Violence Diminishes when “Respect Levels” Rise … Raise Yours to Help

I just applied to do a TED Talk to take the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept to the global audience so they can discover why, how, and what they can do to make “Respect” their foundational belief, regardless of their other foundational beliefs, such as religion, politics, sex, etc., way of speaking and acting in their circles of influences so everyone knows they matter … whatever their skin color, background, social status, financial worth, and any other discriminatory category/label someone wants to segregate and devalue them with …

… because people who truly value … respect themselves, also value … respect others … and they have no desire or need to make others feel small or to harm them.

Maybe enough people are finally ready to listen to discover what they can personally do to make the needed changes. I sure hope so, but regardless, I will keep on until they are.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

February 20, 2018

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Albert Einstein, Curiosity, and Realizing Our Potential

I didn’t understand why, with all the knowledge and wisdom humanity has, why had we not yet solved so many of our social problems … and this question set me on a quest of many years to discover why and what could be done about it … and the result developed “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept as a global initiative.

It’s amazing what curiosity and the passion to help others can do … no matter who you are.

Learn more by reading this shared article by clicking on the link below …

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/this-1-simple-way-of-thinking-separates-smartest-people-from-everyone-else.html

February 19, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

Nowhere Else But Where the Heart Calls Home Satisfies

How does someone know a place they have never been is home? I imagine I am no different than the millions of others who left their familiar place because their hearts beckoned them to find their own home.

I have been blessed to have co-owned two homes. The first in my twenties on the Great Lakes country shore of Lake Huron, which my husband, Dad, brother, friends, (Thank you all!) and I gutted, rewired, raised two cement blocks, added a five hundred square foot addition, resided with cedar siding, build two large decks, and a work shed. The second home was a suburban home in Pickering that only required a second-story deck and multi-level landscaping that my husband and I did ourselves.

Lovely as they were and he was, I never felt at home because I have discovered I was searching for something not yet found, until we did a two-week driving tour of California. I fell in love with California on sight. Over twenty-five years later, I still feel the same way and know where my third and permanent home will be … here on California’s north coast in Mendocino County,

And as an entrepreneur with a growing company with an international market, I know I have much to contribute to my new home and community. I look forward to really feeling connected and settled in my home and community as many of my family and friends feel in theirs. Now I better understand their ties to their homes and their roots in their communities.

Just waiting on God and his timing, but in the meantime, videos such as this make my heart and spirit soar!

Thank you for sharing Mendocino County!

https://www.facebook.com/VisitMendocinoCounty/videos/10155854419585027/

February 16, 2018

Their response to my Facebook share …

Visit Mendocino CountyThis is a story many of us here can relate to. Mendocino calls in a way that is difficult to ignore – and so many of us start as visitors, only to eventually become residents. Thank you for sharing, and we look forward to welcoming you as a neighbor and friend in the future!”

February 16, 2018

And my response to their response …

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier Oh thank you for your kind and encouraging response future neighbors and friends! And nice to know many of you understand too. I’m so excited about my new home and now the friendly people too!

February 17, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

Abraham Lincoln Inspired Me and …

Like Lincoln, since 1997 I have traveled, lived, and worked among many people. When combined with my own experiences, both revealed how many Canadians in Ontario live, from the wealthy to the poorest. Everyone, no matter their title or not, status or none, their income or lack of, etc. inspired me come up with something we could all use, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, to co-create better lives for everyone … which Abraham Lincoln greatly influenced.

Thank you for sharing more of his story in the article on the following link …

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/former-slaves-stories-abraham-lincoln/552917/

February 16, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

The Day After Valentine’s Day … 10 Things to Ponder

The day after Valentine’s Day, people have posted images of the cards, the flowers, and the trinkets received yesterday.

But as many of us know, there is the other side of love many of us have experienced …

  1. There is the pain of rejection when someone we love does not love us in return.
  2. There is the loss of innocence when we realize love does not always overcome our differences.
  3. There is the loss of what could have been when we realize we want separate things in life.
  4. There is despair when we realize people love us conditionally.
  5. There is anger, sadness, grief, and even hate when love turns against us.
  6. There is resentment and maybe even a desire for vengeance with the betrayal of trust and of the commitment.
  7. There is deep sorrow with both a divorce and with a death of a loved one.
  8. There is sorrow for a short or a long time together.
  9. There is regret for not learning to love unconditionally.
  10. There is the emptiness of never feeling loved.

Hopefully, our joys are greater than the sorrows.

Wishing you respect and love, to give and to receive … because without respect, love and its loss, hurts much more.

Respectfully,

Kaitlin

February 15, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heal Your Heart … Heal Your Life

A story for you … because you are more than you believe too!

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DARK HORSES … MORE THAN YOU BELIEVE

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 February 14, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 


RESPECT … The Way Back Into Love

HAPPY LOVE DAY!

Experts share what you may want to know about love and relationships … read their perspectives by clicking the link below …

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/11/all-you-need-is-love-experts-on-the-changing-face-of-modern-romance

And stay tuned for an additional perspective this spring in the new book, RESPECT … The Way Back Into Love, by Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle founder and author, Kaitlin Ann Trepanier.

Pre-order and release details to follow.

RESPECT ... The Way Back Into Love

February 14, 2018

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015