Book’s positive message
Kylie Welch can’t say it was easy completing her new book.
Welch, a Porirua Justice of the Peace and celebrant, was fit and healthy until a virus badly affected her immune system in 2013.
She was told by her doctor to take six months off work. Though she knew she had to rest, the prospect of not working for that long was daunting.
As the months passed, Welch noticed her thought patterns had become increasingly negative and that she had slipped into what she now calls ‘‘sickness thinking’’.
About four months into her sick leave, a character on a TV programme mentioned that the way people think leads them into happiness or depression.
Welch said she realised how damaging her thoughts had become and how they were hindering her journey back to wellness.
She called it a ‘‘lightbulb moment’’ and it led her back to better health, and to her new book, Changing Trains of Thought.
‘‘Her thoughts were hindering her journey back to wellness.
Since writing the book, she has enjoyed watching her readers thrive.
One reader noticed a big improvement in her life, particularly with her self-esteem.
Welch is planning a joint book launch/workshop day on Saturday, July 9, starting with a two-hour workshop for the first 20 to book. Three other workshops will follow on that day, focusing on different ages – adults, young adults, youth and children 8-13.
The book launch will be held that evening.
The book is on sale at Stella Creations at the Porirua MegaCentre and on Welch’s website. To book a place in one of the workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit – kyliewelch.com. The workshops cost $20.