Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Wheaton, what would it be?
As millions of Americans make New Year's resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Wheaton to make it an even better place to live? Some suggestions that have been brought up at meetings in Wheaton throughout the year: What is on your Wheaton wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Monday, December 31, 2012
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to write more about your community, Patch has a great platform for you.
Wheaton is a diverse community, and we want the Wheaton Patch to reflect that truth. That's why we're sending out the call for you to join our Local Voices section. We're looking for bloggers who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions. Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about the Wheaton area - and we can't have the conversation without you! Then, we want to hear from you. And blogs are not limited to the English language. Considering the strong Hispanic population in Wheaton, we would encourage you to blog bilingually or even exclusively in Spanish. This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Five tips to help you keep your resolution.
Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year. 1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is attainable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be. 2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up. 3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone …