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—Medicine Won’t Clean the Trash

Medicine alone won’t clean the trash. I went on an anti-depressant.  Right away, my brain felt frozen.  Have you ever felt dental freeze in your mouth?  If so, imagine that same dental freeze in your brain.  After two days, I stopped taking the drug, but the brain freeze stayed.  Over the next month, I could… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Passion Never Dies

Do you have the passion to make it big in film?  Well, you can with just a cellphone and a video editor.  In the past, you needed hoards of funding and state of the art equipment.  Not anymore.  Author Danial O’Brien claims, “Virtually anybody can make a movie today.  In 2015, ‘Tangerine’ was premiered at… Read more »

The Fit Student—Disease is Profitable

Two nights ago, I had a dream that I worked as a med student in a hospital.  In that dream, I walked with my supervisor outdoors across a sprawl of hospital towers.  I asked my supervisor what three unusually large towers housed.  She said they housed the people with chronic diseases.  The patients, she said,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Mistakes!

What happens when we make mistakes?  Bomb at tests or fail to enter the PhD?  “On the one hand, you know that you’ve erred; on the other, you believe yourself to be a capable and smart individual.  To reconcile these two options you can either lower your self-view a notch or two, or you can… Read more »

The Fit Student—Skinny Ripped

Imagine Angelina Jolie flexing biceps and defined abs.  Or Popeye’s Olive Oil with bulging quads and glutes.  Might you and I be the next skinny-ripped? I carry a lean frame but can’t seem to build muscle.  Worse, my friends criticize my skinny look.  I feel hurt by their words. Yet, recently, my belt buckle needed… Read more »

The Study Dude—Campus Universities vs. AU

I hate to break the news, but campus-based universities have legs-up over online ones.  At least, that’s true for the 20-year-olds who bask in drama and who don’t get plumber’s butt in low-rise jeans. So, how do campus-based universities compare to AU?  Well, if you ask me, both better and worse. The key benefit to… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Thrive as a Law Student

A friend wanted to get into med school.  But to do so, she needed extracurriculars:  work, volunteer experience, ou name it.  Plus, she needed to take a full course load with top grades.  So, she worked part-time while tackling umpteen challenges.  Worse, she had a chronic disease.  Despite setbacks and demands, she ploughed through. Like… Read more »

The Fit Student—New Year’s Resolution? Stop Disease

My uncle had a heart attack.  Now, he sleeps all the time, eats fast food, and smokes. When you’d mention his daughter, who died in her twenties, he’d burst into tears wailing the words, “I miss her so bad,” and begging you to never mention her name.  So, on top of smoking and fast food,… Read more »

The Fit Student—Don’t Kill Your Dog!

I once worked for a wealthy family.  They had a dog, and it didn’t like me.  Every step I took, the dog would barricade me with its body.  The owner called the dog a good judge of character.  At least it’s not a Pitbull, I thought. But what struck me most about the animal was… Read more »

The Study Dude—Quacks

Are physicists quacks? Physicists’ theories should boil down to observations and measurements, right? The scientific method.  But wait, “There is as of yet no observational experimental evidence for many of the concepts of contemporary theoretical physics, such as super-symmetric particles, superstrings, the multiverse, the universe as information, the holographic principle …. For some of the… Read more »