Photo by NihoNorway graphy on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, happy New Year! I want to kick off 2021 with a follow-up to the post The Best Idea I’ve Ever Had. Not only was it the most-read article on my blog in 2020, but also has the idea behind it done a lot for … Continue reading Do It Like This Guy!
Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Following up on my two posts on what’s special about the present moment and how it can help lead a happier life (you find them here and here) I wanted to share a little insight from my favorite meditation app. It’s called … Continue reading What People Get Wrong About Meditation
Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash … is what I hope you won’t ever have to ask after this post. Let me start with a story: When I did the dishes earlier today, I shifted into being present without even noticing it at first. I felt the cool water running down my hands, watched it … Continue reading What’s so great about the present moment anyway?!
Photo by Balu Gáspár on Unsplash … is what I often hear when I talk about the power of the present moment. Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! So, what’s so special about the present moment and how’s it supposed to help lead a happier life anyway? I’ve heard many attempts at answering this … Continue reading And That’s Supposed to Help?!
Photo by Nick Grappone on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! You probably didn’t expect to hear from me again so soon, but I just heard something amazing that I wanted to share. It’s from a podcast, where Pete Holmes interviews Heidi Gardner. If you don’t know Pete Holmes you should definitely check … Continue reading A Little Nugget of Poetic Wisdom
Photo by Cris Trung on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Those who have known me for a long time likely will be surprised about what they are going to read in this post. They know me as a rational person, a scientist and philosopher, somebody who tends to think too much. Thomas, … Continue reading The Currency of Life
Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! I’m back from the summer break with a topic that is very dear to my heart: Helping beautiful Mother Nature to recover from global warming. And I think I found a way that beats every other way I’ve heard of, pondered, or … Continue reading The Best Idea I’ve Ever Had
Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Today 1 year ago I started this blog and it has been so rewarding to write for and discuss with you. All y'all showed such kindness, good manners, and genuinely intersting insights in the comments that it really moved me! But it … Continue reading One Year of Nerding Around with You
Photo by Amber Maxwell Boydell on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Loyal readers will have noticed that my publishing frequency has dropped to once per month. This is due to work and it will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. I had a mini-series on mantras in the pipeline, but … Continue reading 4 Life Hacks to Thrive during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! The current coronavirus pandemic is maybe the worst of its kind in over a hundred years. Millions of people are likely already infected (but not tested) and a few million will likely die. This being said, don't panic. Don't spread apocalyptic rumors. … Continue reading Emergency Post: What You Need to Know about COVID-19
Photo by Dawid Zawiła on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! I noticed that the less I write the more you do, so let’s try another short one today. Again, it’s a quote by a poet that really touched me. It’s the second half of the poem My Hovel by Zen master Ikkyū … Continue reading A Love Letter to You
Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! The 2010s were packed with revolutions, atrocities, and wonders, which, based on the color of your lenses, may leave you hopeful or despaired. Here’s a list of the “best and worst” that happened in the 2010s: An earthquake in Haiti killed over … Continue reading The 2010s: A Decade in Review Focused on Your Happiness
Photo by Jay Castor on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Sorry for the relatively long absence, I’ve been very busy with real-life deadlines. As this state of affairs will likely outlast this January, I’d thought I’d give you a little gem of a quote in the meantime (I’m also working on a … Continue reading A Difficult Lesson about Life
Photo by Geetanjal Khanna on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! It’s a grey autumn’s day here in Zurich. The blanket of clouds is so thick that it’s dark even at noon. And it’s raining non-stop. Everybody I know would call this weather ugly and depressing. I get it. The beautiful warmth of … Continue reading From Dark Clouds to the Beautiful Sound of Raindrops
To celebrate Mother Earth, this post includes some pictures of our beautiful home. I hope you fall in love with her like I do time and time again. I found all these lovely images on Unsplash (picture by Tim Swaan) Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! I’m returning from my summer hiatus with something … Continue reading Finally a Generation with a Meaningful Task
Welcome to my blog, I’m Thomas, the happiness nerd, and I’m here to discuss my thoughts and experiences on my path to happiness. I’ve looked wide and deep, read a lot, discussed a lot, practiced some, and want to share with you what I’ve learned so far. In my content I’ll focus on scientifically sound … Continue reading Let’s Talk Happiness!