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Breast cancer survivor sharing her new love for painting with community

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Breast cancer survivor, Joyce Brooks, who is also an artist and author will showcase her work at the Birmingham Public Library.

Starting February 4, her work will be on display.

"Before cancer hit in 2008, Joyce E. Brooks was on a career fast track as an electrical engineer," according to library officials. "She was being groomed for leadership. But when she was diagnosed with cancer, she was forced to step back and reevaluate her life. When she was declared cancer-free in 2009, she hit the reset button and looked at how to live a more balanced life. She wrote a book about achieving a work/life balance and later started to paint. In the process, she found peace. Now, she's letting her painting flow to the point that she's preparing to exhibit several of her pieces at the Birmingham Public Library, Feb. 4 - March 29. She'll also have a reception and book signing will be held at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m."

Brooks' goal is to encourage people to live and value life every single day.

The name of her book is "Self-Inflicted Overload: Five Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance and Becoming Your Very Best.''

The name of her exhibit is "Release of the Inner Artist.''

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