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Cami Walker
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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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Good Giving Weekly: GET YOUR GIVE ON
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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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING UP
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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Good Giving Weekly: GET YOUR GIVE ON
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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Hi Cami! I'm on round #2 of the 29 Gifts Challenge. I saw your request for personal essays, so here is my story. I can't wait to read your second book! Thank you!

Beauty From Ashes
Community Healing After the Redding Carr Fire
#29giftsforRedding on Facebook
August 24, 2018

“Don’t come to work today” Laurie called and said over the phone at 7:30 in the morning on Thursday July 26, 2018.
“Why?” I questioned.
“Because of the fire,” she replied.
“The fire that is on the other side of Whiskeytown Lake?” I didn’t think it could be possible because it was 15 miles away, but I asked anyways.
“Yes.” She said. “They evacuated our office this morning. It’s closed. I grabbed your picture of Eliza (my daughter), off your desk before I left.”
Laurie and I work together as engineers at the Keswick Dam, which is about 11 miles East of where the Carr fire started, due to sparks from a trailers flat tire igniting nearby dry brush on Highway 299. My home was located another 3 miles east of Keswick Dam. I called my boss, just to confirm. “Yes, please don’t come into work today. Just take care of your family,” he said. I checked the news and confirmed the fire that had tripled in size overnight and was racing in my direction.
I started packing. Although the official evacuation hadn’t been given in my neighborhood yet, I didn’t want risk losing everything by waiting. I didn’t want to running out into the dark night without any electricity or time to think or pack. I didn’t need an official evacuation to know that it was serious. I started by videoing everything in the house in case I might need it for insurance purposes. I texted 12 neighbors and asked them to consider doing the same. My daughter, Eliza, 6 years old, asked for ice cream for breakfast. I said sure as I frantically threw loads of photo albums into my car. I texted my husband, who was working in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, sailing on the Oregon State University ship. I told him the fire was coming close and I wanted to know what he needed me to grab for him. I told my daughter to pick out her favorite clothes and toys and I rummaged through my sons room, who was miles away, safely with family. I caught my cat early, when she came in to eat and before she started her day outdoors. It’s her usual pattern to come to the house early and eat, then get back outside and catch lizards and mice. She didn’t like that I stuffed her in a carrier and she howled in disapproval while I continued packing. Eliza asked for more ice cream. “Sure!” Again. I put the kids’ two beta fish into two separate plastic food containers with lids and put them in the cup holder. I caught three chickens and stuffed them into the cage with two bunnies. Then I caught six more chickens and put them into another cage. I think that’s everything? My daughter and my little dog climbed into the car. I took a picture of our house, waved goodbye to the neighbors packing their own car and then we left. We pulled into the gas station, filled up, and were on our way out of there around 3 pm. People said the fire wouldn’t jump the Sacramento River. People said that the fire wouldn’t get into the city limits. Was I over reacting? I didn’t want to think about it anymore. I just got out of there.
With a car full of stinky chickens and a distressed howling cat, I drove an hour and a half drive to Chico, where my sister and her chickens live. I unloaded everything and integrated my chickens with her chickens. Her boyfriend counted. “Do you have 9 or 10 chickens?” he asked.
“There should be 10 chickens there.” I said.
“Well, you only have 9 here.” He said.
Oh no. I looked at them all closely and realized which one was missing. I texted my neighbor to see if she was still there of if she had evacuated yet. She was still there and went and rescued my shy chicken and kept her with her chickens.
When everything was settled, and all animals were out of the car, I took my sister and her boyfriend to dinner to thank them for letting us evacuate to their home. I could finally rest knowing my family, animals, and favorite possessions were out of harm’s way. If we lost our home, it would be okay.
Around 9 or 10 that night is when the west half of the city evacuated. The stories of packing in the dark with the power turned off, gridlock on the road, and the fire right at their heals of evacuating people were being posted all over social media and the internet. It was officially a disaster. I was so thankful we were far away from it, but I still worried for my house, my neighbors, my coworkers, and my community. Over 1000 homes burned that night after the fire jumped the river and containment lines and entered the city limits. It was unbelievable, but it was true.
I watched the news and stayed away as long as I could, but early the next week, I got the call that it was time to come back to work. As I drove back into Redding for the first time, I saw overpass after overpass covered in “Thank You First Responders” signs. Every corner stop sign of every intersection had posters full of gratitude, appreciation, and thanks all over them. The smoke was still so thick. It just felt too early to be getting back to normal with the Carr Fire still raging, although now contained away from the city limits. The fire had been put out about a quarter of a mile from our home and I was so thankful that our wonderful neighborhood was okay.
