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

Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do … Continue reading

A Simple Trick to Help Downplay Your Negativity

We all have “positive” and “negative” traits about ourselves – things we like about ourselves vs. things we don’t really like. Accepting both sides is important for being honest with ourselves. It’s important to be aware of both your strengths … Continue reading