Hello my dear happiness nerds, happy New Year! I hope you had a good start into 2022, I know I did (with the love of my life and a few friends in a chalet in the Swiss Alps). I also started 2022 in the best way I know: By learning something new. In this case, […]Read More Perfection First, Then Change
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
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! 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, 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?!
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