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!

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..]

Why Me?

When we go through difficult times, it is easy to feel sorry for ourselves and ask, “Why me?” This type of thinking creates resistance and only causes more pain and anguish. Instead, try to ask yourself, “What are the lessons I need to learn here?” or “How can I grow from this experience?” Buddhism teaches… [Continue..]

Celebrate Your Life

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

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.