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Top Warning Signs You Could Be Dehydrated (and Why It Matters)

Many of us walk around in a state of mild to moderate dehydration because we often don’t consume enough liquids to supply our bodies with the hydration it needs to function at its best. Chronic dehydration stresses our organs and can interfere with bodily functions leading in some cases to illness, irritability, fatigue, difficulty focusing… [Continue..]

9 Ways Nurses Work for You

I had the honor of being a guest on The Dr. Oz Show for a segment titled “Nurses’ Secrets That Can Save Your Life.” Click here to watch the video. During my brief time on camera, I gave a quick overview of the role nurses play in health care and information that is helpful to… [Continue..]

To Create Nursing’s Future, Today’s RNs Must Look To Great Leaders Of The Past

On May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, we once again will commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It’s a good time to reflect on her attributes and attitudes and the actions she used to ignite the evolution of nursing more than 150 years ago. Nightingale was tough and outspoken. She was an excellent communicator,… [Continue..]

12 Things You May Not Know About Registered Nurses

National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 through May 12, the latter date falling on pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale’s birthday. And since misconceptions, misinformation and misunderstandings abound about the profession, here are a few points to set the record straight. 1. There are 3.1 million RNs in the US. We are the largest group… [Continue..]

The Inspiration Nurse, Donna Cardillo, Hosts Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ Retreat to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Tucson, AZ (February, 2015) Nurses are healers, teachers, nurturers and more often than not, tend to the health and well-being of others more than their own. On duty 24-7, and often dealing with emotionally-charged events such as the death of their patients, these dedicated professionals often neglect their own well-being for the sake of others… [Continue..]

Defend Your Family Against Cold & Flu

Cold and flu season are upon us. And while eating balanced meals, getting enough sleep, staying properly hydrated and minimizing stress are important ways to keep germs at bay, proper and frequent hand washing may be your best defense against infecting yourself and others. In fact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest… [Continue..]

Are you a Pollyanna?

When someone calls another person a “Pollyanna” it is usually meant in a derogatory way. It implies that the person only sees the positives, and ignores the negatives, in any situation — which some interpret as being naïve or denying reality. Yet the fictional Pollyanna, to whom the term refers, was an optimist who simply… [Continue..]

New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

Whatever your plans are for New Year’s Eve, here are some important tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy as you ring in the New Year. On New Year’s Eve: Stay off the roads if possible – even if you’re sober. To some folks, New Year’s Eve – day and night… [Continue..]

Learn to Ride the Waves in Life

Bethany Hamilton is a young woman who, while surfing, lost her left arm during a shark attack in 2003. Her case was highly publicized, not only because of the incident but because three weeks later she got back on her surf board and hit the waves again. She made numerous TV appearances at that time.… [Continue..]

Open the Door

Joan Rivers said that she attributed her success to going through every door that was opened to her. That is a powerful insight. We all have doors open to us all the time but often we don’t see them because we become fixated on a closed door. Or perhaps we’re afraid of what lies ahead… [Continue..]