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Being Faithless

I have been faithless for the entirety of my adulthood. As a teenager growing up in the Parkhead tradition, I carried Catholicism like a banner, believing in God because he was our god, the Irish god, something that our postcolonial…

What Is Mindfulness, Really?

Mindfulness, like the words epic, literally and freedom, is on the verge of meaning nothing at all. Well-meaning overuse and misunderstandings about its origin abound, and we’re all a little diminished by the loss. The word hasn’t been in…

Is CBD Oil Safe for Your Dog?

It seems that everyone is talking about CBD oil lately, especially about its health benefits for the human mind and body. You have probably already seen at least one person using CBD to fight chronic conditions, such as pain or anxiety, for…