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 Creative Spark—Five Romantic Uses of Metaphors

I had a dream that I threw out my dreamland husband from my home.  We screamed and yelled, and he cried out, “I’ve been having an affair all along.”  He stole all the freezer grocery items and barged out the door.  In my dream, I couldn’t get him out of my life fast enough. But… Read more »

The Study Dude—Six Common Mistakes

You want a thesis that makes Mom and Dad beam?  A thesis that churns out multiple publications? A thesis you conveniently store on the guestroom bedside table?  All grad students want that quality—at first. But once the grind begins, some students stumble, lose focus, or just give up.  Let me reassure you, your thesis will… Read more »

The Study Dude—The Zombie Methodology for Grad School Success

What’s methodology?  Surely a zombie can’t teach that!  Zombies have no brains.  But if it’s simplified enough, well, you’ve got Dr. Zombie. Dr. Zombie is going to simplify one of three key parts of most any graduate level thesis: methodologies.  That way, you’ll perform like a rock star come grad school time. But first, be… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Getting Into Character

You must have a story to tell.  Deep down, we all do.  But to tell a meaningful story, we must expose ourselves through our characters: share our desires, fears, pet peeves—or those we’ve come across in others or those begging for an escape from our imagination. According to The Open University, to write convincing fiction,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Twelve Ways to Make your PhD Thesis Awesome

You could be the star of any graduate program.  Not just because you have infinite potential, but also because your about to get my insider’s edge.  The Open University and I will show you what it takes to write an awesome thesis.  And I’ll dumb down academic speak so even I understand it.  Now, that’s… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fundraise if you Love Roller-coasters

Giving feels great! But what about fundraising? Well, that’s a roller-coaster, as you’ll soon see.  But fundraising might just be your thing. Consider if you have a cherished cause you want to help fund.  Or if you have a newly disabled child who needs a fundraiser for special supplies.  Or you might want to start—and… Read more »

Is this Ethical?

Clinical drug trials took place at my hospital. Groups of patients were encouraged to go on a new drug. Due to the drug, many of these patients’ bellies swelled over a short time to what looked like a full pregnancy.  The patients also risked dying due to blood cell counts that could go awry, hence… Read more »

The Fit Student—Broke & Time Crunched?

Don’t ever stop dreaming, even if you don’t have the cash or time to achieve your biggest aspirations.  You can still tread forward until the time is right.  And then—bam!—you’re on track to claim the prize. If your dream is to become a doctor, nurse, or certified accountant, then (to state the obvious) you’ll need… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Why We Need You to Write

You are a writer!  Don’t believe me? Have you ever written anything?  Well, then? But more than that, you are a soul.  And the beauty of your soul is like a piece of a mosaic.  Put the pieces of every soul together, and you have a stunning view of what makes us all tick.  That… Read more »