I propose changing “Profile” to “My Posts” on the menu. What you get when you click on it is, yes, your profile info across the top but also a feed of your posts. I use it this way all the time.
Meanwhile on our custom navigation menu across the top we have another link to a dashboard on the mother ship website. Over there, on the mother ship member profile page, we also provide a link to the member’s discourse posts (profile).
I know I can hack this using CSS along these lines but I’d prefer this to be localizable and also generally see it as a good idea for discourse, which wants to be widely used to add civilized discussion to communities that also have a main website.