Distractions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 117-April 27 “Writing is like anything else. You fall, you pick yourself up, and you try again. When you’re discouraged, you eat ice cream.”—Anna Quindlen It’s time to write now. I’m going to write. I stare at the blank page. Blank page. White. Snow. Weather. I wonder what the weather’s doing today. Cold. My hands are cold. Think I’ll go downstairs and get a cup of coffee to warm up my hands. Trudge, trudge down the rust carpeted steps, click, click, click my shoes tap on the kitchen tiles. Make coffee. Look around kitchen. Notice dishes and dirt—no fun, ignore. Notice newspaper—ahhh, maybe something … [Read more...]

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 vs. the Volkswagen

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 82-March 23 “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”—Michelangelo Annie, my artist friend, had found the Black Limo and gotten in. She was selling paintings to people, even selling a series of paintings to a company for their corporate offices. She arranged for a one-woman show of her work to be scheduled at an art gallery, and had interest from other galleries as well. She was an artist on the move! I hadn’t seen her in a few months, when I called to chat. She was in the middle of a big painting project. But not … [Read more...]

Stopping Points

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 68 - March 9 “We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.”—William Arthur Ward Sometimes you’re the one putting the boulders in your path. Then the “Yeah, buts” you hear are in your own mind. Recognize any of these?: 1. Yeah, but I don’t have the time. 2. Yeah, but I don’t have the money. 3. Yeah, but I don’t have the education. 4. Yeah, but I don’t have the talent. 5. Yeah, but I’m not pretty (handsome, smart, strong, or ____) enough. 6. Yeah, but I have too many other things on my plate. (Continued on page 68 of The Wealthy … [Read more...]

Self-Esteem

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 66 - March 7 “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”—Maxwell Maltz Self-esteem begins here: Anyone who doesn’t like you is an idiot. Really—aren’t they? I used to bend myself into all kinds of pretzel shapes, trying to get people to like me. It was usually futile, because there wasn’t much there to like—or dislike for that matter. I didn’t know who I was. I just knew I wanted to be accepted, and thought of as smart, talented, and beautiful. I was afraid that I wasn’t any of those things. I looked up to other people that I judged to be better than me, and gave them … [Read more...]