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Stories by Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.
May Day

May Day: A symbol of health and fertility

SAN DIEGO: May Day, which originated in the Northern Hemisphere during pre-Christian times, began as a celebration of spring and fertility. Celebrating May Day Occurring every May 1 there are a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday. Traditional festivities include dancing, maypoles, bonfires, food and drink, and floral decorations. May Day is an opportunity ...

Earth Day 2019: A good time to start giving the planet extra care

SAN DIEGO: The first Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970. Taking care of our one and only Earth is something that should occur on a daily basis.  Earth Day should be the first day you do more to give Mother Earth a little tender loving care. What was notable about the first Earth Day ...

Blini, Recipe, Easter, Laurie Edwards Tate

Hazelnut Chocolate Blini: The perfect Easter brunch

SAN DIEGO:  Blini is a Russian egg pancake.  They can be made thin, like a crepe, or rolled around fruit filing to create a blintz.  This blini recipe creates 3-4″ round, thicker Hazelnut Chocolate Blini with Raspberry Drizzle. The dish is rich with healthy fresh raspberries, ground hazelnuts, and dark chocolate. This fabulous recipe from ...

Here they come to save the day: Healthy Superfoods

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2019 — Superfoods are healthy and delicious, and readily available in spring and summer. As the darkness and cold of winter comes to an end, new life begins to flourish and revel in the expanding sunlight bringing an abundance of seasonal foods making even the local grocery market a shopper’s paradise. ...

spring equinox

Let the sunshine in: The spring equinox is upon us

SAN DIEGO: The spring equinox begins on March 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm ET as the sun’s rays cross from the southern hemisphere into the northern hemisphere. This event marks the official first day of spring. What does the spring equinox mean to those living in the northern hemisphere? During that time the sun is ...

Begin anew with some spring cleaning

SAN DIEGO:  Jumpstart the season with some spring cleaning. Rejuvenation, rebirth and new beginnings are the attributes of a spring day. Few can deny the experience of pure joy created by seeing melting snow, blossoming leaves, or blooming flowers. Or hearing the sound of nature’s melody created by birdsong, croaking frogs, or the wind in ...

Celebrating President’s Day all week with patriot flag cake (Recipe)

SAN DIEGO, February 18, 2019 —President’s Day is the combined birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and what better way to enjoy it than with this delicious berry flag cake. Berries are readily available nearly year round anymore, and always seek the freshest from a natural market or even a fruit stand if ...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day: Let me count the ways

SAN DIEGO, February 12, 2019– Billions of people worldwide open their hearts while engaging in a variety of Valentine’s Day expressions of love. February 14th is the traditional day, dating back to the Middle Ages, in which people from all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. According to Wikipedia, it is thought that the first ...

Put a little love in your heart: February is Heart Health Month

SAN DIEGO:  Show your heart some love this Heart Health Month. A human heart requires nurturing, attention and care if it is to be healthy and fully functioning. MASS MURDERER: HEART DISEASE Americans are often prone to downplaying their own heart health risks. Yet according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, heart ...

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Taking preventative measures

SAN DIEGO, January 29, 2019 — January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings to the fore a message of prevention and hope. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able to be fully experienced or enjoyed by those affected with glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans and ...

Avocado Grapefruit Salad makes a healthy and tasty addition to any meal

SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2019 – Avocados have gained popularity in recent years, but are still a classic and Avocado Grapefruit Salad will be a welcome addition to any meal. THE ANCIENT AVOCADO Avocados have an ancient history. They are depicted in early Aztec drawings and artifacts, and experts believe they date back to approximately ...

How to achieve youthful healthy hair and skin no matter your age

SAN DIEGO:  Healthy hair and skin often signal overall good health. Given that Americans spend several billions of dollars every year on the latest dermatological procedures and over-the-counter products, there is no denying that having great hair and skin is highly sought after. Achieving success through increased health, while also improving appearance, is not as difficult ...

Life’s purpose is to have purpose, goals and forward thinking

SAN DIEGO:  What is your purpose in life? Finding one’s life purpose gives meaning to existence and the motivation to create goals which accomplish it. It is what makes us reach for the stars! A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE Researchers are finding that having a higher purpose in life, extending beyond mere day-to-day survival, has major health ...

Christmas: Staying in balance during the most wonderful time of the year

SAN DIEGO: The holidays and the Christmas season are the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans. However, it’s important to remain balanced. Celebratory times with friends and family can include indulgences on a variety of levels from overeating to overspending, just remember to pace yourself. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ...

A LifeCycles Tradition: Memories of Christmas in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, December 18, 2018 — Christmas was always a wonderful experience growing up in San Diego, California. NO WHITE CHRISTMAS IN SAN DIEGO The concept of a white Christmas is not entirely lost on those who live in warm climates. However, in sunny San Diego, the experience of dashing through the snow is completely ...