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 ad-free site reflects her professional and personal interests, philosophy, and Christian 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.

“Whether you are happy or not depends to some degree upon outward circumstances, but mostly it depends how you choose to look at things yourself, whether you measure what you have or what you have not. Before you pity yourself, take a great deal closer look at others and then decide with whom you would, or could, change places, and what sacrifice of your nature you would be prepared to make in order to do so.” –Anne Perry, in the novel, The Face of a Stranger

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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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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

• Why Creative People Are Sleep Deprived and What to Do about it. Barbara's experience coupled with that gained from her interviews with many creative people.

A Dozen Strategies for Growth and Financial Success in a Difficult Economy.  Now is a great time to move forward with new ideas—a time to try new things you’ve never considered before, a time to create new products and services that will meet the specific needs of today’s hurting consumers and businesses.

The Healing Power of Friendship and Love. The importance of being there for a friend in need and acting on a “nudge to your heart” when someone you’ve lost touch with comes to mind.

Drumming with the Chuck Foster Orchestra in the Forties. Harry Brabec’s remembrances of working with this band and its members, with a link to the amusing, last-surviving 1940s video soundie of the Chuck Foster Orchestra on YouTube.

NEW: "Living in Two Different Worlds." Don't miss the October BrabecBulletin, with advice from Barbara and Christian pastors and authors on how to live with peace and joy in your heart when our country is now a complete reversal of what it once was.

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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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