Change

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 36 - February 5 “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”—Charles Darwin How big a risk is it that you’re afraid to take? To take a risk is to embrace change. It’s been said that the only thing that likes change is a wet baby—and they cry about it. We long for the new, hoping it will be better than the old, but we are terrified it won’t be as good. So we spin a web of habits and endlessly repeat them, forgetting that the web was of our own making. Sometimes it takes what seems, at the time, a tragedy to knock us down so … [Read more...]

Inner Voices

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 35 – February 4 “We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.”—Earl Nightingale I saw a television commercial in which a woman was shopping for groceries in the supermarket. As she walked up and down the aisles, looking at all the food, she had an angel perched on one shoulder and a devil perched on the other. The angel whispered sweetly, “Oh, yes, yes, buy the vegetables, they’re good for you” while the devil coaxed, “Buy the chocolate cake! And ice cream!” This is a perfect illustration of the two voices we have in our heads that promote us or demolish us, our … [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...]