This week the focus is on Kathryn Walton. Kathryn has been a regular contributor to the Women Howling at the Moon community for around eighteen months - often in person whenever she can (a round trip of some three hours, I'd estimate) and regularly via the Women Howling Facebook membership group where her thoughtful and insightful posts on the month's theme are much appreciated.
A vision to inform and inspire women
Kathryn is a Mental Health Social Worker based in Warwick, regional Queensland.
Her vision is to inform and inspire communities, particularly women, to be proactive in their mental health care by making healthy lifestyle choices that impact positively on themselves, their families, networks, workplaces and the wider community.
Her ultimate parallel universe
Discovering mountain biking as life’s ultimate parallel universe in her middle age, Kathryn uses Daisy Spoke Blog to connect, inspire and self-empower women.
She integrates her love of physical exercise, family, nature, gardening and creative arts with her professional background in mental health social work to facilitate change with individuals, groups and communities of women who are committed to living life to the full.
Above: Kathryn Walton of Condamine Assist.
Kathryn’s private practice Condamine Assist is based in Warwick on the Southern Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia where she also offers women’s mentoring programs, personal growth and professional development workshops, and counselling sessions.
Connecting with Kathryn
Empowered Women workshop
I recommend Kathryn's insightful and gently humorous blog Daisy Spoke where she writes about empowerment, overcoming her fear - AND taking on mountain bike riding in situations that sure do require courage. For example, "Taking a Crack at Chicks in the Sticks" is her delightful post on what it took and what happened when she took on a recent challenge of riding in a big group event.
You might also catch up with Kathryn through our Facebook group, and at a future Women Howling at the Moon event.
Thoughts about Women Howling at the Moon
"Some of the best choices I've ever made in my life have been to join in the monthly "Women Howling at the Moon" dinners and participating in Chris's "Unstoppable Women" and "Momentum" programs! This community of inspiring women shares a genuine desire to live life to the full, to make conscious choices about striving towards your vision, and to be present with each other at a deep level through the struggles and the successes. This is my tribe :)".
Next Women Howling at the Moon event
For women in the Brisbane region, the next Women Howling at the Moon in September: Setting Bold (and Beautiful) Boundaries. Wednesday 14 September, 6 pm - 9.30 pm, Union St Cafe, Spring Hill Brisbane. Click here to book now. Bookings end Saturday 11 September. (Pre-booking essential.)
Kathryn with Chris Henderson and Kristy Holden at a Women Howling at the Moon gathering earlier this year.