Sanctuary Cove Labyrinth

 My Story of Breast Cancer and My Journey with the Labyrinth -
How I Came to Have a Relationship with the Labyrinth

          In 1999, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I used guided imagery with the image of a tiger devouring my mutant cells as one way to help the treatment process of chemotherapy and radiation. I continue using the image of the tiger today. When I completed the medical treatment, I felt vulnerable and unsettled. I sought something more.

          It was no coincidence that Trinity Episcopal Cathedral was dedicating their beautiful Chartres Style 11-Circuit Labyrinth on New Year’s Eve of 2000. I went to the dedication ceremony and made an internal commitment to walk the labyrinth once a week for the following year. Although I first heard about the labyrinth in the early nineties, during that year I developed a love relationship with the labyrinth and have used it in many of my workshops and teachings since.

          As my practice transitioned, I decided to seek training and become an Advanced Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. You can find out more about Veriditas at

          I now offer multiple workshops which include Labyrinth walks as well as speak and teach about the labyrinth, helping churches, organizations, medical facilities, schools and correctional facilities integrate the labyrinth into their healing paradigms for those they serve.

          For my clients, I often send them to to find a labyrinth near them. I encourage clients to incorporate this practice of walking meditation as a method to help calm their anxiety, fear, and give them a sense of peace and direction.

          I am an Episcopalian with a diverse and rich background in many other traditions, such as Buddhism as a philosophy and Native American Earth practices. If you are feeling lost or disorientated on your path and want a safe conversation as to what your next step might be, do not hesitate to reach out for a session to explore your spirituality.

          There are several Labyrinth styles besides the Chartres above. Another most familiar one is the Classical or seven-circuit Labyrinth.