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Run to Remember – 2021

Is anyone as excited as I am to be moving toward a more normal lifestyle? Can I get an AMEN!! I am pumped about our Fifth Annual RUN TO REMEMBER 10k, 5k, & 1-mile walk and run to be held Saturday, September 18th at 8AM. As in years past, this...

Hugs Are Good For You

For those of you who know me well, you will be surprised to find me writing about HUGS! Typically I am not a hugger; however during this pandemic, I have found myself wanting to throw my arms around a person so I can experience a hug! There are lots of...

“Unless Someone Like You Cares A Whole Awful Lot, Nothing Is Going To Get Better. It’s Not” ~Dr. Seuss

Empathy.  A word I thought I knew.  A word I thought I actually practiced pretty well.  But I have learned so much about this word since the death of our daughter Tori.  Webster defines “empathy” like this.  “The ability to understand and share the feelings of another”.  Jesus showed empathy...

Living During an Uncertain Time.

We find ourselves living during an uncertain time these days with COVID-19 reeking havoc on daily life. At 60 years old, I have never experienced such anxiousness among so many. With so many conflicting sources I find myself battling over the right practice to put in place to be vigilant...

Matters of the Heart.

The importance of a heart healthy lifestyle. February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is a big deal to me. Two significant experiences shaped my life and the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle to me. When I was 8-years-old, my mother had her first heart attack, she was just...

Lessons on Living

2020 marks 25 years of Hoffmann Hospice providing compassionate end-of life care in Kern County. As Tom and I reflect on the growth and experiences the agency has had in the past 25 years, those lessons on living have shaped how I view and live my own life. I've learned...

The Truth About Hospice Care

"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back." November is national hospice month. This is our opportunity to magnify the benefits of hospice care...

The Beginners Guide to Bucket Lists

Many people put off their bucket list wishes for another day. Sometimes those days never come. Bucket list wishes aren’t just to be left for when someone is dying they are to bring more life to LIVING! When making a bucket list think of things like a place you’ve never...

Who Makes the Decisions?

Recently I had some minor surgery and of course, with it came a plethora of paperwork.  I pondered how much more stressful the process must be for a hospice patient.  At Hoffmann Hospice we have several documents that are required as well, but we strive to make the process as...