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CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

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    • Spirituality
    • 4.5, 324 Ratings

CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

    NWT family self-isolates on the land during pandemic, the sacred lives of black girls

    NWT family self-isolates on the land during pandemic, the sacred lives of black girls

    Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dene artist and activist Melaw Nakehk’o packed up her three sons, left their home in Yellowknife, and set up camp with her parents along the Dehcho River. She says physical distancing in town left her feeling disconnected, but isolating on the land for five weeks gave her family an opportunity to reconnect with their traditional way of life. Khristi Lauren Adams is an ordained Baptist minister and youth advocate who has devoted her life to working with young black women and girls. She says they often struggle with the belief they can’t be anything but fierce. She works to help them feel ‘seen’ and cultivate their self-acceptance.

    • 49 min
    Pandemic parenting advice, how to celebrate Ramadan from a distance

    Pandemic parenting advice, how to celebrate Ramadan from a distance

    Author and parenting expert Ann Douglas offers her signature blend of compassion and practical advice to parents struggling to care for their children during COVID-19 isolation. Sikander Hashmi is an imam and community leader in Kanata, ON. He shares how he is guiding his community through Ramadan celebrations despite physical isolation.

    • 54 min
    Wisdom from a war zone, music for the soul

    Wisdom from a war zone, music for the soul

    Aisha Ahmad is a political science professor and an advisor to governments and international organizations on global security policies. During the pandemic, she has become a sort of online guide, advising her more than 19,000 Twitter followers how to stay centred and positive during the pandemic. Ahmad draws on wisdom she earned while living in conflict zones around the world, including Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Mali and Lebanon. Professor Ahmad and Tapestry listener Suzanne Picot add music to our Soundtrack for the Soul.

    • 47 min
    How to prevent a pandemic-induced social recession, music for the soul

    How to prevent a pandemic-induced social recession, music for the soul

    Dr. Alice Chen warns that isolation and physical distancing, while necessary now, could lead our social muscles to atrophy. She offers simple tips to keep those muscles strong and prevent a social recession. Sophie Châtillon is a pharmacist outside Montreal who’s pregnant with her second child. She shares the two songs that are helping her through this strange time.

    • 45 min
    Parody videos, pandemic grounding exercises, and music for your soul

    Parody videos, pandemic grounding exercises, and music for your soul

    Rugby commentator Nick Heath does funny play-by-play on everyday life. Psychiatrist Nel Wieman offers practical advice for staying centred during the pandemic. Plus four new additions to Tapestry’s Soundtrack for the Soul.

    • 42 min
    Introverts in the pandemic

    Introverts in the pandemic

    Introvert Jessica Pan reflects on her ‘nightmarish’ quest to live like an extrovert for a year. American freelance writer Dan Brooks cautions against typecasting yourself. And, a Moncton couple recommends a song for our Soundtrack for the Soul that made them “laugh out loud.”

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

Intrepidbc ,

Comforting

I appreciate their efforts to present shows that help us make sense of the extraordinary event we are experiencing and to provide us with coping tools and new perspectives. To the person who criticized the lack of emphasis on Christianity, Tapestry’s mission is to explore spirituality, religion and the search for meaning — not just Christian beliefs.

Nadine from Canada ,

Great podcast

I love this podcast, the topics are so interesting, and up to date with the society. Continue doing the amazing job Mary!!!

Nadine

bridgey_smalls ,

Enlightening

Gaining a wide scope of understanding the spiritual beliefs around the globe and our history on this show is truly enlightening. It fills my soul with a better understanding of our shared existence. The interviews are in depth but also moments of laughter and joy. Thank you CBC.

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