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A month of giving can truly change your life! Just ask Cami Walker, or one of the many members who have experienced the joys of mindful giving. Be sure to journal and share your 29 Days of Giving in this forum. Tell us about your giving, your receiving, and how giving makes you feel. Tell us what your gifts mean to you, the impact on the recipients and how the challenge impacts your life over the next 29 days. Share the change with the Community to inspire and support others, a gift in itself. Thank you for accepting the challenge. We look forward to sharing your experience!

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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: BACK TO BASICS
October 16, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new to http://www.29gifts.org. Welcome back if you are a seasoned #29Gifts member. When Medicine Woman Mbali Creazzo originally gave me the #29Gifts Prescription in 2008 I did not start giving right away. I wrote down her suggestion to #Give29Giftsin29Days in my journal, but closed the book and put it away on a high shelf and out of my mind. I had no intention of following through on the idea because I didn’t believe I had anything left to offer the world. I was bankrupt on every level.

I was preparing for a seven-day inpatient psychiatric hospital stay. My new marriage was under serious stress and my freshly diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was flaring. I was blind in my right eye, my hands stopped working so I couldn’t write, and I was having problems walking. My mental state was worse than my physical state. I was so unstable that I was suicidal. When I got out of the hospital I went through months of rehab, doing physical and occupational therapy and intensive psychiatric treatment.

Things improved between me and my then husband, Mark, but I still struggled with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and crippling chronic pain. One night I was up at 3 a.m. (again) struggling to put my mind at rest when I reached for my purple handmade journal and opened it right to the page that said, “Give away 29 Gifts in 29 Days.” I recalled my conversation with Mbali and decided to try giving my first gift that morning: a simple phone call to my friend Laurie, who was also living with MS.

BACK TO BASICS: Some advice from Mbali and #29Gifts on how a practice of daily, mindful giving can improve the quality of your life.

Nonattachment: Give your gifts with an open heart, without any expectations about what you might want to receive in return. In fact, try this: What if you were to give away something that you feel you could never part with? It could be a material thing, or perhaps a deeply held belief, behavior, or way of thinking that you feel isn’t serving you anymore. Try this at least once over your 29 Days and take notice of changes you see in your life in upcoming months.

Gratitude: If you stay in a space of giving and gratitude, you attract more of what you want in life. Note at least three things you feel grateful for each day. This may be anything from a family member, your health, shelter, or nature.

Awareness: Decide that you will go through each day being open to opportunities to give. Take action, and be mindful of what comes up for you emotionally. Does it feel hard or easy to give? Can you notice why you are having certain feelings? Is your desire to offer this gift connected to an experience that you remember from your past? Was there some resistance to taking action or resentment after the give?

Service: Try your best to approach offering each gift from an authentic desire to be of service to others. Take note of the times you go out of your way to help another person. What touched you about the person that compelled you to want to give? Are the traits that attracted you to the person somehow mirroring your own experience of life?

Curiosity: Approach this ritual with a willingness to be curious and surprised. Don’t go in
assuming that you will learn something specific, solve a problem, or have an earth-moving experience. Instead, notice what surprises you about your give each day. Did you get an unexpected reaction from the recipient of your gift? Did extending yourself to another person bring up emotions you didn’t anticipate? Did you receive something surprising in return?

Receiving: When you give, it opens space for you to receive. Plus, saying “yes” to the gifts that are offered allows you to feel the joy of giving. Each day, notice if your heart feels open or constricted when you receive an offering from another person. Can you easily accept their gift with gratitude? Do you feel deserving of the gift? Do you give yourself permission to receive with an open heart?

WHAT IF I MISS A DAY OF GIVING?
Simply renew your commitment and start over with Gift 1. Starting over is the suggestion of Mbali Creazzo. Don't stress and don't quit. Starting over does not mean you failed; it is a way release the energy from your giving ritual and allow it to rebuild. I also suggest you sit down with your giving journal and reflect on your day. Was there a moment you offered a gift unconsciously or opportunities you didn't act on? Do you have other questions for me? Post them in the comments and I will reply. Learn more about Mbali at https://ourdivinemedicine.wordpress.com.

BE GENEROUS WITH YOURSELF
Remember this October, I encourage you to start each day with gratitude and try giving a gift to yourself. Giving to yourself not only “counts” as part of your #29Gifts–it serves as a reminder that you are worthy of receiving. It increases your sense of abundance and rejuvenates your spirit. Try giving gifts of self care like warm baths, reading, writing a poem or other stress relievers. What kind of gifts will fill your well? Comment to add your own ideas.

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami at this link.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GREAT SUBMISSION
I am very excited about Gretchen Cannon’s recent submission for 29 Life Lessons. Her story is about embracing a chronic illness as a gift. Read it here:
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Discussion/20587

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Are you looking for a simple gift idea? Give a little (or big) financial gift to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I still need help getting to my $2,300 goal for private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment if you are interested.

HELP WANTED AT 29GIFTS.ORG
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations www.29gifts.org. Direct Message me if interested. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING GROOVE
October 13, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new to http://www.29gifts.org or a returning veteran. I hope you are enjoying your #29Gifts ritual. Is your giving easy or are you struggling to come up with ideas? Do you have questions for me? Post them in the comments and I will reply. Use these flashback links for ideas to help you get into your giving groove.
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/cami-walkers-29-gifts
http://www.29giftsbook.com/today.php
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE
I am proud that millions of people have been exposed to the #29Gifts story. Ten years later, I am still on a mission to revive the worldwide giving spirit. The momentum of the 29 Gifts book launch thrust me into the public eye, but I wasn’t ready to to be famous and live transparently. Here is a link to a story I wrote about this time called You Have To Ride The Waves of Life. Get detail about what happened when Mark and I split up in 2009, a low point for me personally. Thankfully today I can celebrate the abundance in my life.
http://follr.com/communities/29Gifts/viewpost/45962

BE GENEROUS WITH YOURSELF
Remember this October, I encourage you to start each day with gratitude and try giving a gift to yourself. Giving to yourself not only “counts” as part of your #29Gifts–it serves as a reminder that you are worthy of receiving. It increases your sense of abundance and rejuvenates your spirit. Try giving gifts of self care like warm baths, reading, writing a poem or other stress relievers. What kind of gifts will fill your well? Comment to add your own ideas.

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami here.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I still need help getting to my $2,300 goal for private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me if you are interested.

HELP WANTED AT 29GIFTS.ORG
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations www.29gifts.org. Direct Message me if interested. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: FINDING FAITH
October 7, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome new givers at http://www.29gifts.org and those returning for a new round of #29Gifts. I talked a lot about FEAR last week and told some of my own #MeToo moments. Now I want to share some ideas about FAITH, which means complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Many think of faith in a higher power as the central spiritual belief that gives us a sense of purpose. Some of us call our higher power God. When we are acting in alignment with God’s will, life often feels easier.

GIVE IT TO GOD
In addiction recovery, you often hear people say, “I was really twisted up over my complex situation, but I turned it over to my higher power and truly let it go.” The idea that you can give your problems to God is not new, but it is revolutionary for some of us. Most of us want to hold our cards close to our chest and try to control everything; which is a common problem for all of us struggling with some type of addiction. Susie, my 12-step sponsor who has been sober for 41 years, calls this state, “self will run riot.”

Acceptance is also an important piece of the puzzle. A good example from my life includes my October 15th biopsy and October 30th surgery to remove fibroids from my Uterus, do a D&C (dilation and curettage), a procedure where the opening the cervix is widened and the lining of the uterus is scraped away. Last they do an endometrial ablation procedure to remove the lining of the uterus to reduce bleeding.

I can worry myself to death by feeding my fears about the procedures, or make a decision to give myself the gift of turning it over to God and trust that my higher power (and excellent doctors) will have my back.

BE GENEROUS WITH YOURSELF
Remember this October, I encourage you to start each day with gratitude and try giving a gift to yourself. Giving to yourself not only “counts” as part of your #29Gifts–it serves as a reminder that you are worthy of receiving. It increases your sense of abundance and rejuvenates your spirit. Try giving gifts of self care like warm baths, reading, writing a poem or other stress relievers. What kind of gifts will fill your well? Comment to add your own ideas.

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami here.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I still need help getting to my $2,300 goal for private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me if you are interested.

HELP WANTED AT 29GIFTS.ORG
I invite you to join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. You can also organize group gives in your area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: FACING F.E.A.R.
October 1, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome new www.29gifts.org members and veterans. I start each round on the first of the month, so today is my new Day 1. Are you afraid of anything as you give 29 gifts in 29 days? Do you have any questions for me? Post them in the comments and I will respond. In my 12-Step Meetings I’ve been told that F.E.A.R can be an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real or Face Everything And Recover.

