Body Beautiful Ezine


January 19, 2010

Published weekly. If you do not already receive this E-zine and would like to, simply enter your name and email address in our Signup Box located in the right-hand column of our main website

A Note From Sarah Maria
Beloved Friend,

It’s an exciting week this week for me. Smiley  I have my birthday on Wednesday (January 20th) and am getting ready to attend a spiritual retreat in Idyllwild, CA with Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya. It will be four days of an inner-voyage, that is for sure!  I can think of no better birthday present, and am looking forward to seeing what the coming days reveal. As I am busy packing and getting ready, I wanted to send you this week’s e-zine.

Before you read any further, there is a wonderful opportunity to donate and help the victim’s of the recent devastation in Haiti.  For anyone who does not yet know, Haiti was hit with an earthquake that has devastated the country, leaving untold numbers of people either dead, or without food, water, shelter, and very little help in sight.  It is a mind and heart-numbing tragedy.  Relief workers have said the very best thing you can do to help is to donate money.

Fortunately, there is an easy and effortless way to contribute – simply text “HAITI” to 90999 on your cellphone to give $10 to the Red Cross, and/or “YELE” to 501501 to support Yéle Haiti with $5.  You can make this donation up to three times from your cell phone.  There are also many other organizations and opportunities to donate – just check online.  I personally donated from my cell phone – the amount of money that has been raised through this is an example of how technology can be used to help one another.

You can also donate airline miles and other travel-related assistance.  Learn more here:

In a time like this, every bit of generosity is of benefit, so just check and see what, if anything, you can do to help.

We are nearing the start of my upcoming course You Were Born Beautiful.  If you are interested in the course, please register as soon as possible.  Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the beauty that you are and always have been.  Learn how to break free from self-negating thoughts and beliefs so you are able to live a life of unsurpassed beauty, wisdom, and grace.

If you have any questions about this course, you can email me directly at or call 510-326-9610. [There might be a slight delay in my response, since I am on retreat, but I will get back to you.]

Given that this course is scheduled to start in the wake of this horrific disaster, we will be addressing the deep implications of a tragedy like this.  Many times when we are confronted with this type of catastrophe, we wonder how and why something like this happens.  Why does massive tragedy strike?  What can we do to help?  How can we heal ourselves so that we are truly free to help others however we can?  When you help yourself, you help others.  When you help others, you help yourself.

Also, just a reminder that product discounts are only good until the end of this month, so take advantage of the opportunity by clicking here.

Please check out this week’s article on Living the Mystery, as well as two great new books Think or Sink and Get Real and Stop Dieting!

As always, I love to hear your comments at

Wishing you a beautiful week as always,


What's NEW!
NEW!  Upcoming Tele-course with Sarah Maria

You Were Born Beautiful with Sarah Maria

Every single baby is born beautiful. A baby is not beautiful because of what it does, how much money it makes, what kind of relationships it has, how much it weighs, or any other factor. No, a baby is beautiful simply because – simply because it exists. Seems obvious, right?

Now here is the secret: as you age, as you develop, you never lose this inherent beauty. It simply continues to grow and develop – your life is your beauty unfolding.

Do you relate to yourself as a beautiful baby? Or do you relate to yourself as tired, worn-out, wrinkled, overweight, or somehow deficient in some way? Do you see your life as your beauty unfolding, or do you experience it as a struggle, a stress, a strain?

This course is an exquisite invitation to help you see the beauty and perfection that is already inside of you in this very moment. It has been with you since the day you were born, and it will always be with you. Are you willing to live the reality of your perfection? Or are you resigned to continue to live a life of delusion based on the mistaken idea that you are not quite perfect exactly the way you are?

This course is an opportunity to let go of everything that is not serving you, will not serve you, and cannot serve you. And it is an opportunity to step into the grace that can fill your life with magic, mystery, and beauty. It is a great value, truly, with 3 full-class sessions and 2 hour-long private coaching sessions with Sarah Maria. The value of the coaching sessions alone is $500, and the entire course is being offered for $347.

Take advantage of this wonderful resource to help you transform your life by visiting


Think or Sink
By Gina Mollicone-Long
 Think or Sink by Gina Mollicone-Long
  • What if you could get anything that you wanted without having to change your circumstances?
  • What if you could master your mind so that it would actually alter your experience?
  • What if you could be happy and stress-free regardless of what was going on around you?
  • What if 2010 could be your greatest year ever because you discovered the ONE choice that changes everything?

Best-selling author Gina Mollicone-Long has been transforming lives for over a decade now. She claims that she has never seen a problem that can’t be solved in 12 hours or less. Now she’s put her secrets into her newest book called Think or Sink.

