One for Love!

I am delighted when love wins over fear, doubt, and darkness, especially as we grow older and experience how bad love can turn or the losses that are incurred when one is bold enough to say yes to love.

The woman, my manager for five years when I worked corporate many, many moons ago, was delighted when her partner surprised her at their “new home” party on the weekend with the proposal and the ring.

Life can beat the romance out of us, can even jade us to the point of loneliness for not just the fear, but the knowledge that loss will come for letting love in, especially as we grow older and more aware of the fact everyone dies.

But then, maybe that is the reason I applaud and admire Shane and Roseanne for their bold decision not just to quietly embrace love, but to publicly declare their love with an engagement and marriage, though probably not a baby carriage to follow, as being a grandmother fills that space now.

Congratulations Shane and Roseanne! May your lives together be filled with much love, laughter, and joy, plus your sorrows few and shared.

Bravo!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 31, 2017

 

 

I Believe in You

Amanda Marshall best sings my wish for you in her “Believe in You” video on YouTube … because you matter. Be the best you because I believe in you too!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit company raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015 www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com

The Foundation

The Foundation to be established as soon as possible will more effectively and efficiently enable the for-profit company to transfer company profits to the Foundation in order to provide free books, products, and services to those in need, but without the resources to purchase rather than what a social business venture could do, especially since social business ventures, as for-profit organizations are still legally works-in-process in many places, including Canada.

Thank you for your interest and your support!

Wholeheartedly,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

August 19, 2017

 

We All Lose Freedom and Rights When …

Without an active, engaged by-the-majority global initiative that surpasses religion, politics, race, etc. we all lose freedom and our rights are diminished.

Condolences to all victims, family and friends of terrorist acts, including Spain a few days ago and now Finland.

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

August 18, 2017

 

Sharing Wisdom

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity.

Albert Einstein

August 17, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

Ramping Up Executive Expertise

Grateful for the range of consultants’ expertise being shared, both the theoretical and experiential knowledge, by the consultants writing books for more effective, efficient management of organizations.

Without a high school education, but a knack for organizing and leadership, in my early twenties I was thrust into management as Assistant Manager for a chain department store in a community of ten thousand, which was the beginning of my professional leadership roles.

Since then, whether head cashier, office manager, storefront manager, corporate human resources, operations, and financial planning team member, plus as founder for a couple of non-profits, (please see this blog’s page, About Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, to also review my subsequent education and professional credits), I have needed two things.

The first was to learn what needed to change in me to be the most effective, yet also the most respectful leader.

The second was to study management experts because I knew in my heart the day would come when I would run my own company and here I am, self-aware of my strengths and what I also need to do to transform any shortfalls into strengths also.

Thankfully, I learn extremely well from books, as well as, testing the material by experiment, which is why I must say Thank You” to all those who have shared their wisdom to aid my transformation from middle management knowledge and skills to senior/executive.

The latest to add to the list of teachers and books are the authors Jeffrey Ford and Laurie Ford. Jeffrey Ford is associate professor of management in the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Laurie Ford is a consultant to managers and executives in business, government agencies, and associations on organization redesign and change implementation.

Jeffrey and Laurie’s book, The Four Conversations, Daily Communication That Gets Results, is the latest in the arsenal of knowledge transforming me into the executive I have known in my heart for years I was destined to become.

The journey has been very long, very untraditional, yet also very powerful in enriching my natural proclivities, developing new ones, and emboldening me with what is needed to meet the goals.

Now, it’s back to reading and the two books waiting to be finished and released this fall for the company’s surge ahead.

Best wishes to you and your own endeavours moving you closer to the fulfilment of your dreams. Never give up … just stay open, focused, and adaptable. Oh yes, and patient.

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

August 16, 2017

The Company Accountant Search

What you bring as accountant to the for-profit Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle company is not just your valuable accounting principles knowledge and expertise, but also three other very necessary assets.

First, you have accounting expertise also in international accounting principles and laws.

Second, you are well versed in biblical finance practices.

And thirdly, yet the most important of all because of what the company is all about you have the combined commitment to financial success supported by a high level of respect for all people.

If this sounds like you, let’s connect to discover if you are the best accountant for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle. Let’s start by you sending me a direct message on www.linkedin.com

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   AUTHOR   SPEAKER   ARTIST   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

August 15, 2017

CONCEPTION A Stand Alone Artwork or Part of a Triptych?

Conception“Conception” original relief mixed media on wood to 21 inches wide and 36 inches high.  Individual price $599 unframed, plus taxes, though free shipping, but if you want all three, $799 plus taxes, free shipping seals the deal! See the “Artwork for Sale” page for full details and images.

Payments accepted by PayPal, email transfer, money order, certified cheque, or cash. Paying by credit card by a swipe through a “Square” via a mobile phone coming soon too!

Thanks for your interest and patronage!

And if you have a space you want to fill with a custom, unique “relief” artwork, let’s discuss size, space, colors, ideas, and of course, price.

I guarantee custom orders because if the result is not to your liking, it will be to someone else’s liking because I have learned I can always sell the artwork …  so it’s a win win win!

Artworks are not limited by size as I enjoy working on large-scale pieces, proven also by the fact these two artworks were cut off an 18 inch by 6 foot original artwork.