WHAT DO I F.E.A.R?
I have an appointment with a new Psychiatrist today to address exacerbation of my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. Many of us sexual abuse survivors have had to relive memories due to press about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault investigation. Today I am coming out as member of the growing #MeToo movement. I am struggling with flashbacks and old memories that I am consciously attempting to put back to bed.

I have been sexually assaulted multiple times. The first time I was four at daycare. Two older boys lured me into a tent, removed my pants and fondled me. A female teacher discovered us the third time it happened. She punished me, but not the boys. At age 12, I experienced an attempted date rape involving alcohol, not unlike the story Christine Blasey Ford told at the Senate hearings. My 14-year old boyfriend took me to a small movie party with some friends. I prevented him from taking off my pants as we were kissing under a blanket in the dark by kneeing him in the balls The struggle happened under a blanket in the dark and I never called out for help even though other kids were in the room. I was raped once in college and once six years ago before I quit drinking again this last time around.

I have to go under general anesthesia twice in the next six weeks. I bleed very heavily for more than a week every month even though I have every symptom of menopause. The doctors tried putting me on birth control (estrogen), but it hasn’t stopped the bleeding. First they will put me under to take a biopsy to make sure there is no cancer. (I have a history of precancerous growth so please pray for a clear biopsy.) I go back a week later for a surgical procedure where they cut out the fibroids in my uterus and do D&C (dilation and curettage) a procedure where the opening the cervix is widened and the lining of the uterus is scraped away. Last they do an endometrial ablation procedure to remove the lining of the uterus to reduce bleeding. The recovery will take 5-7 days. It’s supposed to be an outpatient procedure, but they will admit me if they can’t keep my pain under control when I wake up.

I wanted to share some personal fears that I am trying to work through and accept. Acceptance and turning this over to God are key to overcome fear. Please share any of your own fears with me and our #29Gifts community by commenting on this post.

REMINDER: BE GENEROUS WITH YOURSELF
In October, I encourage you to start each day with gratitude and try giving a gift to yourself. Giving to yourself not only “counts” as part of your #29Gifts–it serves as a reminder that you are worthy of receiving. It increases your sense of abundance and rejuvenates your spirit. Try giving gifts of self care like warm baths, reading, or other stress relievers. What kind of gifts would fill your well? Comment to add your own ideas.

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from me here.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I still need help getting to my $2,300 goal for private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me if you are interested.

GIVE BACK TO 29GIFTS.ORG
I invite you to join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. You can also organize group gives in your area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Here are some more ideas for gifts to yourself: Listen to good music, dance, go for a walk
make art and give it away, play with your dog, cat or child, read or listen to a book.
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Good Giving Weekly: GENEROUS SPIRIT
September 25, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome new givers and veterans coming back for a new round of #29Gifts. Have you noticed a positive shift in your energy for life? Our thinking is such a powerful tool. As you focus on what you have to offer to the world, your energy follows that intention, raising your vibration so you experience more abundance.

BE GENEROUS WITH YOURSELF
I often receive messages that express confusion about whether giving to ourselves is selfish, or if it “counts” as a part of the #29Gifts ritual. Mbali Creazzo, the Medicine Woman who gave me the 29 Gifts prescription, advised us to begin a 29 day gift cycle to ourselves – to start each day with gratitude for what we have, as gratitude keeps the heart open, and then start the day with a gift to ourselves.

Giving to yourself not only “counts” – it serves as a reminder that we are worthy of receiving. It increases our sense of abundance and rejuvenates our spirits. Congratulations on joining www.29gifts.org and being open and willing to accept abundance into your life! I predict you will be the recipient of COUNTLESS gifts.

I decided to follow Mbali’s wise advice and make a mindful effort to give something to myself each day. Yesterday I gave myself a nap. This morning I enjoyed a cup of hot tea and did my physical therapy. Other ideas include write a poem, draw a picture, walk the dog, practice yoga, meditate, pray, take a hot bath, aromatherapy. What kind of gifts would motivate you to keep digging deep and giving generously? Please share your ideas in the comments.

