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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING IN
July 11, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

FREEDOM FOCUSED GIVING
Happy Wonderful Wednesday. Is there something you can give up today that will give you a deeper sense of freedom? Maybe a belief or habit that is not serving you anymore. Are you giving in pursuit of wow rather than a desire to be of service? Maybe today you could practice giving in to let go on a deeper level.

29 SIMPLE GIVING IDEAS
1. Forgive someone.

2. Call someone you have lost touch with.

3. Smile and say, “Hello” to new people you meet.

4. Make 29 Gifts Book Marks and give them to libraries or schools. Download and print free 29 Gifts Tags at www.29gifts.org. Click on Documents, then FREE Downloadable 29-Day Giving Gift Tag, Gift Card and Journal!

5. Cook or share some food with a friend, neighbor or homeless person.

6. Write a giving story and share it in our discussion forums. Daily updates go in the Share Your 29 Gifts Experience Forum.

7. Sponsor a giveaway. Share your product or service with our community. Direct Message me for details about sponsoring a giveaway. We need something exciting for our July 29th Great Giveaway Event

8. Say, “Thank you,” as many times possible today.

9. Pray for others.

10. Meditate on the abundance you are experiencing.

11. Ask yourself: “Am I seeing a ripple effect from my gifts?”

12. Give the gift of listening deeply to a loved one.

13. Be generous with affection; hugs, compliments, let your actions speak for themselves.

14. Declutter your home and life by passing on items you no longer need or use.

15. Volunteer your time for a cause you care about. For example join our new 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. Read about my first Flower Power Give in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

16. Share the gift of LAUGHTER with funny pictures, articles, and stories.

17. Give a gift anonymously.

18. Read a story to your child, spouse, or loved one.

19. Tell someone you care about you love them.

20. Send out positive vibes to all beings everywhere.

21. Write a giving story and share it in our discussion forums. Consider writing a 2,000-word submission for Cami Walker’s second book. PERSONAL ESSAYS WANTED: DEADLINE EXTENDED. 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 new stories from Cami http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

22. Give away spare change.

23. Apologize sincerely to right a wrong.

24. Pass on books you read and love to others.

25. Give little gifts to yourself each day. Yes, giving to yourself “counts.”

26. Offer your gifts without attachment to the outcome.

27. Give away something you think you can’t live without. What is the thing that feels the most “scarce” in your life?

28. Be open to receive unexpected gifts from the Universe.
29. Give with an intention, each day, and write down your gifts.

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY FUND UPDATE
A reminder, I found a local dog trainer to help me train my new puppy, Trooper. She does an initial private behavior consultation for $125 and charges $95 an hour for private training. I am raising money to train Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for more dental work. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community! Thanks to my friends, family and fans for helping me raise $765 of my $2,300 goal.
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
Flower Power Give
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My Flower Power Give started at the flower store.
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Good Giving Weekly: GET YOUR GIVE ON
July 6, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR GIVING GROOVE?
Welcome to all of our new 29 Gifts Members and welcome back to our veterans who are starting giving again at Day One. Are you getting into a groove and feeling a sense of freedom from your giving so far in July? Are you struggling to come up with ideas? I would love to know what you are giving today. Comment on this post and let us know.

I am on DAY SIX in my current giving cycle, almost TEN YEARS after taking Mbali Creazzo’s “Prescription” to give away 29 gifts in 29 Days. I had no idea what would unfold when I gave my first gift, a simple phone call to my friend Lauri, who also lives with Multiple Sclerosis. Today’s gift is to introduce you to fellow MS-er Ami Smart a long-time 29 Gifts reader and fan. Ami is a great blogger from England. Some time ago, Ami sent me a long list of questions because we were toying with collaborating on an article. That never came to fruition, but below are her questions and answers from me. Learn more about Ami Smart and her work as an intuitive and Bach Flower Essence consultant.
https://www.honeysucklehealing.co.uk/blog

Q. What inspired you to write 29 gifts?
A. I wanted to share my story of healing and transformation. In 2006, I was newly married and working as an advertising creative director when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and my life changed forever. By March of 2008, I was suicidal, addicted to self pity, broke, spiritually spent and feeding my disease with every thought. I called one of my mentors, Medicine Woman Mbali Creazzo, to cry and have a pity party, but instead she gave me a “prescription” to give away 29 gifts in 29 days as a remedy for my scarcity thinking.

