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—The Secret to Winning at College Sports

Physical universities offer students sports teams and intramurals.  But what if you study at AU and want to get serious about sports? I personally think sports offer the best extracurricular a student could choose.  Sports make you healthier, fitter, mentally sharper, and better looking.  And you might even go pro. Talk about pros, author Sarah… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Study Tips and Tricks

From worries to solving calculus, all students have issues.  But, like owners of Pitbulls, we’ve got to manage those hounds.  So, here are seven study tips and tricks to keep your study issues from gnarling your GPA: Tip 1: Snap your study schedule.  If you study at AU and a physical university, before “the first… Read more »

The Study Dude—Your Journey Will Lead to Success

I know this much about your journey:  You likely have studied or will be studying at AU.  You have worked or will likely work a career.  And you’ve suffered hardships and heartaches. I write because I pray your journey leads to success.  Author Lana Otoya says “One way to make sure your journey is fulfilling… Read more »

The Fit Student—Small Talk Tips to Win Friends

Why learn small talk?  Well, I want you and I to have the skills to build big social supports. According to author Lana Otoya, “It is in your best interest to jump on the opportunity to form a new relationship every time you are presented with one” (p. 13 of 73, 15%). I’ve grown much… Read more »

The Fit Student—Finding Enlightenment

I stepped into enlightenment; only for a few days—or perhaps just an evening.  But those few days changed me forever.  And now I long to return to that state of enlightenment, but this time, stay there for good.  But staying there doesn’t mean I sit still; it means I flourish at hyper-speed.  It took work… Read more »

The Study Dude—Own the Mindset for Top Grades

You want to accelerate your learning, right?  I watched a good friend gain mastery of PhD level subjects.  She got fixated on her passion and mastered it over decades, gaining ground every watchful minute. I want that for me, and I want that for you.  I want us to give 110%.  That requires zeroing in… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

What should you do when your belly growls?  I interviewed with two social justice warriors days ago.   And I needed the job.  Badly.  We were meeting at a restaurant.  I wondered, “Would they buy dinner?”  Earlier that day, for the first time, I ate banana peels.  Without those peels, I’d have had no energy to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Meditate for a Winning Mindset

Meditation can not only boost your grades but also invite you to feel the greatest freedom and deepest awakening imaginable. I’ve adopted a winning mindset.  I’m on my first week of changing my mind from a “me” focus to a “you” focus.  I’ve instantly rid myself of almost all grudges.  I’ve replaced my grudges with… Read more »

The Fit Student—Give 110% Smiles and Laughter

The more we give 110% to life, the happier—and more successful—we grow.  We may smile more easily.  And smiles beget smiles.  Same with effort: 110% effort snowballs—and soon becomes second nature.  After all, it takes “anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.”   Best of all, each day gets… Read more »

The Study Dude—Secrets of List-Making to Skyrocket Your Success

Lists!  Most of us do them all wrong.  But not after today.  I’ve discovered list-making secrets that will skyrocket your academic and career success.  And, hey, these secrets can even make your biggest dreams a reality. I recently went to a job interview.  The interviewer expressed interest in me as a candidate, but I knew… Read more »