CIW’s Book Club welcomes author Byron Katie

By Lt. Richard Montes, AA/PIO

CIW BOOK CLUB PHOTOWhen Warden (A) Kimberly Hughes established a book club for the inmate population at the California Institution for Women, the first book chosen was “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life,” by Byron Katie.

The book is a motivational self-evaluative method of choosing to turn negative thoughts into positive strengths.

Ms. Katie visited the institution on April 7 to speak to the more than 130 inmates and several staff members who had read the book club selection.

Warden Hughes’ goal is to find other authors who are willing to speak to the CIW Book Club members about their books.

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2 Responses

  1. Byron Katie Monday, April 14, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Hi, Kimberly,
    Loved our time together and thank you for such wonderful hospitality. I am wishing all of your prison ladies freedom from the inside. Please send them my love.
    Loving what is you and your book club project,
    BK

  2. Bertha Monday, April 14, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    Great Success to all of you! Truly a positive impact and instrumental in changing lives, one book at a time!

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