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..]

Message for New Nurses

Nursing is the most amazing profession. It will change you for the better as much as it will positively impact the lives of those you care for. It is challenging and rewarding, exhilarating, and at times exhausting. Saving lives and keeping the planet healthy are hard work! You’ll need all the support, encouragement, and determination… [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.

Humble Yourself to Learning

Some people want to quit as soon as something seems hard or they can’t do it perfectly right away. But there is arrogance in that thought process—to think that you could become really good at something with minimal effort, time, or experience. Humble yourself to learning and you’ll eventually become an expert.   ©Donna Cardillo.… [Continue..]

Don’t Wait for Perfect

Don’t wait for circumstances to be perfect before moving forward in your life; they never will be. And so much can happen while you’re waiting. Live your life while you have the chance. No one’s path is smooth or without obstacles. ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Develop Your Spiritual Life

Pema Chodrin says it is through spiritual practice that we are learning to make friends with ourselves and our lives. Work to develop a rich spiritual life through meditation, yoga, prayer, spending time in nature and so on. Read spiritual books, take courses, go on retreats. Get in touch with your true nature. This is… [Continue..]

Create Your Own Positive Reality in Nursing

Don’t buy into anyone’s negative stereotypes or opinions about nurses. Some people thrive on negativism. Create your own positive reality. You’ll be happier and more successful, and you’ll positively influence those around you. ~Donna Cardillo   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

Say Your Prayers

Prayer is communication with the Divine. It can be whispered or chanted or written or expressed in the work you do. However it is expressed, it is never in vain.   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.

It Takes a Village

It takes a village to “raise” a new nurse. Let’s all commit to “raising” the type of nurse we want to work side by side with. Are you with me?   ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.