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.

“Don’t take issue with the size of the rewards you’ve received in life, but strive to be content with the size of your pasture and rejoice when an unexpected plum falls your way.” – Barbara’s paraphrase of a thought gleaned from Cold River (Read her story of this book here.)

“Make sure to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get.” – Mark Twain

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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

 Business Deadlines Were Made to Be Broken. Are you stressed because your happiness and time with loved ones is slipping away as you allow business deadlines or customer demands to dictate how you live your life? (“This is one of the most important articles I've ever read,” one businesswoman wrote.)

NEW: Your Born-Again Gifts from God. Immediately upon accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you become a child of the living God and the recipient of many gifts and blessings. This Bible lesson from Chuck Swindoll’s ministry came in a personal letter to Barbara, who at that time had only a handful of Christian friends and no support or understanding from family members. May it be a blessing to you, too.

The Many Faces of Stress—and Why Women Handle it Better than Men. An experience with forgetfulness taught Barbara a new lesson about how stress can affect our daily activities. Discusses effects of absent-mindedness in personal and business life and as a caregiver; with stress research studies.

Writing as Therapy to Ease Grief and Loss: Moving on from the Painful Loss of a Loved One. It’s not always easy to voice your deepest feelings to another person, but you don't have to be a writer to put them on paper or open your tablet or word processor and let the words pour out.

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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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