Powerful Brain Surgery without a knife

The brain can play tricks on you. so can the world. Choices are made and behaviors are formed. Who are you, really? Only God knows. God, the Creator know what makes you tick.

This month I started the 21 Day Brain Detox, an online daily guide to a toxic free brain. I recommend the course. I’ve finished it and I’m doing it again. Why? I’ve learned that what goes into the brain has to be checked daily.

While I was doing this course the second time around, it seemed as if I was doing it for the first time. I kept asking myself, ‘I don’t remember this….’ Could it be that my brain had developed a new perspective and that the changes in my thinking actually changed my brain?

One thing I know is that it takes more than sheer will power to change and be transformed, it takes a connection to a higher power.


Dr. Caroline Leaf, the creator of the 21 Day Brain Detox paved the way for her current research on how scientific principles are supported by Scripture and vice versa.

About… Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist who has worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience since 1985. She is a pioneer in neuroplasticity – The medical definition of neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.

~ “By controlling the direction of your mind, you control the direction of your life.

~ It’s not who you Are… but who you have Become.

~ As you Think… so you Are. To Change who you are… Change your Thinking.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf



Detox your brain and your life!

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Relax-n-Renew is a mix of Soothing Music, Visualizations and Bible Verses, by Al Alberici and Maria Lauren.



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.


The Gift


The gift of a hug is always a part of everyone’s budget but the gift of Jesus and His everlasting hug is the most valuable gift. It is the promise of heaven. It is the best hug you could ever receive.

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” – Deuteronomy 33:27

Imagine feeling nurtured in eternal love, a peace that is timeless and limitless.

Imagine opening your arms up to the happiness of the season. The gift of a hug, a smile, a kind word or extending your arms in hospitality cannot be underestimated.

To ‘Relax-n-Renew’ is a gift.


Release Tension … Look and Feel Better … Be Joyful and More Productive … Relax-n-Renew!


The soothing music and positive suggestions of ‘Relax-n-Renew’ has helped people with insomnia, deal with grief, relive stress and just feel better.

I invite you to download this inspirational collection of Guided Imagery. Simply click on to the picture of the Relax-n-Renew CD above for more information and music samples.

I am grateful for the wonders of God, my family, friends, the beauty of nature and the opportunity to touch the lives of others in a positive way. My work as a Lifestyle Educator in the Healthy Living Center at Kaiser Permanente is a blessing. This is where I teach fitness classes and use the techniques of deep breathing and Guided Imagery. ‘Relax-n-Renew’ was created at the request of my students. It was a labor of love when my brother Al Alberici, a music professional and Christian music minister composed and recorded the beautiful music.


Let us continue to be grateful with Thanksgiving thoughts to guide us into the gift of Christmas. 

“Thanksgiving looks up with every breath, and sees God as Father from whom all blessings come.

Thanksgiving is praise. The heart is full of gratitude. Every moment has something in it to inspire love. The lilies made Jesus think of his Father, for it was he who clothed them in beauty.

The providence of our lives, if we think rightly of it, is simply God caring for us. Our circumstances may sometimes be hard, our experiences painful, and we may see nothing in them to make us glad. But faith teaches us that God is always good and always kind, whatever the present events may be.

We may be thankful, therefore, even when we cannot be glad. Our hearts may be grateful, knowing that good will come to us even out of pain and loss.” Excerpt from the Thanksgiving Lesson by J. R. Miller, 1912


Have a blessed Holiday season and remember that the birth of Christ in your heart is ‘The Gift’ that keeps on giving.

Maria Lauren (AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio) – yourpowerfullife

Note: This blog post is derived from one of my previous blog posts. Thank you for following me at Your Powerful LIFE blog!

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Maria Lauren is available for personal appearances as a motivational speaker, ‘You Got The Power’ while continuing to work as an Entertainer as well as a fitness and singing coach.

Maria Lauren and her sister, Linda Eichberg, co-wrote the book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams. This book spotlights the journey of two sisters, Alberici Sisters, and how they kept healthy values while performing in show business with the entertainment icons of the 20th Century!

Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-You-Got-The-PowerThis 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.