Celebrate Your Life

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Today I choose to celebrate my life. I may face obstacles, challenges, fear, self-doubt and even disappointment. But I will take it as it comes, grateful to be alive and immersed in the experience of living.   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Build a Bridge

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Many of us hit low points in our life/career. I believe it is meant to shock us into action to build a bridge to a better life.   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Humble Yourself to Learning

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Some people want to quit as soon as something seems hard or they can’t do it perfectly right away. But there is arrogance in that thought process—to think that you could become really good at something with minimal effort, time, or experience. Humble yourself to learning and you’ll eventually become an expert.   ©Donna Cardillo.… [Continue..]

Keep the Door Open

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There were many times in my career (still are) when I had to say to someone more experienced than I, ‘I haven’t done this before. You’ll have to show me what to do.’ It was never easy to say but always opened up the door to learning.   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Don’t Wait for Perfect

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Don’t wait for circumstances to be perfect before moving forward in your life; they never will be. And so much can happen while you’re waiting. Live your life while you have the chance. No one’s path is smooth or without obstacles. ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Keep the Connection

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One of the most important things you can do as a professional nurse is to be “present” in your work by staying focused on and fully aware that you are charged with caring for a fellow human being. That individual has a life and existence outside of the healthcare setting. And yet it is so… [Continue..]

Develop Your Spiritual Life

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Pema Chodrin says it is through spiritual practice that we are learning to make friends with ourselves and our lives. Work to develop a rich spiritual life through meditation, yoga, prayer, spending time in nature and so on. Read spiritual books, take courses, go on retreats. Get in touch with your true nature. This is… [Continue..]

Create Your Own Positive Reality in Nursing

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Don’t buy into anyone’s negative stereotypes or opinions about nurses. Some people thrive on negativism. Create your own positive reality. You’ll be happier and more successful, and you’ll positively influence those around you. ~Donna Cardillo   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Say Your Prayers

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Prayer is communication with the Divine. It can be whispered or chanted or written or expressed in the work you do. However it is expressed, it is never in vain.   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

It Takes a Village

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It takes a village to “raise” a new nurse. Let’s all commit to “raising” the type of nurse we want to work side by side with. Are you with me?   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.