“Fail Forward”

“History is filled with examples of people who are famous for doing great things — yet if we study their lives, we find they failed miserably before they succeeded. Some of them failed numerous times before they ever succeeded at anything. Their real strength was not their talent as much as it was their tenacity. A person who refuses to give up will always succeed eventually.” Joyce Meyer from “A Confident Woman”

Interestingly, I experienced bouts of success, but never felt successful, because in retrospect, initially I did not know I had choices, trusting others to tell me what was right … what they valued … which was my biggest mistake … failure ever.

Therefore, one of the first priorities to teach youth … discover your natural talents and then discover the options to develop and sell them, as well as don’t be afraid to try and fail because failure teaches what success cannot.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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May 5, 2021

BROKEN COMPASS … A Story About the Invisible Minority

A surprising insightful journey into the mind of the invisible minority that lives among us. Often without awareness, other than there is just something very different about them that we cannot pinpoint or do no not understand, we often reject, shun, abandon, or even harm them to their and our own detriment.

Currently a work-in-process with publication details pending.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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May 1, 2021

“When Depression Wears a Smile, Even Psychiatrists Like Me Can Be Deceived”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/when-depression-wears-a-smile-even-psychiatrists-like-me-can-be-deceived?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Linked article by Rebecca Lawrence for The Guardian

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Too many lives are stolen and lost when people have no one they can be honest with about who they are and how they may or may not be doing in life as a result … so learning to value everyone for their uniqueness is key to saving lives.

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 27, 2021

“Photographer Removes Our Smartphones to Show Our Strange Lonely World”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/photographer-removes-our-smartphones-to-show-our-strange-and-lonely-new-world?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Images by Steve Mollman for Quartz

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of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 26, 2021

“When a Bough Breaks”

“So: deny ambivalence, in ourselves or in our children, and you will find yourself living at the volcano’s edge, anxiously anticipating an eruption, whether physical or verbal.”


“What, then, can psychoanalysis teach us?”

Learn what by clicking on the following linked article …

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/when-a-bough-breaks?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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April 10, 2021

If We Need to Control Others to Feel Okay About Ourselves, It Will Never Work

Six million people murdered because of one person’s need to control in order to feel valued … respected … and sadly to try and feel superior, which, in reality no person is … because we are all human and flawed, though still beautiful and capable of wondrous things.

https://www.timesnownews.com/mirror-now/in-focus/article/international-holocaust-remembrance-day-2021-seven-facts-about-jewish-holocaust-during-ww-ii-in-europe/712247

The only way the deep void that drives us to control others gets filled is from doing the personal work that examines why we have such a deep void and making the changes we need to make to feel whole, fulfilled, respected, and loved. Once we do, no one can take that from us and we certainly don’t need to stand on anyone to make us feel that we are more … or less valuable than anyone else.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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April 8, 2021

Lamentations and Condolences Are Not Enough

If we want a better, safer world to live in, for us and for the next generations, we must get over our politics, our religion, our race, our sex, and anything else that divides us to the point we become coldhearted about anyone or anything we don’t approve of or don’t like. Consciously choosing to see past our prejudices means choosing to recognize every life as valuable and to get on with making the changes so everyone knows by experience they are valued too.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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March 28, 2021

“What Does Water Mean to You?”

“Share stories and opinions about water in your life. Tag your post with water2me and help shape the 2021 WorldWaterDay campaign!”

https://www.worldwaterday.org/share/social-media-card/what-does-water-mean-you

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March 22, 2021

We All Have Power, But …

We all have power, but it is also important to recognize and value our differences so the power in our differences can make the world a better place for everyone.

https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

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March 6, 2021

What You May Not See, But Surrounds Us and Infiltrates in Places You Don’t Want to Believe

“Study names Sarnia as among major sites for sex trafficking” Sarnia This Week, Thursday, March 4, 2021

https://www.strathroyagedispatch.com/news/local-news/study-confirms-401-as-major-artery-for-sex-trafficking

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Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of/for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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March 4, 2021