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Your Powerful LIFE… 

Living – Inspiration – Fitness – Entertainment


MARIA LAUREN – Fitness Champion & Entertainer

A Monthly Blog

~ New Year – New Beginnings – No Resolutions!  December 2017 – Prayer, Accepting Blissful Connection

~ How I made Healthy Living a Career  November 2017  – Family, Woman’s Body Building

~ Motivational Interviewing for Positive Change  October 2017 – Communication, Collaboration

~ Powerful Brain Surgery without a Knife  September 2017 – 21 Day Brain Detox, Controlling Thoughts

~ You Got The Power  July 2017 – Business Power, Survival

~ Smokin’  June 2017 – Dean Martin and The Golddiggers, Freedom from Tobacco

~ Freedom  May 2017 – Family, Dad, Inspiration, Tough Love, Prayer

~ Dance to the Music of Grace  April 2017 – Gypsy Awards, Dance, Alberici Sisters

~ Psalm – Song of Praise  March 2017 – Original song, Singing, Music of the Soul

~ Connections  February 2017 – Healthy Living, work, family, fitness

~ Revealed! The Christian views on divorce, abuse in marriage and renewal  January 2017 – Biblical divorce, The storms of Life

~ Help! I can’t find the Spirit of Christmas   December 2016 – Christmas, difficulties, Jesus, best gift

~ The Gift  November 2016 – Thanksgiving, a hug, ‘Relax-n-Renew’

~ Powerful People, Powerful Relationships  October 2016 – Keep Your Love On, book

~ Living in the Present  September 2016 – Inspiration, Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone

~ How to make Rainbows in your Life thru Meditation, Insights and Healing Foods!  August 2016 – Inspirational Quotes and Music etc.

~ Relax! Renew! Heal!  July 2016 – Broken, Well-being, Relax-n-Renew

 ~ Quotes: Seven Day Inspiration Vacation – June 2016 – Inspirational quotes for meditation

~ Meditate on this! Fly!  May 2016 – Meditation quotes for freedom

~ Let It Be…  April 2016 – Relationships, Songs, The Beatles, Prince

~ Healing, Spirituality and Joy  March 2016 – Spirituality and Health, Inspiration

~ Are you slowly being murdered?  February 2016 – Verbal Abuse, Depression, Helpful information and links

~ Be Confident, Be Inspired, Be Yourself!  January 2016 – Be Fit Active Lifestyle Apparel, Marianna Riccio and Maria Lauren

~ What do the famous say about Christmas? What do you say… more or less?  December 2015 – Inspiring Quotes and Reflections about Christmas

~ Lady Luck Steps into Las Vegas  November 2015 – Lady Luck music video starring Marianna Riccio and featuring the Alberici Sisters

~ The Secret behind why I blog about Your Powerful Life/The Scary Truth!  October 2015 – You Got The Power, POWER blogging

~ Beach Yoga & Pope Wisdom  September 2015 – Yoga at the beach, Inspired Quotes, Wisdom of Pope Francis

~ Pomegranate jam and sweet escapes  August 2015 – Sugarless Pomegranate Jam, Cultural Tour of Turkey

~ Confederate Flag Debate – American Pride  July 2015 – Historical facts, Confederate battle flag, Lincoln & Davis

~ Lighten-up June Gloom!  June 2015 – Relax, Meditate, Stretch, Dolphins

~ Dancing With The Stars 2015 Finalists – Questions  May 2015 – DWTS Season Highlights

~ Hula Hoop – Exercise fun!  April 2015 – Hula Hoop fitness ideas, Healthy Lifestyle

~ Songs in the Key of Life and Love  March 2015 – Stevie Wonder tribute, The Grammys, Inspiration

~ Keep on Hoping – The Oscars  February 2015 – Academy Award nominations, Movies, True Stories, Hope

~ Reach up, Hang on, Let go!  January 2015 – Healthy Living, Recipes, Inspiration, Pole Fitness, Marianna Riccio

~ Holiday Gifts Everyday  December 2014 – Inspiration, Irving Berlin, Marianna Riccio

~ Dancing With The Stars, family, friends for health!  November 2014 – Learn disco, Carlton dance, reduce dementia

~ The Comfort Tree, meditation  October 2014 – Relax-n-Renew, Breathe deeply

~ Going with the Flow  September 2014 – Changing, Ocean waves, Malibu, Zuma Beach, Renewal, Yoga

~ “Perfect”  August 2014 – A new mom’s story, Down Syndrome, Summer frozen recipe

~ “Jersey Boys” – Philly Girls  July 2014 – Jersey Boys movie, Alberici Sisters, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams book excerpts

~ How to get a Thin Waist but Keep Your Curves  June 2014 – Marianna Riccio, Daily Fitness Routine

Singin’ & Swingin’ – Upstairs at Vitello’s  May 2014 – Alberici Sisters, LA Winds Jazz Band, Marianna Riccio

~ Renewal! Earth Day and You!  April 2014 – The Power of Greens, Campi Verdi, Marco Degli-Esposti, Powerful Life

~ “Lady Luck” let your light shine!  March 2014 – Vegas song, Marianna Riccio, Dancing With The Stars,  Amy Purdy

Monuments Men – Olympics – International Treasures  February 2014 – The Monuments Men, Movie, Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalists

~ Powerful Support To Overcome Fears  January 2014 – Cancer survivor Heather Von St. James, “Wonder Spice” Turmeric

~ Preparing for Christmas Everyday – God Blesses Our Messes  December 2013 – Christmas Inspiration Everyday, My 2013 Top Three Posts

~ Thanksgiving + Forgiving = Love  November 2013 – Thanksgiving Day, Inspiration, Holidays, Alberici Sisters

