Body Beautiful Ezine


March 4, 2010

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A Note From Sarah Maria
Beloved Friend,
All about love

I hope this email finds you wonderfully well.  This week’s article is all about Love, and the fact that life is meant to be a love affair.  Before you delve into reading, take a minute and ask yourself: how much love do I experience in my life? How open is my heart?  Am I free to love?

Almost everyone wants more love in their lives.  The only problem is most people think love is something they can get.  You can never get love.  You can only give love and become love.  And as you give love and become love, you will discover that you can never not have love.  Love is as present as the air you breath.  If you are wanting to experience more love, focus on giving love and discovering the love that you already are and always will be.

In addition to this week’s article, there are two great new books that I want to tell you about.

One is Closure, from a dear friend and colleague Lissa Coffee.  The next is Second Sight by well-know author Judith Orloff.  Take a peek below at both of these great new releases.

In case you missed it in last week’s e-zine – I have two new digital products available.  The Love Your Body Now! CD is only $27.

Love Your Body Now!, a beautiful guided CD, complete with audio, is now available for solo purchase (previously you could only purchase as part of a package).  It is designed to gently and easily guide you to break free from Negative Body Obsession and live a life of love.  The CD is available in both hard-copy and digital download formats.  If you are watching your budget, this solo CD is a great deal to get you started, at only $27.

Also, I am now offering the Break Free Beauty Introductory Package in digital format.  You can download the entire contents of the package from anywhere in the world.  Click here to learn more.  

All my love,


Feature Article
Life is a Love Affair

Life is a Love AffairLife is meant to be a love affair, an actual love affair.  Life, as it truly is, is, in fact, a love affair.  Now you can choose whether or not to experience life as such, whether or not to join in the dance.  But no matter what, life itself always remains a true love affair, an intimate dance in each and every moment.

Every desire for love, every desire to love, is simply the longing within you to experience the reality of life, the truth of what you are.  Your longing for love is your longing to know and experience yourself as the love that you are in reality.

Each and every human experience of love is designed for the sole purpose of showing you what you truly are; it is designed to illumine the nature of you true beauty.

The mistake that people make is thinking that love comes from some particular experience and is dependent on a particular experience.  The human mind creates the illusion that love comes from an experience or an interaction with a particular object. 

In reality, love is inherent in every experience.  Love is what is actually happening in every experience.  Most people miss this because they think of love as a feeling; they think of love as something that comes and goes.  But true love is the very ground of existence.  It cannot come and go because it simply IS.  Love is what is in every experience.  Whether your experience is pleasurable or painful, good or bad, friendly or unfriendly, what is happening is still love.

This may sound like a tall claim, an extreme claim, even an impossible claim.  But if you think about it, even for a moment, you will discover that it can be no other way.

You do not exist as a separate individual but exist only in communion with the entire cosmos.  You are appearing as what you perceive of as “you”, as a particular body-mind.  But in essence, “you” has no independent existence at all.  You are the same as the flowers, as the dirt, as the air, as your friends, as your lover, as your cat, as your dog.  You are the same essence.

As you realize and experience this, every interaction becomes a kiss; every interaction becomes intimate.  When you are open, when you are available, every experience is a kiss from the divine in its myriad forms.

  1. When you walk through the park, notice the trees, the flowers, the ocean – they all stop to smile, wave, and embrace you, if given half the chance.

  2. Instead of judging your body for its perceived flaws and imperfections, practice dropping into it and fully experiencing it.  Your body is always alive with love.

  3. In every interaction, whether with pleasant or unpleasant, let yourself experience the love that is underneath the pleasure or the pain.

Love is what is happening all the time.  Simply let life love you.  That is what it is designed to do, if given half the chance.

So instead of thinking that love comes from a particular experience, use every experience where you feel love to remind yourself of what is already and always the case.

When you experience a moment of love, a hug from a friend, an embrace with your lover, a smile on a child’s face, let that remind you of the love that is always there, always available, all the time.  Use that experience to remind you that life is love happening, and you are an intrinsic, indispensable, an exquisitely beautiful part of the cosmic love affair. 

Book Recommendations
CLOSURE and the Law of Relationship:
Endings as New Beginnings
by Lissa Coffey

Closure by Lissa CoffeyMy friend Lissa Coffey has written a terrific new book that will affect the way you look at relationships forever.  Deepak Chopra says: “Eastern philosophy teaches us that change is inevitable, and yet suffering is not.  In her insightful new book, CLOSURE and the Law of Relationship: Endings as New Beginnings, Lissa Coffey shows us how to learn and grow as we move through the evolution of our relationships.  Highly recommended.”

Through the myriad forms of relationships we experience over the course of a lifetime, we have the opportunity to learn about ourselves—to see how each relationship, no matter how challenging or difficult or joyful, causes us to change, to grow, and even to discover unknown inner strengths. In CLOSURE, lifestyle and relationship expert Lissa Coffey shows us how the Law of Relationship works to our benefit to help us improve our lives.

“The universe teaches us that relationships don’t end,” Coffey says. “We remain connected to the people in our lives through our memories and shared experiences. Coming to terms with the changes in our relationships is what will bring us closure.”

With real-life examples, Transformation Applications, and Wisdom Affirmations throughout, Coffey has created a practical, spiritual guide that offers a five-step process to help us achieve a sought-for peace of mind and greater Self-realization.

Today Lissa is launching CLOSURE and the Law of Relationship with some amazing bonus gifts with purchase, including one from me! 

Check out all that she is offering, and her video that explains more about the five stages of CLOSURE.

Second Sight:
An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and
Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom
by Judith Orloff MD

Second Sight by Judith Orloff MDMy talented and daring colleague Judith Orloff MD - a UCLA psychiatrist, intuitive healer, and New York Times best-selling author – is a pioneer who bridges mainstream medicine with intuition, energy medicine, and spirituality. 

Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting launch of her new book “Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom.” A riveting story of Dr. Orloff's exile between two worlds—intuition and mainstream medicine—SECOND SIGHT reveals Dr. Orloff's journey from an intuitive child, alone with confusing abilities, to an esteemed intuitive psychiatrist who dares to come out of the “intuitive closet” to defy medical taboos.

She also teaches you empowering, practical techniques to awaken you own intuitive powers to transform your health and life! (This is the new Three Rivers Press edition.)

Today Dr. Orloff is treating you to an incredible book-launch, one-time offer with a special “Act On A Hunch” gift collection from herself, and friends Michael Beckwith, Dr. Daniel Amen, Shirley MacLaine and many more.  Plus receive Judith's first lesson from her new "Emotional Vampire Course" from the Daily Om!

Second Sight helps you awaken intuition and stay positive and brave.

“We are far more than we allow ourselves to be. “Second Sight” helps you understand this.”  
      -Louise Hay

To purchase the book and receive your special gifts go to:   

What's NEW!
Sarah Maria's
“Love Your Body Now!”
  Love Your Body Now! Audio CD by Body Image Expert, Sarah Maria

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!)

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.

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. 

The Break Free Beauty Introductory Package includes:

Break Free Beauty Introductory Package

. . . 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. 

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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