Powerful Brain Surgery without a knife

The brain can play tricks on you. so can the world. Choices are made and behaviors are formed. Who are you, really? Only God knows. God, the Creator know what makes you tick.

This month I started the 21 Day Brain Detox, an online daily guide to a toxic free brain. I recommend the course. I’ve finished it and I’m doing it again. Why? I’ve learned that what goes into the brain has to be checked daily.

While I was doing this course the second time around, it seemed as if I was doing it for the first time. I kept asking myself, ‘I don’t remember this….’ Could it be that my brain had developed a new perspective and that the changes in my thinking actually changed my brain?

One thing I know is that it takes more than sheer will power to change and be transformed, it takes a connection to a higher power.


Dr. Caroline Leaf, the creator of the 21 Day Brain Detox paved the way for her current research on how scientific principles are supported by Scripture and vice versa.

About… Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist who has worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience since 1985. She is a pioneer in neuroplasticity – The medical definition of neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.

~ “By controlling the direction of your mind, you control the direction of your life.

~ It’s not who you Are… but who you have Become.

~ As you Think… so you Are. To Change who you are… Change your Thinking.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf



Detox your brain and your life!

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

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Relax-n-Renew is a mix of Soothing Music, Visualizations and Bible Verses, by Al Alberici and Maria Lauren.



This 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 copyrighted.


Relax! Renew! Heal!


Life has a way of causing us to lose our footing. We sometimes fall. Who will cheer for us to get our spirits up?


In this broken world, injuries can occur daily. Whether it’s a broken heart, a broken dream or a broken arm, it’s probably going to take time for the pain to go away and the wounds to heal. Time to surrender, see a physician or a therapist, bandage the injury, take your medicine, adapt and learn how to move on.


Recently, I fractured my right arm which forced me to slow down and figure out new ways to do ordinary things. The basic skills of eating, dressing myself or washing my hair became a challenge.


I’m looking forward to driving a car and getting back to my regular schedule but I know that resting is on my daily menu for a while.


Finding a positive attitude is important for a quick recovery. Reading the bible and inspirational messages gives me a boost. Connecting with friends and family, enjoying quiet moments and keeping a sense of humor is good medicine too.



Take a moment to take a deep breath. The deep breathing begins to quiet your mind into a meditative state bringing you a profound effect on your well-being.


The world seems to move faster and faster with momentum taking over our lives. We need to take it easy and accept an invitation to grace.


This was the reasoning that prompted my brother and I to create Relax-n-Renew. The dreamy music and peaceful visualizations help me to get the rest and sleep I need for healing.


Now, you can experience Relax-n-Renew free on YouTube!

  • Part One: contains healing imagery, breathing techniques, peaceful affirmations and scriptures with soothing music and nature’s tranquility.
  • Part Two: is instrumental only – music therapy.
  • CD includes: A Pocket Guide – Bonus – You Got The Power ™ Walking Program.



You Got the Power®



Release Tension: RELAX-N-RENEW

Recent studies show that soothing music and positive suggestions/imagery can…

  • Reduce your pain, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and allergic reactions.
  • Boost your immune system and promote healing.
  • Help you sleep, be more calm and have a soothing effect for children, babies and all ages!


Look and Feel Better: WALKING PROGRAM

Research has found that walking with specific arm movements can…

  • Decrease your risk of a heart attack, developing diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.
  • Improve your muscle tone and bone strength.
  • Ease back discomfort.
  • Help control weight.
  • Boost metabolism, energy level and sense of wellbeing!


Be Happier and More Productive

Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain. You can reap health benefits by doing small amounts of these mind and body exercises throughout your day.

You got the power!


I hope you enjoy the inspiration that I created with my talented brother, Al. We believe  the affirmations and scriptures will renew you strength and makes your heart smile.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9


Wishing you healing blessings,

Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIfe blog




Relax-n-Renew by Maria Lauren and Al Alberici


About the “Relax-n-Renew” Artists

Maria Lauren uses her skill as an on-staff certified lifestyle educator by developing and instructing body/mind fitness programs for nationally recognized health care organizations and wellness centers. Maria has been active in the fitness industry for over 30 years, winning two national awards and hosting a weekly television health and fitness series. Maria Lauren is also an entertainer, who performed with legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joan Rivers and Jay Leno to name a few.

Al Alberici who happens to be the younger brother of Maria, began writing pop songs with her in his teen years. His musical influences vary greatly from hard rock to smooth jazz. In his early years he never would have imagined that hearing his music had put someone to sleep would indeed be a compliment! Over the last 10 years Al has been writing songs and leading worship for his local church.



Your Powerful LIFE blog is about 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 copyrighted.