Body Beautiful Ezine


December 9, 2009

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A Note From Sarah Maria
Beloved %$firstname$%,

Well, everything continues to move along rapidly in my world. Book promotion is well underway and keeping me busy to say the least. I am writing this letter at night, getting ready for a 5 am interview with a Florida TV station tomorrow morning via Skype, followed by a 6 am radio interview (yawn!). As I said last week, what is happening with technology continues to amaze me…

I am incredibly excited about the upcoming companion tele-seminar to Love Your Body, Love Your Life. It is just one week away – on Tuesday Dec. 15th! It is designed as a guide to help jump-start your way to loving your body and loving your life.

Thank you to everyone who answered the questions in the last email. If you forgot to respond, just hit reply to this email and let me know what you are hoping to gain from the book and tele-class. Specifically:

1. What are you key challenges to loving your body and loving your life?
2. What are your biggest hurdles to overcome?

If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here.  A recording will be made available to everyone who registers. As 2009 comes to a close, set an intention to love your body and love your life in 2010 and take advantage of these resources to guide you along your journey.

I am also getting everything in order for my upcoming tele-course launching this January. All I can tell you at this point is that I am incredibly excited and truly cannot wait to unveil this new course for the New Year. More details to follow soon...

Finally, I wanted to extend a special offer of individual coaching to you, my loyal readers. Coaching is designed for those people who are ready to commit to a process of total transformation. It is designed for people who are ready and willing to take the next step in their journey of personal and spiritual transformation. Learn more in our "What's New" section.

I also have an upcoming interview that you might want to check out. I'll be a guest on Full Power Living with Ilene Dillon on Thursday, December 10th at 9am PST (Noon EST). Visit for details.

Please read below for some wonderful new releases in books designed to help you heal and experience lasting happiness.

Alright – off to bed for me - I need to go get some rest before a very early morning tomorrow...

Wishing you the very best always.

I am looking forward to connecting with many of you on our upcoming call!

Peace, Love, Beauty,


Feature Article
6 Tips to Feel Beautiful Today!

How many times have you waited for something to change so that you could finally start feeling beautiful?

If you are like most women, the answer is “all the time.”

Here is the problem: Most of us tend to live with the delusional belief that we somehow need to change in order to be beautiful.  It usually sounds something like: 

  When I lose this extra weight, then I will be attractive.
  If I can just get my abs a little more toned, then I can wear that bikini I love.
  I feel so much better after I put on my make-up in the morning.
  I looked much sexier before I had these wrinkles.
  My hair looks drab and lifeless until I get it colored.

Unfortunately, we think these stories, these lies, that we have been taught are true. We believe that we somehow need to change who we are, how we look, and what we do in order to finally be sexy, attractive, and drop-dead gorgeous. 

This is a lie – an erroneous, ubiquitous, and often painful lie. The truth of the matter is that you are inherently, unconditionally, and absolutely beautiful and loveable right now, without changing a single thing

Fortunately, very fortunately, you can expose these lies and choose to no longer live under their spell.
Ready to get started? Here are 6 simple and sure-fired ways to help you feel beautiful today:
Become aware

1.  Become aware of what you are thinking.

Simply become aware of the stories you are telling yourself so that you are no longer reacting on auto-pilot. Through awareness alone, you can begin to transmute your reality and transform lies into truth. Actively acknowledge that there is no inherent truth in the belief that you need to change something about yourself in order to be attractive. Consider that you can start feeling beautiful immediately, in this moment, without changing a single thing. 

2.  Set an Intention to See Beauty

Setting an intention is simple: intend to create a different reality for yourself. Here are some examples:

  I intend to experience my inherent beauty.
  Or: I intend to see my beauty and perfection at all times.
  Or: I intend to know I am inherently beautiful, lovable, and worthwhile.

Do you ever see your reflection in the mirror and grimace at your wrinkles, vowing to purchase the latest anti-wrinkle cream?  Set an intention to find your beauty in your reflection

Or when you undress, do you ever suck in your stomach, berating yourself for not yet losing those 5 extra pounds?  Set an intention to appreciate the body that you have right now.

Do you ever go shopping for clothes and wish you were a size (or more) smaller?  Set an intention to unconditionally accept your body.

Hopefully you get the idea; set an intention to see yourself through the eyes of beauty.

3.  Take a “Meditation Moment”

Meditation is the mental equivalent of brushing your teeth. This means that it is an essential and indispensable daily activity designed to help rest and rejuvenate your body, cleanse your psyche, awaken your spirit, and help you live a life that you love. 

Nourish yourself with instant meditation moments throughout the day.

