On Being Happy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 95-April 5 “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”—Marcus Aurelius As human beings are creatures of endless desire and hunger for betterment, it is our nature to always want to improve ourselves and our circumstances. This can be a positive force, motivating us onward to greater glorious goods for ourselves and for others. However, one can become lost in the constant search and craving for the next best thing, so trapped in future imaginings that we discount and ignore the accomplishments of the past evidenced in our present. The art of … [Read more...]

Life is Yours to Live NOW!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 94-April 4 “I’d been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta.”—Lorene Cary We’re only in this life for a short time. And none of us knows just how brief it will be. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our busy panoply of obligations that we forget to live. I was working on the program committee of a women’s business organization with a woman named Joan. Joan, the Program Chair, had her own consulting business and worked hard, long hours. She was very responsible, did every task to perfection—and thus had trouble delegating work to others or … [Read more...]

Sleep Like a Baby!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 93-April 3 “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.”—Leonard Cohen Insomnia used to upset me. I would have trouble falling asleep, then wake up in the middle of the night, angry and anxious about not getting enough rest. I just knew I would be tired and crabby in the morning. This negative energy fed on itself, and I had more and more sleepless nights. I was trapped in my negative thoughts about sleeplessness. As I began working with positive affirmations, I focused my positive energy on money and business, but forgot to apply the same principles to my sleep … [Read more...]

What Does Health Cost?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 92-April 2 “Every cloud has a silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get to the mint.”—Don Marquis It seemed, no matter what I did, I got a bad cold every year. Someone would sneeze around me and bingo! A cold. My negative affirmations were loud in this area. And since I also believed that any cold would immediately degenerate into a sinus infection, it would be necessary for me to spend $125 for a doctor’s visit, plus about $75 for antibiotics, cough syrup, etc. So colds were not only miserable for my body, they were miserable for my pocketbook. Something had to be done. You can … [Read more...]

Do Nothing Day

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 88-March 29 “I work for myself, which is fun. Except for when I call in sick—I know I’m lying.”—Rita Rudner After I had the revelation about my habit of getting sick in order to get out of commitments, I decided I had to change my behavior. I had to learn to say “No” to more things and break the cycle of over-commitment. I had to focus on my priorities, and one of them had to be my health. I took a long, hard look at my calendar and all the activities I planned each week. I realized I was on the go too much—even with fun things. I needed more “do nothing time.” I looked at what I did on my sick days: … [Read more...]