Q. Do you still gift daily?
A. Yes. I continue to give because it keeps me in a constant state of gratitude and enriches my life.

Q: What are some of the gifts you have given?
A: I give simple gifts of kindness like smiles, hugs and prayers. I volunteer and do service projects with my church, the MS Society and other organizations. I give away flowers and painted giving rocks. I have given food and spare change to homeless people and recently helped two different homeless men get off the street by providing short term shelter on my living room couch. The 29Gifts.org community has raised money to build a well to give clean drinking water to an African village by supporting charitywater.org. We helped Elysia Skye, a young breast cancer survivor, raise money for vascular surgery to cure Lymphdemia.

Q. What have you gained as a result of giving?
A. My outlook on life is more positive I have better self esteem. It has also increased the intimacy in my relationships and I experience more abundance. That doesn’t mean life is always easy. For example my first marriage ended suddenly after the 29 Gifts book was released. I went down hill physically and mentally and had to plot my path out of deep, dark suicidal depression by giving.

Q. How has gift giving helped your MS? How are you?
A. My body healed and got stronger because I committed to walk every day. I was able to walk a mile on day 29 of my first giving cycle. My mental health improved too. I got happier the more I gave, but I had to find a balance of giving and receiving. At times I have to be reminded not to “over-give.”

Q. How can someone adopt the 29 gifts principles, what do they need to do?
A. Sign up at www.29gifts.org and start giving a mindful gift each day. Journal about your gifts in our discussion forums or in your blog or social media using the tag #29Gifts. More advice from 29 Gifts on how a practice of daily, mindful giving can improve the quality of your life…

NON-ATTACHMENT: 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?

Q. What has happened to you since you wrote the book?
A: The release of the 29 Gifts book gave me the opportunity to do national media like the Today Show, NPR and O Magazine. I was able to travel around the US as a motivational speaker for the MS Society and other organizations.

Q. Will there be a follow up to the 29 Gifts book?
A. Yes. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times best-selling 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. 29 Life Lessons tells the story of the growth and evolution of a global goodwill movement. It is part memoir, part self-help workbook. Some of the stories will have visuals to support them, such as photos, drawings or other art. Authors Cami Walker and Angel Stork artfully weave colorful giving stories from the 29 Gifts global community members to illustrate the transformative power of giving in all areas of our lives. Get submission guidelines and read three new stories from me. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

I RECEIVED A GREAT GIFT YESTERDAY
I got to have dinner with Henry Zane (my son) and Kevin, his father. Henry is staying with his dad here in Denver for a whole week so we made arrangements to get together a couple times. Henry is going to Summer day camp he is really enjoying. On Sunday we are all going to to Bellleview Park, and outdoor amusement park with a creek, miniature train ride, putt-putt golf, playground, petting zoo, picnic areas and hiking trails. The park is very close to my apartment.

GREAT GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? Direct Message me for details about sponsoring a giveaway. We need something exciting for our July 29th Great Giveaway.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I invite you to join our new 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.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY UPDATE
I found a local dog trainer to help me train my new puppy, Trooper. She does an initial private behavior consultation for $125 and charges $95 an hour for private training. A reminder, I am raising money to train Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for more dental work. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community! Thanks to my friends, family and fans for helping me raise $765 of my $2,300 goal.
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. Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING PAINS
June 28, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

ARE YOU FEELING ANY GIVING PAINS?
I just found out a friend of mine was diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is a person who has faced and beaten cancer several times in the past. He told me over the phone. I did not know what to say. There is another mass shooting in the news right now. More senseless violence, this time in Maryland. Sometimes all I can do is give through the pain.