Are you waiting at the bus stop on your way to work? Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, allowing yourself to connect within.

Are you making dinner for the family? Take 30 seconds and focus on the sounds, smells, and sensations in your environment, letting them nourish your senses.

Are you in the shower, getting ready to start your day?
Turn your attention to the feeling of warm water cascading against you, gently caressing your body, and allow yourself to relax.
These meditation moments can happen anywhere, anytime – 30 to 60 seconds of closing your eyes and connecting within can make all the difference in the world.
Thank your body!

4.  Your Body is Your Best Friend

Your human body is your truest ally. Befriend it and it will serve you tirelessly.

Treat it as you would a dear friend:

Feed your body with healthy food, taking the time to give it proper nourishment.

Remember to exercise, and make it enjoyable. If the gym makes you cringe, opt for yoga, Pilates, dance, or good old walking. Anything to get your body moving will do wonders.

Relaxation is key. In our harried and hurried world, it is essential that you remember to relax and rejuvenate

Instead of critiquing your body for not being enough of this and for being too much of that, offer it gratitude and appreciation for it unwavering support and devotion.

5.  Create Meaningful Moments

Every day is filled with countless tasks and errands: going to work, talking with friends, picking up the kids, supporting your significant other, washing dishes, going to the gym, visiting the supermarket, shopping – on and one it goes.  Remember that you can imbue each moment with meaning. It can be as simple as smiling at everyone you meet, reacting with compassion and love instead of anger, or making sure to tell your friends and loved ones how much you care about them. 

6.  Your Smoking Hot, Inside Out

Remember, you were born beautiful. Believing that you are unattractive is a learned habit. You can unlearn it and discover the Joy, Peace, and Love that are your natural sate and birthright!

So that is it – 6 Simple Steps. 6 simple steps to start feeling beautiful, right now, in this moment. You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to experience the Beauty that you already are. In fact, there is nothing you can do, say, or buy that will make you any more perfect, any more beautiful, or any more desirable than you are in this very moment. Simply know this, and you will revel in your true beauty.

What's New
Love Your Body, Love Your Life
Companion Teleseminar
Sarah Maria's Love Your Body, Love Your Life Companion Teleseminar
Give yourself a gift this holiday season – the gift of true and lasting transformation.
Sign up for the complimentary Companion Teleseminar to Love Your Body, Love Your Life. This engaging teleclass is available at no charge for everyone who has purchased the book.
  • To help you get maximum results from your recent purchase, I designed this class as a quick-start guide to get you moving rapidly and easily in the right direction.

  • Finding your way is infinitely easier with the use of a map. This tele-seminar call is designed as a roadmap for effortlessly implementing what you read in the book.

  • My intention is to give you a special “boost” so that the book actually begins to change your life, instead of gathering dust on the shelf, along with the other books in your “to-read” pile. (I know, because I have a large “to-read” pile myself…)
Mark Your Calendar: 
The Teleclass is December 15th at 6 pm PST, 9 pm EST.

Remember – you can call in on the phone, or you can listen from anywhere in the world using the live webcast feature. 

Also, I am going to be announcing a new class on the call that is starting in January. I am very excited to tell you about this upcoming class, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information during the call and in this e-zine!

Coaching with Sarah Maria
 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, 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

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

Book Recommendations
Why Love Heals
by Dean Shrock, Ph.D.
Why Love Heals by Dean Shrock PhD
Dean Shrock, Ph.D., a leader in Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine,
was so surprised by what he learned while working with cancer
patients, that he wanted to share it with the world.

In his book Why Love Heals, you will discover the secret of the 'power
of love.'

Learn how our feelings really do affect our well being and the well being of those around us! Love CAN truly change your life. 

Also with your purchase, Dean is offering you many valuable complimentary gifts worth thousands of dollars from other experts within the field. 

Discover the 'gift of life through love!'

For details, visit:

The Roadmap Home
by Leonard Szymczak
The Roadmap Home by Leonard Szymczak
Bring inner peace home for the holidays! 

Psychotherapist Leonard Szymczak helps you locate your internal GPS and find your way “Home” in his new book, The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace. 

This powerful and heartfelt guide is the perfect gift for friends and family during the holiday season.  Leonard draws upon his personal challenges and professional experiences to map out a route to love and inner peace. 

Along the way, he presents powerful mapping exercises and guided visualizations to help you plug into your inner GPS, Guiding Power of Spirit, and follow the roadmap home. 

This is the perfect gift for the holidays.  Leonard and his team have put together a beautiful collection of Bonus Holiday Gifts available with purchase.  Enhance your life and spread the holiday spirit. 

For more, visit:

About Sarah Maria

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 and

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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