Author Archives: marionpatterson

About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!

Worth Doing Well

For several weeks I have struggled with a matter concerning a labyrinth. Finally, I stepped away from the situation.  Yet, my distress continues.  So, in an attempt to be philosophical and move away from raw emotions here is where I … Continue reading

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High Summer Walks

Summer in the prairie is a great time to walk. Continue reading

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Duluth OWAA Labyrinth Walk

Duluth, MN, is home to at least three labyrinths all registered on The Labyrinth Locator page of The Labyrinth Society’s website. For the past few years I have led walks for Outdoor Writers of American Association members and spouses/partners.  The … Continue reading

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1080 Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth Rising

“To every thing there is a season.” The past few years I have been dismayed at how the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth prairie grasses have taken over the seven circuit Classical labyrinth we designed and created in the front yard.  And, … Continue reading

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2016 Labyrinths

Check out Winding Pathways for a blog on labyrinths I visited and walked in 2016. I am always surprised at how many labyrinths I actually go to in a year.  Always is my favorite at Regis Middle School in Cedar … Continue reading

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Mercury in Retrograde, Maybe there is Something to It.

Computers and relationships have similarities.  They are shining examples of communication, are complicated and can be imperfect. Take computers.Things move along swimmingly for weeks then, like over the weekend, tasks I’ve done lots of times suddenly don’t work. My inclination is … Continue reading

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When Words Fail

Labyrinths help when words fail. This year’s election chaos and numbing November leave many dispirited.  So, the opportunities to walk a labyrinth seem to help folks ground, center and keep breathing – ease, grace, joy, empowerment. How gratifying when I … Continue reading

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