Serenity – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Serenity - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods, Author - "Let It Be..."
Serenity – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods, Author – “Let It Be…”

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Make every second of every day count. Just for a minute as you breathe in and out count your breaths and focus on the fact that with each breath you create a miracle without any conscious effort as you sink into a state of Serenity. Just think of the miracles you can create WITH conscious effort.  Don’t disrespect the gift of miracles – live to breathe and breathe to live – because your life is a miracle to cherish – not to waste… and Serenity is a state of being that allows you to appreciate it.

Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Determination – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

DETERMINATION - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods, Author - Be Determined...
DETERMINATION – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods, Author – Be Determined….

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 What is DETERMINATION?  According to Dictionary.com DETERMINATION is “the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or setting a purpose.”  Just imagine a field of Sunflowers; it took DETERMINATION to grow it! The grower who planted the seeds was determined to plant them, and to tend to them to attain their goal of having a beautiful array of sunny flowers to enjoy. In doing so, they also made the world a sunnier place for others to enjoy. Maybe the grower wasn’t successful with their first attempt, or even their second or third attempt, but if that was the case, their DETERMINATION eventually paid off. When a person decides to be determined about a particular goal or purpose they are telling themselves that they are not planning to stop trying to reach that goal, until they ultimately do reach that goal. Often when a person is determined you will hear them say I’m not going to stop trying until I get it done, or until I get there, or until I make it happen. Being determined isn’t always an easy path to travel, but it is a very gratifying journey when you are successful, and even if you’re not successful, you’re likely to accomplish many other things along the way toward your ultimate goal.  A determined person is generally an active person involved in living life every day.

Just imagine how much brighter the would would be if every person decided to have the DETERMINATION to grow into the best person that they can be, and along the way they helped make the world a sunnier place.  Not only would every person be happier with their own personal existence, they would also be helping other people that they encounter, and perhaps helping to heal and enhance their little corner of the world each and every day. 

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Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Of course, information presented on this site should never be relied on in lieu of professional consultation for problem resolution.

Your thoughts and comments on this post are welcome!
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Pet Insurance – – – – – – – – – Is It A RipOff ? ? ?

Is Pet Insurance a RipOff?
Is Pet Insurance a RipOff?


Is Pet Insurance A RipOff?

 Let me introduce you all to my Furry Family Members.  Our little Chihuahua is 8 lbs. of pure mischief and love. My Littlest Furry Family Member isn’t less important to us because she has a Heart Murmur… We have many special names for her but the pet insurance company we had coverage with just calls her “a pet with a preexisting condition” and would not  pay our insurance claims.

According To the Insurance Company Even A Condition Not Yet Diagnosed Can Be Classified As A Preexisting Condition When It Is Diagnosed – Really…?

I recently had a very disillusioning experience when I purchased pet insurance for my 7 year old Chihuahua. We’d been to the Vet as she was experiencing what we thought were seasonal allergies. After a through exam, our Vet agreed that the symptoms she was exhibiting seemed consistent with seasonal allergies.  We immediately started her on medication for her allergies.  Coincidentally, at that time we started getting emails from the insurance company we deal with for other insurance products indicating that they were endorsing a particular pet insurance product. We decided that it might not be a bad time to get our little Chi some pet insurance.  Wow – were we ever wrong.  We applied for the insurance, prepaid the first month’s premium and sailed through our 2 week waiting period.  Unfortunately, our little one’s symptoms were not improving after trying several different allergy medications.  So we decided another trip to the vet was needed.  Our Vet suggested we have some tests done and it was determined that we were not dealing with allergies.  We were dealing with heart disease. We were blown away, but we started treatment immediately and her quality of life is greatly improved.  It seems that the statement “better living through chemistry ” is sometimes a very good thing.

