• Declutter into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Declutter: Don’t keep it if you don’t need it. Instead, give it.

    Declutter: Getting rid of things. Do you think that our capability of letting go of material things is inherited? I ask because my mom was an expert keeping things. She was also an expert organizing everything in a singular way that always astonished me. I remember during my school years to go to my mom asking for something in particular for a school project. Every time, her answer was: “Um, let me think…” and after a minute or so, her face just brightened up with a big smile, and then three magical words got out of her mouth “I have it!” For me, it was incredible to realize that my…

  • Minimalism into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Less is more: 6 Tips to put minimalism into action

    “Less is more.” Do you agree with this famous minimalist phrase? I genuinely do. That is the reason why I have always loved minimalism in architecture, art, design, interior decoration, and in some way, also in lifestyle. However, I have to admit that there is one area of my life where I am a total minimalist disaster. What is minimalism? Merriam-webster dictionary defines minimalism as: A style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity Vocabulary.com defines minimalist as: When you call a person a minimalist, you’re describing their interest in keeping things very simple. A minimalist prefers the minimal amount or…

  • Breasts into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Our beautiful breasts: 5 things to do that may help lower breast cancer risk

    Our beautiful breasts, those which years ago represented that we were going from being little girls to becoming “señoritas” or young ladies. The same breasts which make us look and feel sexy. But most importantly, the miracle breasts which feed our babies and give us the most wonderful connection with them. These beautiful breasts are the victims of a terrible monster that is out there. The monster that killed my dear sister and has killed millions of women worldwide. The monster we sometimes don’t pay attention to because we prefer to think that it won’t get us. However, like it or not, the truth is that the monster is out…

  • Prudence into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Stop imprudence: 15 questions to ask ourselves to be more prudent

    Stop imprudence, but how? A few weeks ago, on a beautiful night at the beach, I was having a drink with five of my girlfriends. One of them started a game that consisted of telling each friend her best quality in one word and why. Some people don’t like to play this kind of games, because they don’t like to be put on the spot in front of others. Other people like to play these games because it is a way to know how people see them and viceversa. So, there we were. One by one, we started telling each friend the best quality we see in them. For one…

  • Self-control into Action | SoloWords into Action

    How to control our thoughts? 5 Steps to put self-control into action

    How to control our thoughts? This is what I need. It is incredible how sometimes life plays tricks on us. My previous post was about putting the word enthusiasm into action, and I was super excited about it. My whole plan was to work on increasing my level of enthusiasm and transmit it to others. Guess what? I couldn’t. These past few days, I had to deal with some circumstances that made me struggle to follow my plan, and it sucks, but this is life. Isn’t it? We all know that putting words into action is not easy. It requires desire, determination, commitment, work, effort, sacrifices, and self-control. That is…

  • Enthusiasm into Action | SoloWords into Action

    What is your level of Enthusiasm? 14 tips to be more enthusiastic

    What is your level of enthusiasm? If you could measure your average level of enthusiasm on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being low enthusiasm and 10 being the hyper enthusiastic, where are you on the scale? I know we can’t be enthusiastic all the time, but if we think about the people we know, we can easily say who are the ones who generally have a high level of enthusiasm and who have it low. For me, the easiest way to perceive someone’s level of enthusiasm is through the energy that he/she transmits to us. The word enthusiasm came to my mind after meeting my daughter’s new diving…

  • Do you feel recognized at work? SoloWords into Action

    Do you feel recognized at work? 6 tips to put work into action

    Do you feel recognized at work? This past Monday, we celebrated Labor day, which is a US National Holiday established in 1894. The U.S Department of Labor  explains, “it is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” For this tribute or recognition, I would say “Thank you US government” in the name of all workers! I hope this tribute or recognition applies to every person in the US that works. This means employees, entrepreneurs, freelancers, volunteers, stay at…

  • Attitude | Solowords into Action

    Attitude: Our best friend or our worst enemy?

    In case you didn’t know, let me introduce Attitude, our best friend. How many times have we heard the phrase “attitude is everything”? How many times have we told family or friends to change their attitude? I have to confess; I say it a lot to my kids. How many times have people said to us that we need to change our attitude? The thing is that at some point in our lives, someone has told us that to be happy and successful in life, we must have a good and positive attitude. I completely agree with that statement. However, how hard it is to have a good and positive…

  • Turning 50 | SoloWords into Action

    Turning 50 and Life is Still Good. Putting 50 into action

    Happy birthday to me! Today I am turning 50 and life is still good, phew. Yeah, I know, some people freak out with the idea of turning 50 because it is a big number and changes happen to our lives and bodies. However, the reality is that our lives and bodies have been changing every day since we were born and that it is something we can’t stop from happening. For this reason, I have decided that instead of focusing on the changes that are part of being alive, I will focus on all my blessings plus the great things I have accomplished and learned, the things I am accomplishing…

  • 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)…