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 Creative Spark!

Today, I had hoped to give you some PowerPoint tips. But since PowerPoint doesn’t seem applicable to AU folks in general, I’ll explain parallel presentations with essay-writing?and I’m going to end with a secret about using visuals. These days, PowerPoint presentations are getting facelifts, spearheaded by cutting-edge authors such as Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds…. Read more »

The Creative Spark!

I’m prepping to write part two?the last part? of the comedy articles. But truth be told, I feel down-spirited today, ready to burst into tears. Not a funny bone in my body. You see, an article series I labored over for weeks?my tongue-in-cheek magnum opus?got scrapped without a penny payout. But I face the task… Read more »

The Creative Spark!

Wouldn’t you love to tap into the secrets of professional comedy writing? Well, I want to teach. And as a teacher, I hope to stand at the podium, tell a joke, and cause an uproar of belly laughter to break the student?teacher ice. I also want to study, and as a student, I hope to… Read more »

The Fit Student – Nothing to Worry About.

Whatever you do, don’t worry about anything, remarks Karl Pillemer in his book 30 Lessons for Loving: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. This advice stems from interviews with thousands of seniors nearing the end of their lives. As an aside, recently I saw a clip of a man who had a near… Read more »

The Fit Student – Learning for the Right Career?

Our educational pursuits will eventually lead to a career. But, what if the career you are pursuing is a bad fit? Karl Pillemer’s book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans interviews over a thousand seniors on various life topics. We will look in depth at one of those topics:… Read more »

The Fit Student – Goal-Getting

Goal-setting plants seeds for goal-getting. Any student benefits from goal-setting, including the ones chasing the loftiest goals, such as medical degrees. Recently, my hour a night of goal-setting led to many opportunities and many dreams: I landed extra work. And I aimed to teach at a college, start my entrepreneurial activities, get a doctorate degree… Read more »

The Fit Student – Loving Role Models

In my life, I have had many negative role models and one heavenly role model. My negative role model, my brother, modeled many behaviors that didn’t serve me well in life, including a biting sarcasm and his loathe of Christianity. Yet, I love him all the same. But my heavenly role model, my boyfriend, models… Read more »

Course Exam – History 338 – History of the Canadian West

Dr. Eric Strikwerda is an AU assistant professor in the Center for Humanities. He teaches a number of courses, including this article’s focus: History 338: History of the Canadian West. This is the first of a two part look into the course. What is History 338 : History of the Canadian West about? Dr. Strikwerda:… Read more »

The Fit Student – Open up to Optimism

Even if you don’t see yourself as an optimist, you might do so after a read of Southwick and Charney’s book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges. Southwick and Charney show that you can look to life with optimism even while facing challenges. And optimism provides many benefits, from goal achievement to better… Read more »