Over the next few days, I saw that most of my commute to work was now hills of burned homes and charred trunks of manzanita trees. The fire had burned completely around our office building next to Keswick Dam, but the building was still standing. All the electrical power poles had burned to the ground and required replacement and the building had smoke damage, so we were issued laptops and worked from home until the remediation work was complete.
It was time to get back to normal, but my emotions were out of control. Five of my coworkers, and two of my friends lost their homes. Another friend’s home had survived, but two houses away from her, the neighborhood was destroyed- nothing left but fire places and their chimneys, twisted metal, burned cars, and ashes. I felt bad for the people who had lost their homes and also for the homes that were saved as islands in a sea of ashy destruction all around them. The bridges on the river trail that I walked daily with friends had burned, rendering the trails inaccessible. The cashier at the grocery store had lost her home and couldn’t find her cat. Everywhere I went, people told their stories of evacuation and loss. Half the city evacuated, and everyone was affected by the fire. So many days of experiences of shock, tension, stress, fear, and sadness.
How do you heal when your community is devastated?
You give.
It was time to give. I had completed the 29 gifts challenge one time two years ago, and as my heart was filled with tension and chaos upon returning to Redding after the Carr fire, I knew that the answer was to complete this challenge again, right now. I wanted the focus of my gifts to be specifically in ways for the Redding Community to heal from the Carr fire. So I made a list of ideas and I kept my heart and my eyes peeled for opportunities to give. Instead of my thoughts being trapped in how horrible this is, they are now focused on what can I do? How can I give? Who can I help? Who can I thank? Who can I make happy today? They wander over to how horrible this is a lot less with the distraction of giving. I started posting my gifts and people offered to help. Others around me all started giving too. Because that is what you do as a community that is coming together after devastation.
During this journey of healing after the Carr fire, I donated cash to a family of six that had lost their home. I gave the $20 delivery fee back to a young lady after we delivered a bed that she bought from us because her grandfather had lost his home, and was moving in with her. I donated about $25 in school supplies to a man who was collecting supplies, specifically for kids who had lost their homes. I brought tiny vases with Zinnia flowers from my garden to my coworkers on our first day back into our office. One day I rounded up to the nearest dollar at the store to donate to the Carr fire.
I also gave to the animals that were affected by the fire. I bought a bag of Cob from the feed store and gave it to my friend who lived at the forest edge and had thirsty, hungry, and tired deer wandering into her backyard where the fence had burned down. Now she feeds them a little each day and fills a dish for them to drink out of. I bought meal worms and seeds and left them on a rock on a trail for the birds and squirrels, who along with the deer, are also left homeless and vulnerable. I collected wood ash from burned manzanitas and gave them to my chickens by integrating the ash into their dust bath for the health benefits they provide. Another group of friends helped me gather towels and blankets to donate to the animal shelter. I bought a bag of cat treats at PetsMart for the donation pile going to the animal shelter.
I have integrated essential oils into my healthy lifestyle and have loved giving them to people during this challenge. I gave a diffuser and essential oils to my friend who lost her home, while she was on vacation- so she wasn’t able to gather any of her favorite belongings. My essential oil community rallied up when I asked for help and they donated and shipped oils from the East Coast to help my friend replace her essential oil collection that she lost along with her home during the fire. I made 15 bottles of cooling peppermint spray and gave them to fire fighters and utility crews rebuilding our city, in August, in the hottest place north of the Mohave Desert. I gave roller bottles of essential oils- a bouquet in a bottle, to a lady road construction flagger and to a coworker that lost her home.
Painting has also distracted me from the burned devastation. I painted at a benefit painting class where all the money raised was donated to the animal shelter. And all the paintings were donated to people who are starting over with new homes and blank walls. Then I bought a glass of wine for the artist who gave her time to create the event and fundraiser. I painted my “Thank you” sign and a sign with colorful fire and flowers that said “Beauty from Ashes.” I hung these posters in the grayest areas of my commute to work.
I was so thankful and felt peace the first time, I saw someone write “Beauty from Ashes” on their car after the fire. It reminded me that as the community rebuilds so much will be new and it will be beautiful again someday soon. Today, it’s been almost a month since the fire reached the city limits, but already, even without rain, I see new green plants emerging from the charred scenery. It will be beautiful and green here again someday as the earth gives us new green plants. But in the meantime, I will keep giving when the opportunity presents itself to help myself and my community heal from the emotional trauma of the fire’s devastation.

