Connect With Your Heart

Last evening I made a quick run to Walmart for a few essentials. I went down one aisle and noticed an employee, a woman in her fifties or sixties, straightening up a shelf. I stopped about 10 feet away from her and on the opposite side of the aisle, to search for an item. I… [Continue..]

What Goes Around Comes Around

When you choose to be positive, giving, loving, and kind to others, it will come back to you in spades. If you look for the good in others, you will find it. If you treat others with respect and compassion, your life will be filled with mutual feelings of good wishes and respect. © Donna… [Continue..]

Heal the Past, Create the Future

Today is a day that many people remember and honor the souls of those who are departed. However, regardless of one’s beliefs, we can all take time to reflect on those who came before us, be grateful for battles fought on our behalf, hardships endured to create a better life and unspoken acts of love.… [Continue..]

I’m So Human!

I often hear folks, when they’ve done something they weren’t happy with, even by accident, proclaim, “I’m so stupid!” That’s such a negative phrase and seeps into our psyche whenever we say it. We all make mistakes and do things we regret. So next time you feel the urge to utter that phrase, try instead… [Continue..]

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

While recently speaking at a nursing conference, the speaker before me was trying to make the point that nurses don’t support each other. One more sweeping generalization to put a negative thought in everyone’s head and start off the conference on the right note! She asked for a show of hands asking, “Who has ever had… [Continue..]

Have we lost our ability (and our sensitivity) to communicate in healthcare?

While recently accompanying a man who had just been admitted to the hospital, the nurse looked at his wife and asked, “Are you his P-O-A?” We all (including me) looked dumbfounded so she repeated the question a little louder. I finally spoke up and said, “You’ll have to tell us what “P-O-A” stands for. She… [Continue..]

Entrepreneurship -The Road Less Traveled

When I started my education business 22 years ago, I had a dream and vision – to launch a public seminar for nurses and take it on the road. I couldn’t possibly have known where that road would lead me – and what a difference it would make for me – personally and professionally. Certainly,… [Continue..]

Open Up to Life

In order to grow, you have to be willing to be vulnerable. You don’t have to like it. You just have to allow it to happen. Vulnerability opens you up to life.

Do the Best You Can

Life is a series of ups and downs. There will always be days, weeks, and years when things are particularly difficult. During those times, realize that you can’t do everything you’d like to do or do them the way you’d like. You simply have to do the best you can, get someone to help, or… [Continue..]

Climb, Reach, Fly, Soar

“She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.” Kobi Yamada If she’d never climbed the tree in the first place, she’d still be earth-bound and unaware of her powers.