Body Beautiful Ezine


November 10, 2009

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A Note From Sarah Maria
Dear Friend,

Well, thank you for helping create a tremendously successful and exciting book launch! Love Your Body, Love Your Life achieved #351 in overall books, #1 in Pathologies, #2 in Self-Esteem, and #5 in Mental and Spiritual Healing.  The support for this campaign was enormous and I am incredibly grateful for everyone’s love and encouragement during this time.

Love Your Body Love Your Life by Sarah Maria
If you have not yet purchased your copy, you can still do so and have access to incredible bonus gifts and prizes at If you have already purchased your copy, register for the companion teleseminar, designed to help you easily and effortlessly begin to transform your relationship to your body and yourself. Just visit, input your information, and you will be taken to a page where you can sign up for the complimentary Love Your Body, Love Your Life Companion Tele-seminar (we'll keep you posted as soon as we set a firm date for the call  event).

With the holidays fast approaching, Love Your Body, Love Your Life, can be a fabulous gift!

I have included below some interview questions I answered for this incredible site called This website is an amazing resource designed to help inspire, encourage, and uplift you to create a life that you love. I am honored that they will be featuring me as an expert on their site. Below is a sneak preview of what will soon be available online.

Also, I am doing a number of interviews this week. Most of them are online and you can listen live from your computer. Check out the What’s New section below to find out dates and times. The first is tomorrow, Tuesday, so take a peak right now! 

As always, thank you again for your ongoing support!

Peace, Love, Beauty,


Feature Article
Questions for Inspirational Luminaries
Excerpts from an upcoming interview with Sarah Maria on First 30 Days.

Question: You are a great success. Because of what you've accomplished and where you are in life, what would you tell others to inspire them today, regardless of where they are in their life?
Finding peace.
Oh – I love talking about this! There is just one thing you should know: wherever you are at, and I mean wherever you are at, you can create a life that you love. I know this to be absolutely true. I have been through many periods of deep and dark despair. I have been in so much mental, physical, and emotional agony that I wanted to end my life absolutely. I know what suffering feels like, whether mild or severe. I also know that when you are in the midst of crisis, it can seem unbearable and unmanageable.
Yet I have also found that the times in our lives where we seem to hit rock bottom, those times when the world seems to implode around us, can eventually give rise to the greatest beauty, bliss, and ecstasy. Your misery can become your joy; your tragedy can become your triumph. This is possible for each and every person. Wherever you are at, whatever challenges you are going through, you can transform it into triumph – you absolutely can.
To create this transformation, accept exactly where you are at, accept whatever is occurring, whether pleasurable or painful. Then fix your mind and your attention on what you want to create. Whatever beauty, love, and greatness you want to experience, create a vision for it, set a goal for it. Then begin to work with the universe, conspire with the universe, to create what you desire. Step 1 is accept the present. Step 2 is intend the future. Practice these two steps and little by little you will see your entire world transformed from where you are to where you want to be, from your struggle to your ecstasy.
Question: You make it look easy, but I'm guessing you've experienced challenges in your life. Can you share with our listeners how that has strengthened you to reach success? In other words, how do you overcome adversity?
Adversity can, and often is, one of the greatest blessings in life. Challenges force us to grow and adapt in profound and important ways. An interesting fact of the human brain is that it identifies what it wants, without realizing what it takes to accomplish it. I think this is an evolutionary requirement for the advancement of the species, for if we accurately anticipated and gauged all the challenges, no one would ever do anything!
The most important thing is to change how you look at adversity. The natural human tendency is to anticipate adversity with fear and trepidation. We want to increase pleasure and avoid pain, so we waste our time trying to avoid adversity. Realize that adversity is the opportunity. Adversity simply means that you are being required to expand, develop, change, and grow so that you can create and experience an entirely new reality. Adversity is a blessing. It is showing you concretely how you can shift your life to move in the direction you want to go to create the life you want to live. There is no need to overcome adversity. Rather, transform adversity. Better yet, let adversity transform you. Ask adversity what it is trying to teach you. Listen to adversity and let it guide you. Wake up to the wisdom that the universe is offering you always. Let adversity be your wake-up call to transform your life and yourself so that you can create what you desire.   
Question: Everyone has ideas on how to improve their lives, whether it be a new job, moving to a new city, or finding love, but change can be a bit scary sometimes. Can you please share an experience with us where you "stepped off the ledge" with only faith, and took a big risk, based only on your belief that you would succeed?
Writing a book and starting my business was absolutely a step in to the unknown. In order to write my book, or rather allow the book to be written through me, I had to completely change my beliefs about the world. I had to abandon all of the negative beliefs, all of the conditioning and delusions that I had grown up with. I needed to discover an entirely new way of thinking, doing, and being. I had to accept what I was being told on faith. I had to accept it enough that I could begin to implement it in my life.
My life completely transformed as I let go of earlier delusions, but then I had to take another leap of faith, another step into the unknown in order to share my transformation with the world. I didn’t know a single thing about writing a book or starting a business. I had to learn absolutely everything as I went along. I had no idea how much it would cost, or how to go about anything at all. All I had was my dream, my vision. This was all. And I had the belief that I could achieve my dreams. This was enough to get me started. Everything else I learned along the way, on an as-needed basis. Now I know for sure that the universe was there to assist me the entire time. My willingness to be transformed, to be guided, was the only important factor in my success. In fact, that is really all you need to transform your life, the willingness to do whatever it takes to move in the direction you want to go.  
Question: How can others do what you did?
Anyone can do what I have done. Anyone. There is nothing special about me or what I have accomplished in any way. I simply had a strong desire. I had an intense longing. And I was willing to do whatever it took to make it happen. But I was also willing to let go and trust. You can absolutely create the life that you desire. You can experience that which you long to experience. The only key is that you take time to identify what you want, intend to create it, and then release this desire into the hands of the universe, trusting that it will bring it to fruition when the time is right.
Approach the universe as a co-collaborator. You don’t have to do it all alone. In fact, you are never doing anything alone, although sometimes it can feel very lonely, like you are the only one fighting for your dream. Trust, however, that the universe is your co-collaborator, wanting to help guide and direct you, nurture and sustain you. So by all means dream, and dream big. Imagine whatever you want; envision whatever you want. Then release these dreams into the world and always be listening for guidance. The universe will tell you every step along the way: a little more of this, a little less of that. Focus in this direction, not so much in that direction. Be open and responsive to whatever messages the world is sending you, and you will gradually and effortlessly arrive at your destination and experience the fulfillment of your dreams.

