It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

I recently presented to a group of women and spoke about how important it is not to lose oneself in caregiving (whether a parent or taking care of an ill, elderly or disabled loved one) and that it is vital to maintain something for/of themselves. Afterward, a woman came up to me and shared that ever… [Continue..]

The Golden Rule of Nursing

By Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN Treat others as you wish to be treated. Be courteous to everyone whether or not they reciprocate. Offer sincere compliments, thank people for even the small things they do and show appreciation for every member of your department and team. Greet people by name at the beginning and… [Continue..]

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN I always get excited when I see or hear a nurse on television or radio. It’s probably because we’re hardly ever there! But it’s also because TV and radio appearances offer nurses the opportunity to show the world how bright, articulate, and knowledgeable we are. And while it’s… [Continue..]

Harness the Power of the Media

By Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN Numerous studies have shown that Americans get much of their information about health care from the media. Likewise, what they see and hear in the media, whether a TV drama or a print news story, influences how they perceive nurses and the work we do. And yet, nurses… [Continue..]

5 Tips to Enhance Your Happiness and Improve Your Health

Ah, happiness. Even simply thinking about being truly happy can bring a smile to a person’s face and the feeling of pure joy. Some say happiness is learned, while others believe happiness is innate. I venture to think happiness is a fundamental part of who we are — consider an infant squealing with delight while… [Continue..]

Nature Calls: 5 Health Benefits That Will Do Your Body Good

The mere thought of watching a majestic sunset, tranquil river, or tree-lined forest may bring about a sense of joy.  But do you make time to spend in nature? Juggling a partner, children, aging parents, work demands, or health issues, among other things, may make adding one more item to the already jam-packed schedule seem… [Continue..]