This is for EVERY ONE of you out there is cyberspace! Whether you are a student, a parent, a child, an employer, an employee, or a senior citizen……take a minute and think about what follows. Change is possible at ANY age! I posted it on my website, but felt these things have helped me tremendously over the years…..and we all need help!

After studying and teaching stress management for over thirty years, I have some simple but life altering techniques, observations and realizations.

We all have the power to transform the natural stress that comes from living into energy capable of improving our physical and spiritual health

Secret number one is that the essence of life is transformation. These simple words hold the key for changing your life for the better. Join me in transformation and see if it isn’t so. These are thoughts for the day that can transform your life and the lives of others

Cherish your pets and the lives of all animals. They are gifts to us and can be dear friends.

When someone asks for a donation, try to give with whatever you can – So many people have been left homeless-and we are not their judges; just their brothers and sisters.

Breathe deeply and mindfully. Do it again!

Remember to look for all those blessings we take for granted. The breeze in the trees, the sound of singing birds, the laughter of a child, these are all blessings we can enjoy!

Take a walk. Crunch leaves as they begin to fall from the trees. Watch the changing colors…it’s AWESOME.
Tramp though the fresh snow and catch a snowflake in your mouth. Find all the different flowers you can in spring, and “stop to smell the roses”. Soak in the warmth of the summer sun and splash in a creek, a lake, or even a small child’s pool. The seasons are for you and me!


Humble beginnings or wealth from the start, what truly matters are things of the heart.

Take your family for a walk, or just do something spontaneous for fun together. Love deeply.

Don’t keep yourself in a prison. Take a break from your electronics and refresh the memory of talking to a real human, or sitting in the sunshine!

Take a breath. Stretch. Smile.

Make a point of actually playing with your children while they are small. Catch a fish, catch a ball, and catch precious moments. We are only here for one short period of time.

Watch the sun rise as darkness lifts, watch the sunset. How many times have you left to see the stars at night or revel in the full moon? Not enough in a lifetime for me.

If you can’t leave – take a mental vacation. Even if it’s just for a minute or two, visualize a favorite place. Listen to the sounds of nature. Take a breath and use your mind to renew your zest for life.

Cherish the earth. It is our home.

Cherish your body. It is the only place your Spirit has to live!

Don’t let the sour expressions or negative attitudes of people affect your day.

Let your light shine through and be grateful for small miracles. Start a cycle of sharing smiles and positive thoughts.

Say a prayer kneeling, with head bent and a humble heart and God will tend to your needs.

Take a breath and exhale all your negative thoughts. Create a wonderful weekend for you and those you love!

Every single thought listed on this post is a form of stress management! Our thoughts guide our actions. Our actions build our lives. Make them “right” thoughts and “thoughtful” actions. It is a choice!

You can do it!

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6 Responses to “IMPORTANT THINGS”

  1. SEETHARAM Says:


  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.

  3. angel709 Says:

    Great indeed! Thank you Marsha, I’m enjoying a heavy dose of your writings today.

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    That is so wonderful to know you like what I write; back at you , my friend!

  5. susieshy45 Says:

    Just read this today and am going to use these , citing your post of course, in my own blog.
    Thank you.

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    […] heart and offer heart felt comments- a kind word can make someone else’s day. I was reading Marsha O’Brien’s posts today and in spite of so much pain, she has so much to give. I really need to be like her. A kind […]

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