• 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)…

  • 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…