Steven Handel is creating better minds, happier lives!
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My next live Q&A session on YouTube is Thursday, November 15th at 8PM EST. Join us, ask questions, and participate - hope to see you there!

ABOUT ME: WHAT I DO

Welcome! I'm a psychology and self improvement writer at The Emotion Machine.

Since June 2009 I've published 800+ articles on topics in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Social Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and much more. I also create many free ebooks, videos, quizzes, podcasts, and online courses.

My core mission is to teach people how to build better minds and happier lives.

HOW PATREON WORKS

Patreon is a great website that allows people to connect and support independent content creators by pledging a monthly donation. This allows people like me to retain complete control over the work I do (no "selling out"), but still be able to make a living and provide value to others.

WHERE YOUR $$ GOES

Your support is super appreciated because it allows me to continue to create new and awesome content for people. All the work I do (articles, ebooks, videos, etc.) is available for free, but that is only made possible through the generous acts of people like you.

JOIN MY INNER CIRCLE

All patrons get to join my "Inner Circle" where you get exclusive content and live access to my monthly Q&A's on YouTube. These are great opportunities to interact with me directly, ask me questions, and receive personalized advice and feedback from me that you won't be able to get anywhere else!

THANK YOU!

A big thanks to everyone who has joined and supported my work, I greatly appreciate it and I will love you forever.

Here is a picture of Tila. She is very thankful too...




WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...


"I felt I was sucked into a black hole with anxiety and depression and before I knew it I had a breakdown...I just want to say that reading your items each time has helped me so much. I've changed as a person and value my life again. Just wanted to say thank you so much!" - A.G.

"What Steven offers isn’t some magical, feel better fast, quick fix to all your problems. What it is, is scientifically researched and proven methods that when consistently applied, over time will change you into a happier, more successful, and a more emotionally centered better version of yourself.” C.B.

“I’ve been working with Steven for several months and he has been a huge source of inspiration for me! He has a great way of understanding musicians and artists, and understanding the importance of being business-minded as a creative person in today’s society. During my time working with him I have found a way to become more organized, to overcome my deep insecurities (or at least understand them more), and get ready to give my music to the world – which is what I am alive for! It doesn’t hurt that Tila, his sweet dog is sometimes part of the conversation and she lights my day up! Keep up the good work, Steven, you make this society better with your work!”A.C.

“I highly recommend giving coaching sessions with Steven a try. It’s nice to have someone with such a wide variety of practical psychology knowledge in your corner. I think the most valuable part of working with Steven has been his unique and often unconventional viewpoint. I have a tendency to get sucked into caring a lot about the ways that society typically defines success, and Steven has pushed me to divorce my self-worth from these standards. As evidenced by the numerous articles on The Emotion Machine, Steven really knows his way around the human mind, and that’s the type of person I like to enlist for advice.”B.H.

“I used to see myself as someone who is not very confident. I used to collect motivational thoughts and images to comfort me, studied Psychology etc.Deep down there was this feeling that ‘working on your self’ is not something on which I could talk to people openly. I would not say openly that I loved reading self improvement related books. If I want people to understand something I would use ‘Psychology’ because the meaning associated with the word ‘Psychology’ has greater acceptance. I assumed that ‘Self-improvement’ implies something is lacking in you and improvement is needed. It means that you are less capable, it means that using this words shows you less in comparison to other people and so on so forth. For the person who already consider herself as low confident using this word was out of question. You can understand that.This is something that comes into my awareness much later when I started reading ‘The Emotion Machine.’ Reading ‘The Emotion Machine’ made me feel that there is another vista, which was very liberating, where I feel and say openly that yes I am more into self improvement. Where I take pride in feeling and saying that yes I am into it. You have created such positive meaning around this word that I stopped judging myself from others’ viewpoint & accepted the word.So I want to thank you for all your work & the coaching you gave to me!”A.P.

"I ran into Steve Handel's page when I was in a difficult time of my life. People I worked with had stolen credit for a project I worked on for over a decade, the politics of the day felt unforgiving and I felt frustrated and angry was after being harmed without means of redress. I felt resentful, hurt and alone most of the time, which drove my friends away and left me feeling depressed and left me failing at much of what I tried. The Emotion Machine & Steve’s advice is one of the few things that reached me in this low place, and it has helped me start to get back on track with exercise and self image. I feel like this spark might be what I need to get my engine going again, ask me how it all turned out in a few years." – R. F.



COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? No, you can pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated! :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I have another question for you, how can I reach you? Please email me at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also connect with me on Twitter.




Tiers
Inner Circle
$1 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" and get exclusive access to:


1) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

2) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
3) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier II
$5 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier II) and get exclusive access to:


1) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

2) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

3) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
4) Inner Circle-only content



Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier III
$10 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier III) and get exclusive access to:


1) 3 month "Social Transformation" online course

2) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

3) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

4) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
5) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier IV
$20 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier IV) and get exclusive access to:


1) Signed copy of my new book "Small Habits, Big Changes"

2) 3 month "Social Transformation" online course

3) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

4) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

5) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
6) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!

Goals
48% complete
Completing this first goal will enable me to:

  • Create new content on a consistent basis (articles, videos, podcasts, ebooks) about psychology and self improvement.
  • Giveaway Social Transformation 2.0, a new 3 month online course to help individuals overcome social anxiety and improve confidence. 
  • Cover all costs associated with running website (web hosting, database, security, email list, etc.)

