Nice to meet you, I’m Kate.
For as long as I can remember, I have created ways to gather my friends and family together; to have fun, to learn something new, to spend time together and to create memories. I had a blast with my kid’s birthday parties, I arranged a book club for my friends, I even tried to stage a performance of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” in 7th grade.
Like many of you, I had a vision of what my life would be. For the most part, it’s pretty close, marriage, children, family. But life also has a way of throwing curve balls. For me, one of those came in 1999, after the birth of my second daughter, when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis, and then again in 2003 when I was diagnosed with Lupus.
So picture me, in a city far from home, away from family, with a husband who travelled and two babies under the age of 3. To say I was feeling stressed is an understatement. I spent years trying to make it all work. I felt guilty, which was a product of my perceived failures. Each day was full of pain, frustration and extreme fatigue. I had stopped living. I was just surviving from one day to the next.
By 2010, I had just about given up on life being anything more than, “just getting by,” when I discovered Soul Restoration by Melody Ross. Practicing Soul Restoration soothed me, led me to the truth, and left me feeling renewed and alive. For the first time in a long time, I began to dream about what was now possible. I began to dream about empowering others using Soul Restoration. I wanted to create for others the same renewed sense of self I was experiencing. That is how Gather was born.
As a Certified Instructor of Soul Restoration, I have the honor of sharing this beautiful curriculum with you through workshops and retreats. Take a moment to look around.
If you are are interested in even more opportunities to grow and restore, Check out Brave Girl University, and their tremendous selection of online content
If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to meeting you, in the meantime, I’ll be saving a spot for you!
Kate Barton, Founder of Gather LLC