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.

“If your blood pressure readings have been rising lately, maybe you don't need medication. Maybe you just need to stop doing that particular thing you wish you didn't have to do any more. It's not easy to make a major change in your personal or business life, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do it.” – Barbara 

“A vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer.” - Earl Wilson, actor/writer (1907–1987)

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After 21 years on my former home-business 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

Adapting to Changing Life and Business Circumstances. As you move into your ‘golden years’ as a home-business owner, you will need to make changes due to aging, life circumstances, new technology, and the marketplace that will likely take you out of your comfort zone.

Will You Still be Working in Your Seventies? Barbara shares a story about retirement planning with the simple financial exercise that changed her life and the way she was looking at work itself. It might change your retirement outlook too.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Nostalgic reflections on the history being lost because of the convenience and speed of electronic and digital communication that have made letters seem impractical.

Picture Your Life in a Typesetter’s Tray. This creative project illustrates how to transform an antique typesetter’s tray into a unique memory box of your life or someone you love.

Did you miss the January Brabec Bulletin? 15 Interesting Things to Ponder instead of the News: Writing and Word Usage, Tips for Better Health, Stunning Statistics, Time out for Fun, and an Inspirational Story you may have missed.

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See the Bengal tiger wall of cross-stitch embroideries that took thousands of hours to stitch over several years.

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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