Please help me achieve this goal - thanks for the support!
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My next live Q&A session on YouTube is Thursday, November 15th at 8PM EST. Join us, ask questions, and participate - hope to see you there!

ABOUT ME: WHAT I DO

Welcome! I'm a psychology and self improvement writer at The Emotion Machine.

Since June 2009 I've published 800+ articles on topics in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Social Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and much more. I also create many free ebooks, videos, quizzes, podcasts, and online courses.

My core mission is to teach people how to build better minds and happier lives.

HOW PATREON WORKS

Patreon is a great website that allows people to connect and support independent content creators by pledging a monthly donation. This allows people like me to retain complete control over the work I do (no "selling out"), but still be able to make a living and provide value to others.

WHERE YOUR $$ GOES

Your support is super appreciated because it allows me to continue to create new and awesome content for people. All the work I do (articles, ebooks, videos, etc.) is available for free, but that is only made possible through the generous acts of people like you.

JOIN MY INNER CIRCLE

All patrons get to join my "Inner Circle" where you get exclusive content and live access to my monthly Q&A's on YouTube. These are great opportunities to interact with me directly, ask me questions, and receive personalized advice and feedback from me that you won't be able to get anywhere else!

THANK YOU!

A big thanks to everyone who has joined and supported my work, I greatly appreciate it and I will love you forever.

Here is a picture of Tila. She is very thankful too...




WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...


"I felt I was sucked into a black hole with anxiety and depression and before I knew it I had a breakdown...I just want to say that reading your items each time has helped me so much. I've changed as a person and value my life again. Just wanted to say thank you so much!" - A.G.

"What Steven offers isn’t some magical, feel better fast, quick fix to all your problems. What it is, is scientifically researched and proven methods that when consistently applied, over time will change you into a happier, more successful, and a more emotionally centered better version of yourself.” C.B.

“I’ve been working with Steven for several months and he has been a huge source of inspiration for me! He has a great way of understanding musicians and artists, and understanding the importance of being business-minded as a creative person in today’s society. During my time working with him I have found a way to become more organized, to overcome my deep insecurities (or at least understand them more), and get ready to give my music to the world – which is what I am alive for! It doesn’t hurt that Tila, his sweet dog is sometimes part of the conversation and she lights my day up! Keep up the good work, Steven, you make this society better with your work!”A.C.

“I highly recommend giving coaching sessions with Steven a try. It’s nice to have someone with such a wide variety of practical psychology knowledge in your corner. I think the most valuable part of working with Steven has been his unique and often unconventional viewpoint. I have a tendency to get sucked into caring a lot about the ways that society typically defines success, and Steven has pushed me to divorce my self-worth from these standards. As evidenced by the numerous articles on The Emotion Machine, Steven really knows his way around the human mind, and that’s the type of person I like to enlist for advice.”B.H.

“I used to see myself as someone who is not very confident. I used to collect motivational thoughts and images to comfort me, studied Psychology etc.Deep down there was this feeling that ‘working on your self’ is not something on which I could talk to people openly. I would not say openly that I loved reading self improvement related books. If I want people to understand something I would use ‘Psychology’ because the meaning associated with the word ‘Psychology’ has greater acceptance. I assumed that ‘Self-improvement’ implies something is lacking in you and improvement is needed. It means that you are less capable, it means that using this words shows you less in comparison to other people and so on so forth. For the person who already consider herself as low confident using this word was out of question. You can understand that.This is something that comes into my awareness much later when I started reading ‘The Emotion Machine.’ Reading ‘The Emotion Machine’ made me feel that there is another vista, which was very liberating, where I feel and say openly that yes I am more into self improvement. Where I take pride in feeling and saying that yes I am into it. You have created such positive meaning around this word that I stopped judging myself from others’ viewpoint & accepted the word.So I want to thank you for all your work & the coaching you gave to me!”A.P.

"I ran into Steve Handel's page when I was in a difficult time of my life. People I worked with had stolen credit for a project I worked on for over a decade, the politics of the day felt unforgiving and I felt frustrated and angry was after being harmed without means of redress. I felt resentful, hurt and alone most of the time, which drove my friends away and left me feeling depressed and left me failing at much of what I tried. The Emotion Machine & Steve’s advice is one of the few things that reached me in this low place, and it has helped me start to get back on track with exercise and self image. I feel like this spark might be what I need to get my engine going again, ask me how it all turned out in a few years." – R. F.



COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? No, you can pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated! :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I have another question for you, how can I reach you? Please email me at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also connect with me on Twitter.




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Tiers
Inner Circle
$1 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" and get exclusive access to:


1) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

2) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
3) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier II
$5 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier II) and get exclusive access to:


1) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

2) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

3) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
4) Inner Circle-only content



Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier III
$10 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier III) and get exclusive access to:


1) 3 month "Social Transformation" online course

2) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

3) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

4) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
5) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!

Inner Circle Tier IV
$20 or more per month
Join the "Inner Circle" (Tier IV) and get exclusive access to:


1) Signed copy of my new book "Small Habits, Big Changes"

2) 3 month "Social Transformation" online course

3) New Guided Meditation MP3 each month

4) LIVE Questions & Answers on Youtube each month

5) "Positivity Overflow" MP3
6) Inner Circle-only content


Thank you for your support!