What is The Happiness Equation?

When I’m with my son nothing else matters.

He sees the world as we should always see it. Staring at stars. Soaking in the smell of rain. Frantically reaching to touch the moon from his stroller on our morning walks.

Before he was born, I spent a long time writing him a letter. I was propelled with an urgency I hadn’t felt before. I put everything I had into writing something to leave him after I was gone. A place to go if there is nobody to guide him. A map to finding answers inside when he’s looked everywhere else.

I am really excited to share that letter with you today.

It’s called The Happiness Equation and it contains nine counterintuitive secrets to living a happy life.

I hope you like it.


Neil and his son




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