Body Beautiful Ezine


January 26, 2010

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A Note From Sarah Maria
Beloved Friend,
Giving to others

I am sending this email to you from the beautiful town of Idyllwild, CA on a spiritual retreat with Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya

Life is so funny – back when I was a teenager, I was looking at boarding high schools.  My mother and I actually visited a school in Idyllwild because of its acting curriculum.  And here I am returning so many years later…I am finding that if you live long enough, life takes all sorts of interesting twists and turns, sometimes returning you to places you have been before, sometimes taking you to places you never even imagined.  When you are willing to flow with life, it is truly staggering where life leads you.

I so look forward to sharing about my retreat experience once I return and get settled back in…

Just in case you missed it last week, below is the information regarding donating to the Haiti disaster relief fund:

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 cell phone 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.

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.

The official count-down has begun for my upcoming course - You Were Born Beautiful.  If you are interested in the course, please register as soon as possible.  Consider taking advantage of this opportunity to experience the beauty that you are and always have been.  Learn how to break free from the self-negating thoughts and beliefs that you struggle with so you are truly free 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.

The course is currently set to start on Wednesday, February 3rd, so please register as soon as you can.  Believe me, it makes planning MUCH easier.

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 Increasing Self-confidence, as well as a great new book L.I.F.E. Living In Freedom Everyday.

As always, I love to hear your comments at

Wishing you a beautiful week as always,


Sarah Maria    
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


Living In Freedom Everyday
By Kenneth Brown
 LIFE by Kenneth Brown

Six simple steps to greatness that will turn your life around!

Let’s face it … there’s no lack of people out there telling us how to improve our life – how to raise ourselves up by the bootstraps from whatever beginnings and backgrounds, and over any hurdles we may have faced…

But I don’t think I’ve ever come across a simpler, more well-laid-out roadmap to achieving your God-given greatness than this one.

The popular Life and Business Coach, author, and speaker Kenneth Brown has just released his second book, “L.I.F.E – Living In Freedom Everyday”.

Kenneth says he’s giving away a number of free goodies when you pick up a copy of his book.

… And act fast, while there’s still time to get in on the Big Give-Away!

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
Self-confidence from the Self

Self Confidence is found within.
In my experience, there is only one real way to increase your self-confidence, and that is through Self-confidence.  Self-confidence, with a capital “S”, comes from focusing on the Self, your true Self, your actual Self.  Self confidence with a small “s” comes from looking for stability, safety, and security, in that which is inherently unstable, transitory, and fleeting, which is is never ultimately effective.  Let me explain…

A lack of self-confidence, or low self-esteem, comes from the ideas, beliefs, attitudes, etc. that say you are not quite enough the way you are, that something is lacking.  Perhaps you think your body is not thin enough, strong, enough, or healthy enough.  Maybe you think you are not smart enough, not fast enough, not loving enough.  Maybe you think you are too selfish, or too giving.  No matter what your particular story line, no matter what your particular perspective, you think and believe that something is wrong with you, that you are somehow flawed and lacking in some way.

This belief-system, this set of assumptions, is the result of your conditioning and is simply not true. 

You can spend your whole life working to build your self-confidence by changing certain things about yourself.  And it can feel like it is working, like you have improved your self-confidence.

The problem is that anything, absolutely anything, that you perceive of as an object is transitory and fleeting.  So you can improve your health, increase your income, experience beautiful relationships, but all of this is subject to change, and when it does, it can undermine the sense of confidence that you worked so hard to achieve.  So consider instead shifting your focus entirely.  Shift your focus from the ever-changing person of your imagination, to the Self which is immutable and never-changing.  This is the Source of true Self-confidence.

The fact of the matter is that who you are, or rather what you are, is already, has always been, and will always be perfect.  Who you are is the eternal Self, the Source of all reality.  You cannot not be perfect.  Yet in order to see this, you need to continuously shift your reference point.  You need to fastidiously shift your focus away from the fleeting and temporary “person” that you think yourself to be and shift it toward that which is eternally perfect.

Instead of constantly looking for ways to improve yourself, give up the idea that you need improvement.  Instead of spending your whole life attempting to perfect your “person”, discover that you not a person in need of perfection.  Who you are is already perfect. 

Life then becomes a practice of letting go of all the false ideas and beliefs that you carry around with you.  Just like an overweight suitcase, these false assumptions drain you of your energy, vitality, and beauty.  They eclipse the experience of your perfection. 

So if you are interested in true Self-confidence, consider this as a practice:

  1. Accept the premise that who you are, exactly as you are, is already perfect.

  2. Become aware of every thought, idea, belief, behavior, feeling, and perception that runs contrary, that tells you somehow you are not quite good enough.

  3. Practice letting go of those perceptions.  Let them go, one-by-one, staying focused always on that which is eternal and unchanging.

When you realize that what you are is already perfect, all questions of self-confidence disappear of their own accord and you are left with the ultimate Self-confidence.

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.

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