Coaching Communication Mary Lunnen Podcast TTT Season 5

Season 5 Episode 7: Mary Lunnen on Embracing our Inner Wisdom

“I cannot know, none of us can, what the year ahead will bring.  I can make plans and hope that they will become reality. And they may well change through my choice or through circumstances outside my control. My ‘word of the year’ for 2023 is ‘Presence’…To be in the moment as much as possible.”

Mary Lunnen, Dare to Blossom January 2023

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in. 

I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Join me as I travel virtually to Wadebridge, a town in north Cornwall, England, to meet up with writer, artist and Global Life Coach, Mary Lunnen.  I first met Mary through a mutual friend and frequent guest on TTT, Liz Humphreys. Liz shared three “rediscovery cards” in an Instagram Post.  These rediscovery cards are used by Mary for guided meditation and reflection. I was intrigued!  Dare to Blossom Life Coaching with Mary is based around the principle of rediscovering our inner wisdom and awakening to a sense of wellbeing.

It is time to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation.

Thank you for joining Mary and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a very special thank you, Mary, for sharing your insights on coaching, on seeking an inner wisdom, on embracing the unknown and being open to possibilities.

Listeners,  I invite you to meet up with Mary on her website, Dare to Blossom, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I know that you will be inspired by the Mary’s story and her dedication to living boldly within a complex, ever changing world.

Mary Lunnen on Embracing our Inner Wisdom Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

Until next time we meet, dear friends, safe travels wherever your journey leads you.

Mary’s latest book: Your Compass Rose Speaks

“The culmination of all my work over the last twenty years since establishing Dare to Blossom Life Coaching in 2003, this book offers you a way to explore the tools and processes that I have developed over this time, along with insights of my journey along the way, and stories from those who have joined me.” Mary Lunnen

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

14 replies on “Season 5 Episode 7: Mary Lunnen on Embracing our Inner Wisdom”

Hi Rebecca, It is wonderful to meet Mary Lunnen and hear about her work and book. I agree with her comments about introverts and extraverts. This categorisation has nothing to do with how much a person speaks or how animated they are in a social situation, it has to do with how exhausting they find people and how they recharge their batteries. I can be the life and soul of a social gathering but it tires me and then I need to recharge on my own. My husband is quiet and only speaks when he has something to say, but he can be around people all the time and not become fatigued.

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Isn’t it wonderful that we have a diversity of personalities that add vibrancy to our personal journeys. There is a great deal of discussion about introverts and extroverts. Extraverts and introverts may have different approaches to life, but I believe that together, there is marvelous synergism. Extraverts may need to learn to be patient with introverts, who may need more time to process their thoughts and feelings. Introverts may need to learn to be more open and communicative with extraverts. There is strength when we come learn from each other. It is truly an exciting adventure.


I’m so happy you brought Mary to your podcast to share a wonderful conversation. I used to travel a lot, and I identified with the need for a quiet place to retreat to. I am quite the introvert, but as Mary says, I could be the extrovert when necessary.

I don’t live near the ocean, but I find the same feeling being next to a river. It is always different.

I’ll try to remain open to possibilities.

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Thank you, Dan for listening in and for adding to this conversation. Sorry for my late response. I just returned from a family reunion that was held in Victoria, Vancouver Island. We celebrating my mother’s 92nd birthday. Even extraverts need a time of reflection – that is something that I learned from my dear “introvert” friends, including Don, who reminds me that being in solitude is an important part of personal growth and development. We must pause, take deep breaths and reflect on our experiences, our successes and our failures. It is a time to celebrate and be thankful for the day that has been given.

P.S. I have a few doors that I want to share with you.

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I have always been interested in the dynamics of coaching, counseling etc because it seemed to be words that have diverse meanings based on personality, situation and purpose. A few years ago, my sister Sarah introduced me to a coach that she had met with a few times during a career change. I was skeptical, but I was at a decision point. The few meetings that I had with this coach were life-affirming. The probing questions were simple, but came from a different perspective, much like Mary’s example of the word “Joy” that created an “ah ha” moment. As I write this, I wish that I could reach out to this coach and say thank you once again, but alas he has moved on in his journey. I am grateful for the time we spent together.

Thank you for listening in, Liz. Your visits and support of these conversations are very much appreciated

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This has been a very important afternoon for me, listening and learning from the information that was discussed . I have to confess that I will be returning to listen again. It seems to me to give guidance to someone is very serious because the instruction given, if put to use, may change the very life of the person making the change. It is so true that each of us humans are all made very differently and coaching is very important. I will be returning to think and meditate on this. I notice that there are other resources available that may be of use! !

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I absolutely loved this conversation!!! Thank you for sharing so much about Mary’s work. It would be nice to have a second podcast with her in the future. She has so much passion for her subject…I even took notes as I was listening!!! Lots of little nuggets of wisdom dispersed in this reflection. Wonderful!

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