Jodee Prouse is the author of The Sun is Gone: A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction and How I Broke Free. Her story unfolds while she is growing a successful beauty products business. She finds the strength to make the “tough love” decisions that restored her emotional equilibrium, self-respect and protected herself and those closest to her. Committed to her new mission to empower women to find their strong inner core and make healthy decisions amidst family dysfunction and crisis, Jodee recently sold her business and now serves as an advocate. She speaks on women’s empowerment, addiction, mental illness and codependency from the family perspective and how to break away from longstanding, destructive family patterns. Half of the proceeds from her book, an Amazon bestseller, go to non-profit organizations supporting addiction and mental illness programs. Jodee has two adult sons and has been married to her husband, Jim, for 27 years.