Who I Am?
I am Mary Dunn, mother, grandmother, and seeker. I am also an educator, speaker, writer, and life coach.
Have you wandered off your path? Maybe you don’t even know where your path is. Or you just can’t seem to move forward.
With the help of others, I have overcome many obstacles on my journey. Through my struggles, I learned the importance of support and how to create a life I love. My life’s work is to help others figure out what they want and to support them in creating it.
Why I'm Here?
When I first began blogging, I kept mine private because the thought of baring my soul on the page for others to see was more than I could stand. My husband (at the time) lovingly ribbed me, informing me that this was a diary. Well, I then decided to take the plunge and go public. After all, part of my purpose in writing was to eventually publish in the self-help field. (I have completed a draft which I am currently editing.)
My passion is helping others navigate life. I have an interest in personal growth, in general, especially in the areas of addiction and recovery, parenting and other significant relationships, overcoming anxiety and phobias, health and wellness (including spiritual well-being), goal setting, and organization. On my own journey, I have learned from books, seminars, and organizations. I have found that support from others is the most effective tool out there in creating real long-term change.
Several years ago I claimed (or discovered, depending on your point of view) my life’s purpose to “Help Others Along the Path.” Since I can remember, I have loved talking with people about their problems, dreams, and goals. People always seemed to come to me for advice or just to have a sounding board. As a teacher, I had everyone from the custodian to the principal coming to my room to talk. I loved helping people sort things out for themselves, but I also found that some people just wanted to complain yet not take action to solve their problems. This was very frustrating for me. So I began focusing on folks that were willing to do something to improve their situations. As I grow my life coaching clientele, I am blogging about the very issues in my own life that have prompted me to work on myself. These range from parenting, substance abuse, anxiety (including performance anxiety), traumatic injury and PTSD, organization, career changes, and divorce.
Through this blog, I hope to connect with other writers who have an interest in these areas, and people who are dealing with similar issues and are looking for “Help Along the Path.”
Since my original posting of this page (3 years ago), my audience has grown and I am now fully self-employed. I have become the newsletter editor for the International Coach Federation, Tennessee Chapter. I am creating the life of my dreams and becoming my ideal self. I’d like to help you do the same. Please contact me if you would like some help along your path.