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Stone fruit: Fresh, healthy and delicious

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

Peaches, plums and apricots are a beautiful sight to behold at any local grocer or farmer’s market.

The inspirational advent of spring brings a variety of glorious bounties from Mother Nature.

In addition to the springtime presence of an eclectic array of experiences, including frogs croaking, melodious birdsongs and colorful budding flowers, the season also provides a healthful selection of seasonal fruits.

Apricots are a golden yellow hue and are brimming with vitamin A. Additionally they contain potassium, protein and fiber.

Peaches are softly fuzzy and sweet, attracting eager buyers with their peachy hue. They contain vitamin A, potassium, protein and fiber.

Plums are a rich purplish color and contain vitamin A, potassium and small amounts of fiber.

What’s more, peaches, plums and apricots are all low in calories and contain fiber and sodium. They are also cholesterol-free.

There is much to appreciate and enjoy when a springtime recipe includes all of these spectacular fruits as main ingredients, ensuring a rich, delicious dessert that is also healthy.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

Congratulations to Administrative Assistant, Katlyn

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Congratulations to Katlyn, our invaluable Administrative Assistant who is going on maternity leave! Katlyn is wished our very best and we can’t wait until she’s back.

Welcome spring with fresh seasonal superfoods

(image by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(image by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

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.

Some of the healthiest foods are available at this time of the year and health-conscious shoppers are eager to fill their grocery carts with the delicious and wholesome bounty of spring.

A superfood is a food product that can be included in a meal or eaten by itself while providing supplement-like benefits and Health.com highlights their top 10 superfood choices for spring.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

Making a joyful noise: The beauty and sounds of birds

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

Springtime is almost here, and with it comes a variety of lovely birds joyfully singing in trees and building nests for their future young ones.

Many species of songbirds fly northward from faraway lands imbued with migratory passion.

Gracing humanity with their melodious symphonic sounds, North American songbirds call attention to the advent of springtime.

This predictable migratory event is fueled by their desire to find plentiful food supplies, suitable mates, and ideal nesting places for female birds to lay their eggs and tend to offspring.

According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 4,000 species of songbirds worldwide, with evidence suggesting they evolved over 50 million years ago.

Read more on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

The promise of rebirth: Looking ahead to springtime cleaning

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

With spring’s promise of rebirth and new beginnings, few can deny the experience of pure joy created by seeing melting snow, blossoming leaves, or blooming flowers and hearing the sound of nature’s melody created by birdsong, croaking frogs, or the wind in the trees.

Spring’s warmer days and increasingly brighter sunlight brings with the anticipation that there are new possibilities for enjoying more of everyday life.

According to Dr. John Sharp, in The Emotional Calendar,, there is an increase in metabolism and turnover of the neurotransmitters of the brain during spring, which provides the basis for spring fever and an increase in energy.

Read more on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

SDG&E for hosting American Lung Association Leadership Board

Thank you to SDG&E for hosting our American Lung Association Leadership Board.

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Proud to be on the Advisory Board of the Cancer Action Network

 “Feeling proud to be on the Advisory Board of the Cancer Action Network!”

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Meeting with leaders from the San Diego American Lung Association

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It was a delightful meeting with leaders from the San Diego American Lung Association at my corporate office!

Left: Rita Redaelli, Managing Director; Center: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare; Right: Janelle Wallace, Corporate Development Manager

Proud to have this lady on my team!

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So proud to have this lovely lady, Jeanette on my Team-shes a terrific employment interviewer.

Being purpose driven is good for mind, body and soul

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

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!

Researchers are finding that having a higher purpose in life, extending beyond mere day-to-day survival, has major health benefits and could also provide protection against many forms of dementia.

Discovering what a true calling and purpose in life might be has been perceived by Dr. Jonas Salk, published in The Center for Spirituality and Healing, as “essential for all living beings.”

In fact, Salk stated that, “To have no calling, no responsibility, no hopes or aspirations, is to be outside of life.”

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News