The critical factor is to formulate your dream but then release any attachment to the outcome. The universe is guaranteed to deliver gift after gift into your life. If you are attached to what those gifts look like, however, you will miss them when they show up on your doorstep. So set the intention to create what you desire, and then let go of any attachment to the results. The universe always knows exactly where to lead you; your most important job is to listen.
Question: What process, steps or exercises do you recommend that our listeners could do right now and each morning, to improve the quality of their lives?
The very best thing you can do is to tell yourself that you are already perfect, already whole, already complete. You already are that which you desire. Simply remove everything that prevents you from knowing and experiencing your perfection, brilliance, and beauty. Very few people in today’s society need more to add to their To-Do lists; everyone’s are overflowing as it is. This perpetual sense of "having to do" is part of the problem. If you are wanting more from life, look inside and discover what it is you want. What is your deepest longing, your truest desire? What is your heart and soul yearn to experience? Then set an intention to allow this into your life. Do you want more love? Set an intention and allow. Do you want better health? Set an intention and allow. In the process of allowing, gently discover what prevents you from experiencing that which you desire. If your heart yearns for something, if your inner-knowing longs to experience something, trust that it is already available. Simply allow it to come into your experience by removing all that is preventing it. You don’t need something new "to do." The very best thing you can learn is how to simply be, and in that state of being, everything takes care of itself. Accept the present, intend the future. Accept unconditionally what life has sent your way, and trust completely that you can create what you desire. Accept and intend. Let go and be. This is all you ever really need to know. 
Question: What's the greatest joy in your life?
The greatest joy in my life is living love, wherever it may lead. I have one over-arching purpose in life and that is to realize the love that I am. To live this love moment-by-moment is the greatest joy and the greatest blessing. When you know how to listen, this love will lead you. When you know how to listen, this love will guide you. When you know how to listen, you will discover that you are this love longing to experience itself. Simply become aware and the love will guide you wherever you want and need to go. 
Question: If you had to wrap up the wisdom of your life to leave as your legacy- call it YOUR BRILLIANCE- what important things that you've learned would you want to pass on to others?
You are love longing for the love-worthy. When you find it within, your search will be over. Become the love that you are; experience the love that you are, and then live that love every day, every moment, every breath of your life. When you do this, life becomes in and of itself and ecstasy.
Question: If you had just one more thing that you could accomplish in your lifetime, what would it be?
 If I had just one more thing that I could accomplish in my lifetime, it would be complete surrender. It would be to surrender completely to the process of life, the beauty of life, the brilliance of life. It would be the abandonment of any and all self-concern; the release of any sense of self. I would completely, totally, and effortlessly surrender myself into the arms of the universe to be guided, used, and directed, my intention aligning perfectly with the intention of the universe.
What I'm Reading
Instant Healing:
Accessing Creative Intelligence for Healing the Body and Soul
by Barbara Semple
Instant Healing by Barbara Semple

