Patrick Kavanagh on the matter of human contentment

How to Find Your Very Own "True North"

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The North Star, or finding one’s “true north”, is a concept…
Seamus Heaney and calling a spade a spade

Seamus Heaney and the wisdom of calling a wooden spoon a wooden spoon

Seamus Heaney, the late great Irish Nobel laureate, gave a beautiful…
Concrete, Plastic, the Environment and Human Happiness

Concrete and plastic

There is virtually no end to man's ingenuity. In the past 100…
Patrick Kavanagh on the matter of human contentment

The Money Series, #2: On The Compulsion to Spend Money

It's an endlessly fascinating thing: the compulsion to spend…
Mostly, you're on your own - Shane Breslin Blog

Mostly, you're on your own

Whether it's in our local communities, our bonds with family…
18 Profound Ways Reading Impacts Me Every Single Day

Why I read

I read because it makes me feel more alive. I read because…
New Years Resolutions: On Letting Go, or How to Calm a Fractured Mind

New Year Resolutions: On Letting Go, or How to Calm A Fractured Mind

Happy New Year.  It’s the first Friday of 2020. A time…
Season's Greetings: Some Thoughts on the Darker, Slower Days of Winter

Season's Greetings: Some Thoughts on the Darker, Slower Days of Winter

Some thoughts on winter from someone who newly appreciates the…
Patrick Kavanagh on the matter of human contentment

October is the Month When Things Start

This post originally appeared in October 2018 as one of the essays…
What is Happiness?

What is Happiness? Seven Things I Think to be True

This post was originally sent to my “Happiness Bulletin”…
Patrick Kavanagh on the matter of human contentment

The Happiness Bulletin, #82: Flowing like water, being like water, sitting by water

This post was originally sent to the "Happiness Bulletin" email…