For Anyone Who Feels Disconnected … Not Valued … Disrespected

For anyone who feels disconnected, one of the reasons can be living to please or appease people, gain approval or acceptance, but the simple truth is your life is yours to live as you choose … provided, of course, you do not limit or hurt or harm others in the pursuit of living the best life for you. And the longer you put off living your best life, the more likely you will become physically ill as well as greatly burdened with negative emotions, even to the point of not being able to feel anything anymore. 😔

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 15, 2021

My Covid-19 Vaccine Excitement!

My personal preference is to do what I can to stay … to be healthy without medication.

Aging though, presents new challenges. What our bodies could once tolerate, no longer does the body give us a pass on. We have to make changes to our lifestyle, diet, managing stress, and managing aging.

After experiencing some scary health challenges in my thirties, I made some radical changes. I quit smoking, drinking coffee and most alcohol, plus left both a working and home environment that was adding to the problems versus helping.

A delayed child and teen hood fostered what seemed like a midlife crisis, but in reality was a period of deep discovery and healing. And since there was much to heal from, the journey was long, though it became longer as a result of putting my life and dreams on hold in 2011 when I moved back to be there for our dad until his passing in 2015. My health took another severe hit then that is only now finally being resolved as I get back on track with a healthy diet, a return to my yoga/pilates practice, and a new psychological/spiritual way to manage the stress of current financial challenges due to the debt I incurred to be with my dad, living accommodations, and lack of a vehicle in a community without public transportation.

Maybe it is because I have previously volunteered for clinical Phase II trials in Toronto that tested medications either on products already on the market or a competitive new product that getting the vaccine does not bother me. What bothers me more is having to take medication on a regular basis because after reading about all the potential side effects from available products already on the market, I prefer to keep changing my choices as my body changes with the aging process.

So, after booking my COVID-19 vaccine for the first week of May and late August I am excited to be doing my part to help solve the pandemic problem, to not infect anyone, and to free me from having to endure a lot of other medication and procedures were I to be become ill with the virus and its complications.

I also feel freed from having to stay in my kitchenless, bathtubless studio living space once the means arrives for me to move on … hopefully much sooner than later. May would be awesome, but patience is a new friend of mine.

And since I now have faith in God to take care of me, as I realize He always has, fear of science and a vaccine, is nonexistent … because all good things come from God and anything not from Him, He protects me from, which is a very comforting, uplifting way to live no matter what comes … because I know where I am going when all is said and done. I love and am greatly relieved to be living this way than the fearful life I have lived most of my life.

So, here’s hoping my experiences, knowledge, and words get you excited too! If yes, let’s get vaccinated together and then we will all be able to get back together and back to work much sooner than much later.

Take care. Be Safe. Protect yourself and others … because everyone matters.

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 13, 2021

Love is … Learning, Growing, and Changing

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 12, 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

Just because someone is financially impoverished does not mean they are stupid. Just because someone is financially abundant does not mean they are smart.

And just because someone is intellectually intelligent does not mean they are emotionally intelligent.

Much to consider about those we choose to follow.

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 5, 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

Book Writing Update

Discovering a method to tell my story as an invisible minority in a way that respects people’s privacy has finally made it possible for me to share my life experience in order to help other invisible and visible minorities and also to help the majority comprehend their impact on the minority, but also the impact on the majority’s quality of life, including their finances and taxes!

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 24, 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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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 22, 2021

From Debra to Kaitlin … and Why

It’s easy to guess why someone does why they do, but it is easier to ask why and get the answer. So, for all those who want to know, but did not ask …

My initial and birth first name was Debra, spelled incorrectly according to the nun teachers, because in the Bible it is spelled Deborah. Deborah was Hebrew, a prophetess and judge in the Old Testament. Taken from the Hebrew Dvora meaning bee.

However, I had always admired women with the name Kate, most often the short form of Katherine … strong, intelligent, and likeable women, so when I wanted to change my name to disassociate from a traumatic past, I chose Kaitlin instead because it has both strong and soft elements. Because people did not use my name Debra correctly, shortening it, etc. when considering a new first name I wanted to ensure people would call me Kaitlin rather than any of the variations they chose. I also chose Kaitlin because I knew my names would be on books one day and to honour my Irish heritage, and my mom, I chose Kaitlin because it is “A form of Caitlin, the Irish form of Katherine, which is taken from the French form, Catheline. Originally from the Greek, Katharus, meaning “pure.” Kaitlin represents my mom’s Irish heritage and my last name, Trepanier, reflects my dad’s French heritage.

And in 2008, I reverted to my maiden name from my married name Webber of 19 years, though I carried the last name for 32 years.

I considered going back to my initial first name, but Kaitlin remains my name of choice that feels right to me when I hear someone say my name because I am still carrying emotional baggage from being Debra, Debbie, and Deb.

Thanks for caring and for respecting my wishes.

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 18, 2021