Take Your Stand

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 343 - December 9 “Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.”—Franklin P. Jones At lunch with a group of friends, we were dreaming about the big time. We wanted to fill more classrooms, write bestsellers, and help more people with our heart-felt work. We dreamed of appearing on Oprah, Rosie, Sally, Montel, Charlie, Today, Good Morning America, Good Night Whatever. Of sharing the lessons we had learned through difficult, personal traumas so that others might take a shorter road to success and happiness. And of course, we hoped to be listened to, … [Read more...]

Boundaries

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 341-December 7 “If you don’t concentrate on counting the money, people soon realize that money is not the focus of your consciousness, so they give you everything other than money: kudos, acclaim, praise, etc., etc. And sooner or later you’ll be in trouble.”—Stuart Wilde What are you working for, in lieu of the money? Perhaps you really need acknowledgment, so you take a job that pays less than you desire because the boss is friendly, compliments you, and makes lavish promises of future rewards. Perhaps you like to feel needed, so you give away your expertise for free to everyone who calls on the phone … [Read more...]

Gun Control or ?

I just don't get the opposition to gun control. If you want to own a gun for your protection and a rifle for hunting, ok. But if you want to own 14 KK47s, 12 rifles, 42 handguns, and a submachine gun, you should be stopped. And watched closely forever by every law enforcement agency known to man. All in favor? I posted this yesterday on Facebook, and have gotten more responses to this than anything I've ever written. People chimed in with their positions - pro and con - but without slamming others or using curse words. Just respectful, articulate conversation about what might work, what doesn't work, and what the future might hold. Awesome! Buddha by Gayle Etcheverry Some background on why I stand where I stand: When I was in … [Read more...]

Me or We?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 338-December 4 “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”—Alexander Graham Bell I have to solve the problem of me before I can solve the problem of we. I learned this from trying it the other way around. In the whirlwind of my mad searching for the prince who would carry me off to happily ever after, I saw princes everywhere. I whirled and danced and obsessed and drank. When I got sober, my AA friends told me not to get into a relationship for a year. “Why not?” I cried. “That’s an … [Read more...]

Endless Potential

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 337 – December 3 “I am definitely going to take a course on time management…just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.”—Louis E. Boone One of the benefits of our fast-moving, information-saturated, technology-enhanced lives today is the wide variety of choices we are offered. It’s wonderful to have the freedom to choose where we’ll live, what work we’ll do, what friends we’ll have. This is also a major cause of stress. We want to do everything, be everyone, live all our lifetimes in this one. There’s so much we could do—if only we had more time, more energy! Frantic to “live up to our potential,” … [Read more...]