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.

Avoid Aversions

I know a woman who hated both her mother and her own daughter.  In fact, anyone can come to develop an aversion toward another human being.  It’s like going down a dark hole.  The further we descend, the harder it is to return to the light. Similarly, the more we allow even the slightest negative… Read more »

Setting Goals

Every student has a goal they are pursuing.  It could be a degree, knowledge gain, or an investment of one’s spare time.  But there are ways to work the mind to make those goals more realistic.  Here are some ways to control the mindset for optimal performance at school, work, or hobbies Set goals that… Read more »

The Study Dude—Writing a Thesis Statement and Outline

You’ve been assigned your first paper, and it’s 10,000 words.  Your prof stressed that the thesis statement is critical for your success and that your paper structure needs to be sound.  And she wants you to include your outline.  But you don’t even know how to write a thesis statement.  What do you do? Over… Read more »

Staying Centred

It’s important to reframe outcomes to stay centered.  In other words, it’s vital to always keep a positive mind, no matter what occurs. By controlling your thoughts for pure happiness, you develop your ability to focus.  Every student wants focus.  But controlling the mind takes work—all good things do. Everyone gets bombarded everyday by both… Read more »

Stay Solid Under Pressure

Imagine you work for a small company you love.  It has integrity and hosts positive colleagues.  But then someone in the company gets let go.  All the revenue from clients has dried up due to COVID.  The company is on verge of collapse.  All hope is on you to sell the latest product.  And you… Read more »

The Study Dude—Memorization Should Be Playtime

Over the last two weeks, I showed you how to read a textbook and take notes, but this week we’re going to have fun. Yes, memorization is meant to be playtime, especially if you let your humor and imagination go wild. Of course, some memorization strategies are more enjoyable than others, but here is a… Read more »

The Study Dude—Note-Taking for Textbooks

You’ve just read a chapter of a 1000-page textbook, applying the system for reading textbooks I outlined last week.  You scheduled two days to read the chapter.  Now you’ve got three days to take notes on it and two days to memorize it, spending one week total on the chapter.  What note taking strategies will… Read more »

Perfectionists Are My Role-Models

Being a perfectionist is a great thing, in my opinion. A Korean friend recently said that the Western psychology labels perfectionism as almost a disorder. But in the engineering field, he said, perfectionism is critical to success. That’s because one tiny error in calculation can have catastrophic outcomes, such as explosions. Why settle for less… Read more »

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 »