Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Cinnaminson, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Cinnaminson to make it an even better place to live? Would you focus on business development? Do you want any changes to township parks? New rec programs for kids? Something else? Tell us in the comment section below what's on your Cinnaminson wish list for 2013.
Monday, December 31, 2012
I look back on 2012 and wonder how to make the New Year a brighter one for me and my family.
As the year ends, I’m kind of stuck on what to write about. The news of late has been so overwhelmingly disturbing and dark. The last twelve months have been full of political controversy, natural disasters and horrific events and stories. My own little world has been shaken with the sudden death of my dad and I’m still grappling with it all. Life is sometimes really scary and often very sad. It is messy, difficult and dark. A new start is always welcome and luckily each year we get just that in the potential of a new year. I’m not making any huge New Year’s resolutions but in my heart I know I need to be more optimistic and look on the bright side of things. It’s too easy to get caught up in complaining about everything under the sun. …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Boxing up the decorations make you feel a bit sad? It’s okay, here are some ideas that might help cure your post holiday blues.
This time of year often finds me feeling a little weepy and lacking motivation to do anything. My jeans are a bit snug and I’m achy and tired all of the time. Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, a psychologist on CBS's Early Show says it’s normal to feel down when the holiday season is over. "You may feel more depressed or more irritable. You might get headaches. You're fatigued.” She says that the symptoms “mimic depression, but are usually shorter-term." Music, exercise and healthy eating are some of the top ways to chase away the post holiday depression that hits on Jan. 1. I must admit that belting out a few lyrics of "American Pie" or "You Give Love a Bad Name" put a little pep in my step. Hopefully, no one has seen me singing and drumming on the…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
We asked Cinnaminson officials, Patch contributors and more about their resolutions for 2012.
Whether you make a formal resolution or not for the new year, everybody has something they want to start or do differently once January rolls around. The top three new year's resolutions are to lose weight/get fit, spend more time with friends and family and to quit smoking. Hey, those are three very commendable resolutions and we here at Patch have made those same ones over the years. This year, we asked some township and school officials—and even tapped our local Patch contributors—to see what their resolutions are. Add your own in the comments below. What's your resolution for 2012? "My resolution for the new year is to “go green.” I want to start recycling more, like things I never recycled in the past, and try to re-use things here …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Every week we aim to bring you lessons that make life easier and greener. As we recollect last year's curriculum, let's gear up for a fresh new year of eco education.
There's a wide gap between what we aspire to do, and the actions we actually take. It's the purpose of a holiday like New Year's to serve as a bridge to shrink that gap. With that sentiment in mind, let's document our strategy for breaking bad habits and making 2012 a year to reconnect with our environment, and make our daily lives more Earth-compatible. To do so, we can remind ourselves of lessons learned in 2011 and begin to resolve ourselves to new habits worth forming in the new year. Optimize Energy Use In our home life, energy use is most intensive in keeping our interior space comfortable. So we crank the electricity-gobbling air-conditioning in the summer, and pump up our furnace—with either oil, natural gas or electricity—in the …