"My mission is to empower people of all ages, races, and body sizes to embrace the body they have been given and learn to love themselves so they can live their dreams."
"Working with Sarah Maria has helped me to see that I am inherently loveable, beautiful, and valuable, no matter what. She has given me tools and techniques to break free from self-hatred and put love in its place. I am incredibly grateful for her and her incredible program. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to love her body and lover her life."
-Gabrielle Forleo, age twenty-six
Chopra Center for Wellbeing
"Sarah Maria's teachings are an amazing gift. It's an outstanding program that has changed my life! I highly recommend Sarah Maria's program to anyone who wants to experience living their most successful, beautiful life."
-Mary Schmidt, age forty-five
"Sarah Maria has shared many tools with me. But much more important to me, and what has been most meaningful, has been her quality of compassion. It is a gift and is like a gentle, deep awakening. Sarah Maria is a remarkable individual who works with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual person. I cannot thank her in a way that seems adequate"
-Leigh Ann Jones, age fifty-four
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“As a healer, I know that my patients’ thoughts have the ability to determine their health or lack of it.
Sarah Maria’s step-by-step program will give you the tools you need to break free from negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors so that you can claim the health and the life you deserve.
Sarah Maria shows you how to discover your unique, radiant, glorious beauty so that you can truly love your body and love your life. You can live a life of health, peace, joy, and abundance, and this book will show you how!”
- Dr. Darren Weissman
Author of The Power of Infinite Love and Gratitude
“As a psychotherapist in practice for over thirty years, I have listened to the suffering of women
and now often men as they struggle with images of body image and beauty.
Self-esteem is hitched to this struggle and brings forth a compounding of problems in an effort to find solutions.
Sarah Maria has provided a clear, concise, step-by-step formula to assist people in breaking free from patterns of thought and behavior that keep them trapped. She offers a vision of healing that has the potential for life transformation, and inner peace. This book is an important contribution to breaking the cycle of body image struggles.”
- JoAnn A. DePetro, MA, MFT
Director, Center for Family Solutions
“Sarah Maria has created a most practical, step-by-step journey for healing Negative Body Obsession.
Following these steps awakens the inner healer in the heart of the reader and truly unfolds the inner treasures of joy, love and bliss.”
- Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician
The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM
“Life is a journey to discover our own unconditional self-love because only when you truly learn to
love yourself will you have the ability to love others.
In Love Your Body, Love Your Life, Sarah Maria gives the reader a wonderful five-step process to help you overcome Negative Body Obsession and create a life that you love. You’ll love this book and you’ll love Sarah Maria for writing it.”
- Kurek Ashley
International Bestselling Author of
How Would Love Respond?
“Love Your Body, Love Your Life is a book written from the heart by a gifted author who has
stepped into the transformational fire of learning to love herself and her body.
Rich with life-changing information, each word charged with genuine compassion, this book provides the guidance, the hope, and the courage to let go of distorted perceptions that prevent you from loving your body. As a medical intuitive, I have witnessed the miracle of creating the health and the life one desires by merely learning to love oneself.
I highly recommend this exceptional book. Job well done, Sarah Maria.”
- Carol Ritberger, PhD, Author of
Healing Happens with Your Help . . .
Uncovering the Hidden Meanings behind Illness
“Congratulations to Sarah Maria for creating this valuable gift for both women and men and those who
cherish them. This clear and reliable process for reclaiming the value and beauty of our bodies makes
Your Body, Love Your Life a must read.”
- Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD, ADTR
Director of Training, The Hendricks Institute
Bestselling author of Conscious Loving
“Contrary to popular belief, both men and women go through periods of their lives when they don’t feel
good enough. As long as insecurity, doubt, and shame are a part of your internal conversation, you will suffer. Period.
By using the easy-to-follow steps and tools outlined in this amazing book, you will break this unnecessary pattern and find true freedom and joy.”
- Max Simon
Founder of Self Centered
“It is well known that you attract what you think about. Your outer reality is a direct reflection
of how you feel about yourself. When you feel that you are not thin enough, young enough, beautiful enough,
or not enough, period, your life reflects this sense of lack and insecurity.
On the other hand, when you recognize that you are, at your essence, beautiful, valuable, worthy, and wonderful, your life will begin to reflect this abundance and greatness.
