Playing the Piano

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 11 – January 11 “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”—Michelangelo You can learn how to play the piano. You can study music composition and theory, learn to read music and build dexterity in your fingers. You can buy the finest piano money can buy, rent an auditorium, sell tickets and gather an audience. But if you don’t actually put your fingers on the keyboard and play—nothing will happen. You can sit in front of the piano and think “Ohmmm, I’m playing beautiful music, ohmmm...” but unless you’ve rigged a player piano, no music is going to … [Read more...]

Playing the Piano

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 11 – January 11 “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”—Michelangelo You can learn how to play the piano. You can study music composition and theory, learn to read music and build dexterity in your fingers. You can buy the finest piano money can buy, rent an auditorium, sell tickets and gather an audience. But if you don’t actually put your fingers on the keyboard and play—nothing will happen. You can sit in front of the piano and think “Ohmmm, I’m playing beautiful music, ohmmm...” but unless you’ve rigged a player piano, no music is going to … [Read more...]

Art, Music, Dance, Poetry

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 253-September 10 “The poet speaks to all men of that other life that they have smothered and forgotten.”—Dame Edith Sitwell When financial cutbacks hit the school system, the arts are usually the first things to go. But they should be the last. We need art, music, poetry, dance. We need it in our lives every day, not only on special occasions when we dress up and go to the theater to watch spectacular artists performing spectacularly. Where poetry meets the mind and dance frees the body, we escape the bonds of earth and circumstance, and live beyond our time and space. The arts reach us on a soul-ular … [Read more...]

It’s Just a Co-Dependent Love Song

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 231-August 19 “One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false.”—Robert Collier Years ago, I heard singer-songwriter named Scott Kalechstein sing a clever, paraphrased version of It’s Just an Old Fashioned Love Song called It’s Just a Co-Dependent Love Song. That made me laugh, but it also made me think. I loved all those old torchy, hurt-so-bad love songs and sang them all the time. Whenever I felt blue, I just put on some records or strummed my guitar and wailed. I sang Crazy, Single Girl, Don’t Think Twice, Too Far Gone, Am I Blue, Mean … [Read more...]