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..]

Create a Nursing Tapestry

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up… [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..]

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.

Ask Questions

When I was younger, I was afraid to ask questions. I feared it would show my ignorance, and I thought people would look down on me for “not knowing.” The problem with that was then I stayed in a perpetual state of “not knowing.” Experience alone is not always the best teacher. I eventually learned… [Continue..]

Zen and the Art of Nursing – Seven ways to make the most of each workday

The word “Zen” is often bandied about. Although many definitions of Zen exist, it’s simply the art of being present in everything you do, giving full attention to each action, each interaction, each task. Unfortunately, we often are mentally on to the next thing before we have finished what we’re currently doing, thus shortchanging the… [Continue..]

Adjust the view

We don’t see the world as it is; we see it as we are. We choose to look through our own lens. That means that we put a spotlight on the things we choose to look at and block out those things we choose not to see. Change the lens and the picture changes.  … [Continue..]

Celebrate Your Own Journey

I am often asked who my mentor was. I usually chuckle and say, “I didn’t have a mentor. If I had, I probably would have gone farther, sooner.” But I’m not complaining. For some of us, the slow steady climb is the only way we can learn the lessons we need to learn and even… [Continue..]

Learning Self-reliance

In the book “Lucky,” author Alice Sebold, who was brutally raped as a young woman, says, “You have to save yourself or you remain unsaved.” That’s a powerful testament to self-reliance and the need to be proactive in our own personal growth and development. We often look to outside sources such as other people, entities… [Continue..]