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This is an amazing story. I got your submission in email too.
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Thank you for sharing! What an amazing story. I was evacuated from a wildfire last year and it was the most stressful time of my life. Our home was saved by the hotshot crews and I am forever grateful!
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Good Giving Weekly: KEEP IT SIMPLE
August 24, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new or returning for a repeat round of giving. Sometimes it is good to go back to basics and remember that your #29Gifts don’t need to be expensive or extravagant. A gift can be a simple smile or kind word. Try forgiving someone or letting go of a habit or way of being that is no longer serving you. A prayer or sending positive energy is a gift.

I am happy to be back in Colorado after spending a week in Nebraska visiting Henry Zane (my son). Henry started kindergarten so he was in school all day when I was there. We went to the Old West Balloon Fest and did other fun things.

WISE WORDS
“Giving of any kind begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much bigger universe.”
Mbali Creazzo, Medicine Woman and Mother of our www.29gifts.org movement.

TROOPER TRAINING UPDATE
Trooper (my rescue dog) is still in training to be a Therapy and Service Dog. He went to the vet today and was put on medication for his anxiety. He is still aggressive with some dogs and people. I need help covering additional private training. 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 BY AUGUST 29
Give me a gift. 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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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING GUIDANCE
August 17, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome to our new givers. The world is celebrating the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin. Her voice will always be a powerful reminder that we all need some soul in our lives. Franklin struggled with depression and alcoholism, two things I share in common with the Queen of Soul. She poured her pain into her faith and music. I put my energy into spirituality, stories and art.

GIVING GUIDANCE
Positive energy is contagious. So is kindness. As you give your #29Gifts, set an intention each day, like “Today I give with abundance.” or “Today I give with joy.” Listen to this interview for more giving guidance. MS&Me Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndPvtZdIcE&t=2447s

When I began giving daily in March of 2008, Mbali Creazzo, Medicine Woman and Mother of our #29Gifts movement encouraged me to look for opportunities each day and follow my gut instincts to offer my gifts without planning or attachment. She encouraged me to give food and money to the homeless, something I do today. Her giving “prescription” helped me let go and let God guide me on my giving path. I could learn more about Mbali Creazzo and her work at https://ourdivinemedicine.wordpress.com/

SAFE TRAVELS
Trooper and I head to Nebraska today to visit Henry Zane, my son. Please send prayers for a safe and fun trip. We are going to a hot air balloon festival in Scottsbluff on Saturday. Henry starts kindergarten today. He is growing up way too fast!

TROOPER UPDATE
Trooper’s training got interrupted because his trainer had a family emergency that took her to Arizona. I am raising money to train Trooper as a Therapy and Service Dog and for my dental implant. Please chip in 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 BY AUGUST 29
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 Gift Tags and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
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Good Giving Weekly: GET YOUR GIVE ON
August 7, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

GIVE YOUR GIFTS
Welcome to our new members and veterans alike. Are you in the giving groove during your first cycle of 29 Gifts in 29 Days? Maybe you are a seasoned giver coming back after some time away. Are you prepared to dig deep and offer your personal gifts to the world? Mbali Creazzo encouraged me to give away one thing I believed I could not live without. What is that one thing for you? It could be something material like money or a way of being that is no longer serving you. As you ponder this suggestion, share some comments or ideas on this post. Learn more about Mbali and her work at https://ourdivinemedicine.wordpress.com/

WHAT "COUNTS" AS A GIFT?
Gifts can be ANYTHING you offer with mindfulness and positive intention. Clean out your closets and give away clothes, shoes, handbags or toys. Give money or food. Give time, smiles, compliments or simple prayers. Read to your child. Walk your dog. Pet your cat. Pay for someone's coffee or lunch. Forgive someone. Don't forget to write stories about your #29Gifts experience and share them in our www.29gifts.org discussion forums and on social media.

TROOPER TRAINING FUND
Are you looking for a simple give? I am raising money to train my puppy Trooper as a Therapy and Service Dog. I have a private trainer with www.wagwag.net. She charges $95 per hour. Please chip in 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 Direct Message 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 BY AUGUST 29
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
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WHAT "COUNTS" AS A GIFT?
Gifts can be ANYTHING you offer with mindfulness and positive intention. Clean out your closets and give away clothes, shoes, handbags or toys. Give material items, like money or food. Give time, smiles, compliments or simple prayers . Read to your child. Play with your dog. Pet your cat. Pay for someone's coffee or lunch. Don't forget to make some art and write stories about your #29Gifts experience and share them here at www.29gifts.org.
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Good Giving Weekly: PSYCHIC SHIFT
August 1, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

CHANGE YOUR THINKING
You can change your life by changing your thinking. In the addiction recovery world, they say you must experience an entire “psychic change” to fully recover from a hopeless state of mind. Have you noticed a positive shift in your own life as you commit to give mindfully each day? Is your giving going smoothly or do you sometimes forget?

WHAT IF I MISS A DAY OF GIVING?
Don't stress and don't quit. Simply renew your commitment and start over with Gift 1. Starting over is the suggestion of Mbali Creazzo, the medicine woman who gave the 29 Gifts "Prescription" to www.29Gifts.org founder and author, Cami Walker. Starting over does not mean you failed; it is a way to release the energy from your giving ritual and allow it to rebuild. We 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 UPDATE
Lisa Sickles, Trooper’s trainer from www.wagwag.net was right. Training progress is slow because Trooper is nine months old. He will SIT, STAY and RELEASE with treats. I need to schedule more time with Lisa soon ($95 an hour). I am raising money to train Trooper as a Therapy and Service Dog. I also need help covering costs for a dental implant. Please chip in if you can and share this link in the spirit of community! https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

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 Direct Message 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 BY AUGUST 29
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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