Quick Tips on Keeping Resolutions
December 29th, 2010|SofiaBlog



If something is really hard for you, resolve to just do it for just a month, a week, or on Tuesdays. Accomplishing even a small portion of a difficult goal will be a sweet victory.


You don’t have to (nor can you, really) go from couch potato to marathon runner, or from straight Ds to [...]

The History of New Year’s Resolutions
December 29th, 2010|SofiaBlog


Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year’s Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man.

It’s Another New Year…but for what reason?
December 29th, 2010|SofiaBlog


There are as many ways to celebrate the New Year as there are days in the calendar. Regardless of when and where it is observed, the holiday is rich in history and traditions the world over. The common themes of renewal, rebirth, and hope for health, wealth, and prosperity evident in past celebrations are still alive and well in today’s festivities.

Twas The Night Before Christmas… an old favorite.
December 23rd, 2010|SofiaBlog


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I [...]

Big Bay Balloon Parade – America’s Largest Balloon Parade
December 20th, 2010|SofiaBlog


The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2010 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade.