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.

A Woman’s Guide to Making Ourselves Lovable

I’m pretty sure that the more we focus our thoughts on love, the more lovely we become, and the lovelier others appear in our eyes.  So when another female comes into our vision, fixate on her.  Think to ourselves, “I desire to spend the rest of my life with her.” And then smile and even… Read more »

The Study Dude—Hacks & Circumstances for Academic Stardom

University success demands a discipline that we all can learn.  It could be argued that the students who claim honor’s degrees, scoring near-perfect GPAs, have two things going for them: (1) the right circumstances, such as plenty of free time for studies, and (2) mastery of study hacks. Let’s look at some study hacks for… Read more »

Why We Should Befriend Nature

For most of my life, my idea of nature was a peanut in a Snicker’s bar.  Blindly, I missed out on nature’s worlds of mysterious beauty, of sacredness, and of friendships with unlikely souls. I saw a clip about a 97-year-old man who wrote philosophy books, one of which was on dying.  He seemed a… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Ways to Temper Student Stress

Can we possibly identify with students plagued by exam anxiety, students so spacey during tests that just signing one’s name, reading the first question, and circling a single multiple choice answer takes the brunt of thirty minutes? What about the study nights where students feel so overwhelmed, so anxiety-riddled, that nine hours go by without… Read more »

Why We Must Never Throw Away Keepsakes

I don’t know when the trend of throwing away all my keepsakes began.  But I now know the regret that follows. I read that some people treasure keepsakes, and I never understood why.  But when we cherish a piece of the heart someone left us in form of an object, we can later reflect.  If… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—What it Takes to Realize our Dream

Is there something we desperately want?   But what we desire most can either rob us of our humanity or bring us closer to our truest nature. It’s helpful to note what was said by Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter for The West Wing and The Social Network: “You want to write the character as if they… Read more »

Three Mentors and the Lesson I Learned

Three people changed my world dramatically.  These are my mentors, and this is what I learned: My Mentor, my Brother. I had a mentor who valued intelligence and success.  As a young child, I was mentored by him to excel at school.  He taught me math, Roman numerals, microscopic science, and more math.  He oohed… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Brick Walls May Lead to Bliss

The most painful way to grow is to face a brick wall.  But if managed well, brick walls can lead to bliss.  Indeed, brick walls can make life exciting and rewarding. Let’s examine the role of brick walls for characters in fiction—and for us. Everyday people live exciting lives. If people were to walk in… Read more »