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July 2016

Five happy 'products' to buoy you up during those dark times

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Ten ways Canada can create its own Trump and Brexit phenomena

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Five outrageously expensive summer camps that will boggle your inner socialist

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Five eating regimes that fall somewhere between Tofurkey and all-you-can-eat ribs

By Pieta Woolley

May 2016

Five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day beyond cards and flowers

By Pieta Woolley

April 2016

Five climate reality checks in Canadians’ own backyards

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five Easter meats that you should think twice about

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five places that are getting it right – by not being Vancouver

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five times the media declared WWIII in the past two years

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five types of men for the modern era — and their shadows

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

5 reasons behind all addiction

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

Five uneasy questions about the Oregon militia standoff

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five places to start your new career as a marijuana farmer

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five ways to sound smarter about the Paris climate conference

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five differences between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper: what we know so far

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five times the Remembrance Day poppy got (far too) political

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five ethically ghoulish ways to 'evil-up' your Halloween

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five issues that didn't get enough play during the federal election campaign — so far

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five important waves of refugees Canada has admitted since WWII

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five ways to go better into that good night

By Pieta Woolley

August 2015

Five languages that have returned from the brink

By Pieta Woolley

July 2015

Five times the courts and the federal government said Canadians do not, in fact, have a “right to die” with help

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five pieces of evidence that show today’s grandparents have come a long way, baby

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Ten things the United Church will be remembered for — in the distant future, of course

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five things you probably didn’t know about divorce around the world

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five leaders who have lost, well, their faith

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five radical camping experiences for your revolutionary teen

By Pieta Woolley

April 2015

Five radical reconciliation activities for spring

By Pieta Woolley

March 2015

Five ways you may be a top climate change contributor

By Pieta Woolley

March 2015

Ten things you can’t bring to your new tiny home

By Pieta Woolley

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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