All Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots are from my own time in the game. Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! The short answer: So many things that have to write multiple posts on it and still be very selective about what I cover. Also: Some of the insights I didn’t newly learn from Cyberpunk but was … Continue reading What Cyberpunk 2077 Has Taught Me About Happiness (Part 1)
Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! I was just working on a research project on so-called “mental health problems” and I thought part of it could give you some great insights into happiness. But this time framed through the lens of how things can go wrong (in the … Continue reading Feeling Unhappy? This Is Why.
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 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 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 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!
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 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