Big Wedding, Small Price

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 313-November 9 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”—Mary Lou Cook An issue of People magazine ran a story about a young couple who wanted to have a beautiful dream wedding, but didn’t have much money to invest in it: “You may now kiss the bride…after a word from our sponsors.” Okay, the minister didn’t quite say that at Tom Anderson and Sabrina Root’s August 23 wedding—but he could have. To pull off their 250-guest dream nuptials, the cash-strapped but enterprising Philadelphia couple persuaded twenty-four local … [Read more...]

True Colors

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 310-November 6 “Colors are the smiles of nature.”—Leigh Hunt The world is rich in color: The bright orange of a sunset deepening to purple at the edge of night, luscious yellow daffodils perched in forest green gardens, gold and russet leaves falling from dark brown trees. Who has not marveled at the iridescence of a peacock’s plume, the pure white of a swan, the mottled magnificence of a leopard? We humans have colors, too. If you want to look and feel rich, it is important that you develop your color style, and dress in the colors that are most suitable for you. When I met Jennifer Butler, a color … [Read more...]

No Excuses

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 309-November 5 “The Lord will drench you with His showers but He will dry you with His sun.”—Czech Proverb So many people sit with their “Yeah, buts” and their “I can’t succeed becauses.” They’d rather give you evidence for failure than ask how they might succeed in spite of their drawbacks. Everyone has drawbacks of some sort. But you can rise above them. Other people have. And if one person has done it, you can do it. Here are some people who have effectively canceled your excuses: A poor black girl from Mississippi, from a broken home, abused as a child, had a dream and believed she could make it … [Read more...]

Habits of Feeling

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 307-November 3 “You can’t see the sun when you’re crying.”—American Proverb Feelings run our lives. We go to movies, theater productions, watch television, and listen to music in order to feel the emotions they evince in us. Emotions are the game. We choose “three-hanky” movies, scary horror films, super-spy thrillers, fast-action adventures, romantic fairy tales, racy sex sagas, uplifting spiritual stories, dark, seamy sordid stories of hopelessness and despair. We want to feel the adrenaline rush joy of the lovers, the anxious fear of the threatened heroine, the shrieking mourning of the lost, the … [Read more...]

What Looks Like Good News Isn’t Always Good News

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 306-November 2 “There is no death—only a change of worlds.”—Native American Proverb I remember well, that horrifying day years ago, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded into space. My father had worked in the space program nearly all his life, and helped design the navigational system for the shuttle. On many mornings, my sisters and I had gotten up in the early dark before dawn to watch another space launch: The Mercury program, Gemini, Apollo, and all the shuttles. Star Trek fans, we cheered when the first space shuttle was named the Enterprise. We girls had grown up and moved out, but we … [Read more...]