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 Entrepreneur’s Path – Starting a Restaurant

Starting a restaurant is no simple undertaking. Basically, you marry the operation and it becomes a sort of daily performance where you need to be at your very best presentation day-in and day-out (Meyer & Vann, 2013). Of course, your restaurant is best served (pun intended) with you, the owner, having a passion for cooking…. Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Terry Anderson

Dr. Terry Anderson is a Canadian Research Chair and on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is also a teacher of AU’s Masters of Distance Education program, and recently consented to be interviewed by The Voice Magazine by writer Marie Well. Marie: You are an award winning professor at Athabasca University, and you… Read more »

The Career Path – Blogging and Podcasting for Money

While blogging or podcasting may not be the most effective form of raising capital, if you have a passion or expertise?any kind of knowledge to share with others?it can be a rewarding entrepreneurial side-activity. Plus, blogging can be a leverage for any existing business you may be affiliated with, or any marketing activities within your… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Jon Dron

This is a continuation of the interview published in The Voice Magazine two weeks ago. In that piece, Dr. Dron expands on his Teaching Fellowship Award and some of his philosophies about pedagogy and the use of social media in a teaching/learning context. This week, Marie Well asks about his grading philosophies, influences, and works… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Jon Dron

Marie: You’re an award winning professor for a Teaching Fellowship? What do you think were the forefront variables that led to you being the recipient? Dr. Dron: I was among the relatively early recipients of a National Teaching Fellowship, a lifelong award given yearly by the Higher Education Academy in the UK to a small… Read more »

The Career Path – Wholesale 101

One of my aims as a Voice writer is to groom AU students for entrepreneurial activity or, on a smaller scale, money-making initiatives to help offset costs of university and daily living. In light of this objective, I recently scoured the pages of a book titled Wholesale 101, by Jason A. Prescott, that provided ammunition… Read more »

The Career Path – lynda.com and Udemy

As students, we acquire a breadth of knowledge and even expertise in our respective fields. Additionally, we might engage in captivating hobbies that keep us in a state of flow for considerable hours. For instance, a communications major may develop expertise in the art of public speaking, while an English major may hone the ability… Read more »

The Career Path – Self-Publishing

I’ve embarked on the journey to learn as much as I possibly can about making income online. After reading the book titled Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky, I discovered a number of potential money-making outlets for students. I visited the physical sites of these resources and determined how invaluable they might be for earning… Read more »

The Career Path – Launch

With more reports saying that the idea of a life-long career is dead, it will be up to us when we graduate to develop our own forms of employment. So I recently read the book Launch by Jeff Walker, and, without question, it was an enticing read. Midway through the book, I was committed to… Read more »

The Career Path – Think & Grow Rich

With a copyright extending back to 1960, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill proves to be an indelible, timeless source of wisdom. Drawing from influences that seem to include a mishmash of Hinduism, Fordism, and new age spirituality, the book also appears to be a predecessor of some of the ideation behind epic modern-day… Read more »