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The eternal quest for the fountain of youth: Helpful tips on staying young

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Staying young seems more important than ever. It is no secret that we live in a youth-oriented society, which places great value on appearance.

As we move into a global phenomenon of unprecedented increases in persons age 50 and older, which can create relationship disparity and communication difficulties fondly phrased as generation gap, we might discover that ageism is alive and well.

Especially in the American culture, being older could be viewed as less desirable in some way not only in the workforce but also in personal relationships.

Even in the selection of a date or a mate, middle age and older increases the numbers of available women versus an ever-decreasing number of men who might be available–providing men with an imbalanced opportunity for selection.

Age can become a barrier while seeking health and medical treatment.

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

Summer travel: Tips for safely enjoying post-COVID summer fun and travel

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Summertime is here giving rise to increased sunlight, expressing excitement and anticipation for summer travel and fun.  However, summer 2021 is completely different than in 2020, when COVID was severely impacting the lives of all Americans and placing great limitations on the overall experience.

Our favorite summer spot and recreational activities were closing down for an undetermined period, as we were wearing masks and quarantining with no sense that an end would ever be in sight.

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

Protecting the vulnerable: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Someone wise once said that we can judge a society by how they treat those most vulnerable, which brings us to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a recognized day occurring every year since the United Nations General Assembly passed its Resolution 66/127, December, 2011–bringing to light this distressing and critical social issue.

Globally and at home, there is a great deal of improvement needed especially how we treat those who are elderly.

Elder Abuse occurs in both developed and developing countries, and it is not completely known to what extent.

What is known is that the world is trending older while experiencing an unprecedented shift, by their very numbers, away from higher populations of youth.

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

Prepare for sun safety before the summer months arrive

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Summer is almost here making it the perfect time to plan ahead for sun safety. Practicing sun safety not only during the summer months but the entire year is critical to skin cancer prevention.

Though sunshine brings health benefits of Vitamin D, there is the need to protect against potential sun damage.

Over time, overexposure might lead to skin cancers of various types, depending on genetic composition. Additionally, sun exposure can create wrinkling due to the destruction of the skin’s natural collagen.

How then is it possible to enjoy the great outdoors while protecting from overexposure?

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

Cancer Survivors Day, June 6, is a celebration of life!

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

June 6, 2021, is National Cancer Survivors Day. Those who have either fought a battle with cancer or have supported friends and/or family have an understanding of what it truly means to have survived.  Regardless there is shock, disbelief, panic, and fear when a cancer diagnosis is revealed.
The experience of such a diagnosis is generally unexpected and unanticipated. It will often create tremendous emotional turmoil and stress as life is literally turned upside down.

Choosing to fight cancer is the choice to survive, and it demands focus and dedication to seek the appropriate treatments and support necessary to get through such an ordeal.

Though there may be family and friends who wish to help, the decision to want to live and fight back or die is completely an individual choice.

The National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, estimates that there are currently approximately 17 million cancer survivors in the US today. They anticipate there will be 22.1 million cancer survivors by 2030.

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

Mental Health Month 2021 brings mental illness to the forefront

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

The issue of mental illness has been pervasive in America for decades. So what better time could it be to bring this daunting social issue to the fore than during Mental Health Month 2021?

Missed by much of the mainstream media was a key mental health proclamation issued by the Biden administration on April 30, 2021. But it was duly noted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Some mental health experts hypothesize that the onset of COVID-19 may cause mental illness cases to rise both now and in the future.

Surprisingly, the media has generally neglected to highlight the social costs of the now yearlong Covid-19 epidemic in the US and elsewhere. In addition to preexisting homelessness, i.e., pre-COVID homelessness, millions of Americans have either lost or seen reductions in their jobs, finances, housing, interconnectedness and activities. Losses of this magnitude can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts and other forms of mental illnesses.

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

Eating light and healthy: Walnut Raspberry Salad and Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Walnut Raspberry Salad and Raspberry Vinaigrette is a great way to get out and enjoy the warm sunny days.

COVID restrictions are easing and the desire to get out into the fresh air is all too appealing, making the salad the perfect take along for any outing or even a light feast on your patio.

Walnut Raspberry Salad and Raspberry Vinaigrette, published on Walnuts.org is a great example of how easy it is to add healthful walnuts to the daily diet.

Walnuts are a delicious way to potentially slow the aging process while adding extra years to life

Walnuts an uncanny visual likeness to the human brain, and have been revered since ancient times as a symbol for intellectuality, according to Nutrition and You.

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

Living longer: Secrets of being a super-centenarians living to 100 plus

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Living to 100 is not uncommon today and with super-centenarians on the increase it is projected by 2050, there will be 3.7 million centenarians worldwide.

Working in the field of aging and disability, and an advocate on behalf of anti-ageism, the prospect of living to the age of 100 or more is of great interest.

What are the secrets to longevity and is it possible to become one of the projected 3.7 million super-centarians?

Is long life more eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, being surrounded by family and friends, having a purpose and eliminating stress in life?

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

Demisexual: A subset of human sexuality you may not know about

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

You may not have heard of the term demisexual, but that term is more wholesome than you think. Demisexual is a relatively new term used to describe a subset of human sexuality.

“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” a song popularized by the iconic Tina Turner, is a haunting tune. It depicts the pain that love can cause. Therefore, if it breaks a heart, then what is the point?

That song came to mind  the term demisexual popped up in a recent news story. Unfamiliar with that term, this writer became curious, wondering exactly what it meant.

The story appeared to indicate that “demisexual” describes a human being who does not have sexual feelings for another. Nor does such an individual have the desire for intimacy unless borne from friendship, common interests and similar values. In short, someone who is well-known.

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

Go green with this healthy avocado grapefruit salad

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Avocado and Grapefruit salad is a tasty and healthy addition to any brunch table.
This can be served as a main course side or, remove the onion and arrange with toast points for a refreshing and healthy breakfast/brunch choice.

Avocados have an ancient history. They are depicted in early Aztecan drawings and artifacts, and experts believe they date back to approximately 10,000 years ago.

In the 1940’s the avocado gained popularity when there was a shortage of fats and oils during World War II.

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