Motivation Café

Drop in anytime for some motivation, inspiration, and conversation. We’re open 24/7 and the “specials” change every week. Thanks for stopping by!

Motivation Café – Ranks Best Nurse Inspiration Blog

Wilkes University School of Nursing has put together a Top 10 Nursing Blog guide on some of the best nursing blogs out there! I’m proud to share that my Motivation Café blog was recognized on that list for the BEST NURSE INSPIRATION BLOG. Thank you Wilkes University for the recognition and a very special thank you… [Continue..]

Climb, Reach, Fly, Soar

“She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.” Kobi Yamada If she’d never climbed the tree in the first place, she’d still be earth-bound and unaware of her powers.  

Get in the Game

From the time I was young, I was always trying out for things in my school, the community, or at camp. These included talent and variety shows, glee clubs and choirs, plays, cheerleading and so on. As a result, some described me as being a “ham” or “seeking attention” or “craving the spotlight,” all somewhat… [Continue..]

Huddle – Up! Your Life Unlimited Podcast

In this episode of Your Life Unlimited podcast, Donna Cardillo is interviewed by Stephanie Staples. Donna is an RN and CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). She travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals to be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. Click Here… [Continue..]

Keep Singing

One event or issue (be it loss, illness, failure) does not define you unless you let it. It is simply one verse in the total composition that is your life. Don’t let it drown out the totality of your song. Keep singing.

The Write Stuff

Recently, while having lunch with several women, one of them said, “I’d love to write, but I have no writing ability.” I chuckled to myself remembering that there was a time in my life when I was absolutely convinced I had no capacity to write. Then I learned that almost anyone can learn how to… [Continue..]

How to Get Rich

Whenever things get very difficult or challenging in my life, those times when I don’t know how I’ll get through another day or week, I try to step back and ask myself: What are the lessons I need to learn here? Perhaps it’s to be more patient or compassionate, or to remind me of the suffering… [Continue..]

Listen to your heart

Success guru and famed author Napoleon Hill said, “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” It’s so easy to get caught up in others’ expectations and opinions, especially when they are contrary to your own ideas and feed into your fears. But no one… [Continue..]

Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

It is reported that the Aztecs worried every night about whether or not the sun would rise again the next morning. I’m sure that if it didn’t they would have found a way to work around it. But imagine all the unnecessary fear and stress they caused themselves, not to mention loss of sleep, worrying… [Continue..]

Ignore the Nay-Sayers

  20 years ago this month I launched my speaking/education business with a full day seminar titled Career Alternatives for Nurses. Fortunately 25 nurses showed up and I am grateful to every one of them (plus the thousands that have followed) to this day. But beforehand, I had quite a few people tell me why… [Continue..]