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 […]
September 7, 2013

Homemade With Love

The names of the delectable dishes include the wacky (Broccoli Rockets) and the racy (Sex in a Pan), so it may be hard to believe that […]
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 […]