By Trent Gilliss April 27, 2015

New horizons yield new sunsets, as does this round-up of awesome things to read, listen to, and see!

By Courtney E. Martin April 24, 2015

While eavesdropping, our columnist witnesses the intimacy of two strangers generously listening to one another — without an intent to save, fix, or advise. A lesson in witnessing over chicken wings.

By Parker J. Palmer February 11, 2015

Cynicism beckons to us with ease at times. But how do we remain open to the good within and around us? A reminder to keep hope alive when the demon inside us bites down. And, lyrical lines from Mary Oliver!

By Trent Gilliss August 27, 2014

Advice on living... from saying no to say yes and the lost skills of the cowboy code.

By Trent Gilliss April 24, 2014

The beloved German theologian offers these words of encouragement (and admonishment) on the sacred duty of listening.

By Mariah Helgeson March 06, 2014

Musicians practice absolutely unmixed attention and listening of a different kind of in the melodies of whale songs. What would we hear if we were truly listening?

May 10, 2012

“You can listen to silence Reuven. I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it.”
—Chaim Potok from The Chosen.

September 05, 2011

Listening entails vulnerability. Listening requires a willingness, even a longing, to understand another.

February 28, 2011

Listening is not about silence, or passivity. It is the only way to inform and deepen our answers while formulating better questions of ourselves and others.

June 02, 2009

A dance veteran and teacher shares her philosophy on improvisational dance as "unleashing creativity."