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! – Funnel Your Life’s Purpose

Do you have an untapped creative gift? I mean, something you do exceptionally well, but don’t use? And whenever you dismiss your gift, do you feel an uneasy hunger? Because if you have an unused creative talent, then I hope fate unscrambles the puzzle so you see your gift in full raw potential. I’ve discovered… Read more »

The Fit Student – Your Ten-Year Goal

What do you dream about? Daniel Goleman, author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, poses a similar question: “If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?” My ten-year dreams have changed over time. As a teen, I aspired to become a computer science professor. As a… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – A Rotten Juicy Onion

Does Hollywood strike you as shocking? Well, one cinema manager said her mother refuses to watch anything Hollywood. Why? Because Hollywood bases itself on a model: one of sexuality, violence, criminality, and revenge. We all know that?on the surface. When I first drafted this article, I included a soul-sucking characterization of Hollywood’s depravity: a quote… Read more »

The Fit Student – Smarter

Are you a B or C student, dreaming of A’s? Or do you simply want to get smarter? In either case, you’ll benefit from Dan Hurley’s book Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power. Hurley challenges the recent notion that brain-smarts stay the same. Yes, research now indicates you can get smarter. We know… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Shout Out or Smooch

Are dry, dull essays necessary? Only if you’re in law school. But if writing your essay sucks the color from your face, then shout out or smooch. Yes, treat your essay-writing like an audition for a blockbuster role. In other words, if your essays get dull, shoot them up with anger and passion. And treat… Read more »

The Social Student – Perform Your Research

So, you want to perform in front of a crowd? Or earn cash presenting your research? Or establish yourself as an expert? If your pupils dilated at least once, then get cozy with Eventbrite online software. First, ask yourself if you’ve got some expertise? If so, synthesize textbooks on your subject matter. Use the textbook… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Cash Cow Jam Session

Did you ever want to play the guitar or sing? Maybe you wanted the fast-track to fame. Well, you have the star stuff locked inside your brain. All students do. It’s called knowledge. So, package and sell your knowledge! By doing so, you get the reputation of an expert. And your pocketbook gets puffier. For… Read more »

The Social Student – Thesis Research with Pinterest

Do you want to use social media in your thesis research? Many do. But maybe you see no point in learning social media research. I thought similarly?that is, until I realized that small tweaks can make for amazing transformations. Take anxiety, for instance. A slight change in your thoughts can actually cure you. Similarly, a… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Read Not Just Minds, But Between the Lines

Do you try to read minds? Well, reading minds can hurt you or help you, depending on your style. For instance, Judith Weston, in her book, The Film Director’s Intuition, approaches script analysis by finding three ways to interpret character actions?line-by-line?kind of like reading minds. Yes, directors have it tough. Not only do they read… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Secrets to Genius

Do you like to drift off into fantasy? If you do, you have an inner genius bursting through your belly—something like a fire in your belly. The difference is that your head is spacy, not angry. Academics once thought psychedelic drugs led to breakthroughs. And medical marijuana consumers might take comfort in the notion of… Read more »