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! 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)
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
… 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?!
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Today 1 year ago I started this blog and it has been so rewarding to write for and discuss with you. All y’all showed such kindness, good manners, and genuinely intersting insights in the comments that it really moved me! But it makes sense: Almost no other fact […]Read More One Year of Nerding Around with You
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Loyal readers will have noticed that my publishing frequency has dropped to once per month. This is due to work and it will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. I had a mini-series on mantras in the pipeline, but I’m delaying it due to the more […]Read More 4 Life Hacks to Thrive during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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)! It’s a grey autumn’s day here in Zurich. The blanket of clouds is so thick that it’s dark even at noon. And it’s raining non-stop. Everybody I know would call this weather ugly and depressing. I get it. The beautiful warmth of sunlight on our skins is intuitively […]Read More From Dark Clouds to the Beautiful Sound of Raindrops
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 […]Read More At the Love Buffet