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—Hope for Those who Don’t Heal

Many people live with chronic illness.  They’ve tried all kinds of treatments, even lifestyle shifts, but to no avail.  And some have lost hope.  But a personalized treatment may help those who just don’t seem to heal. I believe I had undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome.  My doctor said to change my diet and lifestyle.  But,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Gold for Teachers & Students

Here are nuggets of gold for both teachers and students alike.  Stuck for ideas to improve your study habits, memory, or cognitive skills?  Or maybe you want to win teaching awards?  Well, how about mining your brain cells with the following tools? Use visuals to teach and to learn. Visuals aid in learning.  Often, when… Read more »

The Fit Student—Treat Your Troubles with Nibbles

I’m branding a fitness app for a client.  Part of my role may include tweaking diets to tackle health concerns—and then getting the nod from certified dieticians. When it comes to a healthy diet, some tips seem basic: cut out added sugar, scrap trans fats, quit eating out, and fry nothing.  But once you’ve got… Read more »

The Study Dude—Becoming a Prof is Tough

If you want to become a professor, you’ve got it tough.   At least, that’s the view of Dr. Chris Davis, author of How to Become a Professor: A Non-traditional Guide. But wait! PhD programs throw money at you, don’t they?  Well, physical universities offer paid T.A.  and teaching roles.  But make sure you also apply… Read more »

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 »