What Looks Like Bad News Isn’t Always Bad News

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 34 – February 3 “Today I know that I cannot control the ocean tides. I can only go with the flow.”—Marie Stilkind When we are in the midst of our hurly-burly lives, we cannot always see where the threads of our days have taken us, or where we stand in the warp and woof of time. It is hard to see the overall design because our focus is so narrow—we’re looking at today, tomorrow, next week, last week. We don’t spend much time in review to see how all the threads intertwined to create the present moment. I started out with the burning desire to act, and trod many stages in sixteen years of performances. … [Read more...]

Waiting

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 33 – February 2 “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh My ship is becalmed in still waters. No wind in the sails (or sales). A publisher has said, “Everyone loves your book! I’ll call you tomorrow.” Now a week has gone by with no call. A friend tells me, “When a woman says she’ll call you later, she means … [Read more...]

Winter

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 32 – February 1 “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”—John Ruskin Perhaps it is winter now for you. Winter, when the trees have shed the last of their clothes and chill is in the air whether or not snow is on the ground. If the frost has reached in and touched your heart—and your pocketbook—and left you frozen with grief and helplessness, there is comfort to be found in the continuum of the seasons. Spring will come again. The snows will melt from around your heart, your frozen … [Read more...]

The Day of My Enlightenment

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 31 – January 31 “I walked for miles at night along the beach, composing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.”—Anna Quindlen The world and reality shifted for me on an excruciatingly awful day, a culmination of many awful days. I was a young actress in the fifth year of marriage to a brilliant young actor. We had little money and the stresses of two creative artists trying to succeed in a difficult business made our relationship a cauldron of roiling emotions. With each … [Read more...]

The City Girl and the Farmer’s Wife

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 30 – January 30 “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”—Eric Hoffer I’m a city girl. Born and bred in suburbia, visits to the country were visits to another planet—rare and alien. Then I met Stan, who was raised on a farm in Montana. As our relationship progressed, he suggested a visit to the farm to visit his parents. I was not his parents’ vision of the perfect woman for their son: Six years his senior, an actress in Hollywood, and divorced. I had never been on a farm. It was with some trepidation that I agreed to go—and they agreed to have me. “Big … [Read more...]