May 23, 2014 | 53:59Tapestry Dear Grads: Above all, be kind Audio
Tapestry Dear Grads: Above all, be kind May 23, 2014 | 53:59If you could go back and tell your younger self the most important thing you've learned, what would you say? The writer George Saunders tried it during a commencement speech - and his message went viral.
Feb 2, 2014 | 53:59Tapestry Tales From the Crypt Audio
Tapestry Tales From the Crypt Feb 2, 2014 | 53:59The poet John Donne called death 'mighty and dreadful.' We can think of a few other names, courtesy of the people who work with it, study it and live with it. Dealing with death: featuring the least morbid bunch of guests you can imagine.
Jan 23, 2015 | 53:58Tapestry The Ties That Bind Audio
Tapestry The Ties That Bind Jan 23, 2015 | 53:58It's a hard thing to put into words, but a teacher named Elizabeth Stone may have nailed it. She wrote: "Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Audio
Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00This week Mary Hynes speaks with University of Alberta's Wendy Duggleby, about the role that hope plays at the end of life. And we'll hear from Sandra Clarke, who 10 years ago founded the first chapter of No One Dies Alone, an all-volunteer program that sees to it that people who are alone at the end of their life are comforted and cared for by a round-the-clock team who remain by their side to their last breath. And Don Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Air Farce shares his memories of his lifelong friend and colleague Roger Abbott.
Sep 20, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Finding the Time to Not be Busy (2012 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Finding the Time to Not be Busy (2012 Encore) Sep 20, 2013 | 53:59You've probably noticed that when you ask someone how they're doing - they so often say "Busy!" Maybe even "Crazy busy!" It's become a reflex assessment of our modern lives. Is it good for you or bad? Is is squeezing out the time people have to step back and talk to themselves about their lives, their priorities, their spritual wellbeing? On Tapestry this week, we talk about how important it can be to find the "pause" button.
Sep 5, 2014 | 53:58Tapestry Let There Be Dark Audio
Tapestry Let There Be Dark Sep 5, 2014 | 53:58Where there is darkness, let me bring light. Er, maybe not. In the language of spirituality, light equals good and darkness is evil. It's very black and white, pardon the expression. We peer into the darker side of ourselves and find it's not so scary.