Okay, I admit it! There is still an umbilical cord that connects my daughter, to me. Is there something wrong with that? Call it a sixth sense or just call it a mother’s love, it is a strong bond that cannot be severed. We are alike but not alike, two separate individuals but an extension of each other.
Getting in the mood for Mother’s Day has me thinking of my own mom too. She is the mother of nine children, seven of us, who are women. To a certain degree, some of us have our mom’s expressions, personality, warm heart, talent, creativity, energy, sense of fairness, sense of humor, common sense, work ethics and moods. Thanks mom.
World Fitness Day
As mothers we want our children to be healthy and “Thrive.” My parents, Lillian and Albert Alberici were early advocates of all their children eating natural foods and exercising. Now, my “Comfort Foods” are “Health Foods” and exercise is a part of my lifestyle. My sisters and brothers have extended their well-being practices to their children and continue to be examples of healthy living even in their own business endeavors, some being certified fitness instructors and dietitians.
I enjoy working as a Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente, where I bring the message of fitness to our members and employees. Recently, Kaiser Permanente representatives joined Michelle Obama to promote community Health Initiatives for Healthy Living and Childhood Obesity. Mrs. Obama recognized what Kaiser Permanente is doing to promote good nutrition, prevention and active living through public health interventions, policy change, organizational practices and the community conditions that influence health. Go team!
Please continue to celebrate Earth Day all year-long. Kaiser Permanente is doing their part and received the Clean Air Award by a California environmental group winning the 2010 award by Breathe California. Children have interesting ideas about preserving their home, the Earth. See what they have to say on my past TV series, You Got The Power.
For Mother’s Day gift, I invite you to click on to the picture of my daughter Marianna and I to hear a song sample of our CD, Growing in Love. We wrote this song to celebrate the unconditional love between mothers and daughters, sisters, girlfriends etc…. Our YouTube song performance
Have a Happy Mothers Day with many blessings, growing in love,
Maria Lauren (AKA) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio
Your Powerful LIFE
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Maria Lauren and her sister Linda Eichberg (Alberici Sisters) have written a book about family, friends and entertaining with the Icons of the 20th Century including the Rat Pack called, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.
The Alberici Sisters currently make personal appearances as entertainers and fitness/lifestyle coaches. Marianna Riccio is a song writer and performing artist.