Singing and making a joyful sound, feels good! Why? To breathe deeply and sing renews your body, mind and spirit as energy circulates through your body and cleanses your internal organs. There is a Swedish Proverb that states, “Those who wish to sing always find a song.”
I always enjoyed listening to a group of children singing their hearts out. Their enthusiastic expressions touches my heart. So, it was a pleasure to give voice lessons to a receptive group of inner-city children at the after-school enrichment program, Hands for Hope. It was a hot afternoon with no air conditioning in the class room but none of us seemed to mind. There was a cool satisfaction in the air as we all raised our voices to sing.
Hands for Hope is having an Anniversary Gala celebrating ten years of excellence at the Sheraton Universal. The date is 10-10-10 and the evening’s theme is the music of the Cotton Club with the added attraction of a Dancing with The Stars contest. So, put on your dancing shoes! Find out more about Hands for Hope.
A shout out to fellow entertainers, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corolla for hosting and lending the use of the TV stage set for the fund-raising gala of the ninth annual Feast of San Gennaro in Hollywood which helps our community. It was stream lined over the internet for our troops too. My friend and colleague Joyce Garro, with whom I performed in the Dean Martin’s Golddiggers performed a variety songs, including Italian favorites and the crowd ate it up! Of course they did; Joyce is a seasoned singer!
When I’m not entertaining with my sister as The Alberici Sisters, I’m a Lifestyle Educator with the Health Education department at Kaiser Permanente. We strive to give patients the tools to “Thrive” by including fitness classes like Pilates and informative classes like Smoking Cessation.
HEALTHY TIPS: If you want to beat a bad habit that is hindering your health or taking your joy away, consider doing something constructive in place of it. Try deep breathing and singing, going for a walk or meditating. Give yourself a positive talk and focus on why you want to be free from patterns that are destructive.
Walt Whitman said, “I celebrate myself and sing myself.” Sometimes you can find yourself or your voice by helping someone else find their voice. The next step is harmony.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust
It takes a village,
Maria Lauren – yourpowerfullife
(AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio)
Since the early 90’s, Maria Lauren has directed youth in the performing arts in the program, You Got The Power ™.
Maria Lauren and her sister, Linda Eichberg (Alberici Sisters) are entertainers and have sung with legendary icons of the 20th Century including the Rat Pack and wrote a book about it called Beyond Our Wildest Dreams available on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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