Halloween witches, paganism and medicine

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Photo courtesy of Karen/Flickr

When we think of Halloween, images of grotesque, green-faced witches traveling by broomstick frequently come to mind. Witch costumes remain a favored top seller every Halloween.

In real life, witches have played a significant role throughout history in the development of the healing arts and in modern-day medicine. Thousands of years ago witches were commonly known as wiccans, which meant wise ones. Female wiccans, originally believed to be beautiful goddesses, were known as witches. Considered wise because they were early intuitive practitioners of healing, practicing herbalism, homeopathy, and pagan spells thousands of years ago. With essentially no other forms of treatments or cures for most afflictions known at that time, witches performed intuitive healing using the natural tools close at hand. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

The irresistible seduction of a pumpkin-scented candle

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Photo courtesy of Markus Grossalber/Flickr

Many avid candle lovers anticipate pumpkin-scented candles, signaling the advent of the fall season.

The scent of pumpkin, along with cinnamon, vanilla and apple, suggest that Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. Few can deny the relief of the long-awaited cooling trend following summertime heat, lending itself nicely to wearing a cozy sweater, relaxing by a blazing fireplace and sipping hot apple cider spiced with a hearty cinnamon stick–ideally shared with a loved one. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Palomar Health board election

Please read my views about my run for Palomar Healthcare Board in the latest news from Pomerado News!

Laurie Edwards-Tate, age not given, is a San Marcos resident who has lived in the district for more than 25 years. She is married, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from National University and master’s in human resource management and development from Chapman University. Her campaign website is at www.edwards-tatecampaign.com. Edwards-Tate said she wants to serve on the board because of her positive experience a couple years ago when a family member was admitted to Palomar Hospital. She was impressed by the staff, their care and the facility. “When the opportunity to run for the board of Palomar Healthcare and contribute my years of healthcare experience on behalf of a system I love and respect I became a candidate.” She said the district’s three greatest challenges and her solutions are:
  • Changing demographics of constituents, while having the ability to continuously provide the highest quality and most responsive care to an ever-growing population. — “I will endeavor to ensure constituents’ healthcare challenges and needs within the framework of my role as member of the board, ensuring that policy and other decisions I make are client-centered and best serve the needs of our community.”
  • Maintaining fiscal solvency and stability. — “I will ensure that all policy and other decisions I make will make fiscal sense and be fiscally sound. Palomar Healthcare … must continue its key role of being a premier hospital system in the North County region including the entire district it represents.”
  • Meeting today’s healthcare challenges, especially the impact of federal government policies on all hospital systems, which includes their initiatives to save dollars by imposing penalties for hospital readmissions. — “I will encourage community outreach, education and partnerships which enrich our district in a helpful, collaborative way … (and) actively seek cost-effective alternatives to some pressing problems in healthcare which will reduce readmissions, reduce costs and maintain a thriving hospital system without compromising quality client-centered care.”
Edwards-Tate said voters should select her because “As a native San Diegan and long-held North County resident, wife, and daughter I will contribute my decades of health care experience as a well-respected healthcare executive and industry leader for the benefit of you, your family and the continued success, development and stability of Palomar Healthcare.” Read the full article in the Pomerado News »

Communicating with a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

Alzheimer’s disease will likely impact the lives of most American families.

Whether affecting a family member, loved one, friend or co-worker, every 67 seconds the American who is stricken by Alzheimer’s disease could be someone close to home. There is no escaping the societal impact of this devastating neurological illness which will, by 2050, claim the lives of a projected 16 million Americans. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Enterovirus: Think it is a cold or flu? Think again.

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Photo courtesy of AJ Cann/Flickr

The enterovirus is a highly diverse and complex virus.

With approximately 64 types of non-polio variations, it affects millions of people worldwide. The enterovirus is believed to be the root cause of many types of known disorders and diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr, chicken pox, herpes, encephalomyelitis, hand, foot, and mouth disease, hepatitis, ADHD, cardiac arrhythmia, and type 1 diabetes and more. The enterovirus can remain within the human body for years, affecting many different systems –oftentimes inexplicable or undiagnosed. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

San Diego Business Journal Healthcare Champion Finalist and Runner Up

"I wish to express my gratitude to the San Diego Business Journal for awarding me as a Healthcare Champion Finalist and Runner Up, CEO or President Service Provider category, at their recent awards event held at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, San Diego. Being among those in our community who represent the best in healthcare was a tremendous honor I will never forget." Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare.

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Laurie Edwards-Tate

 
Laurie Edwards-Tate enjoying the evening with Husband Bill Tate

Laurie Edwards-Tate enjoying the evening with Husband Bill Tate

 
Laurie Edwards-Tate

Laurie Edwards-Tate

North San Diego Business Chamber’s A Business Salute to Police and Public Safety

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare presented Deputy U.S. Marshal James J. Barnes a special award for his outstanding service at the recent North San Diego Business Chamber's A Business Salute to Police and Public Safety on September 17.

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Liftware holds promise for those with Parkinson’s and essential tremors

Photo courtesy of Lift Labs

Photo courtesy of Lift Labs

Sharing a meal or dining at a restaurant is a common form of social engagement and a pleasurable experience for most.

But for those stricken by Parkinson’s and other types of neurological diseases, resulting essential tremors can greatly impair functional ability. The simple act of using an everyday spoon or fork while eating can become nearly impossible to do and can create a traumatic dining experience. A creatively designed smart spoon, created by Lift Labs as part of Lynx Design, is on the cutting edge of new technology which promises to revolutionize functional impairment. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Patriot Day 9/11 and America’s perpetual mourning

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Photo courtesy of chadh/Flickr Creative Commons

When New York City’s Twin Towers were attacked on September 11, 2001, America was forever transformed.

Americans across the country tragically lost their unshakable belief that acts of foreign war and terror could not occur on American soil. As approximately 3,000 Americans died, while visions of burning buildings and people jumping out of buildings proliferated on the TV news, the country came together for a brief moment in time in a unified voice screaming in disbelief, shock, mourning, outrage and resolve to move forward together. America was instantly united as “one Nation, under God, indivisible.” Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

A Caregiver Educational Series

SOUTHERN CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER Presents “A Caregiver Educational Series” In Partnership with: At Your Home Familycare

Sept. 26 & Oct 24, 2014 11:30am-1:00pm

Click here to RSVP and view the event flyer »

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