With purchase, you will receive over 100 gift bonuses from some of the leading success experts and best-selling authors like Bob Proctor, Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff, Peggy McColl and John Gray just to name a few.

I highly recommend this book. The techniques are easy to understand and will make a difference in your life.

Check it out today by visiting: 

GET REAL and STOP Dieting!
Forget the Fads, Get the Facts and Feel Fabulous
By Brett Blumenthal
 Get Real and Stop Dieting! by Brett Blementhal
  • How would you like to learn 5 Simple Rules to shed excess weight and maintain a healthy weight for life, WITHOUT DIETING?

GET REAL and STOP Dieting!, Brett Blumenthal's new book, gives you the facts, information and tools to help you eat healthy today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life.  The best part?  You’ll look and feel better than ever!  So, in 2010, join the "GET REAL" movement and make a Resolution to STOP Dieting!

"GET REAL" is a refreshingly pragmatic and easy guide to leading a healthier lifestyle. It's the "diet book" for people who hate diet books!" -Andrew Brooks - Founder, Gnu Foods

Brett's goal is to help as many people ring in the New Year in good health and she wants you to benefit!  How?  By rewarding you with over $1,000 in FREE GIFTS, when you purchase your copy of "GET REAL" and Stop Dieting!  These exceptional gifts have been contributed by renowned companies and individuals in the health and wellness industries.

For complete details, please visit: 

January Specials! from Break Free Beauty 

To help you start your New Year out right, I am offering Break Free Beauty products at a substantial discount. This discount is only good for the month of January, after that regular pricing will return.  So please take advantage while these offers last...

Awakening the Feminine:
Connecting to Your Source of Power
 Awakening the Feminine

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.

Purchase now and receive $30 off the list price. This deal is only good for the month of January to help you start your New Year off right, so please take advantage while the offer lasts. Price is normally $77, for a limited time purchase for $47.

Click here to awaken your archetypal energy.


Break Free Beauty Introductory Package

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.

Break Free Beauty Introductory Package
You will learn how to love your body with Sarah Maria’s Love Your Body Now! CD, improve your eating habits with guided meditations, and break free from your negative body thoughts and self-talk.

Purchase now and receive $50 off the list price. Normally $197, available for $147 only for month of January.



Feature Article
Live the Mystery

Live from your heart.
How willing are you to live in the mystery?  How willing are you to live the mystery?  Or another way to ask this question is how willing are you to allow the mystery to live you?

You see, you live in mystery. Or, better said, you are a living mystery.

Very few people are ready and willing to accept this mystery. The mind wants to figure the mystery out, seeking to grasp and hold onto the mystery.  The mind asks:

  • What about this?
  • How do I?
  • But what if?
  • How does it work?
  • What will happen when?

And there is nothing wrong with these questions.  Yet the deepest longing of your heart and soul, the deep yearning for truth, cannot be grasped and understood – it can only be experienced. 

I heard a story once that a great scientist (I think Einstein) said: “God doesn’t play dice with the universe”.  With the advent of quantum physics, another leading scientist reveled: “God not only plays dice, but he throws the dice where no one can find them.”

This is simply a way of saying that we are part of a mystery that cannot be explained, that cannot be understood, that cannot be grasped.  But it can be experienced. The mystery can be revealed; you can literally experience a revelation; you can experience the revelation of the mystery. 

In my experience, the fastest way to experience this mystery, to live this mystery, is through the heart.  When you live from the heart, you transcend the mind.  For many people, the mind serves as a barrier to the experience of truth.  Not because the mind is bad, not because the mind is wrong, but simply because the mind has been conditioned, trained, away from truth.  The mind has been conditioned to have all sort of beliefs, ideas, attitudes, and assumptions.  And none of these beliefs can show you the mystery of reality, the mystery of life, because this mystery can only be experienced directly.  It can be experienced not through thinking, feeling, or doing, but rather through surrendering.

It is natural, almost inevitable, to be afraid of living the mystery because living the mystery means seeing that you are not in control.  For those of us who like to think we control life, or at the very least control ourselves, surrendering to the mystery can seem daunting, overwhelming, even unbearable.

Yet the truth of the matter remains – we are part and parcel of an incredible mystery.  And we do not control the mystery.  It is when you are willing to surrender to this mystery we call life that true beauty can begin to reveal itself. 

So take some time this week to reside in the heart.  Reside in your heart and see if you can let the mystery guide you to an experience of your exquisite nature.

Coaching with Sarah Maria
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, 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

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

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.

© 2010 Break Free Beauty by Sarah Maria. All Rights Reserved.