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The Best Idea I’ve Ever Had

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 […]

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A Love Letter to You

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 […]

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A Difficult Lesson about Life

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 […]

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But Then, Life Happened

Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! I’ve been preparing another essay for you, but then, life happened. But so did inspiration. Therefore, without further ado, another poem for all you lovely people. A Scene along the Way Karen and I were coming home from dinner, In our street there was a guy weeping. I […]

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Give Life, Feel Alive

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 […]

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Exactly Where You Need to Be

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 to it in a second, but […]

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