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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

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How to make Rainbows in your Life thru Meditation, Insights and Healing Foods!



Do you feel blue or grey, red or pink? Did you know that colors have psychological properties?


I enjoy teaching the healing benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi at Kaiser Permanente Healthy Living Center. As each class comes to a close, I lead patients with deep breathing and guided imagery. The following rainbow meditation is a class favorite!


Rainbow Meditation

  • Sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a quiet space.

  • Breathe deeply into your nose, through your lungs and into your diaphragm while you think the words, ‘I am relaxed.’

  • Imagine yourself in a beautiful place in nature, your own vacation spot that you can go to whenever you want to find peace of mind and tranquility.

  • See a beautiful rainbow above you. Each color represents a feeling.

  • Now, see a soothing blue color of peace flow through you and shine from you.

  • Visualize a lovely pink light gently warming you with love.

  • Now, a sunny yellow light fills you with friendliness and creative intelligence.

  • See the color red strengthen you and fill you with courage.

  • Now, a green light nourishes you with harmony and balance.

  • See a warm orange light nurturing you with abundance.

  • Visualize a violet spiritual light filling you with truth.

  • Now, a white light cleanses you and purifies you.

  • Each color of the rainbow goes where it’s needed within you.

  • Feel a rainbow of colors flowing through you and extending out to the world.

  • Breathe deeply and begin to wiggle your feet and shoulders, slowly coming out of your relaxation. 🙂


Rainbow Inspiration



I find that reading inspired words and listening to inspired music, lifts my spirits! 🙂



NEW! Listen to this awesome recording of “Climb Every Mountain” by iconic performers Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx. I love this song! I love this album!


Rainbow Food

Our foods, fruits and vegetables are alive with color! Make it a point to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, packed with vitamins and minerals, every day.

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I’m going to use the whole box of crayons to draw a beautiful rainbow.

Let your rainbow shine!

Maria Lauren, Your Powerful LIFE blog


-n-Renew-CD:-Maria-Lauren,-Al-Alberici If you liked my Rainbow Meditation, check out Relax-n-Renew for inspirational meditations and comforting music.

maria-lauren.jpg 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.