The Ballad of Love and Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”116- April 26 “In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.”—Russian Proverb Once upon a time in the Land of Milk and Honey, Love and Money lived together in peace and harmony, spreading joy and riches everywhere they went. Everyone in the country was rich, inside and out. Happiness shone on their faces and they praised God for their good fortune. In the natural order of things, Love and Money had many children: Kindness, Beauty, Appreciation, Generosity, Creativity, Grace, and Focus. They, too, bestowed their gifts on the people, who treasured them in return. The evil Witch of Lack and Lamentation hated … [Read more...]

The Black Limo Fantasy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 13 – January 13 “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”—Abraham Lincoln Annie shared her dream of being an artist. Well, she was an artist of course, but she wanted to be paid to be an artist. This is a distinction I run in to with many people. They bubble with creativity, pour their souls out onto canvas and marble and paper, then sit in the middle of their wonderful work and cry. “But how do I get recognized?” “Why isn’t the world beating a path to my door? Why doesn’t this work sell?” They remind me of the Black Limo Fantasy: When I was eight, the nation … [Read more...]

Big Wedding, Small Price

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 313-November 9 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”—Mary Lou Cook An issue of People magazine ran a story about a young couple who wanted to have a beautiful dream wedding, but didn’t have much money to invest in it: “You may now kiss the bride…after a word from our sponsors.” Okay, the minister didn’t quite say that at Tom Anderson and Sabrina Root’s August 23 wedding—but he could have. To pull off their 250-guest dream nuptials, the cash-strapped but enterprising Philadelphia couple persuaded twenty-four local … [Read more...]