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10 October 2009

Love Your Body, Love Your Life: A Book Review

Title: Love Your Body, Love Your Life: 5 Steps to End Negative Body Obsession and Start Living Happily and ConfidentlyAuthor: Sarah Maria
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: November 11, 2009
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN: 9781605501536
Genre: Self Help


From FSB Media:

It's time to love the skin you're in!

If all you see when you look in the mirror is cellulite, wrinkles, or worse, you're not seeing what -- and who -- is really there.

A whopping 90 percent of us are dissatisfied with our bodies. These self-destructive thoughts and behaviors are ruining our lives -- but it doesn't have to be that way. With this easy 5-step plan, noted body-image expert and founder of Break Free Beauty Sarah Maria shows you how to feel good about your body -- and celebrate its strength, vitality, and beauty. You'll break free from negative body obsession once and for all when you learn to:

  • Commit to change
  • Identify and detach from negative thoughts
  • Discover who you really are
  • Befriend your body
  • Find your purpose
  • Love your body, love your life
Complete with exercises, case studies, and testimonials, you'll learn how to stop obsessing over food and your body and achieve permanent peace with both. You'll banish negative body obsession forever, and feel healthy, radiant, beautiful, and desirable -- every day!

My Review:

Love Your Body, Love your Life is for any woman, young or old, who has ever glanced at their reflection and disliked what they saw reflecting back, or for anyone who has believed to be worthwhile is to be thin and beautiful. If you have ever thought "if only", then this is the book for you. The novel is broken down into manageable sections beginning with "Negative Body Obsession" and how we learned to dislike our bodies. I think the scariest part is how early this happens. The second section deals with the "5 Steps to Freedom", a power packed section helping women to confront issues most do not want to delve into, but must in order to free oneself. The last section is on "Nurturing Relationships", which discusses not only letting others love and care for us as we are but loving and caring for ourselves. The author did an excellent job delving into the mindset of, sadly, far too many women, who do not believe they are of worth as they currently are. This book will help women not only accept themselves as they are, but through time and effort learn to love and be loved.

About the author:

Sarah Maria, author of Love Your Body, Love Your Life: 5 Steps to End Negative Body Obsession and Start Living Happily and Confidently, is the founder of Break Free Beauty (, a company dedicated to helping people love and accept their bodies and discover the beauty that they already are. An acclaimed body-image excerpt, speaker, and coach who's studied under Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon (co-founder and medical director of the Chopra Center for Well-Being), Maria lectures and writes on the topics of body image, self-esteem, health, success, and spirituality. Her mission is to empower people of all ages, races, and body sizes to embrace the bodies they have been given and learn to love themselves so they can live their dreams. She lives in Carlsbad, CA.

I would live to thank FSB Media for supplying me with a copy of this novel. My review was in no part influenced by my receiving a copy.


1 comment:

Jenny Girl said...

It is so sad that women can not be happy in the skin they are in. The media certainly doesn't help our cause.
just be happy with yourself :)
Good review Jen.