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.

Fit Student (Bonus Edition!)—Bond with your Kids

Do you want to know best way to bond with your tots and teens?  Playful parenting. My step dad was a master of playful parenting.  He’d arm wrestle me, often letting me win.  Or if he won repetitively, I’d hit him, and he’d cry out a playful, “Wah!”  Or he’d flex his biceps and cry,… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Gobble More Veggies

At Superstore, I peek at people’s groceries.  The porkiest shoppers buy pop, cookies, or chips.  Junk food spans up to half their cart.  The beefy (but not obese) shoppers buy processed foods like frozen pizzas, white breads, and wieners.  But the leanest shoppers buy mounds of fruits and veggies.  I can guess waist sizes by… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Tweaking Titles for Top Marks

When writing term papers, seek titles that sing, “Something catchy is coming.”  Then tweak those titles until your thumbs stiffen. To craft catchy titles, first master the art of slogan-writing.  Mario Pricken, author of Creative Advertising, shares tips for crafting slogans in bold below: Never snub creative ideas as the best ones need tweaking. At… Read more »

The Fit Student—Goldilocks Syndrome

Do you thumbs-down dumbbells, treadmills, and hula hoops?  Well, once autoimmune disease strikes, you’ll breathlessly tug on Lulu Lemons—like I did. A year ago, I ate one too many Big Macs.  And my body shut down.  If I slept more than ten hours, I’d crash for twenty hours more.  But if I slept less than… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Are you Self-Aware?

Hug books about self-awareness.  Pore over positive and negative trait thesauruses—even over the emotional wound thesaurus.  Relish readings about traits that tag family and friends.  These tomes teach about life. We all bear nice and nasty traits.  But how do we flee our own poor traits or those flagged in others?  Well, many of us… Read more »

The Fit Student—Win Olympic Medals!

Would you froth if you won an Olympic medal?  Well, you could score gold—in another lifetime.  Believers in rebirth say wisdom from this lifetime carries over into the next.  So, wise-up with sports primers and old-timer teams.  Yes, you could win an Olympics, if not this life, then maybe the next.  I study sports rules… Read more »

The Fit Student—Age 30 Years Younger

Do you want the brain of John von Neumann or the bod of Wonder Woman?  Well, what you nibble now builds or breaks you later.  (Same with what you think and do now.)  You see, your body replaces cells fast.  You get a spanking-new body every seven years.  That might mean you grow a new… Read more »

The Fit Student—Tuck that Tum into a Keto Speedo

Tuck that tum into a keto speedo by next summer.   The ketogenic diet dishes up an anti-fat fad.   The keto diet burns flab by feeding the body fats, not carbs.  A paradox?  Well, your body nibbles fat for energy when starved of sugars.  And carbs break down into sugars.  So, starve the body of carbs… Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

The Fit Student—Put People to the Stress Test

What happens when we get cast out?  When people we love backstab us?  When we get fed fists?  Stress happens! In grade school, a girl got persecuted.  Swarms of students circled her, shoving her, day in, day out.  She feared for her life.  So, I started bringing her home at lunchtime.  That is, until Mom… Read more »