The quintessential power of hope

Photo courtesy of DieselDemon/flickr

Photo courtesy of DieselDemon/flickr

In spite of the uncertainty and unrest in today’s ever-changing world, the well of hope truly springs eternal.

Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind, based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large, according to Wikipedia.

For many, it is difficult to imagine being hopeful due of the extent to which the global community is plagued by hunger, homelessness, joblessness, economic instability, over-population, disease, violence, war and risks of extinction.

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U.S. produces half of the world’s soybeans: Are they really healthy?

Photos courtesy of yoppy, Veganbaking.net, United Soybean Board, Kenny Louie, Scott Robinson/flickr

Photos courtesy of yoppy, Veganbaking.net, United Soybean Board, Kenny Louie, Scott Robinson/flickr

Soybeans are the most widely grown and utilized legume worldwide, according to bbcgoodfoodshow.com.

The subtropical soy plant dates back to 1134 to 246 B.C., and is a native of China.

First cultivated in the United States in the 1800’s, soybeans were used as a coffee substitute during the Civil War.

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Celebrate National Peach Month with a refreshingly healthful peach cobbler

Photos courtesy of Mike McCune, Clarice, Doc Searls, WILLIAM ISMAEL, A_Peach, Mike Licht, Kathleen Dagostino/flickr

Photos courtesy of Mike McCune, Clarice, Doc Searls, WILLIAM ISMAEL, A_Peach, Mike Licht, Kathleen Dagostino/flickr

President Ronald Reagan declared August National Peach Month on June 15, 1982.

The United States was the greatest producer of the world’s supply of peaches at the time of the proclamation, producing 250 million pounds each year–benefiting the economy by generating revenue of approximately $325 million annually, according to U.S. Presidential Proclamation 4947.

What is not commonly known is that the peach originated in China in approximately 1,000 B.C.

The peach tree was considered by the Chinese to be the Tree of Life and a symbol of immortality.

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Southern Caregiver’s Resource Center’s Annual Bastille Day

At Your Home Familycare had a most enjoyable time at Southern Caregiver’s Resource Center’s Annual Bastille Day! We are honored to be their Year Round Corporate Sponsor!

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Pictured from left: Robert Velasquez, Development Director, Southern Caregivers Resource Center; Bill Tate, Husband of Laurie Edwards-Tate, Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare; Lorie VanTilburg, Executive Director and Founder, Southern Caregiver’s Resource Center

Magnificent great white sharks are on the brink of extinction

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Photo courtesy of Lwp Kommunikáció/flickr

The magnificent prehistoric great white shark is the largest of all predatory fish in the world.

A descendant of early shark species from approximately 400 million years ago, prior to the dinosaur age, the great white shark is believed to have evolved 16-20 million years ago.

The great white can grow up 15-to-20 feet in length, and weigh as much as 5,000 pounds, according to National Geographic.

Its streamlined body and powerful tail allow the great white to travel at remarkable speeds of up to 15 miles an hour.

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Summer vegetables add zest and color for a healthful side dish

Photos courtesy of garlandcannon, See-ming Lee, Mike and Annabel Beales, THOR, liz west, masstravel/flickr

Photos courtesy of garlandcannon, See-ming Lee, Mike and Annabel Beales, THOR, liz west, masstravel/flickr

Freshly plucked from a summertime garden or farmer’s market, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash and leeks can be elegantly combined to make a perfect side dish!

This colorful side dish enhances many summertime entrees such as grilled chicken, fish, burgers, vegan delicacies and more.

Read the full article and get the recipe for Provencal Summer Vegetables, courtesy of Eating Well, on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Southern Caregiver Resources Center’s 23rd Annual Bastille Day

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare attended Southern Caregiver Resources Center’s 23rd Annual Bastille Day, on Saturday, July 11, at beautiful Fairbanks Ranch Clubhouse, on the lake of Fairbanks Ranch.

Accompanied by her husband, Bill Tate, and members of AYHF’s administrative team, Edwards-Tate said that “As a Year-Round Corporate Sponsor of SCRC, we had an especially enjoyable and meaningful time sampling a variety of cuisine from the French Gourmet, while relaxing to the melodious sounds of Allan Phillips & Friends. It was a most beautiful afternoon!”

Bastille Day is an annual funding event which raises critically needed funds for family caregivers in need who benefit from Southern Caregiver Resource Center’s free supports and services.

For further information about Southern Caregiver Resource Center, you may call them at (858)268-4432;or visit their website at www.caregivercenter.org. (SCRC Tax ID #33-0402867.)

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Laurie Edwards-Tate honored by San Diego Business Journal as Top 50 Women-Owned Business in San Diego

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO, At Your Home Familycare, is honored by the San Diego Business Journal as a Top 50 Women-Owned Business in San Diego!

This is the eleventh consecutive year Edwards-Tate has received this outstanding recognition.

There are approximately 19,694 San Diego County-wide women-owned businesses which employ 173,959 workers.

Thank you San Diego Business Journal for recognizing the accomplishment, dedication and contribution of San Diego County-wide women in business!

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Max: American movie showcases valor of military working dogs

Photos courtesy of Airwolfhound, U.S. Army, DVIDSHUB, Offutt Air Force Base/flickr

Photos courtesy of Airwolfhound, U.S. Army, DVIDSHUB, Offutt Air Force Base/flickr

“Max,” a June 2015 theatrical release, is an American action and adventure movie that is ideal for the entire family.

Max is a spirited Malinois shepherd who has been trained as a military war dog. While serving in the Marine Corps and fighting in Afghanistan, a shooting incident kills his handler and beloved companion, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott.

Max is returned stateside following Wincott’s death. A fellow Marine who served with Wincott takes Max to Wincott’s hometown church to attend his funeral service. Max dashes up to Wincott’s casket, which is adorned with an American flag, and places his front paws on the casket.

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Quick and easy recipes add spark to Fourth of July celebrations

Photos courtesy of jeff_golden, Sue Waters, Mike Mozart, John Lustig, Valerie Hinojosa, Adam Baker/flickr

Photos courtesy of jeff_golden, Sue Waters, Mike Mozart, John Lustig, Valerie Hinojosa, Adam Baker/flickr

Celebrating Fourth of July is one of America’s most cherished traditions.

While paying tribute to the signing of the Declaration of Independence by our Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776, those who declared freedom from English oppression to establish the United States of America, family and friends will gather together in celebration with barbecues, parties, picnics and other forms of revelry.

For the busy hostess or host, it can be challenging to find time to prepare crowd-pleasing fare which also encourages good health.

The following Fourth of July recipes are extremely healthful, and have red, white and blue ingredients and colors which also pay homage to our nation’s Old Glory.

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