Be Empowered Eat Chocolate with Breakfast began as short e-mail messages from a mother to her daughter who was away at college. So captivated by her mother's words Sarah Bethancourt encouraged her mom, Jan, to share her simple yet significant insight with women everywhere. Uniquely personal, yet universal, the sayings encourage readers to take a closer look at life and living; to meet life's daily struggle and celebrates its joys. Using chocolate as a metaphor, Bethancourt gently urges readers to embrace the empowering qualities of confidence, courage and compassion. The author's own soothing watercolor images add to the calming effect created by words that nourish body, mind and spirit.The title, Be Empowered Eat Chocolate with Breakfast was inspired by a childhood memory of a chocolate Easter bunny and the author's mother saying, "You can't eat chocolate before breakfast." Never quite recovering from that early disappointment, Jan Bethancourt later discovered that, metaphorically, chocolate with breakfast is an empowering way to start each day.