Merry taught philosophy for two decades before making a mid-career shift and transitioning to workplace conflict restoration. Her experience teaching over 4,000 college students from a Socratic, Existential, and Ethics of Care approach coupled with her background in psychology and training as a Rule 31 mediator in the state of Tennessee have given her unique window into the world of mediation. She hosts a podcast, Conflict Managed, about toxic work environments and how to fix them. She is a speaker and writer. Her latest book is about recovering from food addiction.