“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
“Paul is one of few writers I know who can reveal the creative fire that appears when you get soul and spirit together, when psychology and spirituality join, and when you reach a point where you see eternal truths in a simple story from everyday life.”
—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and A Religion of One’s Own
Spiritual and philosophical-minded readers interested in a different view on aging, meaningful relationships between all ages, and elders who embark on a "soulful path" to discovery will find the encouragement, ideas, and insights in My Days with Emma offer a focus on opportunities which don't exist in most similar-sounding books on either aging or spiritual enlightenment.
-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Although My Days with Emma is centered on the theme of aging, it is not necessarily a book for the older generations. This is what makes it so fascinating. The narrator talks about his own fears and insecurities, but as a reader, irrespective of our age, we can relate to his experiences because aging can be relative.
My Days with Emma is a book to ponder, slowly. It inspires the reader to find their own answers to the fundamental questions therein: to process their pasts, and to move forward into fulfilling elderhood.
-Kathy L. Brown, Independent Book Review
Paul Dunion is a teacher, author, mediator 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.
Family: In Search of Genuine Belonging, Paul's latest pioneering publication, will be available in March 2024.
Family: In Search of Genuine Belonging offers a lucid account of the types of families we come from as well as the childhood roles we play in them. The text offers ways to liberate ourselves from the rigidity of a family role. Because there are no perfect families, we can identify what family patterns inhibit our maturation and the ones that support our individuation. The reader is encouraged to learn how to curate self-belonging and the deepening of belonging with others, as well as to honor life-giving legacies while interrupting those antithetical to the life force.
Save the Date! November 10-15, 2024
Paul will be co-facilitating the track The Power of Being Self Referenced with Andi Winter, at NPI’s 7th Annual Gathering at The Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Massachusetts. Details and registration information coming soon.
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.
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.
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“Dale Carnegie’s metamorphosis from farm boy to salesman to public speaking icon is also the story of the rise of the Extroverted Ideal. Carnegie’s journey reflected a cultural evolution that reached a tipping point around the turn of the twentieth century, changing forever who we are and whom we admire, how we act at job…
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.”