BOOK UPDATE!

Hello!

The “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” book cover is at the printer, though the manuscript has been delayed due to software problems, but the end is in sight. Re-formatting and converting for the printer this weekend … book proof from the printer expected to arrive this week … the first 100 Limited Edition in the next few weeks too!

Then .. ah well, the magic will begin!

May 30, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

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The … LIMITED EDITION!

Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE first limited edition and sample run rolls off the press this May … to get not only your signed, but your numbered copy, place your order today!

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The first bulk publishing and printing run rolls off the production line this summer … just in time for the company’s one year anniversary launch date 9/11/2015 and the fall semester.

UPDATE May 26!
Final proofing and into production the week of May 25 to the 29th!

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April 20, 2015, Revised May 26, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.</strong>

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“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of …”

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
 
 
From the Oscar Winning Best Picture, “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing … based on the true story of the English mathematics professor who created the first computer to end German’s terror over Europe.
 
 
May 21, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

The PRICE of BREAKING the SOULS and SPIRITS … of CHILDREN

From Jungian Analyst, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D, “A culture that requires harm to one’s soul in order to follow the culture’s proscriptions is a very sick culture indeed … While socialization for children is an important thing, to kill the interior criatara is to kill the child. The West Africans recognize that to be harsh with a child is to cause its soul to retreat from his body, sometimes just a few feet away, other times many days’ walk away.”

Not only will a child’s soul be many days’ away, it could be years. You can tell by the empty eyes, sometimes induced by medication such as Ritalin and/or the destructive behavior to one’s self or others. Later on, we see the remnants of soul beatings and deaths not only by drinking, drug, food, and shopping addictions, but also by the collateral damage of a black and white philosophy, financial instability, unhealthy relationships, people pleasing at any cost, the subsequent depression or rage …

Instead, instilling children with a healthy “RESPECT LEVEL” not only will a child’s soul stay intact and alive in the child, the soul, his or her true identity, will help the child to continuously adapt to changes by keeping a healthy balance between being socialized without losing one’s self in the process.

Keeping a child’s soul alive and well will also empower a child to go through the storms of his or her teen years without his or her self being cast overboard in the rush of hormones and the independence drive.

A balanced teen will try many new things, risk many new adventures, yet still stay true to its soul’s course, resulting in better choices for one’s adult life … while always retaining the ability to continue adapting, confident in one’s self and resultant decisions … not that there will not be mistakes … nothing tried translates into nothing gained, though sometimes what is gained is not the expected result, but the lessons from trying.

If we want such balanced adults shaping our world … we need first to decide this is what we want … for all children … for everyone … and begin the adaptation process of recognizing every child … every person should know by their own experience, they are valued … respected … so we do not cause children’s souls to leave … for any period of time … so we heal a culture that reveals its degree of illness by the results of everyday life … including all the public statistics that tell the tale all too clearly … and for all the private statistics we seldom hear about it, but see everyday in empty eyes, mean actions, and defiant acts.

Considering all the strife many African children, youth, and adults experience in their lives because of the poverty and living conditions, many people express wonder at how they can be so happy regardless … I believe it is because they indeed do value … respect their children and their souls in ways our “civilized” world has not yet mastered.

We have something to learn from every life … every person … every culture … that is why valuing … respecting … every person must come first before we will reap the full rewards within our grasp.

May 14, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

Pinkola Estes, Clarissa, PH.D. Women Who Run With the Wolves, Page 177 and Page 195

SOMETHING MY DAD KEPT for 20 YEARS … A REMINDER to BE BOLD … FROM ME WHEN …

A long time ago, twenty plus some years ago, when I was working for Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc., the progressive company culture inspired continuous growth and development of the company and their employees, a lot of things changed … as did I.

Inspired by the company’s dynamic changes being led by organizational development initiatives such as the “Aspirations” program and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Test (MBTI) testing, and the university psychology studies I had enrolled with the intent to acquire a Ph.D., I discovered corporate life, at least in the roles I had worked in, were not rewarding or challenging for me … in a good way.

In fact, due to previous experiences that conditioned a negative attitude in me, it was surprising I did so well on performance reviews, but doing the work was not difficult for me. In fact, every role, once the basics were mastered, soon bored me … and I discovered as some people do .. that doing the work without the engagement of the heart and soul, along with the mind, created a sense of being unfulfilled, frustrated, and resentful.

Gaining knowledge about myself from all these experiences shattered the limited beliefs I had become accustomed to over the years, just at the time the university humanities and philosophy courses threw open doors and windows inside of me and poured out things carried deep inside for thirty some years … writing. Writing about all kinds of things. Writing from years of silence. Writing from the deepest heart and soul … raw and untamed. Writing to finally be heard.

I left Levi’s and then university to let fully loose the words that poured out in a relentless torrent over the next two years. Almost six hundred poems, forty short stories and essays, plus my first book, a stream-of-consciousness story poured out of me. Publication started to dribble in, even paid ones.

The dawning of how much I had followed the course so many thought was appropriate for me woke me up, but the backlash proved daunting and for several years, I turned away from what I discovered, as well as from those who knew be before I struck off the beaten path.

Explaining to people proved difficult because, for a while, my words were filled anger at the backlash experienced when I sought to follow the path I was being called to travel and naively, I unleashed my pain upon them with unkind words and distancing.

But after Dad’s recent death and the quiet time provided to go through his things, I discovered the framed little poem I wrote that my Dad kept on his dresser these many years we were apart.

BOLDNESS
 
The ability to define your desires.
 
The ability to choose your choices.
 
The ability to speak with your heart.
 
The ability to act on your plans.
 
The ability to be open and receptive.
 
The ability to pursue your dreams.
 
… Boldness …
 
The ability to live your life
… not let life live you.
 

Much has changed since then. Dad is now gone. And my quest to discover who I truly was … and am … and to develop my gifts, talents, and abilities based on both my previous experiences and education and my new ones revealed and refined my character, turning me into the bold, empathetic, creative, and empowered woman I have become.

These are the new thoughts I would now insert …

The ability to learn and make new choices.
 
The ability to change and forgive.
 
The ability to be flexible and adaptable.
 
The ability to value … respect all life.
 
The ability to love … unconditionally.

Revised Kaitlin A. Trepanier
May 13, 2015

Thanks Dad for treasuring these words … I hope they emboldened you … as they emboldened me to step off the beaten path to create my own … even if I did get lost a few times along the way. All is finally well.

May 13, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

BEHIND MEANNESS … LIES the SOLUTION

Being mean, intentionally or not, reveals a brokenness in one’s heart, soul, and mind … and until recognized and healed will darken, not just the lives of those we are mean to … but also our own.

May 13, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE </em>… because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

STRONG, HEALTHY, BALANCED BOUNDARIES … WHAT a TREASURE!

Hello!

The focus to overcome poor boundaries created by previous experiences and conditioning, plus my awareness of this fact and my desire to establish strong, healthy, balanced boundaries for a more respect-filled life has directed me to remove some personal posts and to be more selective about posting personal information online … instead I will share with friends through get-togethers, emails, phone calls, Skype calls, and letters even sent through the post! … all because of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE’s impact on raising my Respect Level to yet a higher degree.

But there will still be much to share … till next time then!

May 10, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.