"HEARTFELT, COMFORTING, AND INSPIRING!"
A Finalist in the USA Book News BEST BOOK AWARDS for 2010, artist, author and motivational public speaker Jan Bethancourt transforms a childhood admonition into metaphorical words of encouragement in her book BE EMPOWERED! EAT CHOCOLATE WITH BREAKFAST, which inspires women of all ages. It all began when Jan sent her daughter a series of short encouraging emails, when Sarah was in college, who was captivated by her mother's unique way of sharing wisdom. Sarah encouraged Jan to share her insight and comfort with women throughout the world. In the first year, after publication, Jan sold 1700 copies of her inspirational Masterpiece that nourishes the body, mind and spirit. Her sayings are an open invitation to each individual to recognize their gifts, identify their goals, and trust their abilities. The author challenges each reader to embrace these empowering qualities. I highly recommend this book to any individual, who searches for a refreshing, comforting, and inspirational read. A watercolor artist of over fifty years, Jan's illustrations are cheerful, gently blended with uplifting messages. The author uses chocolate throughout the book as a metaphor for nourishing the spirit, to unleash a woman's strength. The author's colorful sayings are reassuring to the heart and soul, acknowledging the good times in our lives, while comforting our way through times of sadness, and sorrow. This book tugs at the heart, while motivating all women as it encourages confidence and self-esteem, through a creative approach to coping with everyday stress that life throws upon us. A great way to boost the ego, after feeling compassion, and the gift of those peaceful moments we all search for!