If you have been receiving this e-zine for a while, you know that I have a tendency to move quite a lot. I thought I was settled down for a good long while here in sunny San Diego, but apparently the universe had other plans, because I am once again on the move…
During the month of April, I will be moving from San Diego, California to Malibu, California. Very fortunate for me, it is a short move, just two hours north of where I am now. I am sad to be leaving San Diego but very excited to see what unfolds up in Malibu. Also fortunate for me, my business is versatile enough that it follows me wherever I go…
One great thing about moving so much, though, is that it presents plenty of opportunity to give stuff away. Do you ever struggle with stuff overwhelm? It is easy in this day and age… I thoroughly enjoy lightening my load as I go and have cherished this opportunity to give much away.
In the spirit of stuff-minimization, I have made all of my products downloadable, so you can listen anywhere in the world, and it doesn’t need to take any space. Please check out my the Break Free Beauty downloadable audio products and the book, Love Your Body, Love Your Life, to help you move toward greater health, happiness, and love.
In honor of spring and its fresh new beginnings, I am offering a discount coaching package for the month of April (and maybe May). It includes five one-on-one coaching sessions with me at a 50% discount. Are you challenged by something in your life? Are you struggling with your weight, or with food? Are you struggling in your relationships, looking for love, or wanting to get more love? Are you tired of your job, wondering what to do next? Are you wanting to grow and develop spiritually, but not sure how to proceed? If you are longing to break free from self-limiting thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors, personal coaching is a great way to go. Learn more about personal coaching and this month's Spring Coaching Special.
This week’s article is about letting life live you. Most people think they are living life, but true alchemy occurs when you begin to realize that life, in fact, is living you. Please read below to find out how…
All my love always,
Letting Life Live You
If you are like most people, you think you are doing life. If you are like most people, you live by your to-do list. You get up early—maybe you work out. You go to work, take care of the kids, eat food, deal with your boss, figure out how to sell your house… For many, life itself is one big TO-DO.
In reality, however, life is much more about being and less about doing. The exquisite blessings of life are not delivered based on how much you do. No, life’s greatest treasures, life’s pleasures, life’s bliss, life’s ecstasy, are based on being. Just learning how to be yourself, how to be free, how to be love, how to just be. The true tragedy is that most of us have no idea how to be free, how to just be. We only know how to do. We have lost the art of human being; we have traded it for human doing.
Now the beautiful thing is that when you learn the art of being, it does not mean that you have to stop doing, for you can “be” doing anything. Or not doing anything. Being is simply the art of allowing life to unfold, allowing life to live you and lead you where it may. To the outside observer, everything might look the same. It is simply your orientation that is different.
One of the great master keys to learning the art of being is to discover that life is living you. You think you are living life. You think you are doing so much. But in truth, in reality, life is doing you. You are just here for the ride. Learn to shift your awareness away from being the doer and instead allow life to do you. This might sound esoteric, but in truth it is very practical.
One way to make it practical is to master the art of allowing. Begin to approach life from the perspective of allowing. Do you have many tasks to complete? Allow them to get done. Yes, you may still be doing them, but you will be allowing them to get done. They will get done through you, not by you. Are you feeling stressed? Allow life to unfold. Are you looking for answers? Live the questions and allow the answers to come. Are you struggling with illness? Allow your body to heal.
Now you might think this sounds simplistic. Your response may be: yes, very nice idea, but I have bills to pay, and a real health condition, and I need to do things in order to get through my day. And yes, this is all very real, and very true. But when you have an orientation of allowing life to unfold, and allowing things to get done, everything gets accomplished with much more ease and less strain.
No need to do anything dramatic, no need to make any big change. Just as you go throughout your day, remind yourself that you are allowing. Whatever struggles you are confronting, allow whatever IS just to be. Life is always much easier when you are not fighting with what is happening. Life might be painful; it might be difficult; it might be stressful. Or it might be fun, and light, and easy. Whatever it is, just allow it to be. Allow it to be. Allow it to arise and subside. Allow yourself to experience. Just allow, allow, allow. Allow life to unfold.
It is an absolute illusion that you are doing life. Life is truly doing you. And the more willing you are to allow life to do you, the easier it becomes. The more you allow life to live you, the more freedom, joy, and love, you can and will experience. So as you go throughout your day, just remind yourself occasionally, remind yourself to allow. Remind yourself to be. In the midst of activity, just continue to be. And watch to see if everything gets just a little bit easier, as you discover what it means to be a human being, an actual human BEING…
Love Your Body, Love Your Life
By Sarah Maria
It’s time to love the skin you’re in! If all you see when you look in the mirror is cellulite, wrinkles, or worse, you’re not seeing what—and who—is really there. A whopping 90 percent of us are dissatisfied with our bodies. These self-destructive thoughts and behaviors are ruining our lives—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Learn how to feel good about your body—and celebrate its strength, vitality, and beauty. Complete with exercises, case studies, and testimonials, you’ll learn how to stop obsessing over food and your body and achieve permanent peace with both.
Do you long to love your body and love your life?
Click here to purchase your book today.
“Love Your Body Now!”
Do you love your body? Honestly, do you?
