5 Fundamental Pillars for Building a Meaningful and Purposeful Life

We all crave meaning and purpose in our lives, but many of us have difficulty finding it. Often times without meaning, we can fall into a “nihilistic trap” of thinking nothing in our life really matters and we are just … Continue reading

The Great Social Lie: How to Navigate Our World as a Liberated Man

Alan Watts was one of the most influential philosophers throughout the 20th century. He was a huge force in bringing Buddhism and Eastern philosophy into the West during the 1950s and 1960s, and spent much of his life drawing lessons … Continue reading

Keep a “Jar of Awesome” for When You Need an Extra Boost of Motivation

Can you name 3 victories you’ve had in your life over the past year? For many of us, it can be difficult to reflect on our past and recall positive memories. This is due to a strong negativity bias in … Continue reading

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet. As many of you know, every year I try to put together a … Continue reading

The Power of Choosing Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

We are all here on this planet searching for something, evolving, waking up. In a world where we are trying to survive everyday struggles, wouldn’t it be wonderful for us to have more joy in our lives as we learn … Continue reading