Friday, June 28, 2013


KIDS.  They are our future.  Our world has changed.  And so has our way of life.  Whether or not adults choose to accept any of it is one thing – but THIS concerns us here at We Solved It.  WHY?  Because it is the adults today who are shaping the kids of tomorrow.  And if we do not BREAK THE SICK CYCLE, the cycle keeps on continuing.  This is a scary thought.  It is this scary thought that prompted the SIXTY BOOKS (and yes more to come) that we here at We Solved It have written with the hope to help shift some sort of movement of change.

We all talk about wanting a loving world, a peaceful world, a more mindful world… but what are we as adults doing to shape it and make it better?   We see lots of lazy adults who think it is someone else’s responsibility.   Truth is, we ALL HAVE THE ABILITY to make changes, help the next generation of kids.  And for those who are sitting back as lumps in their armchairs waiting for the world to change, here at WE SOLVED IT, we are taking action to change it.

We Solved It Kids is a series of sixty written books which help kids by telling stories which have kids helping other kids.  We want children to learn that helping their peers learn, grow and be positive is a good and healthy thing.   In a world today that encompasses lots of online gaming and peer-to-peer isolation at home or online, we want to remind kids that developing social skills by sharing, doing things together, communicating, befriending other kids at school and in their neighborhood communities and being helpful and kind is what life is all about.   We also want to encourage kids to get involved in activities that foster team spirit, good sportsmanship, strong values and also to remember kindness goes a long way.  

We want bullying to stop.

We want friendships to grow and be healthy.

We want to eliminate jealousy, envy, worry, hatred, prejudice, judgment and negativity.

We wish to breed happiness, joy, sharing, caring and learning.  

We want acceptance, respect and CO-EXISTENCE to flourish, for kids to only see differences as a GOOD thing and celebrate them and respect people for them and become educated and open to learning what makes us different and how NOT to bully someone just because they are different from how we look or different from how they learn or different from how they function in life or different because of the clothes they wear, what religion they believe in or what subjects in school they enjoy and thrive in.  

It is in our differences we can celebrate one another.  And here at WE SOLVED IT, this is part of our mission – we wish to empower children to be themselves and be happy with themselves and with each other and live a life of positive thinking so that they can be equipped to handle our planet mindfully and respectfully, and each other with generosity and heart. 

If we can only do this one child at a time, it is still worth the effort.  But we hope to open the minds and hearts of adults to help as parents in shaping the future of our world.   Since the educational system is cutting back Life 101 classes and kids today are lacking survival skills, we hope to help develop this, too.  

We are all works in progress.  We all have a lot to learn.  And we need to be conscious of what we are passing along to the next generation.  It starts with us in how we think and feel, act and react.  It starts with our actions – of how we treat people in our lives, how we take care of the planet, how we educate and develop understanding.  

Fostering dreams, goals, achievement and being our best selves.

And being our best selves means educating today’s youth that doing good things for others and being a good person is a cool thing, a worthwhile thing and if we all act this way, the world starts changing. If we’re all helpful, the world starts changing.  If we accept each other and express positive thoughts and express positive feelings, the world starts changing – not just our own world and the world we know within our own families, with our friends, with our neighbors, schools, on the playground, and wherever we show up, but positive change is contagious.  Soon all others will make changes for the positive, too. 

If we do not act this way, how will the next generation be?  A mess.  Let’s stop the madness.  Let’s start with making changes now, from our own everyday consciousness to educating our children, our future.

Join us and our Solution Revolution in helping to make this world a better place from your daily actions.  Support our mission to help this next generation grow into what we ultimately desire as a peaceful planet. 

Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world” – here at We Solved It, we couldn’t agree MORE!

Let’s SOLVE problems today, so there IS a better tomorrow. 

~ Athena & Tess – We Solved It

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

If you take a look back at history, you’ll find something kind of interesting about the evolution of human behavior.   Whether there were ebbs and flows in the economy, whether there were wars going on in the world, illnesses and diseases and even Mother Nature wiping out towns – people tended to zero in and do what was in front of them and take things on day-by-day.  They stayed on track with what they had to do and despite the distractions of ‘big things’ happening and they kept their tunnel vision and stayed focus in handling the matters of their own daily crisis at hand. 

Today with our numerous electronic devices from mobile phones and computers people will announce to the world on social media they burned their macaroni and cheese on the stove.  Are we spending too much time concentrating on the ‘little’ things that really don’t matter so much and doing less for the bigger things that matter more?  

The answer to this question is a whopping YES.  But we also realize it depends on how you look at it. Here at We Solved It we think being online sucks away too much time from what does matter – work, living life for real, being ‘present’ in everyday situations with those you love and spending quality time focusing on more important things.   But by the same token, sometimes it is in the sharing that we learn about a charity that needs a helping hand, we learn about businesses and people who are doing things for the greater good of the community, our world, the planet and the underprivileged.

We think it is the responsibility of everyone to stop the madness of gossip and bullying online.  We think it is the responsibility of everyone to be conscious of what it is they are doing and most importantly how they are affecting other people negatively with wasting time focusing energy on these things and instead focus the same amount of energy actually SOLVING and RESOLVING whatever the heck they are griping about…. Speak up, speak out, stand up for something and be part of the solution.   In other words…. Stay on track.  

Utilize the track of doing what you need to do to make things better.   And when you are in the dark tunnel, know that you are not alone in what you think or feel – but it is a temporary tunnel.  Notice that as cliché as it may sound, there is light at both ends.  

But it is up to you to get back on the track and go through the tunnel.   You can avoid the tunnel all you want to – due to fear or whatever the heck paralyzes you from doing so.  But you’ll never get back on track to where you are going and what you are doing if you choose to remain unfocused and yes, you’ll keep burning your macaroni and cheese because you are too busy texting, calling, yammering and Tweeting instead of actually paying attention to what is burning on the stove.

The art of balance is a tough one to achieve.  But we need to stop this ‘disorder’ that has occurred in our modern day world society and start focusing on the quality of the time we have and how we utilize it.  Neglecting what we are supposed to pay attention to by trying to feed our own ego hoping for a response from the outside world 10,000 miles away - really doesn’t serve any meaningful purpose.  No one really does care that you burned your macaroni and cheese, nor will they be there to help you actually clean the pan, or buy you a new one or make you a new meal.  

But if you actually spend the time more productively to not burn your macaroni and cheese in the first place, perhaps that’s a better use of your time.  You will save yourself the headache; keep yourself out of danger from burning the house down and save money from ruining a perfectly good pan and not waste food.  In essence, you’re actually SOLVING your problem before you create one!! 

Stay on track.  Be conscious of the tracks. Go through the tunnels.  See the light.  You just might find that you’ll get a lot of things done, go to amazing places and above all be able to actually eat your dinner!    Enjoy life.

~ Athena & Tess – We Solved It


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Childhood.  When we were little, we couldn’t wait to grow up. We wanted to rush through life and become “old enough” to do things like stay up late, or do things grown-ups would not let us do.

As adults we’re old enough now to do just that.  But somehow, we end up realizing that along the journey called life, something is missing but just can’t put our finger on what it is.
And then… we realize that it was just that – somewhere along the line, someone burst our bubble. 

Have you ever had anyone ‘burst your bubble?’  We’re not talking about your bubble you blow from your bubble gum and not the bubble you make with soap bubbles – the bubble of your hopes, dreams, thoughts and ideas.

Bursting bubbles disrupts your peaceful way of being, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO!
As children we acquired a ‘learned response’ to become reactionary when people tried to burst our bubble.  Maybe long ago one of our parents thought we had an overly active imagination or sense of wonder and wanted us to learn from their mistakes and didn’t want us to get hurt.   Maybe a teacher, who didn’t want us to get ahead of ourselves wanted to bring us down from the clouds and stick to the assignment at hand.  Perhaps our boss at work decided they didn’t want us to show up others on the team, so they chose to burst our bubble as to be on an equal playing field with our co-workers.

