• Ask into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Take the risk and ask: 12 things worth asking

    It’s worth to ask! Do you agree with that statement? How many times do we hesitate to put the word “ask” into action? If we think about it, “ask” shouldn’t be something too hard to do, but it is almost unbelievable how hard we make it sometimes to the point where we prefer to lose time, opportunities, or knowledge before exposing ourselves to an unwanted answer or reaction. But why? Let’s first understand what “ask” means. If we look for the definition of the word “ask” by Cambridge Dictionary, we can see that it could relate to four different actions:  Ask to state a question or receive an answer from…

  • Allow into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Allow ourselves: 7 things we must allow ourselves to do

    Do we allow ourselves to be ourselves? We are all different. We have different personalities, dreams, goals, and priorities. We also have different backgrounds and have lived different experiences. Each of us reacts differently in front of similar situations. We also see and interpret things in a different way. What is important to me may not be so important to you. What affects me so profoundly maybe doesn’t affect you with the same intensity. This means that in life, everything is relative, and what other people think about us and what we think about ourselves is also relative. We live in a culture where we should fill the expectations of…

  • Remembering into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Remembering our loved ones

    Remembering into action. Our minds are incredible; we all know that. Thanks to our minds, we can think, perceive, feel, desire, imagine, recognize, analyze, and memorize, among other millions of things. Thanks to our minds, we are also able to remember moments, places, feelings, flavors, and, most important, people. One of the most profound emotions we can have come from remembering our loved ones who have passed away. This week we celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. These three celebrations are related in some way with death. Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of  Samhain to ward off ghosts. All Saints Day was designated by Pope…

  • Discussing into Action | SoloWords into Action

    Discussing or Fighting? 6 Tips to have a better discussion and avoid fighting

    Discussing or fighting? How many times do we start discussing with someone up to a point we overheat, and the discussion turns into an ugly fight? How often, in a discussion like that, do we verbally attack, blame, and ventilate with anger all our frustration and get the same reaction from the other person? How many times do we feel unfairly treated or misunderstood and react with a verbal assault to the other person? It is interesting to reflect a little bit about our strategy when having to deal with a situation that will involve a disagreement or discussion. It is even more interesting to reflect on our reactions when…

  • 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 at keeping things. She was also an expert at 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 came out of her mouth “I have it!” For me, it was incredible to realize…

  • 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…