How to make Rainbows in your Life thru Meditation, Insights and Healing Foods!



Do you feel blue or grey, red or pink? Did you know that colors have psychological properties?


I enjoy teaching the healing benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi at Kaiser Permanente Healthy Living Center. As each class comes to a close, I lead patients with deep breathing and guided imagery. The following rainbow meditation is a class favorite!


Rainbow Meditation

  • Sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a quiet space.

  • Breathe deeply into your nose, through your lungs and into your diaphragm while you think the words, ‘I am relaxed.’

  • Imagine yourself in a beautiful place in nature, your own vacation spot that you can go to whenever you want to find peace of mind and tranquility.

  • See a beautiful rainbow above you. Each color represents a feeling.

  • Now, see a soothing blue color of peace flow through you and shine from you.

  • Visualize a lovely pink light gently warming you with love.

  • Now, a sunny yellow light fills you with friendliness and creative intelligence.

  • See the color red strengthen you and fill you with courage.

  • Now, a green light nourishes you with harmony and balance.

  • See a warm orange light nurturing you with abundance.

  • Visualize a violet spiritual light filling you with truth.

  • Now, a white light cleanses you and purifies you.

  • Each color of the rainbow goes where it’s needed within you.

  • Feel a rainbow of colors flowing through you and extending out to the world.

  • Breathe deeply and begin to wiggle your feet and shoulders, slowly coming out of your relaxation.🙂


Rainbow Inspiration



I find that reading inspired words and listening to inspired music, lifts my spirits!🙂



NEW! Listen to this awesome recording of “Climb Every Mountain” by iconic performers Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx. I love this song! I love this album!


Rainbow Food

Our foods, fruits and vegetables are alive with color! Make it a point to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, packed with vitamins and minerals, every day.

rainbow foods



I’m going to use the whole box of crayons to draw a beautiful rainbow.

Let your rainbow shine!

Maria Lauren, Your Powerful LIFE blog


-n-Renew-CD:-Maria-Lauren,-Al-Alberici If you liked my Rainbow Meditation, check out Relax-n-Renew for inspirational meditations and comforting music.

maria-lauren.jpg Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.

Relax! Renew! Heal!


Life has a way of causing us to lose our footing. We sometimes fall. Who will cheer for us to get our spirits up?


In this broken world, injuries can occur daily. Whether it’s a broken heart, a broken dream or a broken arm, it’s probably going to take time for the pain to go away and the wounds to heal. Time to surrender, see a physician or a therapist, bandage the injury, take your medicine, adapt and learn how to move on.


Recently, I fractured my right arm which forced me to slow down and figure out new ways to do ordinary things. The basic skills of eating, dressing myself or washing my hair became a challenge.


I’m looking forward to driving a car and getting back to my regular schedule but I know that resting is on my daily menu for a while.


Finding a positive attitude is important for a quick recovery. Reading the bible and inspirational messages gives me a boost. Connecting with friends and family, enjoying quiet moments and keeping a sense of humor is good medicine too.



Take a moment to take a deep breath. The deep breathing begins to quiet your mind into a meditative state bringing you a profound effect on your well-being.


The world seems to move faster and faster with momentum taking over our lives. We need to take it easy and accept an invitation to grace.


This was the reasoning that prompted my brother and I to create Relax-n-Renew. The dreamy music and peaceful visualizations help me to get the rest and sleep I need for healing.


Now, you can experience Relax-n-Renew free on YouTube!

  • Part One: contains healing imagery, breathing techniques, peaceful affirmations and scriptures with soothing music and nature’s tranquility.
  • Part Two: is instrumental only – music therapy.
  • CD includes: A Pocket Guide – Bonus – You Got The Power ™ Walking Program.



You Got the Power®



Release Tension: RELAX-N-RENEW

Recent studies show that soothing music and positive suggestions/imagery can…

  • Reduce your pain, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and allergic reactions.
  • Boost your immune system and promote healing.
  • Help you sleep, be more calm and have a soothing effect for children, babies and all ages!


Look and Feel Better: WALKING PROGRAM

Research has found that walking with specific arm movements can…

  • Decrease your risk of a heart attack, developing diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.
  • Improve your muscle tone and bone strength.
  • Ease back discomfort.
  • Help control weight.
  • Boost metabolism, energy level and sense of wellbeing!


Be Happier and More Productive

Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain. You can reap health benefits by doing small amounts of these mind and body exercises throughout your day.

You got the power!


I hope you enjoy the inspiration that I created with my talented brother, Al. We believe  the affirmations and scriptures will renew you strength and makes your heart smile.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9


Wishing you healing blessings,

Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIfe blog



Relax-n-Renew by Maria Lauren and Al Alberici



About the “Relax-n-Renew” Artists

Maria Lauren uses her skill as an on-staff certified lifestyle educator by developing and instructing body/mind fitness programs for nationally recognized health care organizations and wellness centers. Maria has been active in the fitness industry for over 30 years, winning two national awards and hosting a weekly television health and fitness series. Maria Lauren is also an entertainer, who performed with legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joan Rivers and Jay Leno to name a few.

Al Alberici who happens to be the younger brother of Maria, began writing pop songs with her in his teen years. His musical influences vary greatly from hard rock to smooth jazz. In his early years he never would have imagined that hearing his music had put someone to sleep would indeed be a compliment! Over the last 10 years Al has been writing songs and leading worship for his local church.



Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

All content is copyrighted.