Nurse Entrepreneurs A Growing Trend Lead by Inspiration Nurse Donna Cardillo

Sea Girt, NJ (September, 2014) As healthcare evolves to meet the changing demographics and health needs of the population, so too does the role of the nurse. While once regarded as “assistants” to physicians, nurses are taking on a more active role in all areas of healthcare including as entrepreneurs and savvy business owners with… [Continue..]

Don’t Sweat the Clinical Stuff

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Many new nurses are in a panic because they have had very little if any opportunity to perform various procedures such as bladder catheterization, NG tube insertion, tracheostomy care, etc. They also fear that experienced nurses will turn their nose’s up at them for not having that proficiency or even exposure. But the truth is… [Continue..]

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse, Marks Nat’l Family Caregivers Month With Advice and a Retreat

Sea Girt, NJ (October, 2014) November is National Family Caregivers Month and a welcome sign to many. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Caregiving, over 65 million Americans care for sick, disabled and elderly family members and friends, saving the healthcare system $375 billion dollars annually. And while the focus remains on the… [Continue..]

Caregivers Need to Remember Self-Care

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While facilitating a self-help group for caregivers years ago, one group member whom I’ll call Gladys, was an elderly mother of an adult son who had Multiple Sclerosis. She cooked for him, did his laundry and almost everything else. Gladys told us that she rarely left the house for more than an hour or two… [Continue..]

In Sickness and in Health, Animals Really Are Man’s Best Friend

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Pets have long been part of the American household. We’ve valued their companionship and their protection. But numerous studies have shown that animals help to keep us physically and emotionally healthy, help us heal, and provide life-enhancing and life-saving assistance. Pets have also been shown to foster independence, decrease loneliness and stress, and improve our… [Continue..]

Value Yourself

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There’s been much in the news about domestic abuse after several well publicized cases of late. In a recent edition of “The Week” magazine, a piece on the subject quotes a women who waited 4 years to leave her abusive relationship (her husband was a wall street trader), “I confused pity for love and thought… [Continue..]

Cold and Flu Home Remedies

Boost your immune system, stay healthy, fight the pesky flu bug (and others), and treat the symptoms if you do come down with something with these home remedies. Click here for my blog on the 11 Ways to Avert the Flu. Green tea is known to have many properties that can help keep you in… [Continue..]

11 Ways to Avert the Flu

Cold and flu season is upon us. And while it may be impossible to avoid exposure, it is possible to minimize your chances of letting those nasty bugs take hold in your body. Here are 11 ways to fend off influenza. Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Flu and cold bugs are transmitted by droplets… [Continue..]

It’s OK to Relax!

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Sometimes you just have to put your to-do list aside, scrap your plans for the day, and break your usual routine. You might decide to spend time with a friend or family member, do something for yourself, or just go out and have some solo fun. Work and chores will always wait, but life will… [Continue..]

Out and About

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I’ve known a few people who are virtually house-bound because of illness or disability. Their greatest longing is often just to spend some time outdoors and engage in activities beyond the confines of their home. Yet many of us able-bodied individuals sentence ourselves to self-imposed house arrest, especially as we get older, and spend less… [Continue..]