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 Study Dude—Study Tips to Thrive—and Survive!

If you bombed your first year of university, don’t fret.  You can still survive and thrive.  You don’t need an Einsteinian brain either, but instead, a rigorous work ethic.  And if you go to both AU and a physical university, I have a tip on how you can survive a nasty safe space. Here are… Read more »

Is Medical Marijuana a Hoax?

My doctor tried selling me on marijuana for anxiety.  I shouted “No!” After all, “cannabis use can cause anxiety or panic” (Government of Canada, Cannabis in Canada: Get the Facts).  Plus, “using cannabis regularly and continuously over time makes you more likely to experience anxiety, depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia” (Government of Canada, Cannabis in Canada:… Read more »

The Study Dude—When Your University Muzzles You

You can get straight A’s at the university, no matter what your current performance looks like.  But don’t get disillusioned once you reach the top.  Universities may muzzle your creativity.  But you can still upset the status quo—especially with a routine of rest, exercise, and outside interests related to your major. Be warned that universities… Read more »

The Fit Student—Positive Thoughts Matter for Health

Positive thoughts and emotions matter for your health. For the second time, I tested my strengths through the VIA Institute’s survey.  The first time I tested, my top three scores were (1) love of learning, (2) love, and (3) kindness.  The second time, the results were the same except kindness was replaced by zest.  Zest… Read more »

The Study Dude—Let Dr. Rogers Pop you a PhD

If you’ve got belly aches, consult a doctor.  If you’ve got study pains, consult a doctor.  The doc might just pop you a PhD.  MD Peter Rogers touts study ideas that helped him score top of class for a medical degree. So, what does the doctor order? Study and get fit—that’s it. When my classmates… Read more »

The Fit Student—Look Like a Celebrity the Tony Robbins Way

Last week, I watched a documentary called Being Tony Robbins.  Mr.  Tony Robbins lives on a gorgeous island and bathes in a waterfall.  But when he revealed his daily routine, I realized my impoverished life was just as rich.  Don’t believe me?  Well, he meditates daily.  I meditate doing the Wim Hof method.  He has… Read more »

The Fit Student—Don’t Break your Beautiful Bones

Your bones look beautiful.  Bones, like diamonds, are everyone’s best friend.  So, don’t break ‘em. A loved one has osteoarthritis.  But many of us, especially older women, get osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis “occurs when the bones are broken down faster than they are built up” (Hinish, location 1551 of 2297, 68%).  My loved one does heavy fitness,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Hone A Super High IQ

Would you like to take the MCAT?  Become an MD? Well, “the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is the big test for premeds.  It’s taken late in the course of college” (p.  21 of 243, 13%).  And Dr. Peter Rogers spells out how he made the grade.   Whatever program you do, ace it with the… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Tips to Ace University

Ace university with a capital A.  Sound good?  It’s really quite simple.  And you don’t need an Einsteinian brain either.  You only need to learn the art of studying. But you’re in luck.  The Study Dude’s read countless books on how to study.  So, here are seven tips to help you ace university from yet… Read more »

The Fit Student—Heal Thoughts that Kill

This morning, my loved one warned me, “Life is not ‘for getting.’  Life is ‘for giving,’ and in order to do that, you need to be forgiving to others—especially those who did not give you what you thought you were going to get.”  I’m not sure where my loved one found this quote.  She did… Read more »