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—Boost Your Energy!

Some young adults can no longer smile, eat, laugh—or study.  Mitochondria in your cells gives your body energy to do these tasks: “The main function of mitochondria is energy production.  And this energy gets used for almost everything we do, which is why when your mitochondria are damaged, you have less energy to combat disease,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Stay Cool Under Pressure

As students, we can learn to stay cool under pressure.  And no-one teaches how to cope with pressure better than job seekers. I had a job interview with an accounting firm a year ago.  The employer phoned me the next day, offering a low paying job.  I declined, so he hung up in a huff. … Read more »

The Fit Student—My Cure for Cancer

A loved one was stricken with cancer.  Not once, but twice.  She responded well both times to chemotherapy, going two decades cancer-free.  But her sleep shifted, often leaving her awake until 3 a.m., puffy-eyed.  And this past year, she entered emergency more than once.  Despite her success with chemo, she smokes and eats sugar-rich, highly… Read more »

The Fit Student—A Controversial Cure

One year, you might contract not just one disease, but more than five: “Just one in 20 people worldwide … had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world’s population (2-3 billion  individuals) experiencing more than five ailments, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013”… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Book Marketing

I got assigned a role to teach marketing at a community college.  Before this, I had never heard of the four P’s of marketing: product, place, price, and promotion.  However, I could’ve succeeded remarkably in the teaching role had the school used a certain textbook.  The textbook would’ve made learning simple and fun for the… Read more »

The Fit Student—Medicine Won’t Clean the Trash

Medicine alone won’t clean the trash. I went on an anti-depressant.  Right away, my brain felt frozen.  Have you ever felt dental freeze in your mouth?  If so, imagine that same dental freeze in your brain.  After two days, I stopped taking the drug, but the brain freeze stayed.  Over the next month, I could… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Passion Never Dies

Do you have the passion to make it big in film?  Well, you can with just a cellphone and a video editor.  In the past, you needed hoards of funding and state of the art equipment.  Not anymore.  Author Danial O’Brien claims, “Virtually anybody can make a movie today.  In 2015, ‘Tangerine’ was premiered at… Read more »

The Fit Student—Disease is Profitable

Two nights ago, I had a dream that I worked as a med student in a hospital.  In that dream, I walked with my supervisor outdoors across a sprawl of hospital towers.  I asked my supervisor what three unusually large towers housed.  She said they housed the people with chronic diseases.  The patients, she said,… Read more »