Affirm, Believe, Get

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 201-July 20 “Success is moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill “I have a question,” said the psychotherapist in my workshop. We were mid-way through the eight-week session and dealing with surviving storms. “Let’s say you’re having a bad day and you’re doing your affirmations anyway.” “Yes,” I said, acknowledging the scene she had set. “But you’re not doing them with the enthusiasm that you usually do them.” “Yes.” “Does that matter?” “Yes.” The class erupted in laughter as she sighed and hung her head. I laughed along with them. “I know that’s … [Read more...]

Memorial Days

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 200-July 19 “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”—Christopher Crowfield The clock read 12:40 A.M. My heart hammered as I gripped the telephone, listening to my sister, Jane. “Mom’s been taken to the hospital in critical condition.” “I’m on my way,” I replied. I jumped out of bed, pulled on pants and a tee shirt, grabbed my purse, and was out the door. Alone in the car, I thought about mom. Bright and cheerful, she had just been to her 50th high school reunion, played golf with her friends, and baked a pie for the Memorial Day dinner we were having … [Read more...]

Life Missions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 199-July 18 “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.”—Aristophanes I believe that. I believe we come to this planet to learn and grow in spiritual understanding. It is school. When people have learned the lessons they’ve come to learn, helped the people they came to help, they move on to the next level of experience. It is hard for those of us left behind to say goodbye—we miss them. We may feel incomplete or that we have unfinished business or just that we want to hold them or talk to them one more time. We … [Read more...]

Choose Beliefs That Make You Happy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 198-July 17 “Life precedes form and life survives the last atom of form. Through the countless days proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a thread through many jewels.”—The Book of Dzyan One lazy Sunday afternoon, I opened up my keepsake trunk and pulled out some of my old scrapbooks. Nostalgically, I reminisced over pictures of high school dances, dried flowers from the corsage I wore at the cotillion, drama reviews of plays performed, bits of cheerleading pompon. I remembered the hopes and dreams of the girl I was then and the fun I had dancing through days dappled with sunlight and shadows. The … [Read more...]

The Businessman and the Wise Woman

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 197-July 16 “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent, that is to triumph over old age.”—Thomas B. Aldrich “Getting old isn’t what it’s cracked up to be,” complained the aging rich and powerful businessman. “What’s left of my hair is gray and I have aches and pains I never had before. They never told me that.” “Of course they told you that,” said the wise woman. “No, they told me I’d have money, power and prestige,” he replied. “Well, you do have that,” she said. “But it doesn’t matter!” he cried. “Ah,” she said. “That’s what they never told you.” Today’s … [Read more...]