Welcome to Sound Mind Care

Who are we?

If it takes a village to raise a child, then what happens to the village when the child grows up? Too often, it seems, that the idea of becoming self-sufficient and independent means going it alone. What if the wisdom of teams that is typical in the engineering world were applied regularly to life planning? If we approached life with a bit more business sense, then we could link attainment of independence with a habit of seeking sound advice.


Our desire is to inspire healthy dialogue that builds personal foundations for maintaining dignity and joy throughout life. 


Generations age 40 and over lead the way for facing the challenges of aging head-on, in a way that inspires sound action that strengthens family ties across all generations.

Garth Hassel

Husband, dad and engineer turned adviser, Garth discovered that the length at which he goes to bring experts together to solve a person’s problems is proportional to the depth of his relationship with that person. 

This is partly an outcome of his devotion to his wife, Karen. Garth met his match in high school. Karen patiently awaited his proposal until he came through while they were in graduate school. For the ensuing decade, Garth’s job was to make nasty stuff melt in crucibles so that the transformed material wouldn’t be nasty anymore. Meanwhile Garth’s caring for his illness-stricken wife was the crucible that melted his heart. A miraculous turn of events brought healing, five children, and a heart for equipping others to prepare for probable caregiving situations that can melt families and retirement dreams. 

Certified in Long-Term Care® and a Retirement Income Certified Professional®, Garth believes that the wisdom of teams that achieved remarkable results during his twenty-year engineering career applies equally to planning to maintain control through your most vulnerable seasons of life.

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Share struggles, solutions, questions, and answers for living out your intended life. Guest interviews and posts bring you expert perspectives that might challenge your assumptions and recalibrate your planning compass. Genuine, fun, joyful, tearful, compassionate, meaningful, fruitful. Express your interest at https://www.facebook.com/soundmindcare.