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By Parker J. Palmer April 08, 2015

We all want to be of service, to be needed and of use to others and to ourselves. Parker Palmer tells the playful story of a neighbor who takes this to an extreme.

By Parker J. Palmer March 25, 2015

How do we celebrate our diminishment as we age? We look for beauty in "that which the world rejects as ugly."

By Esther Cohen December 21, 2014

On night six of Hanukkah, poet Esther Cohen and photographer Matthew Septimus light a candle to the woman who lives fully and dances with the valleys.

By Parker J. Palmer November 12, 2014

Sometimes the framing question needs to be, well, questioned. A "clearness committee" helps our columnist find a way of asking a transformative question instead of a question of loss.

October 08, 2011

On my first day as a chaplain at Calvary Hospital, a palliative care facility in the Bronx — a place where every patient was near death — I was overwhelmed.

July 26, 2011

"It's a prime time of my life, and I basically gave it away." A film that explores one family's story on the high stakes of caregiving for their parents.

July 07, 2011

Could the brains of 670 nuns from Mankato, Minnesota be the key to understanding Alzheimer's?

August 11, 2009

As we focus increasingly on ourselves, who do we leave behind, abandon? Abraham Joshua Heschel's prescient words on aging and vanity from his essay "To Grow in Wisdom."

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