Connie Dunn   (Back)
Owner of Playful Roots
Franklin , MA




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My Best Referral Is:
Helping People Find Peace One Person at a Time

Through a holistic and creative perspective, Playful Roots coaches to reconnect people to their playful or inner child self. If you can play successfully, you can be successful.

We specialize in Peaceful Living or Stress Management, Harmonizing All Facets of Life, Soul Energy Work (for a holistic you), and Spritual Journey Guides or Partners. We see the spectrum of Inner Peace and Stress to be on opposites of the same linear zone; therefore, we stress Inner Peace as the Goal while offering Stress Management tools. We have a particular interest in working with Women Who Are in Transition, especially those who are in or just left a challenging life situation, who want to intentionally build a peace-filled life. We strive for PEACE for the world's community, especially the world's women community.


Websites:
Current Work:
  • Creative Life Coach at Playful Roots
  • Writer at Playful Roots
  • Owner - Writer at UUStoryteller
  • Fiber Artist at Woman of the Cloth and Yarn
  • Previous Work:
  • Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Hopedale Unitarian Parish
  • Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Melrose Unitarian Church
  • Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Director of Religious Education at First Universalist Society in Franklin
  • Co-Owner - Writer at SageCreek Productions
  • Education:
  • BBA, Marketing and Small Business Management, Southern California University for Professional Studies

  • Summary:
    Very calm, not easily ruffled, likes to play and wants to help others learn to play more and get stressed less!
    Skills:
    Guided Meditations, Arts & Crafts Queen, Writer, Storyteller, Storywriter, Workshop Facilitator, Speaker, Puppeteer, Puppet Designer/Creator, Ritual Creator, and Creator of Magical Things, such as Wands and Wings and other Things (also Workshop presenter with these FUN items)

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    Creative Life Coach at Playful Roots
    January 2010 - Present

    Owner and Coach Help people with stress management in a fun way using arts & crafts to reach the playful self and the non-stressed self!

    Writer at Playful Roots
    January 2010 - Present

    Writing Meditations and Books to further help people manage their stress, get in touch with their spiritual self, understand the creative process, or just get balanced in their professional and personal life.

    Owner - Writer at UUStoryteller
    August 2002 - Present

    Write children's stories, collections of stories, curriculum, puppet plays, and some miscellaneous things that are Unitarian Universalist specific, because there aren't enough sources for parents and religious educators.

    Fiber Artist at Woman of the Cloth and Yarn
    August 2002 - Present

    Create unique one-of-a-kind wearable art from embroidery and/or applique. Make puppets by hand, which can be customized to look just like you or someone you wish you had a puppet for! It's great for putting words in the mouth of others. (HEHEHE!) Create Spirit Play Materials used in UU Churches.

    Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Hopedale Unitarian Parish
    August 2007 - June 2010

    I organize the religious education classes for both children and youth, plus the adults. I often write unique stories and curriculum as required. I have taught all ages-from young to old.

    Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Melrose Unitarian Church
    October 2005 - June 2007

    Religious educator at Melrose during their transition from one religious educator to another. My job was to help get them ready for the next person.

    Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    August 2004 - October 2005

    Religious Educator for a Lifespan program. Supervised a half-time Youth Director and two Childcare Workers and partially responsible for overseeing the Office Administrator.

    Director of Religious Education at First Universalist Society in Franklin
    August 2002 - August 2004

    Responsible for organizing children and youth programming, including two youth groups. Wrote curriculum and original stories.

    Co-Owner - Writer at SageCreek Productions
    July 2002 - January 1978

    Freelance Writer for multiple magazines and newspapers, as well as ghost writer and content editor for several book publishers.


    Detailed Education Summary:

    BBA, Marketing and Small Business Management, Southern California University for Professional Studies
    November 1996

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude

    Conversation History: (38 total)

    Date Person
    09/23/10 Jennifer D. Rai
    09/23/10 Kim Redd
    09/16/10 Maryann Castellanos
    09/15/10 Davis Cox
    09/15/10 Jeffrey Hattem
    09/15/10 Shella Fitzpatrick
    09/15/10 Laura Bonetzky-Joseph
    09/15/10 Bill Karp
    09/15/10 Howard O'Brien
    08/06/10 Kristi Arndt
    08/06/10 Lynn Scheurell
    08/06/10 Patricia Weber
    08/06/10 Darcy Volden Hoag
    08/06/10 Maryann Castellanos
    08/06/10 Melissa D'Antoni
    08/06/10 Kim Redd
    07/13/10 Ann Gatty
    07/12/10 Michael Wolf
    07/12/10 Ann Gatty
    06/03/10 Auriella ONeill
    06/03/10 Ciro DiSclafani
    06/03/10 Bonnie Gortler
    06/03/10 Marian C. Hobson
    06/03/10 Patricia Weber
    06/03/10 Bonnie Dubrow
    06/03/10 Deb Mullen
    06/01/10 Kristi Arndt
    06/01/10 Michael Wolf
    06/01/10 Kae Scott
    05/18/10 Kristi Arndt
    05/18/10 Jennifer D. Rai
    05/18/10 Monique MacKinnon
    05/18/10 Kae Scott
    03/31/10 Louise DiSclafani
    03/31/10 Deb Mullen
    03/31/10 Jill Lee
    03/31/10 Monique MacKinnon
    03/31/10 Donna Kelly