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.

Meeting the Minds – Dr. William Diehl-Jones

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines, and sits on the research committee for the children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Recently, he took time out of his busy schedule to do this two-part interview for The Voice Magazine by Marie Well. You can find the first… Read more »

The Fit Student – Combat Anxiety

Herbs. Medicine. Detoxifications. If anxiety keeping you awake at night, these items can help dispel your anxious feelings. Edmund J. Bourne in his book The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook provides insights into how to combat insomnia and toxicity, and what medicines or herbs to take to relieve your stress. I have personal experience with some… Read more »

Course Exam – Religious Studies (RELS) 211

One of the newest courses at Athabasca University is Religious Studies 211 ? Death and Dying in World Religions. Marie Well spoke with the course designer to get a little more insight into this course for students who might be considering taking it. The course designer, Dr. Shandip Saha, completed his master’s degree at Harvard… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Diehl-Jones, Part II

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines, and sits on the research committee for the children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Recently, he took time out of his busy schedule to do this two-part interview for The Voice Magazine by Marie Well. You can find the first… Read more »

The Fit Student – Mitigate Distractions and Stay Focused

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 »

The Fit Student – Combat Anxiety through Nutrition and Emotions

A good cry could help heal you of anxious feelings. An anger attack on an unsuspecting pillow can alleviate anxiety levels. When anxiety threatens to overwhelm, the expression of emotion is an extraordinary stress-reliever. Similarly, self-esteem and assertiveness both contribute to an overall stress reduction regime. In his book The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Edmund… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Diehl-Jones

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and sits on the research committee for the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Recently, he took time out of his busy schedule to do this interview for The Voice Magazine Marie: What are some of your most memorable awards,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Combat Exam Anxiety, Part II

Are you one of those people whose mind goes blank during exams, even when you’ve prepared for hours on end? If so, you’ve come to the right article. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, outlines an arsenal of strategies for combating and overcoming anxiety, particularly the kind that strikes and rages… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Talking with Tilly!

Dr. Tilly Jensen is AU’s Associate Dean of Pedagogy and Student Experience. She is also an Assistant Professor of Accounting at AU and was an Academic Coordinator for AU’s undergraduate Accounting Program, and has taught accounting in the Middle East as well as at NAIT and to students enrolled in the British accounting certification program…. Read more »

The Fit Student – Combat Exam Anxiety

Does exam anxiety creep in on you the night before the test? For many, exam anxiety can lead to the freeze response of the freeze, flight, or fight automatic reactions. The trick lies in ensuring that you don’t grow overwhelmed by anxiety to the point of mental fogginess, when the answers you know by heart… Read more »