September 24, 2013

H.O.P.E. Connects

In 2001, the nine-year-old only daughter in a family torn asunder by death felt isolated among her contemporaries by grief over her father’s recent passing. That […]
September 24, 2013

I Am At Peace

“Walter and I were married 49 years; very happily married,” Annie Carter wistfully relates, her voice breaking and tears escaping, one by one, from her eyes. […]
September 24, 2013

Always in Fashion

Celebrating 70 years of married bliss on September 29, 2011, Loren Palmer, 99, still knocks his 98-year-old wife Edna’s socks off.  Their socks, and much of […]
September 24, 2013

An Open Heart

“My only son was killed at age 17 by a 14-year-old gangbanger,” confided the keynote speaker in a hauntingly hushed voice at a Hospice of the […]
September 24, 2013

A Ray of Sunshine

Sometimes, people choose their calling. Other times, their calling chooses them. Ray Taylor’s inspiration appeared in the form of a sedate woman he presumed was the […]
September 24, 2013

A Rare and Valued Treasure

Step aside, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Carlsbad has its own online auction queen, octogenarian Maxine McIntosh. This bespectacled, bridge-playing, retired engineer and HNC Resale Shop […]
September 16, 2013

Doing Good is Great for You

When you volunteer your time and talents to help others, you feel good inside. Did you know that altruism is also good for your mental and […]
September 7, 2013

A “Feel Better” Bag

HNC Intern Amanda Tubbs, while pursuing a Master’s in Psychology Counseling, has been drawn to HNC’s bereavement programs, where she applies her expressive art skills to […]
September 7, 2013

The Circle of Life

Unbeknownst to his family, a self-described “ordinary man” determined to do a remarkable thing. He created an advance directive stating that if he were unable to […]