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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 a 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.

Hello, and Welcome!

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.

“Encouragement is like food for the human heart. It’s the stuff we all live on, and we need it. If we don’t get it, we hurt inside, and it usually shows in our behavior or our attitude.” – Dr. David Jeremiah, Turning Point Ministries

“Laughter is a great stress reliever. Take a tip from society gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell (1883-1963), who once advised, ‘Laugh at yourself first before anyone else can!’” - Barbara

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This mobile-friendly site has easy navigation with rich content that can be viewed on any digital device. If using a cell phone, viewing in horizontal mode will make the reading easier since it shows the button bar with drop-down menu pages and sidebar content all in one frame.

Visit the ARTICLES Table of Contents page for content in 14 life-related topic categories. Here you’ll be linked to my newest content and dozens of my most popular and timeless articles, reports, and PDF documents, all relative to current times. 

Featured Articles

NEW: “Personal Musings” post: The Wonder of Christmas. Nostalgic Christmas Remembrances and My Christmas Carols Awakening.

Dealing with Holiday Stress and Year-End Burnout. Barb’s cure for both—with tips on planning a “staycation,” a story about Houska, and a reminder of the reason for the season.

A Rescue Cat for Christmas. Barbara’s story of adopting and training a gray cat found under someone’s porch after giving birth to three kittens. It was a match made in heaven. 

NEW: December Brabec Bulletin: Are You a Workaholic Heading for Burnout? What Barbara missed the summer she let the demon on her shoulder convince her that her work was so important she couldn't take time to enjoy life.

Enjoy the Site! And thanks for recommending it to anyone who may need the help or information offered. Any mention you can give me on your website, Facebook page, or another social networking site will be most appreciated. Let me know how I might be helpful to you in return.


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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 documents 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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