"Paul invites us back to what most of us knew in life, but then over time forgot the joy and wonder that comes from accepting life’s impenetrable mystery.”

—Thom Allena, Professor of Peace Studies, University of New Mexico and co-author of Restorative Justice on the College Campus

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About Paul

Paul Dunion is a teacher, author, and transformational coach committed to remaining mindful of life as a mysterious and unpredictable journey. He offers consultations, transformational coaching, and seminars internationally aimed at deepening our capacity to receive the mystery of life and to travel our unique path.

Coming Attractions


Paul will be talking about his newest book, My Days with Emma: A Soulful Path to Elderhood, on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00pm at Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut. Signed copies will be available. For more info click here.

My Days with Emma: A Soulful Path to Elderhood


"My Days with Emma: A Soulful Path to Elderhood holds the trappings of a memoir combined with the spiritual reflection of an inquiring mind, and is a moving account of a mentor relationship between a senior wise woman and a younger man contemplating aging and life.

The entry into golden years ideally involves a form of inquiry that re-assesses remaining life and choices made past, present, and future. My Days with Emma solidifies and highlights this inquiry process by following the author's journey into being an elder; reviewing the ambiguities of aging, changing relationships between men and women; and considering the promises and purposes of maturity and growth during later years.

Many books have surveyed the spiritual progression of such an effort; but, more so than most, My Days with Emma represents a unique journey not because of its subject, but because of its presentation."

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

Also by Paul

Teaching & Training

Paul has facilitated over 300 workshops on a global scale focused on topics pertaining to human potential and transformational development for over 30 years. He is an accomplished, dynamic and interactive presenter.

Latest Blog Entry

Being Needed vs. Being Loved

Whether there simply wasn’t enough love available during childhood, or you witnessed one parent needing the other, or you didn’t believe you deserved love, many intimate relationships reveal one person settling for being needed. I’m not sure if it happens with some awareness or is a completely unconscious dynamic. It may be that there is…

Making Peace with Mystery

Making Peace with Mystery reflects the most pervasive initiatory process in all indigenous cultures. It is regularly referred to as the Initiation into the Mysterium Tremendum (Great Mystery). Once we can accept that we are on a deeply mysterious and insecure journey we can begin to step into a dynamic and creative dance between our personal wills and the power of Fate. Such a dance is aimed at yielding a destiny illuminated by both depth and meaning.


“Life is an extremely deep mystery.
Let yourself be touched by her and she may grant you a glimpse.”