Information & Inspiration

for all those who are striving for happiness and
success in their personal and professional lives.

Self-employed at home for most of her adult life, Barbara Brabec continues to move in new directions as an author, independent publisher, and author's consultant. This Christian-oriented ad-free site reflects her professional and personal interests, philosophy, and beliefs.

Looking for new perspective on dealing with various life and business-related issues? Want information you can trust from an acclaimed writer experienced in every topic she writes about? Then you've come to the right place.

“Without faith to act as a governor, the human mind is a runaway worry generator, a dynamo of negative expectations. And because your life is yours to shape as you wish with free will, if you entertain too much anxiety about too many things, if you place no trust in providence, what you fear will more often come to pass. We make so many of our own troubles, from mere mishaps to disaster, by dwelling on the possibility of them until the possible becomes inevitable.” – Dean Koontz, from Odd Apocalypse

“Be Yourself. Everybody else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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After 21 years on my former domain, I opened this new site in late 2021 so I could continue to encourage and help others through my writing and professional services for years to come.

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This  mobile-friendly site has easy navigation with content that can be viewed on any digital device. If using a cell phone, however, view in horizontal mode to see the button bar, drop-down menu pages, and sidebar content all in one frame.

For an overview of articles in 14 life-related topic categories, visit the ARTICLES Table of Contents page. Here you’ll be linked to my newest content and dozens of my most popular and timeless articles, reports, and PDF documents, all updated for today’s times.

Featured Articles

•  Accidents and Liability Insurance Issues when You Fall on Public Property. A fall on black ice in 2010 led Barbara to some scary discoveries about medical liability insurance and the financial pitfalls of falling on public property—plus the knowledge that she had a benign brain tumor called a meningioma.

NEW:  Barbara’s Favorite Bible-Teaching Ministries and Pastors—those she has followed throughout her walk with Christ, through the pandemic, and now. Includes her personal comments about each and some books and videos she particularly recommends.

The Historical Importance of Family Letters and Journals. Our family histories are being lost because no one is saving written details for posterity. Real letters cannot be replaced by phone calls, email and text messages, or Facebook posts.

Some Books Need to be Read Twice—the story of Cold River, a book of interest to nature lovers, campers, survivalists, and cooks. Because we change as we age, we see the world differently with each passing year and often need a second go-round with a book or movie to notice things we couldn’t relate to the first time.

Enjoy the Site! And thanks for recommending it to anyone who may need the help or information offered. After so many years on the internet I’m essentially starting all over again where the search engines are concerned, given that I had to use a variation of my original domain name for this site. Thus any mention you can give me on your website, Facebook page, or other social networking site will be most appreciated.

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Remembering Harry
1927 – 2005

Barbara and Harry Brabec in 2001

Barbara and Harry Brabec —partners in both life and business for nearly 44 years. Barbara's memoir of their unusual and adventurous musical life together is documented in The Drummer Drives! Everybody Else Rides.

Remembering Harry Brabec. Barbara's tribute documenting Harry's unusual and amazing professional life, with historical music information and colorful stories and photos.

A Widow’s Thoughts and Advice. A PDF collection of Barbara's series of articles for widows and other grieving hearts.

My Favorite "Harryisms"

“The world is round, but I am square.”

“He was always difficult, but he never was a bore.”

“I have a weight problem. When it comes to eating, I can hardly wait.”

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