INTUITION – A WICKEDLY WISE INSPIRATION CARD

What is that feeling? Intuition Or Are You Just Batshit Crazy? A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card
What is that feeling? Intuition Or Are You Just Batshit Crazy? A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

 

What’s that feeling? Is it INTUITION or are you just Batshit Crazy? Did you ever have that feeling? You know that feeling that you know something is going to happen, or that something is not going to happen, or that you’ve just met Mr. or Ms. Right or Mr. or Ms. Wrong? I’ll just bet that you have experienced that feeling and thought to yourself, what is this feeling? Then you think why do I feel this way? Maybe it’s Intuition, or maybe I’m just Batshit Crazy!

Well, if the truth be told it probably could be either, but when I get those feelings I like to think they are Intuition and that for some reason the universe, or some angelic ethereal being, or a magical force from within is giving me a special momentary peak into the future.  In other words, I’m probably “Just Batshit Crazy”?

How’s your Intuition?  According to Dictionary.com Intuition is direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process.

You should try to tune into it when you get that feeling. Sometimes it does help you uncover your inner most thoughts  about all sorts of things that maybe you’re hiding from yourself!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

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Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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PATIENCE – A WICKEDLY WISE INSPIRATION CARD

Patience - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Author Kate Woods
Patience – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Author Kate Woods

“Some Things Take Time!” We all know that fact, but most of us don’t like that fact. As we live our lives, if we don’t realize that we must learn to be patient, the road forward will be a much rockier one than it has to be.  At one time or another in your life you have probably heard the saying “Patience is a Virtue”. I usually expand that saying to “Patience is a Virtue – which I have none of…!” But that’s really not true because I learned very early in life that most things don’t happen on my preferred time table. As a matter of fact, more often than not, they happen much later than wished for and, often after a person has given up on whatever it is they are wishing and hoping, and planning and dreaming of attaining.  Patience is the quality of being patient, and the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like according to Dictionary.com.

I believe that some people are born with the gift of Patience, while others are not. However, I also believe that a skillful person can hone their ability to be patient over time. In our home we helped each other with a variation of a line from one of the original Star Wars movies by Yoda – “Patience you must have…”. In our version we make it an actionable directive – You must be patient Jedi Warrior.”  Believe it or not, it works! But why wouldn’t it? It’s Yoda Wisdom at it’s best!

Until next time have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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Holiday Spirit, Expectations, Comfort & Joy?

Recipe For A Special Holiday - By Kate Woods
Recipe For A Special Holiday – By Kate Woods

 

Are you looking for your Holiday Spirit without any real success. Perhaps the reason you’re not having any success has something to do with your expectations?  We all believe that holidays are supposed to be merry and bright and filled with comfort and joy, but all too often now they are stressful and a fright. Why is that? Well I think one of the culprits is everyone’s expectations. Visions of sugar plums that are dancing in everyone’s heads sometimes are not based in reality. They have perfect scenarios for the holidays that they think will somehow occur. Why would that be expected? Perfection is a state of existence that is rarely attained and highly overrated. Perfection, unfortunately, is like a snapshot in time. Generally momentary and then in a blink of an eye it’s a memory. So maybe you would benefit from lowering  your expectations a bit. Here are some of my suggestions for a special Holiday Season.

Review your MUST DO LIST for want to do, need to do, and must do. Then decide what you think you really need TO DO to make your holiday special. Talk it over with your family members. You just might be surprised what you decide is really important and what traditions might not really work for you and your family anymore.

The idea is to make as many holiday moments as possible delightful, not intense and frightful. Who knows, you might create new family traditions that will be passed on for generations to come while you bolster your holiday spirit.

Here’s my “Recipe For A Special Holiday” – Lower your expectations, open your heart to the joy,  it’s a  holiday,  allow special moments to happen that you can cherish and enjoy!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

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Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

 

DID YOU MAKE YOUR THANKSGIVING LIST?

Did you make your Thanksgiving List? - Kate Woods, I Aspire To Inspire
Did you make your Thanksgiving List? – Kate Woods, I Aspire To Inspire

Most of us associate Turkeys and Pilgrims with Thanksgiving. But there’s something else that we should also associate with Thanksgiving – A List. If it’s Thanksgiving then it’s time for making your list and checking it twice – not your list for Santa – your list of Thankfulness.  I made a list a few years ago and I’d like to suggest that you all make a list of your own. There’s no time like Thanksgiving for this exercise in gratitude.  I’m sharing my list below  to help you to begin reflecting and to help you with ideas for a list of your own. Even on your worst days it’s important to find something to be thankful for to help your spirits rise above the things that keep trying to keep you down. Happy Thanksgiving!

