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—Age 30 Years Younger

Do you want the brain of John von Neumann or the bod of Wonder Woman?  Well, what you nibble now builds or breaks you later.  (Same with what you think and do now.)  You see, your body replaces cells fast.  You get a spanking-new body every seven years.  That might mean you grow a new… Read more »

The Fit Student—Tuck that Tum into a Keto Speedo

Tuck that tum into a keto speedo by next summer.   The ketogenic diet dishes up an anti-fat fad.   The keto diet burns flab by feeding the body fats, not carbs.  A paradox?  Well, your body nibbles fat for energy when starved of sugars.  And carbs break down into sugars.  So, starve the body of carbs… Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

The Fit Student—Put People to the Stress Test

What happens when we get cast out?  When people we love backstab us?  When we get fed fists?  Stress happens! In grade school, a girl got persecuted.  Swarms of students circled her, shoving her, day in, day out.  She feared for her life.  So, I started bringing her home at lunchtime.  That is, until Mom… Read more »

The Study Dude—Grandiose Goals

Make splashy goals.  You could wax into a star, a professor, a billionaire.  You could get stricken with deadly disease but thrive beyond your 80s.  You could get smacked with mental illness yet wind up a bank’s Chief Technology Officer.  Anything is possible, right?  Yes!  So set grandiose goals! Once I dreamt of hosting a… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fitness Over 40

Fashion your figure after Farrah Fawcett beyond your fortieth birthday.  Yes, strut like a six-million-dollar woman.  Doesn’t matter if you’ve beefed up 200 pounds.  Just glance at me.  I once plunked my 180-pound beefcake on a dead-tired weigh-scale.  Now I tuck my tees into size two pants, fleshed out with leaner muscles by the minute…. Read more »

The Fit Student—Tussle Stress with Fitness

When you wriggle into your office chair, does your brain swell like tortellini?  Noodles bursting out your ears?  Well, that’s workplace anxiety.  And I’ve laid bare the cure. Ten years ago, I braved my first on-the-job anxiety attack.  And then workplace anxiety smacked me daily.  But I learned to curb it through self-talk and journaling. … Read more »

The Study Dude—Dig up Your Passions

Do you whittle away half a day on social media?  Boob tube for hours before guilt knocks?  Or go crazy on tasks that crimp your goals? Focus instead on what counts: your main hustle.  For many students, studies mark the main hustle.  Nail down a hustle that inspires passion.  But how do you pinpoint your… Read more »

The Career Path—Financial Planner

Were you the kid who loved math in kindergarten?  But you also had bundles of friends and could think of new ways of doing things in the future?  And you loved to study?  Then you’re made for a career in financial planning. AU offers an eight-course program to help you become a financial planner: FPSC… Read more »

The Study Dude—Achieve Your Goals

I offer you four lessons to help achieve your goals.  First, don’t give up.  Second, get resourceful.  Third, find the sweet spot.  And lastly, focus on the positive. Let’s break these down further. First, when we strive for goals, what first seems fun grows difficult.  Don’t give up. When I held a gala for charity,… Read more »