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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a yearly reminder that it is my honor to serve persons with developmental disabilities through my company’s work for the last three decades. Much has thankfully changed for the better relative to anti-discrimination and other laws whichContinue Reading

May the spring equinox bring great light

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. The spring equinox begins on March 20, 2022, at 11:33 am 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 thoseContinue Reading

Ukraine and its lesson in resilience for the World

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. The country of Ukraine, as of this writing and publication, is embroiled in an onslaught of hate and madness brought about by the Russian government that cannot abide with peace nor acceptance of the desire for freedom. Outnumbered in troops, armament, andContinue Reading

Dark chocolate-covered strawberries: Food is Good Medicine Series Two

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. It is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with dark chocolate-covered strawberries! From children to older adults alike, generations of people across the globe anticipate this annual day to celebrate love while eagerlyContinue Reading

Heart Month: Healthful tips you can take to heart

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. February is American Heart Month is the perfect time to love your heart! According to the CDC, almost half of Americans have one of the three factors that put them at risk for heart disease. The top three risk factors for heartContinue Reading

The magnificent orange: Food is Good Medicine Series One

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. When thinking about an orange, it is impossible not to have flashbacks of early childhood experiences driving with family from San Diego to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Miles and miles of orange groves lined the highway, with magnificent bursts of oranges amidstContinue Reading

Is AB 1400 the single payer panacea for all Californians?

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. With the passage of California’s Assembly Bill AB 1400 which permits the creation of a single-payer health care system for all Californians, there is still much debate and due diligence occurring ahead. Also known as “The Guaranteed Health Care Act for All”Continue Reading

Prevention is the message as we reflect on Glaucoma Awareness Month

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings to the fore a message of prevention and hope, which is something we can’t lose sight of. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able toContinue Reading

A New Years Resolution for Resilience with a lesson from the ant

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. The new year is traditionally a time for reflection and setting new goals with anticipation, but for many Americans, optimism could be lower and levels of uncertainty higher at this usually inspiring time. Going into a new year with resilience and fortitudeContinue Reading

A LifeCycles Tradition: Santa Claus arrives by helicopter in San Diego

(Main image: https://youtu.be/WkTfgiAxCHk screenshot via YouTube/b1rdd0g707) Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. Memories and the holidays are synonymous and 2021 will be no different. Santa Claus may still be in a mask, but the love we share at this season will always remain in our hearts all year long. OfContinue Reading