MERRIMENT (Life) Coach

feel good

to do good

Taking ‘one step at a time’ only works if you understand what step to take.

So tell me everything on your plate and I will tell you the order to start in. Hand the overwhelm over to me.

Plus, I’ll tell you how to make it fun while you do it.

About Mary England

 Mary “Uncustomary” England is a published author, life coach, event speaker, podcaster, and team building facilitator. She has two degrees in Psychology and has run her own business since 2013, where she created her own job title: Merriment Maker.

Previously, she worked at a psychiatric rehabilitation center and has a total of 15 years of education and experience in psychology. She actively studies psychology, positivity, and the science of fun.

Mary has one dozen mental illnesses of my own which she has learned to effectively manage for over two decades. She has a sincere desire of wanting to be happy, even though she is not naturally being happy. She knows if she can have an eating disorder, self-harm every day for years, try to kill herself, abuse drugs, and experience sexual assault and still create a fun and successful life, she can help you have one, too.

Her methods are founded in psychology and science, and she balances the cerebral and somatic (mind and body). Mary has taught adults how to read and love themselves. Perhaps most importantly, Mary is here to get you to take action, not just to theoretically understand something. She believes tangibility will always win over theory.

My Services

1:1 Coaching

Types of coaching I offer: Life, Mental Health, Personal Development, Joy + Merriment, Self-Branding, Business Branding, Mindfulness, Spiritual


60 minute Zoom call, recorded audio replay, thorough documented notes, action plan, actionable homework assignments, external resource folder and downloads, weekly text message reminders, access to me via e-mail


EFT, embodiment, parts work, thought work, visualizing, role-play, free-association, affirmations, dance, BHAG, journaling, worksheets, mirror work, meditation

My Philosophy

Together We Will

Do you feel disconnected, frustrated, or exhausted?

Do you want to be able to make a difference in this world, but you can’t seem to catch your breathe to get to the next level?

Do you just know there’s more for you in this life?



Most of us have been thrown into adulthood without adequate preparation or communication for what it entails. Our precious joy, wonder, and excitement have been combed out of us through the necessity of survival.

I believe we are here to not just experience joy but to create it for others. You will not be able to create joy for others at the expense of your own comfort, let alone on a mass level, if you don’t create systems for success different from what hasn’t been working.

Part of what hasn’t been working is treating yourself as an exclusively intellectual being, and being disconnected from your body. Another part is only thinking about doing and not starting.

I help adults find their unique joys, weird pleasures, and authentic self-brands. My coaching method relies on merging the cerebral and somatic, the theory and tangible.

You’ll never leave a session with me without a clear idea of what you’re supposed to do next. I provide you with actionable activities and assignments to set you up for success.


Jenn M., EdD, LPC

“I am mental health counselor myself and have used various therapists throughout my life. I have had the most growth while working with Mary

Mary stands out from my previous therapists because she uses her own carefully curated coaching style that allows her coach in more dynamic ways than some of the other cookie cutter therapy styles out there.

Throughout our work, Mary has used a good balance between solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approaches that she skillfully blends with trauma-informed interventions

Unlike my previous therapists, Mary has gone above and beyond in helping me find and collect resources for my healing, including informed articles, exercises and techniques, writing prompts, action plans, etc. I highly recommend Mary to others for coaching needs.”

Blair I.

You were amazing yesterday.

I told my friend you read me like a book. Which I loved!

I’m so happy to be coaching with you.

Jim F.

“I’m so grateful for the work that Mary did with me on my business branding, personal image, website, and products and services. We just finished a 60-day project that significantly re-wired my socials and brands. She helped me to clarify my vision for my business, and she gave me the tools, resources, and accountability I needed to make it a reality.

Mary is a highly skilled and experienced coach. She is also a great listener and a wonderful collaborator. She helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses, and she worked with me to develop a plan to improve my business.

I would highly recommend Mary to anyone who is looking for a business or personal coach. I told her she’d be the first member of the Board of Directors when my business scales up. She’s an asset to any business.”


“I followed Uncustomary ~ her books and classes ~ before I began coaching with her. I’m so grateful I took the dive to get the personalized support from her! Uncustomary has so much experience, insight and wisdom.

Working with her has really helped me accomplish a long-held dream. Honestly, I didn’t know that what I wanted to create was really possible. But she helped me vision, break down the steps and create a course I’ve been only thinking about forever!

I highly recommend her as a coach for your personal life, business, passion project! I’m going to keep working with her!!”

Susan H.

“Thank you for being so generous! I had a delightful time working with you!

You inspire me by how you share your uniqueness and your incredible skills and confidence!

I am so glad I met you. I am honored to share how much I appreciate you and the services you offer!

You are the best! Thank you Mary for what you do in the world.”