Our Littlest Furry Family Member is full of mischief and love
Our Littlest Furry Family Member is full of mischief and love

After things settled down and she began to feel better, I submitted a claim to our pet insurance company.  In just a few days I received an email that indicated that even though she had never been treated for a heart condition, according to them it was a preexisting condition and none of the costs related to her tests, medications or treatments would be covered.  Really…?  She wasn’t even diagnosed with this condition until after her waiting period passed.

Hello…..  Health Insurance Companies for human beings no longer   make denials of insurance coverage or care due to preexisting conditions in most cases; perhaps the pet insurance companies should also choose a path to enlightenment and change their coverage regarding preexisting conditions such as genetic heart murmurs.

A Quickie Survey – Is Pet Insurance a RipOff?  It’s just 5 easy questions.  I’d truly appreciate your participation.

According to VCA Animal Hospital –  an  innocent or physiologic heart murmur is a heart murmur that has no impact on the dog’s health. It is very common for young puppies, especially large breed puppies, to develop an innocent heart murmur while they are growing rapidly. The murmur may first appear at 6-8 weeks of age… , In general, a physiologic or innocent heart murmur will have a low intensity (usually Grade I-II out of VI), and does not cause any symptoms or clinical signs. Structural heart problems may be congenital (the dog is born with a defective heart) or acquired (a structural heart problem develops later in life).

This Is Our Furry GrandDog! She Loves To Bark & Bark. We think she thinks she's talking.
This Is Our Furry GrandDog! She Loves To Bark & Bark. We think she thinks she’s talking.

Clearly some heart conditions are present at the birth of a pet. Does this fact mean that these pets should not be able to be covered with pet insurance. These pets are born with these conditions and therefore, they may be more likely to have problems later in their lives. Instead of identifying these conditions as preexisting,  non-covered conditions and denying them pet insurance coverage, pet insurance providers should be working hard to make cost effective insurance available to pet owners. I know they’re in business to make money; but they should have some concern for the animals they say are so important to them, in their advertising materials.

Even though I know that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part, and it probably won’t happen,  I still think it should! Truthfully, a very large proportion of pet owners view their pets as valuable members of their families.  It’s time for the Pet Insurance Industry to see them that way too.  Unless, of course, they really only care about collecting their insurance premiums and they don’t care about the quality of care that our pets receive.

I’d like to gather some opinions on the  subject of pet insurance and preexisting conditions in pets, to bring awareness to this particular issue. If you have a minute please take a this Quickie Survey.  My furry little Chi and my furry GrandDog,  who both have preexisting conditions, and all the other pets being denied coverage and  I would greatly appreciate your input!

A Quickie Survey – Is Pet Insurance a RipOff?  As I noted above, it’s just 5 easy questions.  I’d truly appreciate your participation.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Mindfulness – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Mindfulness - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Author, Kate Woods - Be Mindful NOW!
Mindfulness – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Author, Kate Woods – Be Mindful NOW!


What is MINDFULNESS?  According to Psychology Today Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. … Instead of letting your life pass you by, without any thought of the current here and now,  mindfulness means living in the moment  … 

I tend to interpret Mindfulness as being aware of the here and now  and everything about the present moment.  It follows then that a person would tend to be ever vigilant – always being alert and  watchful,  to avoid danger, and to be prepared for potential catastrophes at all times.  If you are always mindful and in the present perhaps you would notice the little things that if left unnoticed, might become catastrophe if overlooked. Now that may sound just a bit negative but I think it falls right in between being overly pessimistic and overly optimistic.  It’s a nice comfortable place in the middle – often referred to as BALANCE. The more difficult moments you avoid in your present, the more comfortable your overall existence may be moving forward.

What is your interpretation of Mindfulness?  Your thoughts and comments on this post are welcome! You never know if what you have to say is just what someone else needs to hear… so what you share may be an unexpected gift to another reader…

“I Aspire To Inspire” my readers with my words and my writing. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it is fiction or non-fiction.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.  I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration in your inbox.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back weekly for my new Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card of the Week.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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