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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.


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.


Practicing Yoga on the Beach – Alberici Sisters



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.



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?


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 copyrighted.


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.