About

Practicing gratitude brings me joy and it is one way I worship God. I appreciate where I am on my life’s journey and I seek the beauty in every season. On some occasions my blogs are me thinking out loud but most of the time I write about life stories that are so good, I have to taste them twice! There will also be some great health and wellness tips! I am a Southern California empty nester who has raised a wonderful daughter, Lindsay, with my husband of thirty three years, Steven. I have been blessed with eight siblings, twenty one nieces and nephews and two great nieces. Before raising a family, I enjoyed an illustrious career spanning several decades in the entertainment industry. This brought me amazing life experiences like performing for the Royal Family of Monaco. 

Currently, I am teaching Yoga and Pilates. Holding fitness certifications from AFAA – Aerobic and Fitness Association of America and NESTA – National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, I work passionately as a fitness motivator, speaker, writer and instructor.

Additionally, I enjoy singing and dancing. I have continued performing with different bands. I also entertain with my gal pals from the Dean Martin Golddiggers and with my sister, Maria Lauren. Maria and I co-authored the, “Rat Pack Book,” Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.  

Fun Facts About My Past

I entered the professional music scene on local Television and later went on to sing with my sister Maria. Both Maria and I were chosen as members of the singing-dancing group, “The Golddiggers,” Consequently, I regularly appeared on the “Dean Martin Show” and performed on “The Jonathan Winters Show”, “The Mike Douglas Show” and “The Tonight Show.”  I toured with the best of show business ‘royalty’ including, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Steve Lawrence, Edie Gorme, Jerry Vale, Donald O’Connor, Louis Prima and Bob Hope. These accomplished artists gave me an incredible education in music and entertainment.

Later, I put the “The Golddiggers” group on hold, but continued to have a prolific career as a sister act. “The Alberici Sisters” frequently were an opening act for many stars. Jay Leno, Bobby Vinton and Norm Crosby were some of those artists. Along with a singing and recording career, my acting talents brought me the opportunity to guest star on several prime time television shows. For example, I hosted KTTV Channel 11 Bedtime Movie and acted on Denzel Washington’s hit series, “St. Elsewhere” as well as, “Knight Rider”, “Mike Hammer”, “The Dom DeLuise’s Show” and other television productions.

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With this abundant life, I praise God for the blessings He put on my path. I reveal my gratitude by giving back to those in need in my family, church and community. I have joyfully served for many years in Christian church music and missions ministries. Pursuing this further, I traveled with my husband, Steven, to Lily of the Valley Children’s Village in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, where we cared for orphans affected by HIV/AIDS. As a result, we helped start a non-profit in the U. S., Lily of the Valley Endeavor (Lily of the Valley AIDS Foundation), to support the children and raise awareness. My husband and I are also involved in other causes that promote Christianity, human rights, education and the arts.

Journey with me and my family as we aim to grow in love through Jesus Christ and improve the lives of individuals with heart felt service in wellness, faith, fitness and entertainment. Welcome!

~ Linda

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“But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams.” Mark 4:20 (MSG)

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Feeling Uplifted with Upward Plank

I don’t usually like spending a lot of time in front of the computer but the past few weeks, I had to for various reasons. I can feel the extra tightness in my shoulders and upper back. When I need to re-balance my body after a long day of working at a computer, I like to do Upward Plank Pose.

Practicing upward plank can be a great way to counteract the negative effects of desk-slouching, driving, and other forward-facing actions that can cause rounded spines. ¹ Purvottanasana opens up the whole front side of the body and it is invigorating!

 

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Benefits 

Upward Plank is a very good yoga and Pilates exercise for improving your posture, building strength and flexibility. It stretches the shoulders, chest, abdomen, forearms, tops of the feet, and ankles; while strengthening the arms, shoulders, upper back, legs, glutes, and wrists. Practicing this skill regularly, builds core strength, and increases energy levels.

How to do Upward Plank:

Sit up with your legs stretched out straight in front of you, your feet together and spine erect.

Bring your hands several inches behind your hips, shoulder width apart. Rotate your palms so your fingertips point in the same direction you are facing (toward your feet).

Draw your shoulder blades together, lean back and support the weight of your body with your hands. Do not bend the arms.

Breathing in, raise the pelvis up toward the ceiling keeping the whole body straight and long. Your chest is lifting and the spine is in one straight line.

Keep your knees straight and bring the feet flat to the floor. Point the toes towards the ground and let the head fall back. Your hands should end up under your shoulders.

Hold the pose and continue breathing. As you exhale, come back to a sitting position and relax.

Do not practice Upward Plank Pose (Purvottanasana) if you have carpel tunnel syndrome, a wrist or shoulder injury. ²

Upward Plank (also called Reverse Plank or Incline Plank) requires a lot of strength. Beginners can take some of the weight off their arms by practicing with their hands on a raised solid surface like a step or sturdy bench. If the intensity of the pose is too much, try Reverse Table Pose instead. Reverse Table has similar benefits.

For the Challenge

More advanced students can come into One-Legged Upward Plank Pose (Eka Pada Purvottanasana) by extending one leg off the ground and up into the air. Just remember, take it slow and don’t push the pose too far. Safety and form is first and foremost.

 

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My head is turning towards the camera in this One-Legged Upward Plank Pose; but normally, you would hold your gaze straight up.

 

Have an uplifting week, Linda

 

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. – Psalm 31:24

 

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©All Rights Reserved. This blog is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice; consult your doctor before starting any new physical activities.

 

Footnotes:

  1. https://www.yogaoutlet.com/guides/how-to-do-upward-plank-pose-in-yoga/
  2. https://lifenlesson.com/upward-plank-pose-and-its-benefits/
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