Sarah Maria’s step-by-step method will show you how to recognize your true beauty so you can create the life of your dreams.”
- Christy Whitman
Certified Law of Attraction Coach
Founder of www.7essentiallaws.com
“With humor, insight, and true compassion, Sarah Maria invites the reader to journey
toward their healing through the pain of their own experience.
She subtly challenges their biggest fear of ‘If you take away my negative body obsession, who will I be?’ and offers a tangible journey to reconnect them with their true purpose. A wonderful mix of honoring the reader’s predicament, opening them up to their spiritual essence, and integrating practical ways to embody the change that the reader is doubtless enticed into desiring.
Thus, the reader’s pain is transformed into a creative means of providing service for others.”
- Clare Mann
Psychologist, Author, Professional Speaker
“I'm Terri Levine, founder of The Coaching Institute, Best Selling Author, and my passion is finding
great coaches in the world and I have to say Sarah Maria is incredible as a coach.
She brings energy, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge. She will help you create the ideal body image that you desire.”
- Terri Levine
The Guru of Coaching
“I am honored to endorse the CD, Love Your Body Now, and the teachings that Sarah Maria has so beautifully
shares. I am especially impressed by the skillful manner in which she weaves essential factors of health
and well being with a wise series of exercises which allow the listener to both think and practice these ideas.
The tone of her voice is at once soothing and reassuring, coaxing the audience towards patience and perseverance. In our modern world with such emphasis on the narrative of the 'perfect body', there is such a need for a counter narrative which encourages health, vitality, and self-compassion.
I highly recommend this CD to both women and men.”
- JoAnn A. DePetro, MA, MFT
Founder, Co-director of The Center for Family Solutions
Adjunct Professor, JFK University
Graduate Clinical Psychology
“Sarah Maria’s programs are truly transformative. She shows you step-by-step how to create a loving,
peaceful, and healthy relationship with food and your body. Sarah shows you how to love and accept yourself
so you can live with strength, energy, and vitality. Her programs will give you exactly what you need to thrive
and become the great and beautiful person you are destined to be.”
- Loree Taylor Jordan
Award-winning Author of Fat and Furious
“After only a few sessions with Sarah Maria, I was able to find the clarity I had been seeking for several years.
When we first set goals, it was in three areas: career, spirituality and weight management/health. Sarah Maria
helped me to become centered through the use of meditation and her unique process. She called meditation
“clearing the water so you can see your way”.
After the first session, I tried something new in the spirituality area. It worked very well for me to make changes in this area. I believe it helped to "kick off" the other changes I was seeking.
After the second session, I started cutting back on junk food and increasing exercise (gardening and working outdoors are what I chose) and my weight started going down naturally. After a month, I have lost more than 10 pounds.
After the third session, I came to terms with my career issues and have decided to return to school to pursue an MBA degree. I believe it will help me to make the changes I desire in my career. Should I need help again in the future, I will not hesitate to call Sarah Maria. I would recommend her program to anyone who feels confused and in muddy waters.”
- Patricia Buben
“Sarah Maria was extremely helpful to me in that she provided me with the coping tools to
overcome negative body image issues. I lacked self confidence to the point of obsessing about my body and never really
feeling happy with the way I looked. Regardless of exercise and taking care of my appearance it was never enough. I had
even thought I needed all kinds of plastic surgery to make me beautiful.
Sarah Maria taught me how to clear my mind through meditation and to focus positively about myself. She taught me to think of myself as more than a body but as the whole woman I really am. I had lost who I really was which is more than just physical appearance.
I truly learned how to see myself as a whole person not just a body. As women we lose our sense of self due to media and what is the so called “perfect body”. Today's world puts way too much emphasis on body image by plastering it all over the place through media. As women we need to learn how to change our own thinking and not get hooked in by all of the false information in the world. We need to teach and support each other in making this happen. Our daughters need to learn this from early on and we are the ones to guide and teach them.
With Sarah Maria's program women like you and I can change our own lives. We then have the tools and strength to go out into the world and make a difference for all women.”
“I know that anyone who reads Love Your Body, Love Your Life will find themselves positively transformed
spiritually, physically, and mentally. Since working with Sarah, I now understand just how much power I truly have
over my own life. I now know that I am not a victim of my thoughts about my body and life, but a product of them,
and that I have the power to change every area of my life as I take responsibility for my thoughts and actions,
and, with love and forgiveness, begin to change them.
