A Series of Uplifting Articles for Widows and Others Who Have Lost, or May Soon
Lose, Someone They Love
from-the-heart series of self-help articles, Barbara shared her most
personal writing and the successful coping strategies she used when she lost her
husband, Harry, in February, 2005.
In addition to speaking about her own grieving experience and what she
learned in the process, Barbara also included insight gained from conversations
with other widows and individuals who have lost loved ones. The first article in this series touched the hearts of many readers. Read their
special supportive comments HERE.
Five years after Harry's death, Barbara published a memoir (print edition)
about her life with him. In 2012, eBook
editions were published for the Kindle and Nook.
"Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you
can hardly catch it going." - Tennessee Williams
Copyright © 2000-2013
by Barbara Brabec
All Rights Reserved
Barbara Brabec's World
Life Lessons Learned
Life is many things at different times . . . from interesting,
exciting, surprising, and challenging, to frustrating, discouraging,
stressful, and extremely sad. But we learn from every experience,
good or bad, and move on from there. This department shares lessons
the author has learned from a lifetime of self-employment and more
than seven decades of just plain living.
Accidents and Liability Insurance Issues. A fall on black ice leads
Barbara to some scary discoveries about the financial pitfalls of falling on
Are You Deficient in Vitamin D?
Millions of Americans are, and if you've never
had your vitamin D level checked, you need to ask your doctor to do this now as
part of your next blood test.
Are You Prepared for a Disaster? (Tips for Setting up a "Grab It Quick" Box)
Cashing in on Your Creativity: Two Ways to Look at It.
"Cashing in on your
creativity" is a phrase that fits our current economy and most everyone's need
today to both make and SAVE money.
Business Deadlines Were Made to be Broken. Is your happiness and time with loved ones
slipping away because you are allowing business deadlines or customer demands to
dictate how you live your life?
Found: A New Source of Strength. What Barbara learned about self-sufficiency.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Barbara waxes nostalgically about what many people
are now losing because of the convenience and speed of electronic and digital
communication, which has made letters seem impractical. "But don't let your
personal, family, and home-business history get lost in the process," she urges.
How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs.
Information for seniors and low-income
folks who are having a difficult time paying for necessary prescription drugs.
How to Stop Worry at the Gate. (You'll find the secret in the Bible.)
I Already Did That! (You don't have to keep doing things you've already done!)
Looking at Your Life in an Exciting New Way. Barbara revists a book she first
read and reviewed twenty years ago, one that could cause today's readers to
seriously rethink their whole life and career/job/business ambitions.
"Every thread of experience you draw through the fabric of your life adds to
its texture. If you can see each thing you do as a single thread of life—if you
can see the pattern of your life-fabric forming as a result of them—then you can
be the weaver of your life." - Anna Miller-Tiedeman, Ph.D.
Pruning Your Life to Encourage
Growth. As we grow older, we need to think about ridding our lives of of
things that are stressing us, taking more time than we want to give them, or are
simply becoming a burdensome physical responsibility.
A Shop of Her Own. A memorial to Barbara's dear friend, Susan Young, who
realized her dream, but didn't live long enough to enjoy it.
STRESS: What It Does to You and What You Can Do About It. What Barbara learned
about stress and blood pressure.
The Incredible POWER of Prayer. Barbara shares three amazing emails she received
The Many Faces of Stress, and Why Women Handle it Better Than Men
experience with "forgetfulness" taught Barbara a new lesson about how stress can
affect our daily activities.
The Thoughts and Advice of a New
Widow. A descriptive list of Barbara's articles on this topic, and a
selection of books that deal with the grieving process and the loss of a spouse
or other loved one.
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer - Barbara's Personal Experience
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