The Intellectual Bypass

By Paul Dunion / January 14, 2017

The Intellectual Bypass like all Bypasses is an attempt to find a detour around the necessity of living life on life’s terms and therefore to forgo remaining an apprentice to what it means to live life on life’s terms. This Bypass favors thinking to being. The classic example of a character attached to this Bypass…

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The Psychological Processing Bypass

By Paul Dunion / January 14, 2017

The psychological processing bypass is likely the most insidious of the bypasses. Employing it typically accompanied by denial that it is actually taking place. Anyone witnessing it is hard-pressed to identify what’s going on as a bypass. But, bypasses are like that. They’re are meant to conceal what is actually taking place and have the…

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Being Family versus Playing Family

By Paul Dunion / January 14, 2017

It’s that time of the year when many of us will be Playing Family. The following characteristics reflect the difference between the two. However, many families are doing some of both. The key is to be mindful of how much Being Family vs. Playing Family is taking place, and deciding what you want and how…

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IndieReader Review of Seekers: Finding Our Way Home

By Paul Dunion / December 11, 2016

IndieReader, an online magazine featuring books written by Independent Authors has declared Seekers: Finding Our Way Home “a thoughtful, warm, and benevolent guide for those who find, or want, their lives to be a continual quest for spiritual and emotional growth.” Paul wrote his newest book for those who seek a spiritual home. We are…

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Kirkus Reviews Loves Seekers: Finding Our Way Home

By Paul Dunion / December 11, 2016

Kirkus Reviews, a highly respected book reviewer has declared Seekers: Finding Our Way Home “[a] guidebook explores avid seekers and their vision quests…a densely packed celebration of the resilience in some questioning souls.” We are honored by Kirkus’ glowing review and want to share it with all of Paul’s readers: “Why does everyone else seem…

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Apprenticeship With Defeat

By Paul Dunion / November 20, 2016

We live in a society offering ongoing homage to images of heroism.  Is our fascination with heroic gestures reflective of a desire to be victorious over death?  Is it symbolic of our investment in winning? Do we actually believe that our goal is to conquer life? A propensity for being heroic typically denies personal limits,…

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Book Launch and Signing at RJ Julia

By Paul Dunion / November 6, 2016

Paul’s book launch and signing for Seekers: Finding Our Way Home was a raving success! In spite of the rain, approximately forty people came out to help Paul celebrate the release of his fifth book. He not only read from the book, but shared the story behind why he wrote Seekers and how he hopes…

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A Blessing For Seekers

By Paul Dunion / October 23, 2016

The same contractions that pushed and nudged you from the comfort and repose of your mother’s womb will again and again announce the presence of some threshold awaiting you. May you be received with welcome whenever you dare to be born again. That initial incubation was meant to prepare you for something larger. You were,…

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Keep ‘Em Talking

By Paul Dunion / October 2, 2016

Due to advances in contemporary Neurology, we know that emotional wellness depends upon the body and brain remaining in constant communication. The only issue is whether or not we are listening. “The brain implies the stomach and the stomach implies the brain; they are mutually intertwined in this democratic web of reciprocity.” (In An Unspoken…

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Nuptial Diversity

By Paul Dunion / August 22, 2016

One of the greatest challenges in a marriage is what happens when a couple has different needs or different values, the latter being more problematic. Often when a couple has dated for a reasonable amount of time and they seem to have come to know one another and love what they know, marriage becomes a…

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