Jessica Bonagua

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When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say

I recently stood in front of an executive team, allowing their unproductive to-ing and fro-ing to continue a little longer. It was a gold mine of examples I could use to teach them how <i>not</i> to have conflict. Within 10 minutes, they’d managed to take a routine issue and turn it into an all-out row, …

Body Language

The most successful creative people constantly say 'no'

One of the most interesting things about his project was how many people said "no."<p><b>Management writer Peter Drucker</b>: "One of the secrets of productivity (in which I believe whereas I do not believe in creativity) is to have a VERY BIG waste paper basket to take care of ALL invitations such as …

Creativity

6 habits that will keep your brain sharp

Working non-stop at your desk all day can be draining, but at least your brain is gaining a serious workout — regularly using a computer makes you …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Moving On.

I will wake up tomorrow at 7:20 and, within the hour, be on the road to my last day of intensive outpatient therapy. I am nervous.<p>Okay, fine, …

Time I

Want to Form a New Habit? Don't Overthink

<b>Live Science</b> | Feb 19, 2016 | Stephanie Pappas<p>To pick up a new habit, try not to think about it too hard.<p>New findings suggest that deliberately …

5 Daily Habits of Successful Women

Ever wonder why some people find so much success in their lives? Sometimes it can definitely be luck, but it often involves a certain amount of …

Success

Reward Yourself With Things That Get You Closer to Your Goals

You’ve got your list of goals and you’ve been sticking to your new habits for a whole week. Good for you! You deserve a reward. But maybe don’t give …

Legend of Zelda

The Truth On How To Become Self Confident

“Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have …

Self-help

Be a Leader By Further Developing Leadership Skills

Whether it's an election year or not, the topic of leadership is always in vogue. Indeed, popular opinion is that a lack of leadership is at the root …

Leadership

The 5 Behaviors that Prevent Happiness and Success

February 20, 2016<p><b>4: Blaming others for your problems:</b> If you have a tendency of externalizing the blame for the difficulties you’re facing, you’ll …

Happiness

7 Habits for a Healthy Heart

We all play a valuable role in improving our own cardiovascular health, and it’s never too late to develop better habits. From eating well to …

10 Self Improvement Steps (Part 1)

#1: Use your energy on important things<p>If you want to succeed in life, it is recommended that you do not waste your energy on activities that do not …

Mindfulness

How To Improve Mental and Emotional Stability with Simple Writing

Can writing improve mental and emotional stability? Does it help people to deal with traumatic situations? The answer to both of these questions is a …

Mental Health

How-To Guide on Mindfulness Meditation from a Stanford Neurosurgeon

<b>James Doty:</b> I get asked this question of, "Geez, I haven’t meditated. How do I get started?" And it’s hard for many people because what many of us …

9 Ways to Use Habits Psychology to Develop Productive Habits

If you ask the average person how to be more productive, they might tell you that you simply have to work harder and faster.<p>They might even tell you …

20 Motivational Quotes To Help You Succeed

Being a business owner, you must have gone through different challenges and difficulties in successful business functioning. At this stage, you have …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Reasons To Feed Your Curiosity

Curiosity is an admirable trait I encourage everyone to cultivate within one's self. Curiosity is the ability to wonder and ask questions, and then …

Motivation