"My mission is to empower people of all ages, races, and body sizes to embrace the body they have been given and learn to love themselves so they can live their dreams."
-Sarah Maria

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"Working with Sarah Maria has helped me to see that I am inherently loveable, beautiful, and valuable, no matter what. She has given me tools and techniques to break free from self-hatred and put love in its place. I am incredibly grateful for her and her incredible program. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to love her body and lover her life."

-Gabrielle Forleo, age twenty-six

Program Consultant,

Chopra Center for Wellbeing


"Sarah Maria's teachings are an amazing gift. It's an outstanding program that has changed my life! I highly recommend Sarah Maria's program to anyone who wants to experience living their most successful, beautiful life."

-Mary Schmidt, age forty-five


"Sarah Maria has shared many tools with me. But much more important to me, and what has been most meaningful, has been her quality of compassion. It is a gift and is like a gentle, deep awakening. Sarah Maria is a remarkable individual who works with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual person. I cannot thank her in a way that seems adequate"

-Leigh Ann Jones, age fifty-four

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Love Your Body, Love Your Life
Break Free from Negative Body Obsession and Unleash the Power of Your Potential

Articles and Information

Index of Articles

  • Beautiful Life Weekly Ezine - Article Library
  • Be Willing to Change – Set an Intention
    The most important factor in changing our current situation is creating a vision and setting an intention. Most people know when they want to change their current situation. Full Article
  • Are you ready to get naked?
    Summer is almost here and warmer temperatures mean less clothing. That′s right – it′s time to trade in your overcoat for your bathing suit and shorts. This transition to showing more skin can evoke anxiety in even the most confident of women. Full Article
  • What Are We Doing To Our Daughters? How to tell if your daughter is at risk
    (short version)  In a culture of stick-thin models, our young adolescents are embarking on a dangerous path of dieting, bingeing, and purging. Here is how to tell your daughter is at risk, as well as tips and exercises to help improve body-image in your household. Full Article
  • What Are We Doing To Our Daughters? How to tell if your daughter is at risk
    (long version)  Sadly, the statistics speak for themselves: 80-90% of adult women dislike their bodies. 15% of women say they would sacrifice more than five years of their lives to be thinner, while 24% say they would sacrifice up to three years of their life. Full Article
  • Subtleties of Body Loathing: Five Signs That You Need to Make Peace with Your Body   So you are not anorexic, and you are not bulimic, and you don't binge eat most of the time, but do you love your body? According to the latest statistics, the answer is probably "no". Full Article
  • Body Areas we Hate: How to Love Them
    Do you love your body? No really, do you? If you're a woman, chances are you don't. Studies show that 80-90% of adult women dislike their bodies. In fact, many of them truly hate their own bodies. Full Article
  • 5 Ways to Show your Daughter She is Beautiful
    Does your daughter love her body? Or does she suffer from that nagging sense that she is not quite good enough? In a culture of stick-thin models, our daughters are embarking on a dangerous path of body dissatisfaction, with dieting, bingeing, and purging. Full Article
  • Body Talk
    Eating disorders are the third most common chronic illness in adolescent girls, and have the highest death rate of any mental illness.[iii] Research suggests that approximately 1% of female adolescents have anorexia, while 4% of college-age women have bulimia. 50% of people who have been anorexic develop bulimia or bulimic patterns. Full Article
  • Confronting Media Messages: A Size 2 is not Fat
    Every woman living in this culture knows the standard for beauty: you should be thin, young, and toned, and the thinner the better. Of course, having large breasts is a bonus. This is the message that is projected by the media, and it is a message the most women have listened to, putting them at war with their own bodies and creating feelings of shame, guilt, and inadequacy, and dissatisfaction. Full Article
  • Make Your Daughter Strong!
    Growing up is difficult, very difficult. Children are constantly subject to the message that they need to do more, be more, and have more in order to be successful. Media messages teach young girls that their bodies should be unreasonably thin and blemish-free. Full Article
  • It's Not Just about Calories (adults)
    Achieving a healthy weight is not just about the food you eat; it is about self-esteem, self-worth, and a healthy emotional life. A recent study confirmed that self-esteem preceded weight gain. Adolescent girls who viewed themselves as unpopular were 69% more likely to gain weight than their more popular peers. Full Article
  • It's Not Just about Calories (teens)
    A recent study confirmed that low self-esteem was a precursor to weight gain. The study, which was published in January's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, showed that adolescent girls who viewed themselves as unpopular were 69% more likely to gain weight than their more popular peers. Full Article
  • Pounds and Popularity
    Is your daughter's weight the result of her social network? A recent study authored by Adina Lemeshow claims that feeling unpopular can actually lead to weight gain in girls ranging from 12-18-years-old. Full Article
  • Yoga and Body Image
    Is your yoga practice improving your body image, leading you to greater acceptance and appreciation of your physical body? Or is it just one more attempt to develop that "perfect body", eventually leading to suffering and angst? Full Article
  • Eating Disorders: The Key to Happiness?
    Eating disorders are just one other dysfunctional attempt to achieve lasting peace and happiness. This is not meant to minimize the horrible and destructive nature of eating disorders, but it is meant to bring some insight into a complex phenomenon. Full Article
  • Anorexia: How to Know when you Need Help
    Anorexia is considered a mental illness. It exists along a continuum, with some cases being obvious and other cases being more subtle. Some cases of anorexia nervosa are obvious: mostly women and a growing number of men starving themselves to the point of near-death. Full Article
  • Bulimia: What is it Really About?
    As with anorexia, bulimia exists along a continuum. Some people who are so entrenched in the disease that they vomit after every meal. They have completely destroyed their digestive systems and have caused permanent damage to their bodies. Then there are people who occasionally make themselves vomit when they eat too much or become upset. Full Article
  • The Media Has it All Wrong
    The media has it all wrong, which means, by extension, that we as a society have it all wrong as well. This might seem obvious, but since I have largely ignored the media for most of my life, it is in some way news for me. I have never owned a TV and have avoided women's magazines like the plague. Full Article
  • Chasing the Illusion
    Obsession with body and weight and subsequent disordered eating is a painful journey of chasing an illusion. Many women, and a grown number of men, are driven by a compulsive need to have the “perfect body”, and will go to any length to achieve this. Full Article



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