There's been quite a bit of buzz about 29Gifts in the media and the blogosphere. January 2010:
Operation New You:Focus on others.
Whether volunteering or donating money, most people realize how important it is to give back to the
community. But for Los Angeles resident Cami Walker, 36, who was
diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, giving to others completely
changed her life—and her health.Read the Full Article
December 2009: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
: Wellness - Focus on Positives
Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center said:
Cami’s message echoes the truth that generosity of the heart is designed into the very fabric of our being. Reading 29 Gifts makes it obvious that each one of us, right where we are,
November 30, 2009:
surrounded with exactly what we have, is a perfect vehicle of givingness. Her intimate story, and those of others,
illuminates how the power of giving is where genuine healing, meaning, and
happiness are found.
In Month of Giving, a Healthy Reward -- in The New York Times
again! "“My first reaction was that I thought it was an insane idea,” Ms. Walker said. “But it has given me a more positive outlook on life. It’s about stepping outside of your own story long enough to make a connection with someone else.”
And science appears to back her up. “There’s no question that it gives life a greater meaning when we make this kind of shift in the direction of others and get away from our own self-preoccupation and problems,” said Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a co-author of “Why Good Things Happen to Good People” (Broadway, 2007). “But it also seems to be the case that there is an underlying biology involved in all this.”
You can read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/health/01well.html?_r=2&emc=eta1
June 1, 2009:
The 29 Gifts book was mentioned in the NEW YORK TIMES
Kathryn Popoff, vice president for the trade division at Borders Group, said she and her buyers were excited about 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life, by Cami Walker..."
You can read the full article here BookExpo America: What to Read
29GIFTS ON DARYNKAGAN.COM
29Gifts is featured in this story on DarynKagan.com
. Daryn Kagan was a CNN anchor for many years before she launched her own e-cast called Show the World What's Possible
. She shares all inspiring news, all the time. Watch the story. It's awesome.
29GIFTS ON TALK RADIO AND PODCASTS
I was Interviewed by Alice Moore for Energy Talk Radio's 'Coffee Meditations
' in May 2009.
There's a great Blog Talk Radio segment on Joe Rumbolo's show
broadcast on 11/6/08.
Tranquility Du Jour Podast
with Kimberly Wilson 11/2/08
Big Vision Podcast
Britt Bravo was the first blogger to break the 29Gifts story several months ago. She recently interviewed Cami about 29Gifts for her Big Vision Podcast
. There's also a transcript of the interview up on Britt's blog, Have Fun * Do Good
, if you prefer to read instead of listen.
Glow with the Flow
BlogTalk Radio Show 10/24/08
Elysia Skye and I had a blast talking with Sheryl on Glow with the Flow.
Heath and Harmony
Blogtalk Radio show
There's a 20-minute interview with Cami Walker, 29Gifts Founder, here on Heath and Harmony
Blogtalk Radio. The segment with Cami begins at minute 59 if you want to "fast forward" through the first segment with Stephen Lewis.
29GIFTS ARTICLES AND PROFILES
March 2009: Ode Magazine
mentioned us in their blog and ezine.
March 2009: The German Version of COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE
Feb 25, 2009: Fellow 29Giver, Lisa Germinsky
, wrote a great article about the giving challenge that is featured on TONIC.COM
. Love the title: Me, Me, Me!... Oh, You?
December 20, 2008: Carolyn Kepcher mentioned 29Gifts briefly in her NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
29Gifts is featured in the December Issue of PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE
in the UK.
The PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
ran a great story about 29Gifts on Thanksgiving Day, 2008.
Fellow 29Gifter Leslie Dinaberg
wrote a great article at 29Gifts.org
for the SANTA BARBARA DAILY SOUND
29Gifts is the Delicious Idea of the Month for November 2008 in SKIRT MAGAZINE
The NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
recently profiled 29Gifts on their website. The Nebraska Chapter of the MS Society ran a two page spread on 29Gifts in their printed newsletter. Cami Walker spoke at the National MS Society Convention on 11/7/08. Watch the speech here.
Find more videos like this on 29-Day Giving Challenge
Here's a lovely article about 29 Gifts in the SF GATE,
which is the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle. Finding My Religion: Woman with MS is helped by Giving 29 Gifts in 29 Days
by David Miller
We recently made the DAILY GOOD email newsletter from charityfocus.org
. This is one of the most respected kindness movements on the planet with more than 91,000 subscribers to their newsletter.
The 29Gifts video was recently picked up by ITSAGOODDAY.ORG
-- a wonderful site that posts videos about "everyday people doing extraordinary things."
We were recently featured in the JUST JOAN column in the SONOMA VALLEY SUN
, wrote a great story for UR CHICAGO MAGAZINE