On a Blue Day

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 282-October 9 “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”—Sam Levenson I was feeling sad and vulnerable on Monday. But I had an appointment, so I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. “Oops,” the dental hygienist said. “I don’t like the look of these two teeth. I’m going to call the doctor.” I never like it when dental professionals or airplane pilots say “Oops.” Dr. Neil McLeod, a wonderfully kind man and terrific dentist, peered into my mouth and said, “We need to take some x-rays of these teeth.” I smiled gently back at … [Read more...]

Pain-Full or Pain-Free

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 281-October 8 “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”—Claude Bristol In tears, Letty called me. A vibrant, happy mother and partner in her husband’s computer consulting business, she wore braces to correct the alignment of her teeth. She had been to the orthodontist and got bad news. Several things were not going as planned, and the orthodontist needed to do some major work on her teeth today. Although she was supposed to come to class this evening, she called me to cancel, fear projecting her into the pain, … [Read more...]

Ease on Down the Road

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 280-October 7 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”—Leo Buscaglia The traffic on the roads in major cities can be a considerable cause of stress. Most people have heard of “road rage”—when tempers flare so badly that people do crazy things as anger overcomes normal sensibilities. When the flow of cars stops and it seems as if you’re in a parking lot instead of on a freeway, it is frustrating and you are helpless. You can’t get where you want to … [Read more...]

Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 277-October 4 A man arriving in Heaven got to ask God one question. He asked, “The world I left had so much poverty, disease and evil. Why didn’t you send someone to help?” And God answered, “I did. I sent you.”—Unknown My friend, Gary Tharler, sent me that story. One day, he picked up a brochure advertising the “AIDS Ride across Alaska.” It changed his life. Gary decided to participate in the ride. In order to do it, he had to devote most of his spare time to training himself to ride long distances on his bicycle. He trained for an entire year. He said that Alaska was wild and majestic, and by … [Read more...]

It’s All Just Stuff

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 276-October 3 “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”—Gilbert Keith Chesterton I was robbed at gunpoint one evening after work. It was dusk, about six o’clock, and I had pulled into my parking space in the underground garage at my condominium. I was about to open the trunk of the car to get some things, when I heard a deep voice behind me say, “Give me your money!” (This is not one of the affirmations I teach in my workshops.) My heart sank as I realized I was about to live out one of Los Angeles less desirable … [Read more...]