TROOPER TRAINING AND TOOTH FAIRY UPDATE
I found a local dog trainer to help me train my new puppy, Trooper. She does an initial private behavior consultation for $125 and charges $95 an hour for private training. A reminder, I am still raising money to cover final expenses from my dog, Charlie's passing and costs to adopt and train my new dog, Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for more dental work--I get my stitches out from my oral surgery tomorrow. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community! Thanks to my friends, family and fans for helping me raise $750 so far!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

OVER-GIVING, SCARCITY AND ABUNDANCE
Do you ever feel like you are over-giving? Mbali warned me in the beginning of this project to watch out for the tendency to over-give and I think in the past few weeks I have fallen into this pattern. "Giving does not mean giving so much that you feel depleted or deprive yourself of the things you need for basic survival," warned Mbali. "In fact over-giving is a red flag that you are operating from the energy of scarcity rather than abundance." What about you? Do you ever over-give? Comment on this post and tell me about it. Learn more about Mbali Creazzo at http://www.ourdivinemedicine.com

FUN FLASHBACK LINKS FROM THE 29GIFTS.org ARCHIVES:
MS Society 2008: www.nationalmssociety.org A talk that I gave at the 2008 National MS Society Conference in Chicago. I was still writing the 29 Gifts book. This was the first of many speaking engagements to raise awareness and funds for the MS Society.
https://www.facebook.com/29Gifts/videos/1058080526072/

Today Show 2009--The story that started it all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5f6UrmJBmE

Oprah article 2009--one of many articles!
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/cami-walkers-29-gifts/

MS & Me Podcast Interview 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndPvtZdIcE&t=2447s

GREAT GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? Direct Message me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I invite you to join our new 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.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 29
My co-writer, Angel Stork, and I still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new stories from me. 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 @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools. Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: FINDING FREEDOM
June 22, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

HAPPY FLASHBACK FRIDAY
Giving consciously each day leads to a sense of freedom. Some people use the 29-Day Giving Challenge as a way to declutter their homes and lives. When Mbali gave me the 29 Gifts Prescription, she encouraged me to give at least one thing I felt I could not live without. How can you push yourself out of your comfort zone and dig deep to give today?

I poked around in the 29 Gifts archives and found some good Friday Flashback links.
Today Show 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5f6UrmJBmE
https://www.today.com/popculture/month-giving-helped-her-deal-ms-wbna33451017

Oprah.com article 2009
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/cami-walkers-29-gifts

MS & Me Interview 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndPvtZdIcE&t=2447s

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I invite you to join our new 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 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 back in 2009.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE GIVE?
I am raising money to cover final expenses from my dog, Charlie's passing and costs to adopt and train my new dog, Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for $10,000 worth of dental work. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community! Thanks to my friends, family and fans for helping me raise $725 so far! https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GREAT GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 29
My co-writer, Angel Stork, and I still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new stories from me. 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 @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools. Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
29 Gifts - The Video that Started it All
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http://www.YouCanHaveWhatYouWant.com I was so inspired by this story that I decided to join the 29 Gifts project. My gift was to post an inspirational video ...
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Good Giving Weekly: POST-OP REPORT
June 16, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

PROGRESS REPORT
Last week’s mediation with Kevin, my son’s father, and my parents went well. We agreed on some changes for Henry’s visitation schedule to give his dad more visitation in Denver and I get to see Henry when he is here. This means I don’t need to make a trip to Kimball, Nebraska where my parents have custody of Henry every month. The trip is physically and emotionally exhausting. Kevin and Henry came over to my apartment last Sunday and we went swimming. It was a nice day.

My first oral surgery on June 14th has left me so swollen and sore, I can’t talk, eat or rest easily. Two teeth were removed; one impacted wisdom tooth on my lower right side and my upper left canine. I have stitches in both places that can’t be removed until June 28th. Eating is painful, even with the retainer with a fake tooth in it. My periodontist had to do a large bone graft on the upper jaw because I don’t have enough bone to anchor an implant. I will be toothless for several months while I heal.