Thanks also for respecting my copyrights to these images by not sharing or downloading.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 14, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

NEW! Recommended Reads Starting With Teen Expert Michael J. Bradley’s Books and Suggestions

Now sharing logical, practical, and compassionate reads on a variety of topics starting August 4, 2017. Happy reading, learning, and sharing!

PARENTS and TEENS

From Michael J. Bradley, When Things Get CRAZY With Your Teen, The Why, The How, and What to Do NOW, McGraw Hill 2008

Below is the list of suggested supplementary reading by Michael J. Bradley from his above book. Note some titles may be repeated because some books are relevant to the more than one topic.

You see, in early adolescence the brain starts major neurological and hormonal renovations from child thinking into adult thinking.

This is a time …

This is the time …

What gets programmed into that awakening brain depends primarily on the world surrounding that brain. And, believe it or not, the most powerful programmer of your kid’s brain, dear parent, is you. The primary way those young brains learn is by observing and modeling the adults around them, most of all their parents. So, for better or for worse, our teenagers are very much a reflection of who we adults are, not what kind of adults we tell our children to become. Page 233

Behavior

Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenage, Anthony E. Wolf

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep them Talking to you and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kind Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, James V. O’Connor

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years, David Pruitt and the American Association of child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About The Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, Barbara Strauch

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Mel Levine

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in a Permissive Culture, Dan Kindlon

Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley

Health Issues

Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management, Maureen Empfield, Nicholas Bakalar

“I’m, Like, So Fat!”Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices in a Weight-Obsessed World, Dianne Newmark-Sztainer

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, James P. Emswiler, Mary Ann Emswiler

Period: A Girl’s Guide, JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions, Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph.D

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good, Miriam Adderholdt, Jan Goldberg

What to Do when Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids (What to Do When), Thyomas s. Greenspan

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury, Merry McVey-Noble, et al

Buttheads: Teens Write About the Perils of Smoking, Youth Communication

Smoking 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews), Margaret O. Hyde and John F Setaro

Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens, Earl Hipp

Hot Stones and Funny bones: Teens Helping Teens cope with Stress and Anger, Brian Seaward

Homes Issues

Teens and Computers … What’s A Parent to Do? A Basic Guide to Social Networking, Instant Messaging, Chat, Email, Computer Set-Up and More, Donna S. Bast

Crashproof Your Kids: Make Your Teens a Safer, Smarter Driver, Timothy C. Smith

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

School Issues

Psychology of Academic Cheating, Eric M. Anderman

The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn

Yes, Your Parents ARE Crazy!,Michael J. Bradley

You Can do It: How to Boost Your Child’s Underachievement in School, Michael E. Bernard

Serious Issues

How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, Cynthia L. Mather

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock and Daniel le Grange

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens, Cynthia Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, and Michael Rater

Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, Christy Crandell

Kids Still Hurting Kids: Talking About Teen Pregnancy, Janet Bode

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students, Dorrie Williams-Wheeler

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mulish

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens Helping Teens, Richard E. Nelson, Judith c. Galas, and Pamela Espeland

Sex and Dating Issues

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controling, Abusive Dating Relationships, Jill Murray

Always My Child: A Parent’s guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daugher, Kevin Jennings and Pat Shapiro

Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, Pamela Paul

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality, Michael J. Basso

Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

 

Social Issues

The Bully, the bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso

Please Stop Laughing At Us: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Stop Prevent School Bullying, Jodee Blanco

Therapy with Difficult Clients, Fred Hanna

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style, Erika V. Shearin Karres

The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness, Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Thompson

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure, Al Desetta

Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool, Elaine Slavens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety, Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears, Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson

Shyness: What It Is, What to do About It, Philip G. Zimbardo

Other Michael J. Bradley Recommended Books

The Primal Teen, Barbara Strauch

Why Do They Act That Way?, David Walsh

Yes, Your Teen in Crazy! Loving Your Kinds Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescent, Patricia Hersch

The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, Philip Rice and Kim Gale Dolgin

Uncommon Sense for Parents and Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager, Scott Sells

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Michael Riera

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. Mel Levine

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott

Dilemmas of desire: Teenaged Girls Talk About Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Shared after studying Michael’s book because it helped me to connect the dots to see my personal teen history from a fresh, enlightened, and healed perspective, which I hope does the same for you, whether you have children or not.

As always, be who you really are to live your best life,

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 4, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

I, Wisdom …

I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard about this being, I, Wisdom, was in the film, The Shack.

Then today, while going through my morning ritual of opening Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Bible, an amplified version, to see what to ponder on today, the story of I, Wisdom re-entered my life, though personally and in detail.

Proverbs 8:12 reads “I, Wisdom (from God) make prudence my dwelling and I find out knowledge and discretion” and subsequent passages reveal what Wisdom has to help us with in this world.

Interestingly enough, with that reading this morning, the answer I needed about finding an accountant to help me and the company as funds arrive, there was the answer Wisdom provided … the accountant has to not only be guided by accounting principles, but also the Biblical principles of finance, which narrows down my search considerably.

The other qualifier is the accountant has to be knowledgeable about Canada, the United States, and internationally principles/ laws since the company is designed to drive a global initiative.

Of course, thanks also to wealth manager, MF, who yesterday suggested my first priority is finding the right accountant (God employs all kinds of people to help us too), which is why the idea was on my mind last night and the answer was there this morning.

I, Wisdom … so grateful to have you aboard.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 1, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015