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29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life

by Walker, Cami.

Format: Large Print 2010
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
Available (11)
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Bethel Park Public Library Large Print LP 155.23 WA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.23 WA
 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library Large Print LP 155.232 WAL
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.232 WAL
 
 
Brentwood Library Large Print LARGE PRINT 155.232 Walker
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LARGE PRINT 155.232 Walker
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library Large Print LARGE PRINT 155.23 WAL
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LARGE PRINT 155.23 WAL
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Large print nonfiction LP 155.232 Walk
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Large print nonfiction
 
Call Number  LP 155.232 Walk
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction LP 155.2 WALKER
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  LP 155.2 WALKER
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Large Print LP 155.232 WAL
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Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.232 WAL
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Non-Fiction Large Print LP 155.23 WALKER 2010 CRAFTON 3/11
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Non-Fiction Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.23 WALKER 2010 CRAFTON 3/11
 
 
Penn Hills Library Large Print LP 155.232 WAL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.232 WAL
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Large Print LP 155.232 WAL 2010
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP 155.232 WAL 2010
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Large Print LARGE PRINT 155.232 W
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LARGE PRINT 155.232 W
 
 
Summary
One month after her wedding day, thirty-three-year-old Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and the life she knew changed forever. Cami was soon in and out of L.A.s emergency rooms with alarming frequency as she battled the neurological condition that left her barely able to walk and put enormous stress on her marriage. Each day brought new negative thoughts: Im going to end up in a wheelchair. Marks probably going to leave me. My life is over. Why did this have to happen to me? Then, as a remedy for her condition, Cami received an uncommon prescription from a friend, an African medicine woman named Mbali Creazzo: Give away 29 gifts in 29 days. By giving, Mbali told her, you are focusing on what you have to offer others, inviting more abundance into your life. The gifts, she said, could be anything, but their giving had to be both authentic and mindful. At least one gift needed to be something she felt was scarce in her life. 29 Gifts is Camis poignant and unforgettable story of embracing the natural process of giving and receiving. Many of her gifts were simplea phone call, spare change, even a Kleenex. Yet the acts of kindness were transformative.By Day 29, not only had her health and happiness turned around, but she had also embarked on creating a worldwide giving movement. Including personal essays from members of the 29 Gifts.org online community whose lives changed for the better after taking the Challenge, 29 Gifts shows just how a simple, daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Just a month after her wedding, 31-year-old Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; two years later, she was bitter, isolated, and addicted to both pain medication and self-pity. In need of help beyond drug detox, Cami takes the advice of a South African healer: give away something every day, for 29 days. Walker soon learns that being mindful of giving also means being open to gifts from others, and that gratefulness and mutual generosity is the key to a better, more rewarding life. Glimpses into Walker's day-to-day difficulties-work, family life, constant therapeutic treatment and addiction recovery among them-crop up among the stories of her daily gifts, grounding the work (based on Walker's Web site) in personal details. But the meat, an admirable reworking of The Secret (in that it should actually help someone, at least gift recipients), speaks largely to those already initiated into the cult of positivity. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Altruism -- Psychological aspects.
Helping behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Generosity -- Psychological aspects.
Conduct of life.
Multiple sclerosis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Large type books.
Publisher [United States?] :Read How You Want,2010
Other Titles Twenty-nine gifts
Language English
Notes "16 EasyRead large."
Description xxxi, 329 pages (large print) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781458746986
1458746984
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