• 20 Ways to put learning into action | Solowords into action

    How much are we interested to learn? Let’s put learning into action

    How much are we interested to learn? After my last two posts about “Happy New School Year” and “Curiosity” I think it is a good idea to put the word “LEARN” into action because all these words are related.  On my last post, I have a free printable that says: School: It’s not what it gives you but what you want to take from it. In other words, school is about what we really want to learn. Yes, the school has everything we need to learn about specific subjects. It has teachers, counselors, coaches, library full of books, labs, computers, etc. However, going to a place (school), or listening to people (teachers)…

  • Happy New School Year | Solowords into Action

    Happy New School Year! 22 Tips for Parents and Kids

    Yes, I know, it is not January 1st but for parents with school-age kids like myself, this time of the year is when we should celebrate back to school and wish our kids a safe, successful and happy new school year. This week my 2 high schoolers started school. I don’t know why the first day of school hit me more than their birthdays and make me feel melancholic. I guess it is because school only last a few years and every new school year means they are close to the end of the kid stage and closer to college and adulthood. For me, my kids’ first day of school is what…

  • Curiosity killed the cat | Solowords into Action | Curiosity

    The Cat Killed Curiosity: 15 Ideas to Revive Curiosity

    “The cat killed curiosity.” Really? Isn’t the real phrase “Curiosity killed the cat”? Yes, that is right. We usually hear that phrase from our moms and grandmas to warn us of the consequences or danger to know more of what we should know. After reading and reflecting a lot about curiosity, I started to wonder if, in today’s world, it makes more sense to say that “The cat killed curiosity,” understanding that the cat is each of us. Could it be possible that we are killing curiosity? What is curiosity? By Cambridge Dictionary Curiosity is: “An eager desire to know or learn about something.” By Macmillan Dictionary Curiosity is: “A…

  • Oh! The places I want to go | Solowords into action | Travel

    Travel into Action. Oh! the Places I Want to Go

    It is always a good time to put the word “travel” into action. Have you ever think about how many countries are in the world and how many of them have you visited? There are 195 countries in the world recognized by the UN, and I have been lucky enough to visit 21. That is only about 11% of the countries. I know people that have visited around 40% and others that have visited 0%. Why? Most of the people, including myself, consider traveling a luxury, and money is usually the first excuse to not travel or to not travel more. However, we have to recognize that traveling is not…

  • Smile into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Do you need a pencil? 12 Tips to Smile More

    Do you need a pencil? That is my favorite tip to smile more. Let me explain. Do you have teenagers or have children that already went through the challenging teenage years? I do, and let me tell you that during this time the word “smile” is the one I mention the most at home. I am sure the same thing happened to my mom when I was a teenager. Why? Because when we are teenagers, we all suffer a transformation from little and smiley angels to grumpy and moody people. For this reason, I am always asking my kids if they need a pencil. Yes, you read it right, I…

  • SoloWords into Action | 12 Tips to Enjoy More

    Let’s Go and Enjoy: We are Alive | 12 Tips to Enjoy More

    The alarm goes off, and we wake up to a brand new day. We should be grateful and happy because we are alive! We have been given another day. Right? Well, if you are like me, happiness is not exactly the first feeling I have when I wake up. But, if we think about it, every morning when we open our eyes, we should imagine God opening the door to a brand new day telling us: “Go and Enjoy.” Well, ideally, that is the way it should be. However, we all know life is not easy and that some days look more like our worst enemy opening the same door…

  • SoloWords into Action | Awareness is the Key to Everything

    Awareness is the Key to Everything

    How many things are happening around and within us and we don’t know or understand what is going on? Awareness is the key to everything. While I was writing my post about “Say YES to an Adventurous Life,” I started to pay attention to everything related to “adventures” around me. Now, I see opportunities for adventure everywhere. Coincidence? Not really, I noticed that to put the word adventurous into action; I first needed to put the word awareness into action. So, from now on: Before putting “any word” into action, first, we need to put the word “awareness” into action. What is Awareness? Here is the definition by Merriam-webster dictionary: The…

  • Say YES to an Adventurous Life: 55 Great Ideas to Escape the Ordinary

    Sometimes I feel trapped in my daily routine and wish to have a more adventurous life. Does this sound familiar to you? We are so used to doing everything the same way every day that we become boring people, even our kids become boring kids. Each day, after school, I ask my teen kids a few questions, and I usually get the same answers: How was school? “ok” or “good.” What did you do? “nothing” or “the same.” Did anything interesting happen today? “nope.” It is so frustrating to hear the same answers day after day, but if we think about it, it is the same for us. We all…