It began with a personal epiphany that occurred in a most unlikely circumstance. That epiphany sent me on a personal journey that changed the way I live my life. If you follow me on this excursion through time and mental space, you will be exposed to discussions of DNA and a few billion years of evolution, the minds of crows, a Viennese school of psychotherapy, orgasms, chocolate cake, heroin, money, politics, and religion. You will find out what certain Hollywood movies, the evil gods of golf, some of our sports heroes, a very old episode of Star Trek, and "Kondo-ing" can teach us about achieving happiness in our lives. Along the way, you may realize, as I did, that too much of your life is spent living through moments of your very precious allotted time on earth that leave you feeling emotionally and spiritually empty. If that is the case, and if your experience turns out to be like mine, by the end of this journey you will have acquired some tools that will help you live a happier life; one that is achieved through your own pursuits of the "Personal Renaissance Experience."