Debra Hadraba
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Debra Hadraba

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Be Brave, Have Heart" single
"Time on Fire" LP
I just put these up on CDBaby and I am streaming on "Women of Substance" Radio. Much More to come.....

Both of these are enhanced...they are loaded with additional eBook, cartoon eBook and more...

I am currently in the studio recording 20+ songs for the music portion of 2 more enhanced CDs, the books for these CDs are already written, the videos and cartoons are almost done :) stay tuned.....



Debra is a singer/songwriter,videoblogger, cartoonblogger, artist, performance artist, philosopher. She is a founding member of BraveHeart Women and has also founded her own community "Honor Your Truth." She is constantly creating something. She says "otherwise I'd lose my mind entirely!" Working with a few talented Minneapolis-based musicians and one genius of an arranger, she began laying down the tracks for 20+ songs. Over the winter and into spring 2010 they labored over the mixes and then she released her long awaited first ever multi-media CD consisting of 7 original songs, 3 e-books with more than 20 film and animated videos. She is already into the production of 2 more CDs loaded with even more content... rolling out a life time of work. Those who know her say "It's about time!" Hence the extremely relevant title to this debut album, "Time On Fire"

These are her words

"Yes I am those things, BUT I don’t like to box myself into any kind of an “I am” category. I prefer, “I am, that I am.” You can decide. Appearing quite differently to different people, it stymies me when I’m asked to fill in the blanks to define me. No matter what the choices, it’s always an uncomfortable fit. I know I am not alone in this feeling.

Each of us is a puzzle in-the-making, finding and adding pieces as we go. Some pieces come as a surprise. Some show up as parts of the never-ending sky or the current background we have chosen. The fun is in putting that puzzle together. Once it comes together, we usually tear it apart and put it back in the box or frame it on a wall.

In other words, life is a journey. Where it leads is uncertain, and we don’t need to know. We only need to take one step to start down the path to freedom… then take the next one and the next – often beginning with whatever feels like the next right thing. I honor my truth.

It has taken time to break free from the chains that held me for so long… ones that limited and confined me, made me think it was impossible to do something new. Now, I realize they were invisible, entirely in my head… made up of useless chatter that accumulated along the way - not any part of the present and not the truth.

I founded “Honor Your Truth” to guide and encourage people to follow the voice in their heart, rather than the noise in their head. It is our nature to help each other. We have divine goodness coursing through us. And, we are all meant to prosper by doing what we love. Everyone has a “song to sing” but, many of us leave this earth without ever discovering our own special melody. Together we can reveal and reclaim the truth… the truth of who we already are in our hearts.

People nearing the end of life seem to speak regretfully about all of the things they wanted to do but didn’t, more so than the things they did do. I intend to avoid regret and continue learning to the feel the joy of accomplishment. The agony of regret is unparalleled for me… the words unspoken, the decisions unmade, the risks untaken, the love unexpressed… all of the things undone… all the songs unsung. I must keep on keepin’ on.

We must empower each other to keep on doing our stuff, never give up on ourselves and attain our heart’s desire, our true calling, our raison d'être. I have already borne the burden of wasted potential. I felt time slipping through my fingers as I waited for my “real life” to begin… desperately stuck in some kind of limbo, paralyzed by doubt and fear. It is exhausting, depressing, lonely, and sad, but above all, it’s an even greater loss to everyone else aboard this planet."

"This is one of my most favorite quotes ever.....

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.”"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out."

"I do not know who wrote it?"

"This is a little bit of my story"

"I didn’t grow up with music playing. We did have a Radio Shack stereo, but my parents seldom listened to records. The only one I remember listening to was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, “Whipped Cream & other Delights”. We hardly ever listened to the radio either. When we loaded up the wagon every summer to drive from Illinois to Oregon, we had a CB radio. My Dad, a.k.a. “Daddy Rabbit” would talk over the airwaves and we would listen and laugh in the back. My mom was always singing. If