Talking To Myself #1: Book Deal, Random Psychology Tips, and Answering Your Questions

In this first episode of “Talking to Myself,” I share some big announcements about my new book deal, as well as some interesting studies on nature and body image, writing and sleeping, sauna bathing, mindfulness and kindness, and the relationship … Continue reading

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

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

Undeniable Presence: How to Create a Powerful Aura Around Yourself

What does it mean when someone has a “presence” or “aura” about themselves – when someone walks into a room and they just ooze confidence, enthusiasm, and self-assurance? This type of person often doesn’t even have to say anything or … Continue reading

Destroy Your Ego Before It Destroys You (And How We Make Bad Situations Even Worse)

Confidence is a very valuable trait to have, but an unhealthy ego is often an unjustified sense of confidence that can end up destroying us. In the brand new book Ego Is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows how our egos … Continue reading