Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost
















On my path I can go to the deeper depths of who I am.

~ Carlos Arturo Smith
















Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.











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About Phyllis K. Kennemer

Labyrinth Facilitator

Change Coach Phyllis Kennemer,  Loveland, ColoradoPhyllis has experienced many changes in her life which has been filled with unexpected challenges and unanticipated pleasures..

The labyrinth as a metaphor for the journey of life resonated with Phyllis immediately when she began research for an article in Healing Path/Bella Spark Magazine in 2008. She had already experienced many of the unexpected twists and turns of life and the changes keep coming. In the process of becoming a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Phyllis studied with Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas, and other master labyrinth facilitators in classes presented in Colorado, California, and France. Since becoming certified in 2009, she has conducted numerous sessions for groups of people and individuals in the use of the labyrinth as a spiritual tool. Phyllis searches out labyrinths wherever she goes and has walked labyrinths in Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She continues to treasure her experience of walking the Chartres Labyrinth in France in 2009. Each labyrinth walk is unique and each contains its own mysteries and insights.


As a staff writer for Bella Spark Magazine (formerly The Healing Path), Phyllis has researched and written about a variety of topics, in addition to the article about labyrinths. Some of her other subjects have included the possible significance of crop circles, the liberation of radical forgiveness, the wisdom of crones, the care of crystals, and the basics of NLP Coaching. Her articles can be accessed online at Bella Spark Magazine (Article Archive). She is presently writing for Regenerate Magazine. She has also had articles published in a variety of other magazines and journals including, The Science of Mind Magazine, School Library Journal, Colorado Libraries, and Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society. Her book, Using Literature to Teach Middle Grades about War, is used by teachers and librarians to develop thematic literature units.

Presenter/Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Kennemer has made numerous presentations and has conducted many workshops on a wide variety of topics. She can adapt her materials for specific audience interests and needs. Topics of some her past presentations are:


  • Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice
  • Analyzing Handwriting to Assess Personality Traits
  • The Wisdom of Crones
  • The Many Faces of Cinderella: Cinderella Tales from around the World
  • Developing Thematic Literature Units
  • Genres in Children’s Literature


Phyllis began her professional life as a teacher in the intermediate grades of 4, 5, and 6 in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Lakewood. After receiving a Specialist in Education in Library Media, she served as a school librarian and curriculum consultant in Jefferson County School District for twenty years. She began teaching Children’s Literature part-time in 1988 having earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Colorado in 1980. She has taught for the University of Colorado (Boulder and Denver campuses), the University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State College, Front Range Community College, the University of Phoenix, and Emporia College of Kansas. She continues to teach the online course in Children’s Literature for CU and write book reviews for the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. While active in the American Library Association, she served on the Notable Books for Children Committee, the Newbery Committee, and the Caldecott Committee.
As a Certified Graphoanalyst, Phyllis has conducted workshops and taught classes in analyzing handwriting for personality assessment through a variety of venues. She taught the course for credit in psychology for several years at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado.

In addition to changes along her professional path, Phyllis has experienced significant personal challenges. Her husband of 29 years suffered from serious medical symptoms during the latter years of their marriage before dying of cancer in 1997. Serving as his major caregiver, while continuing to work full-time, she has often said, “There are things I do for love that I would not do for money!” Although she did not have children of her own, she helped raise one of her husband’s granddaughters and is involved in the lives of her great-grandchildren.


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