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.



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Quotes: Seven Day Inspiration Vacation


Sunrise on the first day of my family vacation.


Summer is here and I hope it includes a vacation for you to enjoy inspiration, meditation and lovely moments.

Weekly Meditation

  • “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus Christ

Seven Days of Inspired Quotes

Day One

  • “So I say to you ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible , and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi
  • “Stick your nose to the grindstone, don’t look to the left or to the right. The work doesn’t get done by magic.” – Lee Alberici

Day Two

  • “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust God: trust also in me.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuler
  • “If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. If you can’t crawl, wiggle like a worm.” – Albert Alberici

Day Three

  • “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  • “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” – Vince Lambardo

Day Four

  • “Blessed are the weak, for they shall inherit the Earth.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I found it is the small things. Everyday deeds by ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” – J.R.R. Tolkien (Gandalf)
  • “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say, don’t say anything.” – Lee Alberici


Day Five

  • “All the commandments are summed up in this single command: you must love your neighbor as yourself.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
  • “The friendly thing is never the wrong thing.” – Albert Alberici

Day Six

  • For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. “- Jesus Christ
  • “Ask for help, not because you’re weak, but because you want to remain strong.” – Les Brown
  • “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

Day Seven

  • “And know that I am with you always, even to the end of time.” – Jesus Christ
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess
  • “Let your light shine through the clouds.” – Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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Sending an abundance of love and hugs to my wonderful family whose inspiration and wisdom I appreciate beyond words.

Blessings to all,

Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my on 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.