TO BE THIS BLESSED

Good friends – a family who loves me – good food – good health – the starry heavens above me… Chocolate – the warmth of the sun – the strength to run… The sky – the flowers – the towering oak tree… The gift of sight and the joy of sound – the ride I had on a merry-go-round… Loves first kiss – the fly ball that I didn’t miss… A purple hat – My wonderful doggies and cute fluffy kitty cats… A stranger’s smile on a dismal day – morning coffee – a day off from work to play… Costume jewelry – the realization that only I rule me – sugar doughnuts – cake and ice cream – a ride on a roller coaster and the sound of my accompanying scream… Rose colored glasses – a favorite book – the fact that I know how to cook… A supportive  friend – special songs – solitude – bouncing back from a bad mood… Imagination – the strength of our nation… New born babies – true love – the beach – a rose – saying that just how it goes… Creativity – Hope and an optimistic view of life – my Dad’s wooden Fife… Love that’s endured – not being ignored… Friends and neighbors who bake and deliver homemade cookies and pies – waking each morning and opening my eyes… The sun, the moon – not being born with a silver spoon… My husband and daughter who I adore – the very special people who pass through our door… Faith that sustains us all – Holidays to celebrate and enough joy for us all… I am so grateful To Be This Blessed – that’s why I made this list so I’d never forget…

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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Rise Above It And SOAR – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Rise Above It And SOAR - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - By Kate Woods
Rise Above It And SOAR – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – By Kate Woods

 

Men and women in today’s world have great challenges before them. Pretending that you don’t will only make them worse.   To be successful you may have to SOAR above the mediocrity and games. When you’re looking for a relationship partner being willing to settle for intentional under achievers and people who do not have any idea how a real relationship is supposed to work, will make it difficult to be able to rise above mediocrity.  One of those childish games includes  pretending that successful relationships and successful careers that lead to fulfilling lives will just happen if you’re a good game player. You generally actually have to attain an education and/or skills and to expend some effort to make progress in life.

In life there are many times when a person will tell someone to man up or to be a man, or to be a REAL MAN. However in many instances, the definition of a real man is somewhat foggy these days.  Many men in these times seem to have no idea what comprises the essence of a real man, and many women are confused as to what they should be looking for in a real man. Being a real man in reality has less to do with his physical appearance than the integrity and honor  that drives them to say and do the things that they say and do. Being classified male at birth does not make a male a real man.  How they live life day after day is how they earn that classification.

Women also must learn how to have realistic expectations regarding relationships, career choices, and how to meet many of the same challenges that men face in the real world. The real challenge for the women in the world is to not settle for anything less than what they are looking for in their friends or a partner for life. If there aren’t enough genuine grown ups to go around perhaps its time to start telling those who are immature long after when they should have attained some level of maturity, and those who underachieve for lack of trying, what they need to do to be upgraded to contenders.  Being a real woman is equally important and it means more than knowing how to cook, how to wear clothes well, and making good hair and nail color choices, etc.

Men and women that want to have successful lives and successful relationships  really have to stand up and be counted more now than ever. But don’t worry you can do it! Start with a plan, add a lot of common sense and determination and go ahead and Rise Above It and SOAR!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be! If You Enjoyed This Post You Might Also Enjoy My Growing Collection of  Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

Respect – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

RESPECT - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - A Tweet Card by Author Kate Woods
RESPECT – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – A Tweet Card by Author Kate Woods

“Once upon a time, many, many years ago, there was this amazing concept that was a part of the everyday magic  of everyday people – RESPECT.  As a general rule people treated other people with Respect.  Respect is just one word – just seven letters – but respect has more power than a tornado a hurricane, or any cataclysmic event.  What does that word mean? R-E-S-P-E-C-T is more than the title of  a song by Aretha Franklin! Those of us who like to refer to ourselves as Writers are also often observers – people watchers – and extremely aware of how people treat other people. According to Dictionary.com Respect is esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability. Sadly, it is a concept often confused with fear.  Respect is earned by being a good person and by doing good things. Respect is reciprocal – you give it to receive it.  It should not be taken lightly. It is not something that one is entitled to by virtue of your name, where you live, how much money you have, or how much power you have to manipulate others. It is not even earned by position or title. It is earned by Actions and Words that should be used to enhance the greater good of the world that we all live in! It is a powerful emotional force that can change your world, and the world of others around you. In order to receive respect you must show respect and the concept of respect should not be confused with the concept of power. To quote another memorable song – WE ARE THE WORLD – the choices made by each and every person in it create the colors and the quality of the mural we all live in!”

