Labyrinths and Grieving

Labyrinth Project at Life Forest

I am excited to announce a volunteer labyrinth design and construction project in collaboration with Life Forest in Hillsborough, NH. (Learn more about Life Forest)

We are about to begin the process of clearing land. The site has been changed and will now be just off the path before the river and hiking trails. (as of July 3, 2023)

If you’d like to volunteer to help with this project, please don’t hesitate to contact me!


Labyrinth – Walking Meditation

Labyrinths have been used for centuries as a tool to help people explore their feelings. They provide an opportunity to take a thoughtful journey of self-reflection, which can be especially beneficial for those who are grieving and looking for a way to process their feelings. A labyrinth is not a maze — it is different in that it contains only one path that guides the individual through winding turns and twists. As you make your way along the path, you will encounter themes related to emotional topics such as grief, loss, sadness, and confusion. This provides an opportunity to gain insight into these difficult feelings in order to first be with them, and then perhaps work through them more effectively.

Meditative activities such as walking labyrinths can be practiced alone or in groups, depending on what feels best for each individual’s needs. Many people who are grieving find comfort in the slow and steady steps along the path, while others benefit from having others support them during their time of exploration.

Using a labyrinth does not make your grief go away, but rather, it offers an opportunity for self-discovery and healing by allowing yourself time for thoughtfulness, reflection, and inner exploration of your loss. Walking a labyrinth can make all the difference in helping you understand yourself better so that healing can begin.

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