378: The Way to Stay Grounded, with Parker Palmer
Published October 29, 2018
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    Parker Palmer: On the Brink of Everything
    Parker Palmer is the founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal and is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the author of the newly published book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old*.
    Key Points

    “The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates
    Encourage people to examine the fears they have about looking inward.
    When we befriend what we are afraid of, it will become our friend.
    “If you can’t get out of it, get into it.” —Outward Bound motto
    Focus on building goodwill in your business because it repays many times over.

    Resources Mentioned

    On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old* by Parker Palmer
    The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream* by Courtney Martin
    Outward Bound

    Book Notes
    Download my highlights from On the Brink of Everything in PDF format (free membership required).
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