Sarah Maria’s simple process for changing Negative Body Obsession has helped me become a more healthy, confident, creative, powerful woman. She helped teach me that I have the power to create anything in my life I desire. I highly recommend reading Sarah’s book, and private coaching with Sarah as well.”
- Barbi (Barbara Wiedle)
“If you are ready to change your life by breaking free from the negative beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that
you have about yourself, then this book is for you. I have had the honor of working one-on-one with Sarah Maria
and it has been a truly transformational experience. Working with Sarah Maria has helped me to see that I am
inherently loveable, beautiful, and valuable, no matter what.
She has given me tools and techniques to break free from self-hatred and put love in its place. I am incredibly grateful for her and her incredible program. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to love her body and love her life.”
- Gabrielle Forleo
Program consultant, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
“Sarah Maria's work with Negative Body Obsession rings more true in me than any other therapy, book,
or article I have come across in my 8 years of suffering with disordered eating. Her work hones in on what
I've come to see as the exact cause of my disordered eating - near-constant obsessing about my body.
There's a little voice in my head constantly putting myself down, when in fact I'm quite pretty and desirable.
But I'm not "perfect" and that's what this culture emphasizes.
The fact that Sarah Maria is showing us that we need to break away from this destructive part of our society is deserving of my highest accolades. I wish she could be on every news channel and on the front page of every newspaper! Every day I struggle, but every day I think about something from her website or newsletter to give me the strength to battle my NBO.
A million thanks for Sarah Maria!!”
- Shira, age 29
“Whether my weight is up or down or exactly where it should be, there are days when I just don’t feel happy with my body.
And frankly, I get exhausted from having to even think about it.
Sarah Maria has helped me take a vacation from this endless, often self-destructive cycle that we are all guilty of.
Her work reminds me that I am not defined by my body... and that it’s perfectly okay to make peace with the wonderful inhabitant in my body that is the real me. In fact, once I am not in conflict with my outside, I can feel my inside relax and begin to make the changes I wish to make on a long-term basis.
How precious a gift—to have someone give you the tools to love yourself. Thank you, Sarah Maria!”
- Sandy Frye
“I am so thankful for your CD Sarah Maria. I have listened to it several times so far, and each time
it does a little more healing work in my heart and life. Since listening to your CD, I find myself
considering the choices I make regarding my body, and reflecting about caring for myself. Your voice
and the soft background music are so soothing. Since the first time I listened to your CD it has really
made sense to me, how our bodies are our babies, and we must love and nurture them in healthy ways.
Thinking like that makes it a pleasure to do what is right for my health instead of a deprivation.
I just wanted to say thank you. I would highly recommend your CD to anyone who has issue with self esteem in any area of their life. I am looking forward to the next one too.”
“I recently has the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Maria on the Wellness Roadshow. As we continue to
struggle, not only in our own country but globally, around the issue of negative body image, never has
there been a better time to bring this often hushed topic into the forefront.
Sarah Maria brings an amazingly well rounded, deep and intelligent approach to this discussion. Her work, dedication and passion are to be admired. Her perspective is intimate and I am grateful that she is available to all of us as a well informed, articulate resource.
I look forward to working with her in the future.”
- Catherine Bradford
Host, The Wellness Roadshow
“She was Great! She was comfortable, enjoyable to watch and it was a great topic.
We would definitely have her back!”
San Diego Living
“Sarah Maria is a phenomenal speaker. She eloquently explained and demonstrated that true beauty
exists within each of us, all the time. Her compassion, humor, and insight was engaging, informative,
and very enjoyable.
She offers a unique perspective on body image, stress reduction, and general well-being that is of tremendous value to students everywhere. I recommend her services without hesitation – book her today!”
- Sivya S. Leventhal
Student Programs Specialist, Columbia Basin College
“Sarah Maria is a very motivational speaker. Her talks go far beyond entertainment and inspiration.
She offers practical tools and techniques to help students reduce their stress and maximize their success.
She shows students how to feel great in and about their bodies so they can pursue their dreams with passion.
She exudes compassion and warmth – it is relaxing simply to be in her presence.
I recommend her services for any and every college – your students will be transformed!”
- Angel Flowers
University Program Board, Co-Chair
College of Arts and Sciences, English & Psychology
Case Western Reserve University, 2010