.  And if you ever wrote a winning essay, you could be filthy rich writing lyrics. As a teen, I’d scrawl several songs a day—mostly when I felt glum.  But my hillbilly voice constrained my song writing.  I could scarcely sing outside… Read more »

Fit Student (Bonus Edition!)—Bond with your Kids

Do you want to know best way to bond with your tots and teens?  Playful parenting. My step dad was a master of playful parenting.  He’d arm wrestle me, often letting me win.  Or if he won repetitively, I’d hit him, and he’d cry out a playful, “Wah!”  Or he’d flex his biceps and cry,… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Gobble More Veggies

At Superstore, I peek at people’s groceries.  The porkiest shoppers buy pop, cookies, or chips.  Junk food spans up to half their cart.  The beefy (but not obese) shoppers buy processed foods like frozen pizzas, white breads, and wieners.  But the leanest shoppers buy mounds of fruits and veggies.  I can guess waist sizes by… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Tweaking Titles for Top Marks

When writing term papers, seek titles that sing, “Something catchy is coming.”  Then tweak those titles until your thumbs stiffen. To craft catchy titles, first master the art of slogan-writing.  Mario Pricken, author of Creative Advertising, shares tips for crafting slogans in bold below: Never snub creative ideas as the best ones need tweaking. At… Read more »

The Fit Student—Goldilocks Syndrome

Do you thumbs-down dumbbells, treadmills, and hula hoops?  Well, once autoimmune disease strikes, you’ll breathlessly tug on Lulu Lemons—like I did. A year ago, I ate one too many Big Macs.  And my body shut down.  If I slept more than ten hours, I’d crash for twenty hours more.  But if I slept less than… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Are you Self-Aware?

Hug books about self-awareness.  Pore over positive and negative trait thesauruses—even over the emotional wound thesaurus.  Relish readings about traits that tag family and friends.  These tomes teach about life. We all bear nice and nasty traits.  But how do we flee our own poor traits or those flagged in others?  Well, many of us… Read more »

The Fit Student—Win Olympic Medals!

Would you froth if you won an Olympic medal?  Well, you could score gold—in another lifetime.  Believers in rebirth say wisdom from this lifetime carries over into the next.  So, wise-up with sports primers and old-timer teams.  Yes, you could win an Olympics, if not this life, then maybe the next.  I study sports rules… Read more »