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“A good day is thriving at work and play while discovering the natural balance and breath of well-being.”

– Maria Lauren (Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio)


On this day, I was blessed to be able to walk on the beach before driving to work, where I teach a variety of exercise classes at Kaiser Permanente. This is not my regular routine, so I took a selfie to remind myself of this day. 🙂

“We are committed to improve and maintain our members’ total well-being—mind and body—because we understand that being healthy is not just about living, it’s about living well.” – Kaiser Permanente

Nurturing your mind and nourishing your body is important.

I have found that focusing on gratitude helps to deter my mind from worries and the disappointments of life.



A spiritual nurturing and nourishing includes a daily communication with God.

Gods creations, the beauty of nature and the lovely kindness of people inspire me. This reminds me of the characteristics of God’s own nature.

Opening my heart to the Holy Spirit helps me get through days when I have no ‘get up and go.’

My family and friends, as well as my colleagues and patients at work give me a sense of belonging, caring, giving and receiving. 🙂


At Kaiser Permanente, we promote wellness within our company and to our clients. It isn’t healthy to sit at a desk for too many hours. Make it a habit to get out of your chair to move your body, your blood, muscles etc. When you take this much-deserved exercise break, you improve brain functions with a renewed sense of energy and perspective.


Get up off your chair and walk! Exercise and be more productive!


Four Steps to Thrive at Work

Thrive in body, mind and spirit,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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