Regardless of ‘what’ it was – chances are you have had someone burst your bubble before. It doesn’t feel good.  Our past behavior may have been to become defensive or withdraw or lose any motivation to move forward.  But allowing the action of bubble bursting does not have to lead to disrupting our peaceful space.  It can actually create a sense of peace.   How?

We are in charge of how we let things affect us.  The world is filled with plenty of naysayers and negative people.  Most people who choose to burst our bubble aren’t mean and vindictive, they usually care about us more than we know.  All they are doing is preventing us from getting hurt, sheltering us from disappointment and pain.  They are trying to be protective, so we are not let down.

Quite often we will find this behavior coming from neighbors, friends, co-workers, even our loved ones at home.  And if they are being protective, it is coming from a place of love.  Granted, there are those who allow jealousy and envy take over and they want to see us fail.  But we cannot let these types of feelings override our journey, our mission, our purpose in who we are or who we are becoming.  It is our right to be able to pursue interests, goals and ideas that are part of our purpose of being here on this planet. 

The truth is that disappointment and pain are good things if we are to grow as people. We cannot learn from mistakes made, if we are not allowed to make any.   We cannot achieve anything if we are given ONLY praise and not constructive criticism as we will have nothing to learn from to become better and stronger.  

Bursting our bubble can be a gift from others… IF WE ALLOW THIS TO BE SO.    
You own your hopes, dreams, ideas and thoughts.  You own your feelings.  You also own how you choose to look at any given situation.  

It is WRONG to wish ill upon people out of revenge for the hurt YOU ALLOWED yourself to feel by having your bubble burst.  Don’t forget – you allowed and enabled the reaction and chose to feel pain.

It is WRONG to burst someone’s bubble just because yours was.  Your bubble will never float and go anywhere because you’re too wrapped up in their bubble popping instead of yours soaring.

It is up to YOU to keep your bubble in healthy form. Sometimes all you have to do is use a different soap and make a new kind of bubble. 

No thought, idea, dream or hope is complete without passion coupled with compassion, reflection, respect, hard work, applying lessons learned and going internal to pull from your strength, faith and experience.  And even if your bubble bursts on its own…. This is NOT failure.  That’s the way to let it be, because IT IS MEANT TO BE….timing or circumstance which isn’t in alignment with your life’s pathway.  It will self-destruct when the time is meant for you to blow a new one.  You are an endless bubble machine.  You can always create new bubbles. 

The reality is that if you are too consumed by what someone did to your bubble instead of appreciating the rainbow of iridescence each bubble has, you are missing the very important beauty within having a bubble at all.

Sometimes the art of bubbling peaceful being within involves taking the time to appreciate moments by isolating them within a bubble.  Life is not about making each bubble materialize into anything sometimes other than recognizing that there is one. It’s what makes us feel alive. 
We need to have an out of body experience to understand and take a look from the outside in as much as the inside out to comprehend the beauty of freedom…freedom to think, freedom to feel, freedom to create, freedom to have an idea, dreams, hopes and thoughts independently of having them actually go anywhere.  

Not every dream is meant to be realized in achievement form.  Sometimes the art of dreaming is to inspire us to keep dreaming.   Sometimes having hope is simply a reminder that it exists, that hope is necessary to life and to pursue life. 

If we put a bubble in proper perspective (yes, they are sometimes meant to be popped), we can achieve balance and peaceful being even more.  Not being so emotionally attached to every bubble is a good thing.  It allows us to breathe and take a moment to see that everything that happens leads to something else.  It is part of our journey to NOT fixate on the bubble. 
Life has beautiful bubbles within it.  Too often we put importance and emphasis on our own ego, rather than understanding we just received a gift from the broken bubble itself.

We have the power to blow more bubbles.  But we actually become even more powerful if we choose to watch the bubble float away and burst without reacting negatively, let it go, let it be free and instead cherish the fact we were alive to see the beauty in that moment, because we chose to make it a good thing instead.

~ Athena & Tess – We Solved It