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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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Dance to the Music of Grace

Life may have you dancing to an assortment of music and rhythms. I’m a fan of variety but in abundance, it can get confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes, I find myself bouncing off the walls because I’m moving too fast or half awake. Ouch!

My dance training reminds me that spinning and balancing needs a spot of focus. I’m happy to say, I’ve found my focus spot but more about that later.


Now, speaking of dancing news…

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PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards – Carol Channing – Lee Hale – The Golddiggers – Alberici Sisters

I recently had the pleasure of doing a little song and dance with some of my fellow performers from The Golddiggers of The Dean Martin TV  Show at the PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards in Beverly Hills. It was heart warming to celebrate our Producer/Editor/Musical Director, Lee Hale, as he received a prestigious award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Also honored were Carol Channing, Mandy Moore, choreographer of the movie, “La La Land,” with featured appearances from Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin, Joe Tremaine, Nigel Lithgoe and many more. I must say it was a wonderful show and a gratifying experience to share this event with my sister, Linda Alberici – Eichberg and our “Golddigger Sisters.”

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My sister and I, Move-n-Groove with a “Happy Hour” of exercise!


Now, back to my focus spot…

When life has me going in multiple directions, that’s a cue for me to pause and pray, ‘Dear Lord, let me hear Your music, steady me in grace as I focus on You.’ 

“My grace is sufficient for you.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Move-n-Groove in grace,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

“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.