CAN YOU HELP?
I am raising money to cover final expenses from my dog, Charlie's passing and costs to adopt and train my new dog, Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for $10,000 worth of dental work. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community! Thanks to my friends, family and fans for helping me raise $750 so far! https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

GREAT GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Thank you to Eileen Bradley of http://www.sacredcircleart.com for sponsoring our latest giveaway. Please send prayers to Eileen, who is fighting breast cancer. Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I invite you to join our new 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 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 back in 2009.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 29
My co-writer, Angel Stork, and I still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new stories from me. 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 @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools. Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Good Giving Weekly: MINDFUL MONDAY
June 4, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

I WOKE UP WITH AN EMOTIONAL HANGOVER YESTERDAY.
Happy Mindful Monday. God has gifted me with a sunny, blue-skyed day in Denver. I am so grateful I woke up in a good mood because Sunday was a different story. I had Blender Brain all day and night Saturday and only slept two hours. I was ruminating about a lot of things. Lately life has been all take and no give.

First there is the June 7 mediation about visitation for my son Henry. The video-chat is with a lawyer, my parents who have custody in Kimball, Nebraska and my second husband, Kevin, who also lives in Denver. We have been separated for five years. Kevin wants Henry to start kindergarten and live during the week in Denver. My parents and I disagree. Henry is happy, healthy and deeply rooted in Nebraska. He went to pre-schooI and did really well and is already registered and excited for Kindergarten.

I was also very sad to find out that a friend of mine who has been clean for a year relapsed on heroin last week. Then someone new to recovery came over to pick me up for coffee Saturday night and he showed up drunk.

ANOTHER BIG STRESSOR IS MY UPCOMING ORAL SURGERY- June 14
I will be under IV sedation for the 3-hour procedure. Dr Kim, my Periodontist, will can extract two problem teeth--one wisdom tooth and my upper left canine tooth. Then they do bone grafting on the front, which takes several months to heal before an implant can be put in eventually. In the meantime, they are making me a retainer with a temporary tooth they call a “flipper.” I have no dental insurance and the total cost for the year of procedures is over $10,000. I will get a prescription for pain pills, which scares me a little. I will need to stay close to Susie (my sponsor) and other close friends from my 12-Step Meetings. I have no dental insurance and live off of a fixed disability income in a city that is too expensive for me to afford to live.

All of this drama has triggered my own NUTZ’SO ADDICTIVE TENDENCIES. I have been romancing the idea of having a margarita to beat the stress and heat and numb out a little. The problem is I usually don’t stop at one. I was a binge drinker and usually drinking made be break out in hard drugs like cocaine or opiates.

KICKING INTO SELF CARE MODE
I am stepping up my 12-step meetings and indulging in serious self-care to remedy all of this insanity. I see both my Neurologist and Psychiatrist this week and my counselor next Monday. I have been taking Trooper on long walks every morning after coffee with my Russian friend and neighbor Helina. She makes amazing Turkish coffee and has a small Terrier named Holmes who gets along well with Trooper. I am teaching her English and she is teaching me Russian.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE GIVE TODAY?
I am raising money to cover final expenses from my dog, Charlie's passing and costs to adopt and train my new dog, Trooper so he is a registered service dog. I also need help covering costs for my dental work. Please chip in what you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

MAY GREAT GIVEAWAY WINNER
Congrats to www.29gifts.org member, Janine Vogt. She won the Balance Mandala Print. Thank you to Eileen Bradley of www.sacredcircleart.com for sponsoring our latest giveaway. Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
I invite you to join our new 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 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 back in 2009.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 29
My co-writer, Angel Stork, and I still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new sample stories. 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 @camiwalker29 and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools. Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details.

Good Giving!

