Smokin’

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Dean Martin and The Golddiggers, 1977

We hail the King of Cool, Dean Martin, member of the legendary “Rat Pack” with a tribute on June 9th for his 100th birthday.

Dean Martin’s 100th Birthday Tributes

Dean Martin was smoking hot with his natural charisma that we all loved. He was known for holding a cigarette or a glass of alcohol but this was not why he was known as, the King of Cool. Did you know that the glass that Dean carried was usually filled with apple juice and his cigarette was usually not lit?

 

I had the pleasure of performing with Dean Martin on stage and television sharing many laughs behind the scenes during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. During Dean’s later years, he would joke with the audience saying, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Truth said in jest.

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A flashback to the past propels me into the future and into a Smoking Cessation class held at the Center for Healthy Living, Kaiser Permanente. This is where I facilitate as a Lifestyle Educator with a professional staff dedicated to helping patients in their desire to thrive.

 

A “Freedom from Tobacco” class can give you the tools to liberate yourself from smoking and benefit your health. In this class a patient will learn the “5 D’s” to help them stop the craving.

  • Deep breathe
  • Delay using tobacco (at least 5 minutes)
  • Drink water
  • Do something else (keep busy)
  • Discuss your craving with someone.

These 5 D’s can also be applied to any addiction including food cravings. At Kaiser Permanente, these evidence-based techniques will be explored to empower you in our interactive workshops.

Start today to take better care of yourself. A healthy YOU is SMOKIN… HOT’!

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To you health,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

* My sister, Linda Eichberg and I wrote a book about backstage stories with Dean Martin and entertainment legends of the 20th Century. Check it out on Amazon

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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.

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Change: Transition at Kaiser Permanente

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Maria Lauren, (aka) Maria E. Riccio, Lifestyle Educator

Change and Stretch!

Sometimes we need to get out of a rut; we need a diversion to feel alive. Change! Sometimes it comes and we lose our bearings; we feel out of control. One thing is certain, change will come whether we ask for it or not.

Presently, I am in transition at work as a Lifestyle Educator. Plans are being made for me to move from Kaiser Permanente’s Health Education Department at Woodland Hills to a bigger facility at Panorama City. I will still be teaching fitness classes but will miss some of my faithful patients that I have been instructing, within my five years of service. I am so proud of them for making the healthy choice to put exercise into their lives. It was my pleasure to encourage and educate my exercise participants to get stronger, more flexible and feel better about themselves while working with a variety of ages and physical capabilities in Yoga, Tai-Chi, Pilates and Dance Exercise classes. We had fun!

Change is scary or it can be an adventure. It can be a time to reinvent, to meet new people and to look at things in a different light. A change of scenery is good but right now, we wait and have patience … Yikes, I’m feeling anxious!!!

This is my first blog post for “Your Powerful Life.” My posts are about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. I pray that God’s blessings will fill your life with direction, wisdom, love, joy and peace. I also wish this for myself. Blessings are abundant!

On this Blog, I will keep you posted about my fitness classes and about my performances as an entertainer. This is also a place where I’ll be sharing tips for healthy living and ideas that are inspirational; a place where I can put the spotlight on the positive and that is powerful.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Maria Lauren (AKA) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Maria Lauren continues to make personal appearances as an entertainer, motivational speaker and coach. Contact: YGTPower@aol.com

“Beyond Our Wildest Dreams” book 

“Relax-n-Renew” CD 

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Kaiser Permanente Health Education classes  

maria_lauren_riccio_alberici_fitness_kaiser_permanente_fitness_champ_lifestyle_educatorThis 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.