A Little Inspiration …

“My best advice? Trust your gut. Follow your own truth. Don’t play by the rules.”

“We have dreams for a reason. They are our destiny.”

Jillian Michaels

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Revealing Friendships

Joel Osteen talked about friendships a few weeks ago and because of what I have gone through the past twenty years as I have worked diligently on discovering, healing, and growing myself, his talk on friendships resonated deeply with me.
 
Most of us have heard the saying that when things get rough, we discover how our true friends are, but he also said sometimes that isn’t the real test because people can act of our sympathy and pity.
 
What he said was the most revealing friendship test is the one where when we start to succeed and achieve our dreams, we discover who our true friends are because they cheer us on, congratulate us, are excited for us, etc.
 
I am grateful for those kinds of friends in my life, yet I am also very grateful I am one of those kinds of friends because I am not jealous of anyone anymore now that I am living my life based on who I am, my talents, and dreams.
 
Hoping the same for you.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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December 12, 2017

WON 3rd PRIZE!

Blessed to have been awarded 3rd prize yesterday by the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery’s judges for the juried art exhibition for my artwork, Conception, shown below.

Conception in GAC&G Third Prize Winner

On exhibition and for sale at Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery until January 21, 2017, along with a few other of my artworks.

Sweet! Thank you!

December 11, 2017

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

What Kind of Friends Did You … Does Your Child Have?

In Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer’s book, Making Friends … A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child’s Friendships, Elizabeth highlights the different kinds of friends children, and I dare say, adults also have.

  • Imaginary
  • Best
  • Therapeutic
  • Different Age
  • Bad
  • Naughty
  • Bad Influence
  • Ones You Don’t Like
  • Family
  • Parents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Extended Family
  • Virtual/Cyber

Defining who and what is a friend reveals both the negative and positive qualities of each kind of friendship. Elizabeth also points out when having no obvious friend does not matter and why you should not worry, as well as, why friends matter and when they don’t.

Of course, reading Elizabeth’s book also paves the way for us to understand our adult friendships, whether they are a continuation of our childhood patterns and whether they are healthy for us and the children we influence.

Happy reading and discovering!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

December 6, 2017