My Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2017

As we enter the new year, now is a perfect time to reflect back on the past twelve months and the multiple ways we’ve grown and changed as individuals. The Emotion Machine first started in June of 2009 and currently … Continue reading

Nightmares May Be a Sign It’s Time to Change Something In Your Life

Dreams and nightmares have always been a fascinating yet perplexing subject to study in psychology. While the majority of our dreams may have no real underlying meaning or purpose behind them (what I sometimes call “brain vomit”) that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

A One Time Lesson in “Growth Mindset” Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

One big concept in psychology right now is the “growth mindset.” The basic idea behind the “growth mindset” is that we have the capacity to change and improve ourselves over time. This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” where … Continue reading

The Purpose of Having Fun at Work and Taking Meaningful Breaks (Dave Crenshaw)

Dave Crenshaw is a Productivity and Leadership Mentor and author of the new book “The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done.” In this chat, we talk about the purpose of having fun at work … Continue reading

The Power of Pretending You’re Someone Else: Stepping Outside of a Limited Self-Image

One of the key tools I recommend you add to your mental toolbox is to create a “list of role models.” Role models play a big part in our self development because much of what we learn is based on … Continue reading