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 … Continue reading A Win-Win-Win Situation
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 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 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