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San Diego’s State of the City Mayoral Address

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(image by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate 2017)

I would like to thank San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer for all his work leading our great city into a bright future.
State of the City Mayoral Address

Ranch and Coast Magazine features MS Gala

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Thank you Ranch and Coast Magazine for featuring the fabulous MS Gala!

From left to right, Sutton Porter, Laurie Edwards-Tate, Maggie Sleeper and Rich Israel

Hope is the sunshine of the soul

image by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate

image by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate

Hope is the spark of the spirit that keeps us moving through difficult and trying times; the beacon of light when we are struggling to find our way out of the darkness. Adversity can be overwhelming and it is easy to get swept up in a feeling of hopelessness, but like the cherry blossom- a symbol of new birth, you endure the harshness of the cold and emerge anew. Hope does indeed spring 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 to the extent of which the global community is plagued by hunger, homelessness, joblessness, economic instability, over-population, disease, violence, war and risks of extinction.

The ability for any community, state, country or the world at large to flourish and survive hinges upon the number of individuals who embrace hope and the inherent belief that their lives can be improved and made better.

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

Resolutions and new beginnings: Promise of New Year’s

photo by Sutton Porter, courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate

photo by Sutton Porter, courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate

With the Christmas season slowly winding down, it is customary to look ahead towards the promise of a new year.

Basking in the peace, good-will and afterglow of holiday merriment, looking forward with optimism is anticipated by many.

There is something in the human spirit which is driven to believe in a better tomorrow.

Many Americans set new goals through the traditional practice of creating New Year’s resolutions.
New Year’s resolutions first began with the ancient Babylonians.

The Babylonians would promise their gods that they would pay off their debts, and also return anything which they borrowed from another.

Over time this early tradition spread all over the world and morphed into a variety of practices and resolutions which were varied, depending upon the country, culture and belief systems.

Eventually making its way to the Western Hemisphere, Americans relish the opportunity to reflect upon the year which is coming to pass, while setting a new future course for self-improvement and hope for the future.

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

Gift giving for the holidays: Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics & Profits

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President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate discussed gift giving for the holidays. Gifts that are appropriate for the recipient and how to avoid the shopping mall hassle on Politics & Profits with Rick Amato. Listen to the interview at the link.

Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics & Profits with Rick Amato

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Listen to President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Politics & Profits with Rick Amato. Laurie will be discussing holiday gift giving ideas and tips. You can listen online at politicsandprofits.com

Memories of Christmas in San Diego: A LifeCycles tradition

image via Sutton Porter

image via Sutton Porter

Growing up in San Diego, Christmas was always a wonderful experience.

Even though December is the coolest month of the year in San Diego, the average temperature is still in the upper 60s. Highs of 75 degrees or more are not uncommon during Christmas week.

The concept of a white Christmas is not entirely lost on those who live in warm climates. But in sunny San Diego, the experience of dashing through the snow is a completely foreign one.

While peering out of a large picture window on Christmas Eve, anxious for Santa’s arrival, I asked Dad the fearful question, “How can Santa Claus deliver all the gifts to children in San Diego in his reindeer-driven sleigh if there is no snow?”

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

Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics & Profits with Rick Amato

At Your Home Familycare President and CEO, Laurie Edwards-Tate appeared on the podcast of Politics & Profits with Rick Amato. Topics included the future of the Affordable Care Act and healthcare. Listen to the interview at the link below.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: A perfect Christmas side dish

image via unsplash/Keenan Loo

image via unsplash/Keenan Loo

It is time to begin planning Christmas dinner where the dining table is set with the warm welcome of candles and savory foods to share with family and friends. Often it is the side dishes that support the prime rib roast that truly makes your feast special.

Once the main course is served, traditional side dishes will follow in a complimentary style.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Breadcrumbs are elegant, delicious and anything but boring! Low in calories (approximately 36 per cup (raw) they contain fiber, protein, and healthy doses of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and Vitamin B 6.

With only 25 minutes cook time, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Breadcrumbs and a touch of fresh thyme add panache to this easy to make, and adaptable, side dish.

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

At Your Home Familycare’s Caring Bear Award recipient

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Congratulations to Katlyn for being At Your Home Familycare’s Caring Bear Award recipient! Appreciated for her dedication as our Administrative Assistant, this can-do lady is also 5 months pregnant, expecting her second child. Katlyn is an example of a woman who strives for excellence while maintaining her family values.
From left, Laurie Edwards-Tate, Ceo with Katlyn, Administrative Assistant.