Change Your Voice, Change Your Attitude: Record Yourself And Listen Back To It

Your voice plays an important role in how you communicate your attitude and emotions to both yourself and others. Of course, we understand that when we feel a certain way, we talk a certain way. And when people listen to … Continue reading

Circles of Empathy: Why We Care About People To Different Degrees

The truth is: you don’t care about everyone equally. This may seem like plain commonsense to some people – but to others, this can be a frightening and uncomfortable realization. We often like to believe that we can exercise “universal … Continue reading

Mindful Photography: What It Teaches Us About Appreciating Our Surroundings

Can photography teach us how to be more mindful and appreciative of our daily surroundings? According to psychologists, “mindful photography” can be a healthy exercise to practice every now and then. The simple goal is to carry a camera (or … Continue reading

Metaphors We Live By: How Metaphors Frame Our Experiences in Different Ways

Metaphors are a way to explain one experience in terms of another experience. For example, think of the metaphor “The movie was a roller-coaster.” In this metaphor, we are comparing the experience of watching a movie to the experience of … Continue reading

The Power of Seeing Things as They Are (Not How We Want to See Them)

Over the past century, psychology has discovered a lot about how individuals can live happier and more successful lives. A lot of this research is covered in the many articles I write for The Emotion Machine. But what’s just as … Continue reading