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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Haunted? – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Haunting? Haunted? Being visited by Relationship Ghosts? A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods , Author
Haunting? Haunted? Being visited by Relationship Ghosts? A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods, Author


Are you being haunted by someone? Or are you haunting someone? Are you being visited daily by Relationship Ghosts? Do you have someone stuck in your mind that you just can’t let go of who you know is bad for you? Or do you keep thinking about someone from a past relationship that ended and left you confused, that now won’t let go of you, or that you won’t let go of…? In some ways these scenarios are no different than being haunted by a ghost, or behaving like a ghost. Haunting or being Haunted is a serious matter. They are both matters stuck in your mind and your thoughts and causing you stress off and on, or all the time. Only you can make these emotionally troubling relationship ghosts go away. Only you can make the haunting of your mind end and  only you can decide to discontinue haunting someone from your past. How do you do that ? Go to new places, do new things, meet new people, find new causes to become involved in, reinvent your world, etc., etc., etc.! In short you must change your focus, find new directions and paths, move on! I know that’s not easy, but being haunted or haunting someone isn’t easy either and living in the past will never help you find a path to your future!  Life isn’t always easy!  It’s even harder if you walk around all day accompanied by a relationship ghost from your past!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

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Kate Woods
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Fantasy Series For Kindle – The Witchery

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I am so pleased to present The Witchery to all of you.  It’s my new Fantasy Kindle Series!   It’s filled with Wickedly Wise Wisdom and it will not fail to entertain all, but especially those who love Everyday Magic, Fantasy,  Mystery and Witchery”  – Welcome to the Witchery on Euphoria Way  … Where Life’s Questions All Have Answers...   (The Witchery is now available in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com) Add your email address on the sidebar if you would like to receive an email notification with the official LAUNCH DATE and for an chance to win one of the Wickedly Cool Prizes. Check out the teaser below…

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THE WITCHERY

A New Fantasy Series For Kindle

For her Crime of Bitchery she was sentenced
To rehabilitation at The Witchery…
Where Life’s Questions All Have Answers…

          Welcome to “THE WITCHERY” located on Euphoria Way – where life’s questions all have answers. Getting in is easy, getting back out? That’s another story… The location of The Witchery is protected from the inquiring minds and eyes of those who misunderstand that the ugly evil witches portrayed in fairy tales and folklore do not bear any resemblance to modern day Wiccan. There’s a fine line between Wickedness and Wiccanness. It’s a tightrope and the proprietors of The Witchery walk it well – above it is Serenity – below it is Living Hell!
           The Witches of Forevermore were ready to welcome Jade Hart to The Witchery on Euphoria Way… They had been expecting her for a while now. Word of her had been carried to them by the wind and its magical messengers – the birds.
           Only a select few people were called to The Witchery on Euphoria Way. You couldn’t just decide to go to there. You didn’t find it – it found you! Jade found that out when she woke up on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere next to a signpost somewhere in rural Pennsylvania, early in the good old summertime. She had a pounding headache, no money, no phone, no identification and no purse. The sign was the only thing she could see in the distance in any direction. The dirt road seemed to be a private road through fields that extended as far as the naked eye could see. It was a weathered wooden sign beautifully carved, on a post that appeared to be a road marker of some sort. She stood up to get a closer look as she couldn’t read the small print because she didn’t have her glasses on. Of course, her glasses were also in her purse that was missing.

EUPHORIA WAY

This road we’re on is a hard one,
With plenty of troubles that get in the way,
Sometimes we get side tracked by all the detours,
And feel like we’re starting over everyday.

But you have found the right rambling pathway,
This road that’s known as Euphoria Way …
Where we will teach you what real peace is –
So you can finally win life’s game that we all must play.