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVE BACK TO 29GIFTS.ORG
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team and do volunteer service. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. So far I have raised $840 of my $2,300 goal. I still need help getting to that goal for private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING GROVE
September 23, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new to www.29gifts.org. Welcome back if you are returning for another round of #29Gifts. Are you in the giving grove? Are you going through your day open to opportunities? Are struggling to come up with ideas? Have you noticed a ripple effect from your gifts? Do you have questions for me? Post them in the comments and I will reply.

SIMPLE GIFT IDEAS
If you are having problems getting into your giving groove just go for the simple give. Smile at a stranger and say hello. Pray for a person who challenges you. Forgive someone. Declutter your house and give away clothing, toys or other items you no longer need. Give away spare change. Listen deeply to a friend or family member. Read a book to a child. Paint Giving Rocks and leave them places where people will find them. Share your own ideas by commenting on this post.

WHAT IF I MISS A DAY OF GIVING?
Simply renew your commitment and start over with Gift 1. Starting over is the suggestion of Mbali Creazzo, the medicine woman who gave me the 29 Gifts prescription. Don't stress and don't quit. Starting over does not mean you failed; it is a way release the energy from your giving ritual and allow it to rebuild. I also suggest you sit down with your giving journal and reflect on your day. Was there a moment you offered a gift unconsciously or opportunities you didn't act on? Learn more about Mbali at https://ourdivinemedicine.wordpress.com/

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. So far I have raised $840 of my $2,300 goal. I still need help covering private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. I have to get my implant. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: THE GIVING RETURN
September 14, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

RIDING THE WAVES OF LIFE
Happy Flashback Friday. I am remembering my Today Show appearance from November 2008, at the launch of #29Gifts. It was a very exciting time because the book hit the New York Times Bestseller List. It was also a difficult time because my first husband, Mark, and I were splitting up during a major press tour. 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life was featured on Oprah.com, in O Magazine, Women’s World, Body+Soul, and many more. I also did a national radio tour including NPR. Here are a few fun flashback links
http://www.29giftsbook.com/today.php
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/cami-walkers-29-gifts
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give

WELCOME IF YOU ARE NEW TO www.29gifts.org.
Welcome back if you are veteran returning for another round of #29Gifts. Are you seeing a return on your giving? Have you been able to say yes to new, unexpected opportunities? Do you have questions for me? Post them in the comments and I will reply.

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE
I am proud that millions of people have been exposed to the 29 Gifts story, and ten years later, I am still on a mission to revive the worldwide giving spirit. This exposure was thanks to support from my agent Rita Rosenkrantz and Lissa Warren, the dynamic publicist who worked for my publisher, Da Capo Press, a division of Perseus Book Group. The momentum of the 29 Gifts book launch thrust me into the public eye, but I wasn’t ready to to be famous and live transparently. Here is a link to a story I wrote about this time called You Have To Ride The Waves of Life. Get detail about what happened when Mark and I split up in 2009, a low point for me personally. Thankfully today I can celebrate the abundance in my life.
http://follr.com/communities/29Gifts/viewpost/45962


TROOPER TRAINING
Thanks to everyone who has given financial gifts to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. So far I have raised $840 of my $2,300 goal. We have completed five hours of training and I am now armed with better tools to work with Trooper. Lisa Sickles, Trooper’s trainer from www.wagwag.net taught me to be more confident and better ways to deal with Trooper’s excitability. He is now using a pet CBD Tincture, a custom Bach Flower Essence Blend from https://www.facebook.com/TheWholeCatandDogsToo. I waiting eagerly for Vetriscience Composure Pro to come from Amazon. It is recommended by my vet and Lisa to treat anxiety. It’s another natural product. I still have the medication the vet prescribed but feel better using the natural products first. Trooper now sits, stays and releases consistently. We are working on a few new commands. Lisa and I walked Trooper together multiple times and made progress on his fear reactions to different dogs. He still has noteable anxiety, especially when he is separated from me. I still need help covering additional private dog training costs and for additional dental work for me. I have to get my implant. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

SEEKING STORIES - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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September 12, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new to www.29gifts.org. Welcome back if you are starting a new round of giving your #29Gifts.

Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the Atlantic Coast causing over one million people to evacuate. Here in Denver Colorado we are experiencing record heat 94 degrees today. The heat triggers my Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia symptoms. Pain, numbness in my neck, back arms and legs. Fatigue. Trouble finding words and other cognitive problems. My Neurologist confirmed last week at my appointment that I have a lot of lesions in my cervical, thoracic spine and brain. I am doing what I can each day, but get frustrated at how slowly I work. I am doing physical therapy with home health care twice a week. I walk and practice restorative yoga. What about you? What are you doing to support your health?

TROOPER TRAINING UPDATE
Trooper (my rescue dog) is still training to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I had a great training session yesterday and one more tomorrow. Lisa Sickles, Trooper’s trainer taught me to be more confident and better ways to crate train Trooper. He can now sit, stay and release. We walked Trooper and worked on his fear reactions to different dogs.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE GIVE?
I need help covering the additional $95 per hour private dog training costs. Some of this money is also helping me pay for additional dental work. I still need to get my implant. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAYS - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post or DM me. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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September 4, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

I am excited to see new givers joining www.29gifts.org. Do you have questions about how to get started? Post them in the comments and I will reply.

YESTERDAY WAS LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, BUT I WAS BUSY
I went to a 12-Step picnic and celebrated my sponsor Susie’s 41st sobriety birthday. It was amazing until Trooper almost got in a dog fight on the way out of the picnic grounds. A friend from church is trying to get Trooper some homeopathic remedies to see if it works for his anxiety and aggression. I feel like I am failing at his training, but am trying not to get discouraged.

After pigging out at the picnic, I came home and labored for hours over a new chapter for 29 Life Lessons, my second book. The story is about birthing my beautiful son, Henry Zane Walker Foster. My pregnancy was not planned and it wasn’t pretty; lots of horrific complications that were life threatening for both of us. I have been working on the story for three months and finally polished it up and sent five pages to my amazing agent, Rita Rosenkranz. We spoke briefly this morning. She was coming back from three days off to a pile of emails, so l waited patiently for her to catch up. Her response was positive so I may publish a short excerpt next week. Learn more about Rita, including how to write a nonfiction book proposal at http://www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com.

I FEEL LIKE I AM PREGNANT WITH STORIES
The energy it takes to keep working on 29 Life Lessons after ten years of labor pains is sometimes exhausting. I am a recovering perfectionist who sometimes forgets that progress is easier to maintain if you throw away the need to be perfect. Sometimes I just have to GIVE UP, throw up your hands and truly LET GO of the need to control things all the time. God is in charge and when I remember that things go more smoothly. I received a great submission from #29Gifts member Jessica Long called Beauty from Ashes. Read it here
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Discussion/20587

CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAYS - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108


TROOPER TRAINING and TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Trooper (my rescue dog) is training to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I have two appointments with his trainer coming up next week and I need help covering the additional $95 per hour private training costs. Some of this money is also helping me pay for addition dental work. I still need to get my implant where they pulled my upper left canine tooth. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post or DM me. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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September 1, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome new givers and veterans alike. The world is celebrating the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain, both of whom have returned to the light. These two legends provided us examples of how to live and die with integrity. I watched both funerals on television and was moved to tears more than once.

ARE YOU IN THE GIVING GROOVE?
Are you going through your day open to opportunities or struggling to come up with ideas? Have you noticed a ripple effect from your gifts? If you are having problems getting into your giving groove just go for the simple give. Smile at a stranger and say hello. Pray for a person who challenges you. Forgive someone. Declutter your house and give away clothing, toys or other items you no longer need. Give away spare change. Listen deeply to a friend or family member. Read a book to a child. Paint Giving Rocks and leave them places where people will find them. Share your own ideas by commenting on this post.

WHAT IF I MISS A DAY OF GIVING?
Simply renew your commitment and start over with Gift 1. Starting over is the suggestion of Mbali Creazzo, the medicine woman who gave me the 29 Gifts prescription. Don't stress and don't quit. Starting over does not mean you failed; it is a way release the energy from your giving ritual and allow it to rebuild. I also suggest you sit down with your giving journal and reflect on your day. Was there a moment you offered a gift unconsciously or opportunities you didn't act on?

TROOPER TRAINING
Trooper (my rescue dog) is training to be a Therapy and Service Dog. He is on medication for his anxiety, but he is still aggressive with some dogs and people. I need help covering additional private training costs. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post or DM me. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

PERSONAL ESSAYS WANTED
Write a 2,000-word submission for my second book. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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