Dance Party! October 2013 – Movie: Last Vegas, LMFAO, Dance Exercise, The Dean Martin Golddiggers Reunion

~ Marc Anthony’s performance gives a Rat Pack vibe at the Nokia!  September 2013 – Marc Anthony, Nokia Theatre, The Emmy’s

~   August 2013 – Deep Breathing Meditation, Yoga exercise, Bible reflections

  July 2013 – Benefits of Tai Chi, Kaiser Permanente, the beach

~ Fireworks and Music Spectacular!  June 2013 – LA Winds Orchestra, Jazz Band, Maria Lauren and daughter, Marianna Riccio

~ Dad’s Final Home Run  May 2013 – Motivation, Fathers Day, “42,” movie, Jackie Robinson

~ Growing in Love, Growing in Health and Mothers Day pancakes!  April 2013 – Healthy banana pancake recipe, Mothers Day gifts

~   March 2013 – Exercise, Joe Weider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Power 

~ Streisand – Excellence – The Oscars  February 2013 – About Barbra Streisand, Academy Awards, The Grammy’s

~ Silver Linings & Beyond  January 2013 – Philadelphia, The Silver Linings Playbook, movie, Family, Alberici Sisters

~ The Artist’s Heart: Castles, Life, Les Miserables  December 2012 – Finding the light in the darkness, Your inner child

~ Coming Together November 2012 – Celebrities, Charity, Freedom, Lincoln

~ Women Empowerment  October 2012 – You Got The Power: Be Positive, Be Fit! – Alberici Sisters Lecture at the Desert Woman’s Show

~ The Power of Remembering: 9-11  September 2012 – “9-11” poem, Remembering loved ones

~ The Health of Music  August 2012 – LA Pierce Big Band (aka) LA Winds Jazz Band, Alberici Sisters)

When life gives you lemons… squeeze it into an Olympic moment!  July 2012 – Lemon Marmalade Recipe, 2012 Olympic highlights, Inspiration

~ Twisted Sisters – Fitness Sisters  June 2012 – Alberici Sisters share their healthy lifestyle practices and sister experiences

Dad’s Motivation; Weight of the Nation  May 2012 – Fathers Day, Memorial Day, Preventing Obesity on HBO, Dancing with the Stars

~ Preparing for Mothers Day!  April 2012 – Appreciating mom, Dick Clark

~ Nutrition & Family Recipes  March 2012 – Non-gluten Walnut Cake Recipe, healthy eating

~ Women can be “Transformers”  February 2012 – Alberici Sisters, The Hollywood Show; “Transformers” movie; Benefits of Ikaria honey

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: Present & Past  January 2012 – Alberici Sisters book, Rat Pack legacy, Jamie Foxx 

~ Life Reflections & Christmas Thoughts  December 2011 – Quotes for living by Maria Lauren (aka) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

~ Betty White: “Golden Girl” inspires “Golddigger”  November 2011 – A sense of humor endures, former Dean Martin Golddiggers

~ Alberici Sisters: Still Living the Dream October 2011 – Balance a busy lifestyle, Alberici Sisters

~ Beyond Our Wildest Dreams (70′s Pop-culture book: Biography)  September 2011 – Our book synopsis, Selling on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

~ Keeping my Eyes on the Prize  August 2011 – Motivation and inspiration of a team

~ The Faces of LoVE  July 2011 – Foundation that cares for South African orphans with AIDS; Supporters and traveler’s updates

Beyond Dreams into Reality  June 2011 – New book – How my sister and I accomplished our dreams

~ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hollywood  May 2011 – Express the music of you!

~ Dean Martin’s Golddiggers live the dream! April 2011 – Upcoming book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

~ What is a Family?  March 2011 – My 25 answers took less than 25 minutes to write but my whole life to find out!

~ No Man is an Island  February 2011 – Growing in Vision… Growing in Health… Growing in Love  

~ Prescription for Health: Exercise  January 2011 – You can look and feel better in 15 minutes

~ What’s next for Larry King?  December 2010 – My experience on Larry King Live, Marianna Riccio

~ Burlesque or Cabaret  November 2010 – Insights about the movie, Burlesque, The Golddiggers

~ “Glee-licious”  October 2010 – Television hit, Glee, the cast, Marianna Riccio

~ Breathe and Sing!  September, 2010 – Singing is good for your health!

~ Happy Hour!  August 2010 – “Movin-n-groovin” into fitness!

~ To Your Health  July 2010 – Kaiser Permanente hosts “Fit Festival”

~ Three Generations of Women – Father’s Day  June 2010 – Family values  

~ Up Close: Dancing with the Stars  May 2010 – TV cast party

~ Preparing for Mother’s Day: Growing in Love  April 2010 – Unconditional love 

~ More Precious than Gold  March 2010 – What are the former Dean Martin Golddiggers doing today?

~ Olympic Family Values  February 2010 – Keeping up with our children

~ A Powerful life with Jack LaLanne  January 2010 – Alberici Sisters, Meeting the “Godfather of Fitness

~ Recipe for the Holidays: Relax-n-Renew  December 2009 – Stress relief

~ Thanksgiving: Work, Family, God …  November 2009 – Living in gratitude

~ Change: Transition at Kaiser Permanente  October 2009 – Spreading the message of fitness


Maria Lauren (AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio) is currently on-staff at Kaiser Permanente as a Lifestyle Educator and Fitness Promoter.

Maria Lauren and her sister, Linda Eichberg (Alberici Sisters) are authors of the book, ‘Beyond Our Wildest Dreams’ and make personal appearances as entertainers and motivational speakers.



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