A Heartfelt Gathering: Light Up Life 2023 at Carlsbad Library
The Hospice of the North Coast held a special event, "Light Up the Life," November 4th to commemorate loved ones who are no longer with us. Executive Director Sharon Lutz warmly welcomed participants, emphasizing the importance of coming together and celebrating the lives of those dear to our hearts. The event brought people together for a touching ceremony that focused on remembrance and healing.
Sharon Lutz, RN, BSN, CHPN
Kelly McEniry, Care Advocate
Sandi Kimmel is a singer-songwriter, author and teacher sharing her music, her voice, her writing and her heart to uplift and inspire. Her four albums of original healing songs deliver universal messages of love and unity, and have been streamed and downloaded by millions of people worldwide. A former hospice volunteer, Sandi shared her music with many patients in New York and California, and most recently, with her mother. In addition, she authored a handbook for caregivers called HEART WIDE OPEN - Self-Care for Caregivers currently used in hospitals, hospices, support groups and by families worldwide, and is currently working on a book of insights, observations, and other helpful stories for the spiritual journey. You can find Sandi’s music wherever you listen to music, or visit her website, sandikimmel.com.
Ian McCartor writes songs inspired by the wisdom of those who have suffered loss, with the hopes of inspiring others to live life to the fullest in light of these lessons. Ian has worked as a hospice nurse and co-facilitator for grief and bereavement therapy using songwriting as a way to compartmentalize loss, redirecting the perspective to something that can be seen as beautiful. He also sits bedside with those who are in their final hours, offering to be an open vessel for them if they pass with unspoken words. You can explore more of his work on ianmccartor.com.