My name is Kat Barton and Guiding Zephyr is a collection of ramblings about my journey as an engaged parent and spirited mother, and my efforts to live an authentic life as a thirty-something year old woman in today’s topsy-turvy world. It brings together my research and reflections on topics such as education, natural parenting, healthy eating and conscious living, and includes stories, videos, recipes and occasional poems.
While the modern world often encourages us to separate out our lives into its distinct parts (mother/lover/employee/friend/writer/activist), I feel inspired to write this blog as one way of integrating the different parts of me.
All the writing here is my own but in keeping with a spirit of collaborative learning and collective growth, I have borrowed good ideas from others and shared any useful resources I have encountered. Feel free to leave comments and musings below my posts but if you would like to contact me directly, please email me at kat.b[at]talk21.com
The photo above shows me with my loving, thoughtful, funny and annoyingly talented partner Nathan and our baby son Zephyr, looking down on our home below. We are based in Somerset, England where I spend most of my time guiding Zephyr and the remainder wondering how best to navigate the quandaries of life in the 21st century.