29 Gifts

29 Gifts

How A Month of Giving Can Change your Life

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts how the author was advised to focus her attention on others as part of her therapy after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, describing the transformative benefits of giving gifts that inspired her to create the online 29-Day Giving Challenge to help others to renew life energy.

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

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

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


How a healer’s unusual prescription for a young woman struggling with multiple sclerosis?to give 29 gifts in 29 days?renewed her energy for life


Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2009
ISBN: 9780738213569
073821356X
Characteristics: xxix, 226 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Twenty-nine gifts

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karolka Oct 26, 2016

Great book! can change your life!

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DaybreakNewsDiva
Sep 18, 2016

Ms. Walker's concept is excellent. I laud her for presenting herself in a raw, truthful way, especially in light of her medical battles. No doubt she and those who have committed to "29 Gifts" have made a most positive and welcome change in our world.

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ilikeitrainy
Aug 21, 2012

I think this would be a GREAT book club read! I may suggest it for mine.

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