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 Creative Spark!—Practice Music like a Pro

Do you want to write music like a grade 2 piano pro?  Or do you want to practice music like a genius? If so, here are my song writing tips followed by practical advice from a musical-master. First, listen to music for beats, lines, repetitions, variance—or a bell at the end of a chorus.  Study… Read more »

The Fit Student—Sick

Have you ever felt so sick you could hardly sigh?  Take care, because sickness may be your fate if you eat the Western diet. Health author Kerry Knutson’s mom would say “On a good day I can get up, shower, and maybe lick a stamp” (location 158, 95%).  Not long ago, I got similarly sick. … Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Wounds

Everyone bears wounds.  And many of us are jinxed with a smorgasbord of scars. But we can learn from movies and books.  That’s because film and fiction characters open our eyes to the world of wounds.   Often, fictional characters enter scenes damaged but heal during the final act. Recently, I got hit with a bad… Read more »

The Study Dude—Campus Universities Versus AU

I hate to break the news, but campus-based universities have legs-up over online ones.  At least, that’s true for the 20-year-olds who bask in drama and who don’t get plumber’s butt in low-rise jeans. So, how do campus-based universities compare to AU?  Well, if you ask me, both better and worse. The key benefit to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Double Your Success!

Night owls, listen up!  Wake up with a bang in the wee hours.   But if you can’t stomach a 6 AM rise and shine, no worries.  There are plenty of tips below to double your success. I once was a night owl.  Not anymore. When I worked eleven-hour days, I felt charged.  I’d wake up… Read more »

The Fit Student—Dine Like a Champion

Dine like a champion to achieve top performance.  Positive choices, such as healthy-eating, spill over.  Yes, they spill-over into your spunk, your joy, your dignity, your grooming, your self-esteem, and your get-up-and-go.  Positive choices also tame temptations to try toxins. So, chow down like champions by gleaning the following hints.  I bold my tips and… Read more »

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 »