Freedom

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The world is full of wonders to behold and temptations that can imprison the soul.

Freedom comes with a price, a sacrifice, courage, wisdom, strength and sometimes tough love.

 

This month, I contemplate the many who defended our freedom and prayerfully remember my dad’s birthday. He was dynamic in his dedication to his family of nine children, leading us in prayer and working tirelessly until his death.

 

When someone asked my dad why he worked so hard. He replied, “I don’t want my children to be pushed around. It’s survival of the fittest!”

 

Speaking of being fit, my dad also instilled in us the values of exercise and healthy living. I’m grateful for that and leaving us a legacy to value prayer, hard work and love. He taught us that the easy road was usually not the best road and to follow Jesus.

 

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Our family prayer

 

“You my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.” – Galatians 5: 13

 

Wishing you the freedom to love in truth.

 

Maria Lauren,

AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

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Connections

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You are not a computer.

I am not a computer.

Our connections/relationships contribute to our vitality.

Positive work in service…

It give me great pleasure to know I am helping people improve their fitness and health when I instruct them in a variety of therapeutic exercises at Kaiser Permanente.

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Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Center for Healthy Living’ teaches patients how to ‘Thrive.’

Sense of Community

It does my heart well to see the participants in my Healthy Living classes arrive early and leave late so that they can socially connect with one another. Whether it’s talking about their favorite television series, movies or concert, showing pictures of their gardening, children or grandchildren, it all brings a sense of community. Positive energy abounds as they discover the benefits of Yoga, Pilates, Dance or Tai Chi.

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Family Sharing

A strong connection in our family is sharing healthy recipes and daily exercise. My sister, Linda and I enjoy exploring the philosophies of life, the bible, and Yoga at the Beach.

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Practicing Yoga on the Beach – Alberici Sisters

 

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Mom and daughter keep flexible!

Mothers have a special connection with their daughters. My daughter, Marianna specializes in Pilates and is a certified fitness trainer who inspires others with her passion for being fit: How to get a thin Waist but keep your Curves.

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT…

We are uniquely wired and created by an awesome God. Each one of us can plug into that Creative Force. I find peace when I connect to the presence of the Lord. I find wisdom in the bible and inspirational books. Our relationships can bring us love and encouragement or bring us the negative. Some connections need to be severed because these bonds become a bondage. We get prospective from those with whom we share our life. Choose well.

  • What are you plugged into?
  • What sparks your interest?

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Enjoy your connections!

Maria Lauren, Your Powerful LIFE blog

AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

My Website

maria_lauren_riccio_alberici_fitness_kaiser_permanente_fitness_champ_lifestyle_educator“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own 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 copyrighte