Gal Pals, Sisters and Girlfriends


The Golddiggers of Rat Pack fame celebrate life and strike a pose! From left to right: Susan Buckner, Deborah Pratt, Maria Lauren (Alberici Sisters), Linda Eichberg (Alberici Sisters), Marie Peck, Patti Gribow, Peggy Gohl and Darlene Cianci (Alberici Sisters).

When girlfriends celebrate together, it is pure joy! My girlfriends are a colorful bunch of personalities as we tap into our inner diva which touches on the divine!

We have a history together, starting as singers and dancers on the Dean Martin Show. We were just babes!

  • Sneak a peek at our book on Amazon! Beyond Our Wildest Dreams tells of our escapades during the golden age of show business when the Rat Pack and Elvis ruled the Las Vegas strip!

Through the years, we worked and played together and in between, we lived life, broke-up with boyfriends, got married, got divorced, had babies, watched them grow, applauded their achievements and watched them get married. Such was this occasion. My sister’s daughter, Lindsay was getting married! It was a grand affair partying with my dear friends and family too!

It’s so important to have people in your life that have witnessed your ups and downs and are there for you as you turn the page of another chapter.  I found you just can’t beat sharing your life story with sisters, girlfriends and gal pals! For that, I’m truly grateful.


Start today and call a girlfriend or sister to pal around, with, have lunch, go shopping, go to the movies, go dancing, drink wine, exercise together or just talk. Texting doesn’t count! 😉

Have a blessed life and share it with a friend,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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“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 copyright.

The Secret behind why I blog about Your Powerful Life/ The Scary Truth!

The Scary Truth…

powerful_life_blog_maria_laurenThe scary truth is I have lots of weak moments but I have lots of powerful moments too. The scary truth is I am somewhat of a misfit but I am proud of that fact too. I have inner strength knowing that I am a survivor of bullying. I am grateful that I have endured and I can say the words, ‘You Got The Power’ to an almighty ‘Power’ that hears me.


“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

The Secret…

We are all connected to the Power Source and can live a powerful life.


When Lightning Strikes…

When the energy around us becomes dangerous and strikes us down like lightning, that’s the time to rest in the ‘Power’ within us and see the Light shining in the darkness. Friends and family can help too.


When things get turned around…

When things get turned around, that’s the time for me to aim for the Power Source that takes care of each one of us, the planet and the universe. 

It is written that God spoke to Moses within the burning bush to give him the Ten Commandments and said, “I am that I am.” I think ‘that’ could be you, me and all of creation.


Why Blog?

In 2009, I started Your Powerful Life blog to keep in touch with a group of my dear exercise participants/friends that I had been teaching. I was being transferred to another location and blogging was a way for me to continue to share fitness, my adventures as an entertainer and the completion of the book that I was writing with my sister (Alberici Sisters) called, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.

Writing the book made me delve into my past and find my voice there. Even though the book was about a glamorous time performing with celebrity icons, I felt the need to express my present. Blogging was also a way for me to process, own, write, experience and revisit the moments in my life that were happening now. This monthly logging account kept me current.

P-O-W-E-R Blogging

  • P – Process it.

    Begin the action of discovery, researching, examining and sharing from your heart.

  • O – Own it.

    Open up and acknowledge your physical, mental and spiritual connection to pop culture, past culture and life’s experiences.

  • W – Write it.

    Welcome the presence of the ‘Power’ to speak through your higher-self and the universal intelligence.

  • E – Experience it.

    Better understand your journey and edit when necessary to establish your truth.

  • R – Revisit it.

    Reliving past moments can give you a new perception to the present.


In Conclusion…

When the scary truth shows it’s ugly face, I try to remember the secret and that keeps me positive! 😉


Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website


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.