stories

stories

BY Parker J. Palmer July 20, 2016

Can we be more generous in understanding those who are different from us? Parker Palmer recounts lessons learned over a lifetime on our true proximity and kinship with β€œthe other.”

BY Courtney E. Martin July 01, 2016

In journalism and in life, a generous understanding of people's stories is crucial. Courtney Martin with more questions and counsel for imagining each other in all our complexity.

BY Mariah Helgeson & Haleema Shah March 01, 2016

Our names are rife with meaning, stories we claim and others we discard. Listen to this group of "audio selfies," including one with Parker Palmer, exploring how our identity is formed by the names we're given, the ones we take, and the ones we long for but never quite materialize.

BY Terri Schanks August 22, 2015

The stories of a person, a family, a culture, a country hold and bind us in ways that are potentially fruitful or harmful. They also give us an identity. A meditation on who we are, how we become, and the stories we tell ourselves along the way.

BY Courtney E. Martin July 31, 2015

We acquire and we accumulate. But why? What is the story we're trying to tell through the possessions we own. Our columnist Courtney Martin considers the multiple philosophies of ownership β€” and points toward that which is truly valuable.

BY Meridian Johnson July 28, 2015

How do we come to truly "know" ourselves? Through a host of childhood memories, and using a George Oppen poem as her guide, a health practitioner suggests a starting place: "Become intimate with discomfort. Pull it closer. Mend nothing first."

BY Courtney E. Martin July 03, 2015

An inspirational profile of one of those modern-day heroes, SAS, a doctor whose key insights turned the tide of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone β€” an exemplar of quiet commitment and unending courage who saved thousands of lives by bridging worlds.

BY Omid Safi May 28, 2015

A powerful lesson on the allure of the ego and the mystery of love expressed through the mythology of the Lord of the Rings and the poetry of Rumi.

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BY January 13, 2011

A novel way of understanding the other and meeting your neighbor.

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