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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.

Powerful People, Powerful Relationships

"Be powerful and solid like a rock while flowing like the breadth of the ocean." - Maria Lauren

“Be powerful and solid like a rock while flowing like the breadth of the ocean.” – Maria Lauren

 

Just this past season the ocean beckoned me into its cool refreshment but now I am settling into the Fall season, a time of reflection and reading. A time for being comfortable and cozy with the warm company of a good book.

 

Currently, I’m reading, ‘Keep Your Love On!… Connection, Communication & Boundaries’ by Danny Silk. Chapter One is loaded with powerful insights and food for thought. It is entitled, ‘Powerful People, Powerful Relationships’. Here are just a few quoted gems:

 

  • “Powerful people take responsibility for their lives and choices. Powerful people choose who they want to be with, what they are going to pursue in life, and how they are going to go after it.”

 

  • “A powerless person will consume whatever another person will offer up until the life of a once-happy, radiant flower has been mown to dirt. If you don’t believe me, talk to anyone who has been in a relationship with a powerless person. They will suck you dry – if you let them.”

 

  • “The subconscious fears driving the triangulation dynamic in victims, bad guys, and rescuers go something like this: I live in a perpetual state of anxiety because I feel out of control. In adding you to my life, I have increased my anxiety because I can’t control you either. I’m threatened by everything you do that I didn’t decide for you. Until you let me control you, I don’t feel safe in this relationship. Unless you let me control you, you don’t love me.”

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October is Domestic Violence month – Revealing Links

 

The statistics for women who have fatally suffered domestic violence is staggering.

 

Verbal abuse is also a form of domestic violence that can be a slow death.

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The Upcoming Election

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Now more than ever…

Now more than ever, we need a miracle and we, the people, can all be little miracles as we continue to pray for our leaders, no matter who wins.

Now more than ever, we need to connect with loving integrity to those along our path especially our family and friends.

Now more than ever, we need to extend a hand of compassion to those in need.

Now more than ever we need to realize that we, the people, are a community that is powerful.

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The world and the media surely shows that we are out of control. As much as we try, life’s twists and turns can often leave a nauseating feeling in the pit of our stomach as we try to cope and rise above. As the classic movie star, Bette Davis said, ‘Fasten your seat belts…’

 

“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. – Ephesians 6:14

 

Wishing you a powerful life in truth,

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

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-motivation-entertainer-fitness-You-Got-The-PowerYour 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.