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 Fit Student – Careers for Bookworms

Do you love to read? Are you a proverbial bookworm, with the bookish reputation and the face of an owl? You don’t need to look like an owl to love books, but you must peer at books regularly, like on buses, during lunch hours, before bed, and in restaurants. I often read while waiting for… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Kinshuk

The Associate Dean of AU’s Faculty of Science, Dr. Kinshuk, currently holds an NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, and has more than 300 research publications in referreed journals. With all this going on, The Voice Magazine is very happy that he was able to take the time to be interviewed… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. “Vive” Kumar, Part III

The Voice Magazine previously interviewed Dr. Kumar in April of 2014. That interview looked more at his background, while this time, Marie Well interviews him about some of this theories and accomplishments. You can read the first and second parts of this interview in our archives. Marie: What is your particular philosophy on student evaluation?… Read more »

The Fit Student – Learning the Art of War: Navy SEAL Style

What student wouldn’t love to bask in the Navy SEAL mindset during exam time? If you don’t idealize parachuting out of planes into frigid, turbulent waters or sentencing yourself to Hell Week, at least you can take comfort that the Navy SEAL mindset also applies to everyday things, such as studies and work. What have… Read more »

The Fit Student – Zero in on that One Thing

Studying demands we zone in on our priorities, whether that is getting A’s or living as the best parental model possible. With so many distractions in everyday living, our key priorities are often sidetracked, yielding a less than optimal outcome. And what about those New Year’s Resolutions we made this past January? How many resolutions,… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. George Siemens, Conclusion

Dr. George Siemens is the founder of the theory of connectivism in education. Recently, he kindly consented to be interviewed by Marie Well of The Voice Magazine. Dr. Siemens was happy to provide us with very in-depth answers, and this is conclusion to the three part interview. In case you missed them, you can read… Read more »

The Fit Student

Student fitness requires learning at optimal physical and mental performance. Studying requires enormous energy?energy that we can’t afford to deplete by spending time on distractions. Our bodies burn so much energy throughout the day that any redirection of that vitality on something irrelevant or superfluous exhausts our supply. With studying, every ounce of energy we… Read more »