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29 gifts how a month of giving can change your life

by Walker, Cami.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2009 2009
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Summary
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. 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.
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 Walker, Cami Health
Altruism
Generosity
Multiple sclerosis Patients
Self-Improvement
Nonfiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland :Blackstone Publishing2009
2009
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Twenty-nine gifts
Contributors Gilbert, Tavia.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781441734471
9781481553667
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