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—Fundraise if you Love Roller-coasters

Giving feels great! But what about fundraising? Well, that’s a roller-coaster, as you’ll soon see.  But fundraising might just be your thing. Consider if you have a cherished cause you want to help fund.  Or if you have a newly disabled child who needs a fundraiser for special supplies.  Or you might want to start—and… Read more »

Is this Ethical?

Clinical drug trials took place at my hospital. Groups of patients were encouraged to go on a new drug. Due to the drug, many of these patients’ bellies swelled over a short time to what looked like a full pregnancy.  The patients also risked dying due to blood cell counts that could go awry, hence… Read more »

The Fit Student—Broke & Time Crunched?

Don’t ever stop dreaming, even if you don’t have the cash or time to achieve your biggest aspirations.  You can still tread forward until the time is right.  And then—bam!—you’re on track to claim the prize. If your dream is to become a doctor, nurse, or certified accountant, then (to state the obvious) you’ll need… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Why We Need You to Write

You are a writer!  Don’t believe me? Have you ever written anything?  Well, then? But more than that, you are a soul.  And the beauty of your soul is like a piece of a mosaic.  Put the pieces of every soul together, and you have a stunning view of what makes us all tick.  That… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Tips on How to Read Critically

Do you want to develop a graduate student mindset as an undergraduate?  If so, you’re reading the right stuff.  Let me show you how to read critically so that you can get published in academic journals. In graduate school, I took a methodology course in Communications.  A methodology acts as a tool that frames how… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Become a Superstar

Know your values, strengths, and personality.  I mean really know these things.  They can guide your choice of academic discipline and career.  They can turn you into a star at a young age: a star employee, a star student, a media star, any kind of star.  A superstar. Seek your lucky stars as early as… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ziggy Needs Good Study Habits

Ziggy needs good study habits.  But don’t we all, despite our high IQ’s and vastly unlimited potential? Well, Ziggy’s no different. In grad school, I took a statistics course in Sociology, which was outside of my faculty.  The first assignment was worth 5%.  It took over twenty pages to complete. Ziggy, a grad student within… Read more »

Five Heavenly Snacks for the Gorgeous You

I have a confession.  The pantry’s bare, and I can’t stop thinking about food.  Not potato chips, candy bars, or a loaded extra-large pizzas.  They make me feel guilty, bloated, and blah.  I’m talking the healthy scrumptious snacks that fill your body with purity, joy—and, yes, ecstasy.  You want to look as gorgeous as ever,… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Read Critically—and Get Published

What better way to learn creative writing than to eavesdrop on a bunch of grad students. Seriously!  But who’s so privileged as to have a key to the Fine Arts grad student lounge?  Not me.  So, novice me stumbled and stagnated. Befuddled, I asked around, “How do you study the classics?”  “Read the classics” or… Read more »