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—Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s

We all have issues.  Those issues make life beautiful.  They offer learning grounds, chances to grow, opportunities to see the positive in the direst of situations.  They challenge us to keep our hearts filled with hope and love.  And everyone loves a hero, right?  The person with cancer who runs with an artificial leg across… Read more »

The Study Dude—Speech Writing for the Soul

Someday, you may desire to share your wisdom, talent, or knowledge.  That wisdom within you could be as iconic as Nelson Mandela.  It could be a tearjerker.  It could be a story that warms the heart of your grandchildren.  It’s your truth. We all stumble in life.  We all suffer.  And we all eventually over… Read more »

The Fit Student—What to Give When You’ve Got Nothing

If you’ve got no gift to give—or even to receive—for Christmas, it doesn’t mean you’re not rich. Some of the richest families are the poorest.  Rich in heart, not dollars.  Dolly Parton’s song Coat of Many Colors highlights how a raggedy coat sewn with love can bring magic to a child.  Paul Friedman talks about… Read more »

The Study Dude—Make Memorization Part of Your Higher Calling

Whenever I read study tips, I long to start a new degree program.   I feel this deep, immortal craving, like a voice beyond human perceptibility pleading—almost toying—with me, offering the promise of a greater purpose. Rest assured.  Your education is part of a higher calling.  Some academic fields lead to rich spiritual service: ones such… Read more »

The Study Dude—Get Noticed to Get into Graduate Studies

So, you’ve got ambitions beyond your AU degree?  Perhaps a master’s degree or a PhD?   But what if AU doesn’t offer the master’s or PhD program you desire?  Well, Paul Lloyd Hemphill, author of 25 Top Secrets Expensive College Consultants Reveal Only to Their Clients about College Admissions, has got you covered. According to the… Read more »

The Fit Student—Who Are You Really?

When I was in grade nine, I went through an identity crisis.  I had no idea who I was.  I had no idea who I was meant to be, either.  I looked to movies, such as The Breakfast Club.  I looked to singers, such as Madonna.  I looked to role models, like my brother.  But… Read more »

How to be Charming

I know a soul who charms the world.  She’s the alpha female, the one every toe points toward in a chitchat.   She can read your mind, fix your problems, and make you feel like you belong.  Men fall for her nonstop, men half her age, men twice her age, men who show up at her… Read more »

The Study Dude—Is Being Studious One of Your Gifts?

I saw a near death experience (NDE) video.  The female, who had an NDE, said she died and went into a brilliant light of unbelievable love.  She said, during her short stint in the light, she discovered that God gives us all gifts, each gift unique.  Her gifts were inner beauty and patience.  But after… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to be Perfect

As an angst-filled teen, I vowed to become perfect.  But what did it mean to be perfect, I wondered, as I sat alone on the dark hillside by a creek, lost in delusions, visited by the occasional stranger, comforted by a fire several meters away. Did perfection take all the knowledge in the world?  Yes,… Read more »

Letters to the Editor—A Plea to Megan

I beg you, Megan (the lady who wrote Dear Barb), please don’t leave your husband. I agree with Barb Godin in her recent Dear Barb column. Divorcing a husband, especially when you have children, spells trouble.  Web MD author, Sid Kirchheimer, says, “A new study shows that children of single-parent homes are more than twice… Read more »