By Marva Sneed
On “From Marva with Love,” Joyce Brown, Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant 2019 joined us to talk about representing the positive image of aging for women 60 and older. She says the ladies have reached the “Age of Elegance” and are the foundation of America. The pageant champions healthy aging, wellness, and mental-being. The contestants exemplify the “positive image of aging.” She worked 38 years in the technology field and spent 30 years in various forms of engineering management.
MS: Ms. Joyce, will you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got involved in Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant?
JB: Thank you for having me on your show. I am very humbled and I am excited to come and talk about the things that I’m most passionate about. So a little about me I have an Electrical Engineering degree that I got in 1981 it was a lifetime ago. But anyway I spent 38 years working in Corporate America, eight years at Texas Instruments and another 30 years at Abbott Laboratories. When I was thinking about retiring, I thought ‘I want to retire, what am I going to do?’ I tried to figure out what was going to be my next chapter. So in the meantime, I was about to turn 60. I finally hit that point. For the first time in my life ever I was feeling depressed about turning a new decade. I wasn’t happy with where I was in life. And I decided that I was going to break things open and change my attitude, change my eating habits and ended up losing about 30 pounds. I became more confident. I was looking for something that I could do once I retired. So I found out about the pageant. I said I’m going to do it. I had never done a pageant before. That was my very first time. I said I’m going to do it and I’m going to win it. But I didn’t have a talent. I didn’t know what I was going to do but I’m going to do my best. And now at 60, I am living my best life. I am fulfilled in every way.
MS: You became a Certified Health Coach. What can we do to become healthier?
JB: Yes, so when I was going on that journey trying to figure what I was going to do when I retired, because of all the years in management and Corporate America. My daughters were like, ‘well why not be a life coach?’ I had been coaching people and in management all those years but that wasn’t what I wanted to do. And because I didn’t have anything else to do I decided to go online and see what a Life Coach is all about. Well looking back, I had always been interested in health and I’d always been healthy to be perfectly honest. I had always worked out and walked. Walking was my number one passion at that time. I ran across a health coach and I was like what is this? So I started researching it and I decided this is what I’m going to do.
There was so much more to Joyce Brown. You can follow her on Facebook @JoyceBrown or book for your organization or event by emailing joyceMTSA19@gmail.com.
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