You Are Not Alone: A Nod to Caregivers

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. Twenty-six years ago, my husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Twenty-six years ago, I became a family caregiver; and, more specifically (in my case), a spousal caregiver. I didn’t even realize that I was a family caregiver at that time because I always envisioned family caregivers… [Continue..]

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP FAAN announced as Endnote Speaker for the 2022 Annual AHNA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sea Girt, NJ (January 2022) – The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) announces that Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN will be the Endnote speaker at their 2022 Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Endnote presentation The Power of Transformation! Holistic Nurses Leading the Way will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The conference will take… [Continue..]

Thank You For Saying Thank You

Recently while traveling, I enjoyed breakfast at a chain restaurant. Several tables were occupied, and I noticed only one server doing all the front-end work: taking orders and processing payments. Other customers slowly trickled in, and she seemed to keep up with it all with grace, style, and even humor. When she brought my food,… [Continue..]

Try Stepping Forward Boldly

The older we get, the more risk-averse we become. Our fears magnify and we have a tendency to pull back from life. But pulling back and avoiding things we’re afraid of only magnifies our fears and makes our world smaller. Instead, try stepping forward boldly. Take a risk, even a small one. Try something new… [Continue..]

A Nurse’s Story

The summer before my senior year of RN nursing school, I worked as an LPN (we were allowed to take LPN boards then after 2 years of RN education) in a county-run long-term chronic psychiatric facility. Most of the patients had been there for years and years long ago abandoned by their families. It was… [Continue..]

A Little Generosity Goes a Long Way

I arrived home late yesterday afternoon from a business trip. So I decided to order takeout dinner for the family and have it delivered. The bill came to $48.45. I handed the delivery person $60 and told him to keep the change. He stood there stunned for a moment and then in the most sincere… [Continue..]

Those Small Moments of Connection and Support

A few years back during a loss of power after a storm, I went to a convenience store that had electricity to get coffee and ice… essentials during a power failure! A customer (a man in his 40s) saw me trying to juggle several bags of ice and picked one up to help me out… [Continue..]