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Women, Rice and Beans: Nine Wisdoms I Learned From My Mother When I Really Paid Attention

Women, Rice and Beans: Nine Wisdoms I Learned From My Mother When I Really Paid Attention

by Ana Barreto


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Women too often are overwhelmed with long to-do lists while raising a family, working long hours, and helping everyone. Putting everyone and everything before ourselves is a behavior we've learned from our mothers and the women around us. We also teach it to our daughters. The book "Women, Rice and Beans" shows women the path to pay attention to our lives and learn the wisdom waiting to be discovered and live a more balanced, happy and loving life.

In this inspirational self-help book, Brazilian American Author Ana Barreto shows readers how to find wisdom in everyday life. She shares her experiences of spending her childhood in Brazil before coming to the United States and then traveling back to her home country to care for her ailing mother and releasing resentment in the process.

Bonding with her elderly mother made Ana reflect on her life and the lives of many women: Many of the choices women make depletes their energy. Some of their decisions were learned from the previous generations that expected women to behave in ways that don't honor the real women's spirit.

She learned nine wisdoms that she shares in her book. The book provides simple exercises for improving self-care, building a meditation practice, carving out personal time and space, practicing self-compassion and self-generosity, creating affirmations, releasing patterns of self-sabotage and depletion, and reaching for happiness.

The book includes five guided meditations, directions to improve the energy of your home with feng shui, and practical suggestions to improve your personal power. It will help all mother-daughter relationships, lift you up and give you the courage to reach for what you want in life while building an inner connection with your spirit.

When women do well, everyone does well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997900606
Publisher: Blue Hudson Group
Publication date: 10/19/2016
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Ana Barreto is a Brazilian-American teacher, executive, mentor, and author living in upstate New York.

Since attending Marymount College, at that time a women's only college, she has been learning about women's rights and empowerment. Her passion for women's education, development, and growth led her to study Women's History, Women in Business, Women and Leadership, Meditation, Psychology, Neuroscience and Eastern philosophies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration.

Ana's mission is to help women find their inner-compass to live a great life through her inspirational self-help books, classes and mentorship programs.

When Ana isn't working or writing books, she likes cooking, traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, and spending time with her amazing daughters and stepdaughters.

What readers are saying:

"Amazingly insightful and inspiring. I purchased copies for the women in my family.."

"...lovely, filled with beautiful and practical teachings, and for sure the Universe sent you to teach me."

"A gem that I discovered while reading her book... A moving and inspirational read!"

"You inspired me to start to journal about spiritual lessons I learned in retrospect from my relationship with my mom."

"Your meditation of the willow tree inspired me."

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