Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! A while ago, Heather from the wonderful blog The North Sea of My Mind nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I was so humbled, because I'm really new to this whole blogging thing (I've only written 8 posts before this one) and I didn't expect my writing … Continue reading On Spreading Sunshine
Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash.com Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Today is World Mental Health Day and for this day I prepared something special (the WHO has, too). Let’s see how you’ll like it, it’s a first on The Happiness Nerd, and I’m a bit nervous (spoiler alert: it’s personal). We’ll get … Continue reading Exactly Where You Need to Be
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
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Today I’m finishing up my mini-series on love. If you haven’t read the previous posts in the series, no worries, each post should work on its own. But, of course, knowing the other ones helps contextualizing this post, so here a little overview: In the first post, I … Continue reading How Much Love and Where to Find it?
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! A few weeks ago, I started a mini-series on love, because it’s one of the most fundamental keys, if not the most fundamental key to a happy life. In the last post, I started discussing who and what to love, and I outlined a general principle to increase … Continue reading At the Love Buffet
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Recently, I started a mini-series on love by scrutinizing two lines from a Beatles song that most people would probably just accept as true “It’s easy. All yFou need is love.” While these eight words might already be a good enough guiding principle towards a happier life, I … Continue reading So Much Love, So Little Time
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, The Beatles sang “It’s easy. All you need is love.” I kind of agree, but for my taste they could have been a bit more specific. Love from whom or for what? And how much or how many? After all, different answers to these questions suggest radically different … Continue reading Love, Love, Love
This is probably the most pervasive question that has emerged during my journey towards happiness. How much of happiness really comes from within and how much of it comes from our current circumstances? Which aspect do we have more control over and which one is easier to change? Seasoned readers of philosophy might find this … Continue reading Change Yourself or Change the World?
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!