This month’s podcast is the third in a series of conversations with Parker Palmer, released in both audio and visual formats. In June 2018, Academy Director Johnny Sears, visited with Parker in the Palmer home in Madison, WI, and we were lucky enough to get to film it. Parker and Johnny talked about everything from vulnerability to what makes a good leader, to how to sustain the work of The Academy for the next 35 years. What follows is an offering from their conversation in which Parker summons us to celebrate our accomplishments and to honor our ancestors.

We share the following excerpt in hopes that Parker’s wisdom might enrich your own lives and the conversations that comprise them in the same ways his wisdom influences and shapes us.