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Cami Walker ( Full Profile | follr.me/CamiWalker )
29Gifts founder/author/activist/dreamer
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I am a author, artist, healer and entrepreneur. I live with my dog, charlie in Denver, Colorado. I am the author of the New York Times Bestselling book 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving can Change Your Life. I worked in advertising for "the big boys" for a long time, helping companies who already have millions of dollars make millions more. Now my focus is on being the Chief Evangelist for the 29 Gifts movement. For interviews or other inquiries, contact camillaswalker@gmail.com or call 720-285-6783.

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SEPTEMBER GREAT GIVEAWAY
Scarlet Ravin’s new book Follow the Medicine: Awakening Self-Empowerment is available for purchase tomorrow! You can win your own copy by commenting on the Great Giveaway discussion string. Simply post your comment prior to September 28th. The winner will be announced on September’s Day of Giving September 29th.
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As we welcome fall, we would like to focus this week’s giving on a happy harvest. If you have a job that allows you to provide for your family and self, say a prayer of thanksgiving and consider sharing a gift of gratitude with those at your work. If there is someone who provides you with an abundance of support, show you gratitude for them in a letter or message. Has a particularly special blessing found its way into your life? Love? Friendship? Support? Be sure to find a way to say thanks for the abundance it has brought to your life and be sure to reap the good of giving for those who are in need of their own happy harvest.

Consider sharing in your harvest of blessings with those in need as well. Most local groceries stores have a donation bin for food pantries or charities. Drop in an item when picking up your own food goods. A number of retailers are collecting donations at this time to help in the relief efforts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Say, “yes,” to donating a dollar when you check out. Spread the bounty of blessings with your gift. Comment here and tell us what you love about the bounty of fall.
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CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS

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 and personal essay, 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.

The following nine “Slices of Life” categories will be used as sections to help organize the content for the reader. In addition to moving “real life” giving stories, each book section will include prescriptive giving tips and creative "lessons" to help readers more fully open to the natural reciprocity of the universe.
*Personal Growth and Self Love
*Health and Well-being
*Creativity and Self Expression
*Calling and Career
*Abundance and Wealth
*Family and Friendship
*Love and Romance
*Spiritual Growth
*Community Connections

Future books could be rolled out from each category, each with a collection of personal essays, netting a total of nine additional titles in a series.

Cami Walker founded the www.29Gifts.org movement in 2008. She lives in Denver, Colorado with Charlie, her 5-pound rescue dog. Her writing has appeared in O magazine, Oprah.com, Women’s World, Psychology Today and others. Walker was interviewed on the Today Show, NPR, and many podcasts.

For 29 Life Lessons, Walker will collaborate with co-writer Angel Stork, an original member and contributor to www.29gifts.org. Stork has been a spiritual teacher and coach for 30 years. She is a published author and blogger living in Northern California.

How to Submit:
Sign up at www.29gifts.org and post your 2,000-word personal essay in the "Great Giving Stories for Inspiration" discussion category. Please also email your submission to 29angels@gmail.com.

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“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi
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Tap Into Your Prayer Power
Prayer is a simple and effective tool for relieving anxiety, stress and dis-ease in your mind, body and spirit. I think of prayer as my way of talking to God. Meditation is how I practice deep listening for divine direction.

Prayer connects us to the collective creative conscious and helps us tap into powerful healing energy. When confused or unsure of my next step, I pray and wait for the answers to come from divine inspiration. I am given the gift if insight if I am patient and listen for the spirit-centered response to my concerns or questions.

I also use prayers as intervention for negative thought patterns.

I love the Serenity Prayer and use it every morning in my prayer and meditation practice. I find myself repeating it throughout my day when feeling overwhelmed.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Another favorite of mine is the Prayer of Saint Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me
bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

Do you have a prayer request?
We have a Prayer Cafe Discussion on www.29gifts.org. You can post your prayer needs and respond to other member's requests for support. Also feel free to post your favorite prayers and meditation tips.
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Enjoy this post from my Psychology Today blog
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-your-give/200908/giving-in-down-times

I am having many sleepless nights recently. I see a new psychiatrist on tuesday. I am praying she will have ideas to improve my rest. Tonight I am going to try this meditation
https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/yoga-nidra-sleep
Giving in Down Times
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Running on empty? Try doing something for someone else.
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MS and Me podcast. Give it a listen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndPvtZdIcE
MS & Me Radio Cami Walker author of 29 Gifts
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Welcome to MS & Me! where we discuss the day to day living with MS, treatments, nutrition, fitness, and coping skills with fellow MSers from around the globe...
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Giving Gratitude
When I am feeling down in the dumps, it helps me to write a gratitude list. I write down five things I am thankful for. I have a few friends who I text these lists back and forth with.

I have been working on my rocks for Giving Rocks Day on August 29th. I couldn't wait to start. I gave a gratitude rock to Richard, my new physical therapist on Tuesday. He is also doing acupuncture for me at my house in Denver, Colorado. I pray Richard will help me get my pain, anxiety and insomnia under control and reduce the amount of medication I am taking. It is hard for me to function right now because I am very uncomfortable in my body and mind. So grateful my Medicare covers these services. I gave two rocks yesterday, one to my psychiatrist and one to the my social worker/therapist. Check out some of my rocks here: http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Album/10035

I am excited to give away Mitch Goldfarb's signed book. Comment on the Great Giveaway Discussion by August 28th. The winner will be announcement on the 29th. Comment here to enter to win.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Event/47

I am also grateful for our awesome community manager, Melanie Peters. Connect with her here
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/MemberProfile/245672

Comment on this post and tell me one thing you are grateful for today.
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Cami, best of luck to you in your treatment with Richard. It sounds like he was a perfect candidate to receive a Giving Rock! Thank you for your kind shout out. I love connecting with other members of the 29 Gifts Community.
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Giving Gratitude
When I am feeling down in the dumps, it helps me to write a gratitude list. I write down five things I am thankful for. I have a few friends who I text these lists back and forth with.

I have been working on my rocks for Giving Rocks Day on August 29th. I couldn't wait to start. I gave a gratitude rock to Richard, my new physical therapist on Tuesday. He is also doing acupuncture for me at my house in Denver, Colorado. I pray Richard will help me get my pain, anxiety and insomnia under control and reduce the amount of medication I am taking. It is hard for me to function right now because I am very uncomfortable in my body and mind. So grateful my Medicare covers these services. I gave two rocks yesterday, one to my psychiatrist and one to the my social worker/therapist. Check out some of my rocks here: http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Album/10035

I am excited to give away Mitch Goldfarb's signed book. Comment on the Great Giveaway Discussion by August 28th. The winner will be announcement on the 29th. Comment here to enter to win.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Event/47

I am also grateful for our awesome community manager, Melanie Peters. Connect with her here
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/MemberProfile/245672

Comment on this post and tell me one thing you are grateful for today.
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[Via Follr.com] Give one thing away each day for 29 days. Share your stories about how it impacts your life to focus on giving. Join the 29-Day Giving Challenge community today. Why? Because to see the world change, we have to do something to change the world. Plus, the best way to attract abundance into your life is to be in a perpetual state of giving and gratitude. Be an important part of the global giving movement that inspires more generosity on our planet.
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IN LOVE
poem by Cami Walker

Be your dream. Each day.
Find it inside yourself.
Sitting quietly. Waiting.
To be unleashed
in a wild, hurling frenzy of
Fun. Excitement. Joy.
Truth finds you
in the silence,
in the illuminating darkness
inside your belly.
The soft centered woman
you are
is in love --
with herself,
with her body,
with her life.
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So sweet and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
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