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.

Post Traumatic Growth

My favorite medical doctor posted on social media about a condition I never heard before: post traumatic growth (PTG).  The doctor claimed that a small percentage of people experience PTG.  Basically, with PTG, people come out of trauma happier, more spiritual, and more appreciative of life.  PTG is rooted in the same causes as post-traumatic… Read more »

How I Went From Rags to Riches

I’m not a millionaire. I don’t own a sports car. And I don’t make a six-figure income. But I’m getting closer to the rags to riches goal. Despite this material quest, I’ve embraced life’s most meaningful goals, at least for me. They are love, virtue, and spiritual growth. And, largely due to my embracing of… Read more »

Five Ways to Expect Nothing but Give Our All

Life is best lived when we expect nothing from it, but we give it our all.  The same goes for our relationships, our studies, our work, our health, and anything else uplifting. Even if we are exhausted, lacking energy, or on the brink of death, give the gifts of smiles, energy, and laughter.  Controlling our… Read more »

The Spiritual Way to Handle a Bully

Be thankful for our luck when we cross paths with a bully.  Bullies make us wiser, better, and enlightened if handled with care.  The saying that ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’ missed the mark.  From my experience, what doesn’t kill us can make us happier, and I have a formula to turn our… 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 »

How Memories Bring Joy

If you ever experience a burst of love from someone: a smile from a stranger, a hug from Mom, write it down. Life is too short to let a moment of love, however fleeting, pass us by. Such beautiful memories can drown out our sorrows. When a negative thought strikes, shift to a beautiful memory…. Read more »

How Laughter Can Bring Us Success

When faced with obstacles at school or work, we might tend to stress. But a better option is to let out happy wild laughter. Laughter floods us with delicious endorphins and gently massages our heart and organs. Laughter brings us to a state of, “I love to study!” or “I love to work!” I know… Read more »

How to Embrace Failure for the Win

I felt like the stepchild locked away in the attic.  I failed again.  My new job was working out well until the boss hovered at my door, spread his arms wide, a grin on his face, and insisted I hug him.  I blasted off an angry email requesting he never do that again.  The next… Read more »

10 Ways to Love Our Fellow Students and Professors

When we love our fellow students and professors, we leverage our grades, our friendships, and our enjoyment of academics. Here are 10 ways to love our colleagues and mentors in academia: #1: Avoid competing with others. Compete only with ourselves. If another student outshines us, seek synergy, where we strive to be our best and… Read more »

How Not to Dwell on Others’ Flaws

We are all blessed with flaws. Flaws may be shortcomings, but they provide us with the opportunity to tame or, better yet, overcome our weaknesses. And that overcoming is what makes life a hero’s journey. But what about other people’s flaws—especially the flaws that harm us? Those people, too, are on a hero’s journey. And… Read more »