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—Seven Tips on How to Read Critically

Do you want to develop a graduate student mindset as an undergraduate?  If so, you’re reading the right stuff.  Let me show you how to read critically so that you can get published in academic journals. In graduate school, I took a methodology course in Communications.  A methodology acts as a tool that frames how… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Become a Superstar

Know your values, strengths, and personality.  I mean really know these things.  They can guide your choice of academic discipline and career.  They can turn you into a star at a young age: a star employee, a star student, a media star, any kind of star.  A superstar. Seek your lucky stars as early as… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ziggy Needs Good Study Habits

Ziggy needs good study habits.  But don’t we all, despite our high IQ’s and vastly unlimited potential? Well, Ziggy’s no different. In grad school, I took a statistics course in Sociology, which was outside of my faculty.  The first assignment was worth 5%.  It took over twenty pages to complete. Ziggy, a grad student within… Read more »

Five Heavenly Snacks for the Gorgeous You

I have a confession.  The pantry’s bare, and I can’t stop thinking about food.  Not potato chips, candy bars, or a loaded extra-large pizzas.  They make me feel guilty, bloated, and blah.  I’m talking the healthy scrumptious snacks that fill your body with purity, joy—and, yes, ecstasy.  You want to look as gorgeous as ever,… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Read Critically—and Get Published

What better way to learn creative writing than to eavesdrop on a bunch of grad students. Seriously!  But who’s so privileged as to have a key to the Fine Arts grad student lounge?  Not me.  So, novice me stumbled and stagnated. Befuddled, I asked around, “How do you study the classics?”  “Read the classics” or… Read more »

The Fit Student—Visualize Success

If you ever had a bad start at anything, it may have killed your confidence.  But don’t let it.  You can use visualization to get your gusto back in high gear.  But visualization can do so much more—like help you give back to others.  What greater purpose than giving exists? Author Katie Stone writes, “Visualizing… Read more »

The Study Dude—Power Points to make even Disney Hire You

When I was a T.A., I gave a group of students an A for their PowerPoint presentation.  I told my supervising professor that the students embedded a great video and displayed a beautiful presentation.  She gritted her teeth and said, “No bells and whistles.”  When I asked her what that meant, she said content was… Read more »

The Perfect Valentine

How do you find the perfect Valentine?  One where you can make it permanent? Well, I really like the Marriage Foundation, and have found their advice great for me, so I’m passing that on to you. To start, stay clear of the Hollywood dating rules.  Instead, read this Dating 101 guide. But the dating scene’s… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Choose a Skill to Master

Do you dream of gaining expertise at some skill?  A loved one of mine happily works on a skill for hours daily.  She’s clearly a master.  But she’ll never admit it.  Instead, she’ll say, “I’m far from mastery.  I’m just a lifelong student.” So, why do mastery and humbleness go hand in hand? According to… Read more »