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JoAnne Brown
I'm a retired school teacher, married with 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren.
Interests: walking, cooking, sewing, music, reading, writing, health & fitness
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Practice the Pause! When in doubt, Pause. When angry, Pause. When tired, Pause. When frustrated, Pause. When stressed, Pause. And when you Pause, Pray. Why? Because in every encounter, we either give LIFE, or we drain it. There is no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at JoAnne's Blog
I have been watching The Truth About Cancer series with Ty Bolinger on the computer. This is an amazing event happening in Florida and you can watch it live on your computer. The most up to date information on cancer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
I have just recently read about a lady named Kris Karr who was diagnosed in 2003 with a stage 1V cancer of which there is no treatment. To this day, she is vibrant and healthy looking. She is choosing to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”- Winston Churchill How many times have we said something and then wished we hadn't? I believe it is especially important to watch what we say... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
"You Have Cancer!" No one wants to hear these three words. No matter what you may or may not think, your life is about to change. From this point on, you will be faced with many decisions. It is important... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
What an amazing clip! So inspiring. Never give up! Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
We all have a purpose and a plan to fullfil. I don't know where I found this; but it has some good advice. 1. Take a 10 -30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE! 2. Sit in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
Following Valentine's Day, I wonder Do you believe in love at first sight? I can't say that I really know the answer to this question; but I would venture to say "No". I think what happens at first sight is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
"When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” a quote from the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Today is Valentine's day and many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
The following is an excerpt of something I recently read. I believe it is a simple truth that we must understand if we want to truly succeed. Feelings LIE! Emotions LIE! To be successful, you must not follow your feelings.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
Here are just a few quotes I found about love, considering that it will soon be Valentine's day. "Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things." Peace Pilgrim "As love grows in you, beauty grows too. For... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
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Feb 5, 2017
Have you ever decided to do something you have never done before and then after the fact asked yourself the question why? That was me this morning. My buttock muscles and lower back are giving me such grief. The reason... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
When you get diagnosed with cancer, your body is saying to you that "It's time to make some changes in your life!" At least, that is what I am proposing. The first time I had cancer I didn't do anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
Birthdays are special. This one certainly was. Of course, receiving my book at the same time and recalling my clear CT scan has surely put this one over the top. But I am reflecting tonight about how special our birth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
Sugar in fruit is good for you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
Well, this has been a very busy summer for me. A trip to Ontario, hiking, biking, bowling, museum visits, our daughter's wedding and a family vacation up island, not to mention all the fun cooking and making cookies (no-bake) with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
Have you heard of the One Word resolution? Actually, it is called #OneWord365. I read about it on a Facebook post. Basically, the idea is to forget about new year's resolutions. How many of us remember them after a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
It is time to get back to writing on this blog. I can't believe how long it has been. Nevertheless, it has been an interesting year. It began with a visit to Uganda which you can read about in my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” What do you think about that statement? Are we responsible for our own happiness? In the past, I used to think that my happiness depended on others.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at JoAnne's Blog
Well, I did it! I made it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the back of a mule. Yes, I rode a mule down to Phantom Ranch, along with Wynn and a good friend of ours, Jake. My... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at JoAnne's Blog
Did you know that 30 % of our daily nutritional intake should be made up of fats or oil? Many of you probably know the benefits of olive oil; however, you should not really cook with it. So, along comes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at JoAnne's Blog
After 4 weeks in Uganda, it is good to be back home and see all my family and friends. However, I find myself wondering what I should be doing with my life, now. I keep thinking, if I were in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at JoAnne's Blog
What is so scary about it? We think life has limits; but the power within is limitless JoAnne
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2014 on Hair Fun! at Uganda
I just realized that I have mentioned Uganda in one or two of my posts; but have not explained what is happening. I am taking the opportunity to go a 3rd world country and bless the people there. I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at JoAnne's Blog