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Good Giving Weekly: SEEKING SUPPORT
May 17, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,
Trooper was neutered and chipped yesterday. He is not a happy camper. It was part of the terms of his adoption from www.doggydogworldrescue.com. Now he is curled up in his case next to me wearing a little newborn baby outfit to cover his incision because he is a licker. He HATES the cone they gave me to put around his neck. The baby pajamas work better. I just tried to lure him out with a treat and he yelped in pain when he moved. I gave him his pain medicine so I hope it helps soon. Reminder, I am trying to raise $2,300 to Train Trooper to be a service dog and begin some extensive dental work for me. Please contribute 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
I invite you to join our new 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 our Community Team, 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 back in 2009. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

MAY 29 GREAT GIVEAWAY
Thank you to Eileen Bradley of http://www.sacredcircleart.com for sponsoring our Giveaway. Win a beautiful Balance Mandala Print by commenting in our Great Giveaway Discussion Forum by May 28, 2018. Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 29
We still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new sample stories. 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 @camiwalker29 and Instagram 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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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: HELP WANTED
May 11, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,
I am the mother of a 7-month-old chihuahua named Trooper. He is potty trained and learning new things everyday. He came from http://www.doggydogworldrescue.com. He is four pounds of love, chews on everything and runs around my apartment like the tasmanian devil. Yesterday he pulled a houdini. I left him at my upstairs neighbor’s apartment to play with her dog while we went grocery shopping. When we got home a man was standing outside my apartment building with Trooper in his arms. My pup was wandering around crying in the parking lot. I have no idea how he got down off the second floor balcony. I am trying to raise funds to get Trooper training to be a service dog. I also need some extensive dental work done. Please contribute 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
I invite you to join our new 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 our Community Team, 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 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 29
We still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new sample stories. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

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.

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

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 @camiwalker29 and Instagram 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: LONELINESS
April 27, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

CAMI’S MESSAGE:
Thank you for the prayers, positive energy and compassion as I grieve the loss of Charlie, my beloved chihuahua. I have had a heavy heart and felt deeply lonely since Charlie was euthanized Friday, April 13. I believe a new companion dog will help me heal, so I have begun the search. I have been in Kimball, Nebraska visiting my son, Henry Zane, and my parents for the last week. I go back to Denver today. Please send prayers for safe travels.

The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness and isolation are common obstacles. I heard someone recently say that isolation is going into the dark room alone to develop your own negatives. To be happy, we need intimate bonds; we need to be able to confide, we need to feel like we belong, we need to be able to get and give support. In fact, strong relationships are key — perhaps the key — to a happy life. Of course, being alone and being lonely aren’t the same. Loneliness feels draining, distracting, upsetting and isolating; desired solitude feels peaceful, creative and restorative.

While in Nebraska, I connected with a woman named Marci from Carpenter, Wyoming who runs a rescue for puppy mill dogs. She brought five female dogs to meet me, but I did not feel comfortable taking one because the dogs have not been socialized or trained. These poor mama dogs made cry they were so badly abused. At the mill, they were kept in cages with nine females and one male to keep them pregnant and most of them have never even seen grass or the sun.

HELP WANTED
I invite you to join our new 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on the site. If you are interested in joining our Community Team, DM me or 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 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 29
We still need stories for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, 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. Get submission guidelines and read a sample story. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? DM me for details about sponsoring a giveaway.

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Make a financial gift to help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page for details. 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 @camiwalker29 and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Flower Power Give
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WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I FINISH MY #29Gifts?
Review your month and take notice of the changes you see in the quality of your thinking. Are you more positive? Have you noticed a ripple effect from any of your gifts? Many 29 Givers start again at Day One and keep giving because it makes us feel good. I invite you to join our 29 Gifts Community Team and help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on the site. 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 my story about my first Flower Power Give in Hollywood in 2008 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give Comment on this post or DM me if you are interested.

I also encourage you to write a story for my second book, 29 Life Lessons. Get Submission Guidelines: http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108
Flower Power Give
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My Flower Power Give started at the flower store.
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