Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Just a short post today, because I have an appointment soon, but I also want to get out my inspiration =) I just had the most beautiful walk through the late-fall, early-winter forest close to my home—you know, the kind of walk that opens your heart and connects […]Read More The Second Best Idea I’ve Ever Had?
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! I have been busy, among others, with doing loads of fun-raising 😃 I’ve given two workshops about it and am planning to give more workshops in the future. People love the idea and it’s catching on. For those of you who don’t know: Fun-raising is the very simple […]Read More Doing Good Feels Good
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 researched (at least for individuals like […]Read More The Best Idea I’ve Ever Had
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 sunlight on our skins is intuitively […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More Let’s Talk Happiness!
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! In the first part I told you in quite some detail how playing the sci-fi video role playing game Cyberpunk 2077 made me (re-)realize to my core that real life is immensely beautiful and rich—even compared to the jaw-dropping world of the game. In this post I want […]Read More What Cyberpunk 2077 Has Taught Me About Happiness (Part 2)
Hey lovely happiness nerds! Part 2 of my last post is coming soon, but in the meantime I’d like to step up my fun-raising game (read about it here and here). For those who don’t know, fun-raising is the best way I know to do good, because it is a win-win-win situation: You offer a […]Read More A Win-Win-Win Situation
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 merely reminded of. Still, quite the feat. For those of you who […]Read More What Cyberpunk 2077 Has Taught Me About Happiness (Part 1)
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 sense that they cause suffering). It’s […]Read More Feeling Unhappy? This Is Why.
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 my happiness 😊 If you haven’t […]Read More Do It Like This Guy!
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 Waking Up and its creator is […]Read More What People Get Wrong about Meditation
… 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 fill up the cup I was […]Read More What’s So Great about the Present Moment Anyway?!
… 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 question in a compelling way, but […]Read More And That’s Supposed to Help?!