Because of the sky-rocketing cost of living in Los Angeles, Corona is sometimes thought of as a bedroom community for people working in L.A. But Corona has a lot more going for it than affordable housing. With a heritage spanning over a century, a population of 154,000, more than 394 acres of parks, a historic downtown district, and iconic cultural and educational centers, Corona is home to a diverse, well educated, family-oriented community. Recently, businesses in Northern Orange County have been relocating to Corona to be close to their work force and take advantage of a favorable economic climate.
Some of the things we love about Corona:
So here we are in the middle of January, and my winter sweaters are languishing in a box under the bed, because it’s 85 degrees outside. Southern California and the Southwest always enjoy mild winter weather – that’s why the “snowbirds” from the Midwest flock to us. But this is ridiculous. Let’s look at some temperature comparisons:
January 15, 2014
Duluth, MN: 15° Corona, CA: 85°
Detroit, MI: 27° Santa Fe Springs, CA: 85°
Chicago, IL: 19° Phoenix, AZ: 71°
Lose weight, get in shape, get organized, do more, do less, we’ve all made at least a few New Year’s resolutions in our time.
Some resolutions require a lifestyle change and some require a single act of action.
For me, the resolutions that tend to be more successful are those requiring a single act. Lifestyle changes take more than just a jotting down a foggy wish on a napkin at the breakfast table on January 1st. They take a whole mental shift, a concerted effort to change who you are. Well for the most part I kind of like who I am (at least most days), I just want a few improvements.
So look to “single-act” resolutions that can positively impact your life. This works especially well if that impact then extends beyond the single action. Some examples:
- Want to lose weight, take your neighbor’s dog for a walk.
- Want a nicer yard, dig a hole.
- Want to get organized, sign up for a bigger storage unit.
Now experts might call this addressing the symptoms and not the problems, but I say “Hey, if you’re not coughing, sneezing or feeling lousy, does it really matter that you have a cold”, – of course not.
So here’s how it works …