Not Even Love Will Keep People Together Because …

In all relationships … love, marriage, family, friends, work, and communities … differences attract because differences complement our strengths and our weaknesses … but it is the shared principles and values that keep people together.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Artist, and Social Entrepreneur

Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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July 20, 2021

Life, at times, is hard for everyone, but for some of us …

Life, at times, is hard for everyone … but for some of us, those of us who don’t “fit” in with the normal around us, it is harder and more traumatic. Most “normals/the majority” want us to be like them, to reflect their beliefs and their choices. But when we do not believe as they do, choose as they do, and act as they do … because we do not know how or finally refuse to do so because not being allowed to be ourselves breaks our spirit … to the point that many people finish the job people started by the normals/majority judging, ridiculing, ostracizing, abandoning, or worse … by taking their own lives directly or putting themselves in dangerous circumstances or by addictions or simply by giving up … because they have not yet realized they are valuable too … simply for being a life.

Because of God I did not. He never left me though I did not know that for most of my life. So my job, the purpose He gave me, is to shine for who I am and the purpose He gave me so I would stay in this world to help the minority, the outcasts, and the rejects, the majority want to disappear, plus educate the majority about what they are doing and the consequences for them personally and for all of humanity … socially and economically.

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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June 27, 2021

“How to Forgive Someone Who Did You Wrong”

“Here’s how to (finally) let go of that grudge.”

Linked article by Danielle Austin for Men’s Health on Pocket

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-forgive-someone-who-did-you-wrong?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Personally, I found forgiving others … and ourselves … heals the body, mind, soul, and spirit.

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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June 23, 2021

TRUE “Sticks and stones may break our bones …” UNTRUE “… but words will never hurt us.”

“Words have power to create and the power to destroy. The choice is up to you.”

“When a thought, word, or action is kind, necessary, and true, it is an act of positive power.”

Suze Orman

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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June 17, 2021

“If You Wish Others to Respect You …”

“If you wish others to respect you, you must show respect for them … Everyone wants to feel that he(she) counts for something and is important to someone.”

Ari Kiev, psychiatrist quoted from John C. Maxwell’s book, “Becoming a Person of Influence,” page 186

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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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June 9, 2021

“Connected, But Alone?

The darker side of technology and the price we are paying.

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

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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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June 2, 2021

Honouring the Lives of Those Who Suffered (Suffer) at the Hands and Minds of People With Low “Respect Levels” for All Lives

“As early as 1904, the government of Canada knew that its unequal provision of health care funding was contributing to the death rates of children in these schools at a rate of about 25 per cent. It was in the media and everything,” she said.”

“Infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, neglect, child abuse and malnourishment were some of the main causes of death for Indigenous children in residential schools, she said. Many of those who survived did so with chronic illnesses and disabilities.”

“She remembers feeling dread at the sound of footsteps in the hall, knowing what would come next. “I would hear clunk, clunk…and it is one of the security guards…then the whimpers…the whimpers because here is the guy who molests people,” she said.”

“But there’s more work to be done for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. One thing that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been pushing for has been for an apology from the Pope for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. “The Catholic Church has yet to do that, and to really accept full responsibility for reparations to families. So that’s something that we need to look into the Catholic Church to be doing to accept that accountability,” said Blackstock.”

“We need to understand that the federal government, as we’re sitting here, is fighting residential school survivors in St. Anne’s residential school. That was one that had a horrible electric chair if you can believe it, where they would shock children, and yet Canada does not want to provide proper compensation to those children,” she added.”

Quotes from the following linked article by Brooke Taylor and Jackie Dunham for CTV News

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/we-do-not-want-this-to-be-hidden-remains-of-215-children-discovered-on-site-of-former-residential-school-1.5446837

Personally, I know from experience, being abused traumatizes. but not being believed, plus being trivialized, discarded, and ignored breaks the spirit.

Plus, forcing people to be like us speaks more about our fear of differences and our insecurity that drives our need to be right in order to feel superior.

But no person is more valuable than any other because every life matters … simply for being a life.

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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June 1, 2021

Rejection is Never About Your Worth

Rejection is not about our worth … it’s about just not fitting in with some people or bad timing or a number of other reasons … learn more by listening to this linked TED talk by Guy Winch

https://ideas.ted.com/why-rejection-hurts-so-much-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Linked article by Brad Stulberg for Pocket on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-separates-champions-from-almost-champions?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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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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May 25, 2021

“What Separates Champions from Almost Champions”

Linked article by Brad Stulberg for Pocket on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-separates-champions-from-almost-champions?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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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 24, 2021

“How to Support a Loved One or Friend Who’s a Survivor of Sexual Assault”

Linked article by Kendall Keith for TZR

https://www.thezoereport.com/wellness/how-to-support-a-survivor-of-sexual-assault?fbclid=IwAR3SKdRBk4TsMr5VKvCZMd3NKrZ99YXgCdUIFxjEbrIMkUY-XkHB5YXU4UA

One of the most crucial times compassion, empathy, and lack of judgment are needed to help people heal and move on.

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 22, 2021