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.

Course Exam – Comp 266, Introduction to Web Programming

Dr. Dron, course designer of COMP 266, Introduction to Web Programming, provides an interview on what makes his course unique from so many others at AU. What makes the course particularly interesting to you as the creator, the designer, or the instructor? The challenge of building social pedagogies into a fairly dry, skill-based subject and,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Managing Your Mind

Standing on the scale, I hit my target weight. Yet nothing feels different. I long to have that high?that feeling of exhilaration?that is supposed to happen when you skinny down. So, I aim for a lower weight?that is until I feel weak and lifeless, until I see a picture of a boney dying soul that… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Shandip Saha, Part II

The following interview features Dr. Shandip Saha, professor of Religious Studies courses in the Center for Humanities at Athabasca University. His research speciality is in the field of Hinduism with an emphasis upon tracing the religious culture of Medieval India (15th to 18th centuries) As an instructor in online education, what are some of the… Read more »

The Fit Student – Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Have you ever heard of the serenity prayer? You ask for help from God “to accept the things [you] cannot change [and] courage to change the things [you] can change, and wisdom to know the difference.” I often wondered about this prayer: it sounds sophisticated but doesn’t give any practical advice or direction. So, the… Read more »

Course Exam – ENGL 255 — Introductory Composition

Adien Dubbelboer, an instructor in the English Centre for Humanities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is the Academic Coordinator for Effective Writing and the Course Coordinator for English 255, Introductory Composition. She was kind enough to set some time aside from her busy schedule to speak to The Voice Magazine about the… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Shandip Saha

The following interview features Dr. Shandip Saha, professor of Religious Studies courses in the Center for Humanities at Athabasca University. His research speciality is in the field of Hinduism with an emphasis upon tracing the religious culture of Medieval India (15th to 18th centuries) Please fill us in on the range of course you have… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Talking with Esi Edugyan

Athabasca University’s new Writer in Residence, Esi Edugyan, has won a number of literary awards. Her literary expertise can be tapped into by Athabasca faculty and students alike during her 2015‐2016 residency. Marie: Esi, you are a highly accomplished author. What books have you written and what are some of the most prestigious awards you… Read more »

Course Exam – English 373–Film and Literature

AU’s English 373 ? Film and Literature was written by Monique Tschofen. Marie Well had a chance to talk to one of the courses? tutors, Dr. Vivian Zenari, about the course. What is the name of the course you teach? Vivian: English 373 Film and Literature What is the course about? Vivian: It’s a comparative… Read more »

The Fit Student – Go Easy on Yourself

Always pat yourself on the back and stand tall. By improving your confidence, rewarding yourself, solving problems, and valuing your worth, you create a buffer against anxiety, depression, and many other long-term illnesses. In other words, you go easy on yourself. The bookManaging Your Mind by Gillian Butler, Ph.D. and Tony Hope, M.D, has perils… Read more »