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! 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)
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 him out! He’s a comedian with […]Read More 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, […]Read More The Currency of Life
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 Sōjun. What good are old kōans […]Read More A Love Letter to You
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 retrospective of the 2010s in terms […]Read More A Difficult Lesson about Life
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! This just in and I had to spread the love: An awesome group of youtubers have joined forces to make it easy for you to do something about climate change. I know so many people, who want to help, but just don’t know where to start. Researching the […]Read More Give Life, Feel Alive
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 […]Read More How Much Love and Where to Find it?
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 […]Read More Change Yourself or Change the World?