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By Parker J. Palmer March 04, 2015

Parker Palmer shares one of his favorite stories about the Dalai Lama and a poem from Stephen Levine on the majesty of humor and love.

By Parker J. Palmer January 28, 2015

No matter what decade of your life you're in, your journey to find a fulfilling work life is one often clouded with worry and self-doubt. Parker Palmer writes this helpful story about finding the way — not by what opens in front of you but by what closes behind you.

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.

By Parker J. Palmer August 19, 2014

Whether you're inwardly or outwardly lost, there's an alternative to panicking. Advice on how to find where you are with a David Wagoner poem.

May 18, 2013

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

September 05, 2011

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

April 05, 2010

Writing in order to know. Writing in order to be changed. Writing as compassion.

November 26, 2009
January 01, 2009

A search for stories about the relationship between children and grandparents revealed words of wisdom for current economic times.

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