The Witches of Forevermore
Welcome You To THE WITCHERY

             I thought it was a very odd sign to be here in the middle of a field, almost as odd as me being in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere. The last thing that I remembered from the night before was being at happy hour at Saldoni’s Bar with a guy I met in the parking lot when I left work at the pizza shop. He was hot – I mean unbelievably hot. For some reason though, his name now escapes me. It disappeared along with him and my designer purse and everything in it. He must have roofied my drink when I went to the little girl’s room because the last thing I could remember was him winking at me with his piercing green eyes, and thinking again that he was really hot before his image disappeared into a blurry fog. There were no other memories between then and waking up now in the middle of nowhere by this signpost talking to myself.
“Where the hell am I … and what do I do now?”


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Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Love Hate Relationship

Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Love Hate Relationship - Kate Woods, Author
Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Love Hate Relationship – Kate Woods, Author

 

So you’ve had a bad day and you don’t know what you can possibly do to make that bad day disappear from your mind. You think and you think, and then suddenly you know – you decide to have a chocolate chip cookie; but just one chocolate chip cookie because you don’t want to overeat, or to eat too much fat or too much sugar. Of course, even this decision to allow yourself to indulge in one of your favorite foods isn’t just as easy as going to the bakery counter in the store, as there are now so many kinds of chocolate chip cookies to choose from that it can be a very complicated decision. Just like trying to find the right person to be your partner, choosing the perfect chocolate chip cookie to suit your mood presents many considerations.

It shouldn’t be so difficult. Considerations include the type of chocolate chips, dark chocolate, semi-sweet, or white chocolate, etc. Then there is the decision regarding the choice of the texture of the cookie.  It can be soft or chewy, or it can even be a dunker. There’s also the shape of the cookie to consider. Do you want a traditional round cookie, a square brownie shaped cookie, or a narrow bar cookie?

Once you’ve decided, will you stick to your decision when you get to the front of the line or will you change your mind at the last minute? After all this is a big decision as it is the one and only sweet treat you are going to allow yourself for the day. After your purchase, will you sit right down at a table in the bakery with coffee or tea or maybe even milk, and immediately devour your cookie, or will you dash to your car to gobble it up out of the sight of prying eyes of those who might think you were over-indulgent eating that cookie immediately. Or will you carry that little bag with your sweet treasure carefully so as not to break it, and wait till you get home to enjoy it? Once you sit down to savor your chocolate chip cookie, will it be everything you anticipated? Will you enjoy it? Will it be enough to satisfy you, or will you be left wanting more?

With so many choices, and the brief fleeting moment that it takes to eat,and to enjoy that cookie, you can only hope that it will be as satisfying as you think it will be, and worth the calories you use up of your daily allowance. Just like relationships, sometimes you make just the right choice, sometimes you settle for a so-so choice, and sometimes you wish you would have just skipped the whole thing. Did you love it or hate it? I guess with both chocolate chip cookies and relationships, sometimes you just have to take a chance that you’ll make the right choice and hope you get to enjoy every last crumb or every last moment of it.

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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Are You A Puzzled Writer?

Are You A Puzzled Writer Tweet Cards - Kate Woods, Author
Are You A Puzzled Writer Tweet Cards – Kate Woods, Author

As writers it seems like we spend large blocks of our time being puzzled.  Are you a Puzzled Writer?  I know there are times that I am definitely  a  Puzzled Writer. If you are  you just might get a laugh or two from my little lyrical rhyme – What Else Is An Author To Do?   From time to time I will also be posting other Puzzled Writer Cards. If they tickle your fancy or tweak your interest please share them and share your thoughts and comments.


What Else Is An Author To Do?

Kate Woods
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We tweet all day,
The social media games – we play.
What else is an author to do?

We listen to “how-to” podcasts galore,
Do blog posts and articles and more.
What else is an author to do?

We’re on Amazon and Goodreads,
And come up page after page in the Google feeds.
What else is an author to do?

On Kindle and Itunes and even on Nook,
You can find inexpensive copies of our books.
What else is an author to do?

We run giveaway contests for a free paperback,
Because some people still like a real copy – that’s a fact.
What else is an author to do?

We have freebie downloads on our personal blog,
To email to you, your cat and even your dog.
What else is an author to do?

Readers can go to Goodreads, Barnes & Noble or Amazon,
And take a look in the book, come on, go on,
One really cannot know how much they might like a book,
Until they read a few chapters when they Look-In-The-Book.

Thanks to all for your attention, thanks for your time,
And for reading this little lyrical rhyme,
Please don’t take offense it’s all done in fun,
I hope you enjoyed reading my little  pun.

Best of  luck to all authors and to all readers too,
As you read or write a book or two,
And now I’m done with my tongue in cheek fun,
And in closing I wish success and fulfillment to everyone!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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