29 Gifts by Cami Walker
How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

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At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological condition that made it difficult for her to walk, work, or enjoy her life. Seeking a remedy for her depression after being hospitalized, she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: Give to others for 29 days.

29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author’s life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving and receiving. Many of Walker’s gifts were simple —a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By Day 29, not only had Walker’s health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement.

The book also includes personal essays from others whose lives changed for the better by giving, plus pages for the reader to record their own journey. More than a memoir, 29 Gifts offers inspiring lessons on how a simple daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.

 

About Cami Walker

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Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 and created the online 29-Day Giving Challenge in April 2008. She has continued her own giving cycle every month since.
 
Published September 30, 2009 by Da Capo Press. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Turning something difficult into a form of blessing has never been this easy.

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While Cami Walker’s personal experience is powerful, as is the experiences of the contributors in the online community of 29 days, it would have been great to back it up with the even more powerful experiences of thousand year old philosophies that rely heavily on giving.

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she never claims that MS (or any other disorder, for that matter) will suddenly and miraculously be healed by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, but rather that taking ownership of it gives living with MS a very different feel.

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Glimpses into Walker's day-to-day difficulties-work, family life, constant therapeutic treatment and addiction recovery among them-crop up among the stories of her daily gifts, grounding the work (based on Walker's Web site) in personal details.

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The Roanoke Times

When author Cami Walker is stricken with multiple sclerosis, healer and friend Mbali Creazzo suggests a prescription of sorts — give a mindful gift each day for 29 days in order to move from a mental state of scarcity to one of openness.

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29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life is an eye-opening and inspiring book that will forever change how your look at yourself, life in general, and the power of doing a simple good deed or giving away a thoughtful gift every day.

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