If you can't answer YES to this question, you may be suffering from Negative Body Obsession, or NBO. Negative Body Obsession will rob you of your vitality, your joy, and your love. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Love Your Body Now! is a downloadable audio CD, complete with music and guided instruction, designed to help you break free from Negative Body Obsession and live a life that you love.
It includes 16 MP3 Tracks, full of exercises and visualizations, designed to help you love your body and love your life. Life should be a love affair – learn to live the love that you are starting today.
From the back cover of the CD:
Living in this day and age, it is all too easy to believe that we are not good enough. We are not thin enough; we are not toned enough. We are not young enough; we are not healthy enough. We are not beautiful enough. In a culture that worships thin, young, fit, and perfect, few of us can measure up. And this fixation with that we are not extinguishes the joy and vibrancy of who we are.
But there is a way out. It is possible to love and respect your body, be at peace with your natural urges, and live without constant fear of gaining weight or growing old. If you are ready to reclaim your creativity, your vibrancy, and your passion, this CD will help you overcome Negative Body Obsession and unleash the power of your potential.
Order your copy of “Love Your Body Now!” today. (Also available in hard copy.)
Break Free Beauty Introductory Package
(Now Available for Download!)
You will learn how to love and appreciate your body with Sarah Maria’s Love Your Body Now! CD, improve your eating habits with guided meditations lead by Holistic M.D. Malynn Utzinger, and break free from your negative body thoughts and self-talk through discovering new strategies provided by Psychologist Clare Mann.
Are you longing to transform your relationship to food and your body? Use 2010 to create the change you desire. Learn how to love your body, while improving your eating habits and eliminating your negative body thoughts. Take advantage of this extensive package of healing support.
The Break Free Beauty Introductory Package includes:
. . . And now all of these valuable tools can be accessed in an easy-to-download format (MP3 audio files, and PDF document files).
Click here for complete details and to learn more about each of these amazing resources.
Awakening the Feminine:
Connecting to Your Source of Power
Do Are you ready to live your Unlimited Potential?
Are you ready to realize the Greatness that you already are?
Learn how to live a mythical life! Do you feel trapped in negative beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors? Learn about ancient archetypal figures from the eastern tradition. You can harness the power of the feminine to transform your life on every level. Discover which myths and stories resonate with you, and harness their power to live with love, beauty, and grace.
Within each one of us, there is a power, a profound power, that if we allow it to flow through us, it will transform our lives in ways we never imagined possible.
In this digital audio course, I will introduce you to the notion of archetypes. You will discover that you can learn to consciously embody archetypal energy in your life. You will learn about the mythical gods and goddesses of ancient India, and discover how to invoke and embody their powers to transform your problems and challenges into opportunities.
Click here to awaken your archetypal energy.
Coaching with Sarah Maria
Are you ready to take your life to the next level? Are you ready to commit to transformation for real?
If you know more is possible in your life, if you are yearning to break free from limiting thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors, consider hiring a personal coach. I personally guarantee that I would not be where I am today without the help of amazing teachers, mentors, and coaches. I am going to be writing more in the coming months about the importance of investing in yourself because this has been a key ingredient in my own transformation, and in the success of my colleagues. For now, let me just say that you are worth absolutely every penny. When you invest in yourself, you are making a phenomenal investment that will serve you consistently and produce a manifold return.
If you are looking to finally end your struggle with food and your body and create lasting peace with both, or improve any other area of your life, consider personal coaching.
If you are ready to take your personal and spiritual evolution to the next level; if you find yourself in the midst of change and wanting guidance, consider personal coaching.
To learn more about personal coaching with me, read client testimonials, and decide whether it might be a good fit, visit www.breakfreebeauty.com/coaching.
Consider what one of my teachers and co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul says about coaching:
“You would never expect an athlete to reach the Olympic Games without a world-class coach. Nor would you expect a professional football team to enter the stadium without a whole team of coaches…today coaching has moved into the business and personal realm to include coaches who have succeeded in your area of interest – who can help you traverse this same path or even one far greater. Of all the things that successful people do to accelerate their trip down the path to success, participating in some kind of coaching program is at the top of the list.”
--Jack Canfield, The Success Principles – How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
I would be truly honored for an opportunity to accompany you along your path of total transformation!
Sarah Maria is the author of Love Your Body, Love Your Life. The book outlines her 5-step process for helping you feel great in and about your body and yourself. Her work embraces the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, so that true and lasting healing can occur. Click here to purchase your copy and begin to love your body today. To learn more about Sarah Maria and her work, you can visit her website at www.SarahMaria.com and www.BreakFreeBeauty.com.
Sarah Maria is a body-image expert and teacher who can help you discover the beauty that you already are so that you can create a body and a life that you truly love.
She has studied with the leading experts in health, spirituality, personal development, and success, including Deepak Chopra, physician Dr. David Simon (co-founder of the Chopra Center for Well-being in Carlsbad, CA), Dr. Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, renowned Ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad, and many others. She is a lover of eastern philosophy and spiritual wisdom and passionately shares these teachings that have so transformed her own life.
Before founding Break Free Beauty, Sarah Maria received her law degree from Stanford University and her Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University in NYC. She has lived and traveled throughout Latin America, and has also visited many countries around the world. Her greatest passion is helping people discover the beauty and the greatness that resides inside so they can live from this place of grandeur, transforming themselves and the world.
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