Author Archives: Marsha

About Marsha

Marsha J. O'Brien, after a twenty-five year career as a personal trainer and health consultant, decided over ten years ago to dedicate her time to writing and publishing, and photography. In addition to her career in the field of teaching sound health of mind, body, and spirit, she specialized in stress management and relaxation techniques. She has been a contributor for several magazines, was an instructor for community college, and produced thirteen one-hour television programs for access television. When asked what first drew her to prose, she said she loved being able to express her experience and soul on the projects she creates. She cited a former English teacher, Mrs. Sloane, as one of the major writing influences in her life: "She told me to keep writing, but my finest writing would come after I had experienced life". Marsha is passionate about her writing, and endeavors to include within much of it, life lessons, with positive outcomes and insights. This last year Marsha had a severe spinal cord injury, and is applying all the techniques she taught to her own healing. She hopes soon to be hiking with her husband and dog, and playing with her eight grandchildren. She credits prayer, and God with her progress. She continues to write, and to post on her websites, as often as time allows: stressmanagementmagic.com and marshajobrien.com. If you would like to contact Marsha email: mo@jett.net

Are you Overwhelmed?

I awoke this morning and my feet and ankles were so stiff and curled, I could hardly force them to move.  My legs are much the same and it is a chore simply to lift them out of the bed. … Continue reading

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Three simple truths to managing stress

1. Divert your own attention to something besides the thought of your own stress.You cannot think of two things at once (REALLY)- When an elderly friend of mine told me that, I thought he was nuts, but it is the … Continue reading

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Good day! Before reading, take a few deep breaths – the best stress management technique EVER!

I awoke this morning and my feet and ankles were so stiff and curled, I could hardly force them to move.  My legs are much the same and it is a chore simply to lift them out of the bed. … Continue reading

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Black Widow Spiders

First, I would like to say Happy Father’s Day to all you guys who have worked so hard to be a good dad!  It is one of the toughest jobs a man can have, and the most enduring- even if … Continue reading

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The Lives of Carl Atman

  One of the loveliest things you can do to enhance your management of stress is to read a book!  I know there are many ways to do this, but there is something mystical about taking a book and sitting … Continue reading

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Do you really want stress management?

Stress management is a broad subject. Stress hits EVERY human being at one time or another.  That is a guarantee.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be bad stress – it can be from such wonderful activities as the anticipation of … Continue reading

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Stress Management and Our Internal Calming Capabilities

You don’t need to pop a pill, or pour a drink to find peace! If you have watched anything on television or the internet, or even listened to the radio, you have been bombarded with the advertising of prescribed drugs. … Continue reading

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