Live Life Your Way!.
THIS WEEK: Recreating The Life of Deborah Dunn
Join Noreen Sumpter as she mashes it up with Deborah Dunn on Beyond Potential: Live Life Your Way. Deborah is a lover of India and a meditation expert. She has had a life of recreating herself. She has had immense life experience and has turned that growth into something to help people.
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On this week’s episode, Noreen talks interviews Deborah Dunn on her life and her past struggles with drugs and alcohol, and how it lead to her becoming a meditation teacher.
Noreen opens the show talking about her guest for this episode, Deborah Dunn. Next Noreen talks about her week, including interactions with her son and what she is learning through him. Next she thanks Deborah for being on the show as Deborah starts to talk about her background and upbringing in Pennsylvania, and her life living in various places around the world. She gives some details on her past marriages and how they contributed to her lifestyle of not staying in one place for too long.
Next, Deborah talks about what it was like growing up in the 50s and the 60s and all the craziness that entailed. She continues to talk about her struggles with alcohol in the past, and then how she got caught up in drugs. Noreen briefly talks about her own experiences with drugs and the differences between how she and Deborah dealt with them. Deborah begins to talk about when and how her night life and day life started to merge together and negatively impact her.
They open the segment continuing Deborah’s story of her past job and how her drug problem got her fired. After that experience, Deborah had some luck getting her addictions back in line and after long she realized she was “hopeless and desperate”. She came to the realization that she couldn’t live her life without drugs or alcohol and it led to her being incapable of taking care of herself. She sought out help and began to turn her life around. Noreen talks about a lot of the prejudices and misconceptions that people have, specifically with people of color being the ones who take these drugs. Deborah debunks that misconception with the fact that not just one people group took part in drugs. Deborah then talks about her journey to getting her life back on track and how around this time, 1982-83, the HIV epidemic started.
Noreen starts with talking about the opioid epidemic and how drugs have always been around. Next Deborah talks about her introduction to yoga and spirituality and how it played a crucial role in turning her life around and grounding herself. She then talks about her work as a health counselor and how life changing it has been for her and for others. They talk about how any kind of addiction is an issue that is found in the mind and how yoga and meditation can help deal with addictions. Deborah talks about how she wouldn’t change anything about her life, and Noreen thanks her for her time.