My friend Barbara J. Semple has created more than a brilliant book; she’s created a groundbreaking experience with her premium quality, full color specialty picture guide book called Instant Healing – Accessing Creative Intelligence for Healing the Body and Soul.

Here is how to make your wish list for perfect health come true now with 50 Healing Touch Quick Steps. Look at each picture for 10 seconds. In 20 minutes or less you can give your self a whole body tune-up, and do the same every day for the rest of your life. It really is that simple.

“Instant Healing offers an opportunity for encouraging people to love themselves and each other; have parents and children do this!”
-Bernie Siegel, M.D., Best Selling Author of365 Prescriptions For The Soul and Love, Magic and Mud Pies

Pick up this specialty picture guide book today and put its magic to work for you! Also, with every purchase Barbara is offering you several exceptional free gifts you have never seen before (a bonus package worth hundreds of dollars!)  Check out Barbara's incredible book today!

Journey to Joy:
A woman's Guide to Balancing it All
by Leanne Hawkes-Sobeck
Journey To Joy by Leanne Hawkes-Sobeck

Leanne Hawkes-Sobeck's new book Journey to Joy  is meant to raise your spirits and help you to focus on the positive. Nearly every woman I know, (and most of the men), are exhausted or overwhelmed. Life only becomes a rat-race if we let it. By taking the time to focus on our priorities, and where we wish to focus our energy, anyone can attain a more peaceful and balanced existence.

Here's just a sampling of what will you learn:
  • The benefits of good nutrition and exercise
  • How to clear emotional blockages that may be holding you back
  • The benefits of a good night’s sleep
  • How to increase your happiness
  • Easy methods of Meditation
  • How to become a priority in your own life
  • and more
Leanne is also giving you a FREE meditation audio available for download, made specifically for the book (an extremely well done meditation exercise). Great for both beginners of meditation and for those who are all ready in the practice.

What's New
Upcoming Interviews
As part of the exciting process of spreading the word about Sarah Maria's beautiful book Love Your Body, Love Your Life, she has received several more opportunities for interviews this week with some very wonderful and talented people. 

So, to keep you - our beloved and loyal ezine readers - in the loop and up-to-date, we would love to extend the invitation for you to join us and listen in!  We hope you'll be able to join us!

The Art of Joyful Living with Cindy and Ruth
The Art of Joyful Living Show
with Cindy and Ruth

  Join Cindy and Ruth for a live interview with Sarah Maria.

  Date:  Tuesday, November 10
  Time:  9am PST / Noon EST 

To listen in, go to BlogTalkRadio:


Breaking Through with Georgiann
Breaking Through with Georgiann

  Want something different?  DO something different!
  Join Georgiann as she talks with Sarah Maria

  Date:  Tuesday Evening, November 10
  Time:  5pm PST / 8pm EST 

To listen in, go to BlogTalkRadio:


Powerfull Living with Lorraine Cohen
Lorraine Cohen - Bring It On!
Compelling Conversation with Sarah Maria

  Join Life Strategist Lorraine Cohen as she talks with Sarah Maria
  on a multitude of topics to spiritually inspire you.

  Date:  Wednesday, November 11
  Time:  Noon-1:30pm PST / 3-4:30pm EST 

To register for this free Call, simply click on the link below:

Emotional Pro
Full Power Living with Ilene Dillon

  Join Ilene Dillon (Psycotherapist, Author, Internet Radio Host,
  Professional Speaker) talks candidly with Sarah Maria on Love and Life.

  Date:  Thursday, November 12
  Time:  9am PST / Noon EST 

To listen in, go to the link below and click on "Radio Show":


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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