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Parker J. Palmer



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.

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Parker Palmer on Power and Powerlessness

Parker Palmer is interviewed about the power of the human heart.

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader

In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.

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Welcome to the Brink of Everything

Every day, I get closer to the brink of everything. We’re all headed that way, of course, even when we’re young, though most of us are too busy with Important Matters to ponder our mortality.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageBefore I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.

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A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach.

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Winter: Our Challenge to “Get Out in It”

Each year, on the winter solstice, we share this reflection on the season by Parker Palmer. In 1995 Parker wrote a welcome for the Fetzer Institute’s newly built retreat center, Seasons, which included a reflection on each of the four seasons.

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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

From beloved and bestselling author Parker L. Palmer comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to the brink of everything.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOur deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks—we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.

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Parker Palmer Explains Why Inner Contemplation Is So Necessary

Necessity being the mother of invention, it struck me that contemplation didn’t depend on a particular practice.

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The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

Wisdom that’s been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades, The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well.

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