Parker J. Palmer, PhD, is an American writer, speaker, teacher, and activist. His work, informed by Quaker teachings, addresses a variety of topics, including education, leadership, depression, spirituality, community and social change, and aging.
In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous, and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, "those people" in Washington, D.C.
The growing edge is rich with the promise of new life. But in our experience, moving toward it is often as slow as the growth of a plant, so the process requires patient tending. We seem to go through three stages before we can begin to see and have confidence in the flowering.