“In the moments after I signed up for a 1:1 coaching call with Mary, I thought what in the heck was I doing?? Would I be wasting her time? Would I be able to get anything from it? Would it just be a bunch of unhelpful advice? Would she be able to see my messy apartment? Within 5 seconds of her reaching out to me before our session, I realized all of my fears were for naught

Mary was so incredibly helpful – she asked questions that helped her understanding my major issue straight away, worked with me to help boil it down to the basic focus point, and best of all, gave me ample resources so I could start working on things from this end. With kindness and grace, she held my hand and gave me a loving kick in the rear to do the work. If you have the chance to do a 1:1 coaching call, please take advantage of it. It’s really worth it!”

Sana A.

“I am so so happy that I talked to you and while we were talking, I was feeling that you are touching every depth and corner of my heart and were healing it, making it feel heard and loved. I got clarity on what aspects I need to work on. I was confused a lot before that, and that was a reason holding me back.

I am so thankful that you chose the thing I feel is troubling me the most right now and I too was eagerly wanting to talk about. Now I know that I need to change my behaviours, and also in what ways.

Thank you for coming into changing my life in such a way that I never had expected. And I love that you gave me so many resources. It’s a thing that very few people do. And I didn’t expect that in such a short amount of time, you will go in such depth.”


“I have been an Uncustomary subscriber for over a year now. I appreciate the inspiration, blog posts, and the opportunity for the free e-courses. This time, Mary offered the opportunity for a 1:1 call and I made sure to take her up on it. Our discussion focused on Body Image as I’m working through some weight gain. She was very encouraging and informative and provided great resources in a follow up email.”

April A.

“Mary is super knowledgeable about various subjects and gives very practical advice.

The recap email is a great bonus and she provides so many resources to learn more about the issues you are experiencing.

Sometimes it’s great to just talk with a nuetral third party that has a listening ear and compassion to share and Mary is an excellent person to talk to. I’m excited about getting started on my homework.”

Maureen + Kathleen O.

“Sometimes you just gotta stop, twirl, dance and embrace your own awesomeness. And that’s what you gave Kathleen the freedom and opportunity to do! Thank you for coming to our home so prepared with happiness tips and a binder full of specific resources, tools and reminders of ways that Kathleen is awesome–all in a setting of balloons, confetti, tiaras, ribbons, music and banners.

We both LOVED your cool ideas of little things to do around town. Who knew our neighbor was so chock full of great, easy breezy places to go for fun? Not me! You have no idea what one Happy Hour with all the accouterments did for my sister AND for me! We are so doing this again! Count on it. Everyone and anyone who would like to cheer someone up — or cheer themselves up — should book Mary NOW. She’s a true professional and a true badass bringer of joy, color and happiness.”

Jackie E.

“Mary’s 1:1 coaching is very insightful and helpful. I didn’t know what to expect coming into it, but the amount of work Mary put into preparing to talk to me made the coaching easy on my part.

Once the call was over, she followed up with a list of things for me to do and a recap of everything she had talked about in an email that I can reference whenever I need, and this makes setting goals and changing my perspectives easier. All in all she was great!”

Why Choose Me

I’m here to give you tangible lessons that aren’t just “turn on music, feel yourself, and take a bath”.
I find that shit condescending.

I believe your circumstances and trauma are incredibly important and I won’t ignore them. I also won’t coddle you and let you stay inside in victim mode.

My methods are based and founded in psychology and scientific research and mixed with magic and optimism. I’m also hilarious.

My multi-passionateness creates a unique approach with different modalities you might not expect or be used to for an integrated approach.


Let’s Do This! Package


Are you pretty clear about what you want to work on? Is there something in particular bothering you? Are you feeling stuck about something specific?

This package is ready to get down and dirty for focused results.

4 one hour sessions used over 1-2 months 

Let’s Explore! Package


Do you know there’s something more out there for you, but you’re just not sure what? Do you feel like something’s just not right but you can’t put your finger on it?

This package gives you more space and flexibility so we can figure out the answers together.

9 one hour sessions used over 3 months

Let’s Alchemize! Package


Did you just have a large life event? Are you ready for a big uplevel? Are you ready for the next chapter and a new life which is really just the best you?

This package is focused on deeper and longer term accountability.

12 one hour sessions used over 9 months


Q: What can we talk about?

A: Anything you want! I am extremely knowledgeable about self-love, body image, starting or changing a business, caregiver complex, managing anxiety, play, motivation, optimism, and creativity.

Q: How do we talk?

A: We talk over Zoom! You can download this on your computer or phone for free. If you’re camera shy, we can also work on the phone, via audio messages, e-mail, or if you’re local we can set up in person sessions.

Q: What's included?

A: An audio recording of your session (if you selected a video call), thorough typed notes, and a follow up e-mail of homework assignments. Your level of support between sessions depends on your package.

Q: How do I schedule?

Once you check out, you’ll receive a form with how to tell me more about where you’re starting from and how to contact me with your availability and time zone to schedule an appointment.

Q: Do I have to pay before our session?


Q: Are sessions refundable?

A: No, the same way if you were to buy a digital e-course online and didn’t complete it or follow up with it, you would be responsible for that.

Q: Can I schedule a free consult first?

A: Yes! We can set up a 15 minute call to make sure I’m the right coach for you. Schedule a free consult here.