September 7, 2013

Love, Dad

Picture a summer day full of sunshine and flowers. A young  dad and his two-year-old daughter play. She hops. They hug. He holds her up. She […]
August 16, 2013

Make Exercise Your “Pet” Project

Public health scientist Jackie Epping jokingly calls a dog “an exercise machine with hair,” but this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention professional is serious […]
July 16, 2013

Thoughts on Living Well

These Symptoms Often Precede Heart Attacks Life doesn’t imitate a movie, so people don’t necessarily clutch their chest suddenly and fall dramatically to the ground with […]
June 24, 2013

Plan Ahead for Comfort Care

We carry an umbrella in case of rain. We keep a flashlight on hand in case the power goes out. While we conscientiously prepare for contingencies, […]
June 16, 2013

A Meaningful Life; A Peaceful Death

Each of us travels along a unique life path. If we are fortunate, we share the journey with family and friends. Nevertheless, it is our path […]
May 24, 2013

Flex Time

Whether you’re an occasional exerciser or a daily enthusiast, flexibility is key to ensuring that your body can do what you want it to do: walk […]
May 24, 2013

Dealing with Loss

Loss takes many forms: the death of a beloved person or pet; the loss of a job, home or relationship; the loss of a faculty such […]
May 16, 2013

“I Keep Coming Back” – Profile of a Volunteer’s Heart

“Being on the HNC team makes me feel a part of something. I have held a patient’s hand for two hours. Enabled weary caregivers to run […]
May 16, 2013

Yvette Talks Hospice of the North Coast

Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) is a community based non-profit organization in Carlsbad, CA.  We have been providing quality end of life care to patients […]