DUSTED DREAMS

This is a poem I wrote when my sojourn began. What a long, arduous journey it is to reclaim one’s self after experiences and naive judgments erroneously guide us to give up our identity to please others in order to be accepted.

DUSTED DREAMS

Took you down off the high shelf,

found you buried in the attic,

rooted through the basement,

and scoured the closets too.

Found you in all kinds of places,

tucked into little nooks and crannies,

shoved aside everywhere.

Brought you all back into the open,

all the little pieces hidden away,

put them all back together,

and unlike Humpty Dumpty

put myself back together again.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, 1996

(Then known as Debra Ann Webber)

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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September 10, 2020

I Lost Religion and Gained Faith

I lost religion and gained faith … by studying the Bible for myself … that resulted in establishing a personal relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit … my Board of Directors for my personal and professional life … the best decision I have made in my life.

I am sharing this because maybe this is what you need too in our world that struggles with even respecting people, let alone loving them.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
September 9, 2020

Gaslighters … More Common Than You Know So It’s Good To Know What They Do

This links to an informative guide on how to spot “Gaslighters … people with sociopathic narcissist behaviour” and what they do to exact control over others in order for them to feel okay.


In other words, this article is yet another way damaged people inflict damage on other people because it is what they know to do because of their own experience of being gaslighted also.


And yes, gaslighting behaviour can be changed, but often will not happen while he or she has continues to succeed with their efforts. Which also means, anyone being gaslighted will most likely have to leave a relationship, a friendship, workplace, or whatever, to take back one’s power and to rebuild one’s confidence.


And yes, personal experience also motivated me to share this knowledge too as I work steadily now to take back my power and restore my confidence in my abilities, along with my self-worth that many gaslighters impaired and almost destroyed.


To anyone who needs this, remember if people are making you feel bad about yourself, making you doubt yourself, get help in whatever form works best for you … because otherwise you could lose your life by wasting your life with such people or sadly like some people, you could get to the point you commit suicide, either by lack of care and carelessness for your life or by actually taking your own life.


https://www.northpointrecovery.com/blog/gaslighting-examples-effects-confront-abuse/

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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September 7, 2020

Simply Put, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, Is All About …

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle is all about employing respect as a principle for #advocacy #awareness #education #logic #practicality #compassion #peace.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
September 2, 2020

Looking Behind the Narcissist’s Curtain

Much like the OZ wizard character in “The Wizard of Oz” movie, narcissists may appear more confident, capable, and powerful than what they really are.

“Overview. Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.Nov 18, 2017”

“Narcissistic personality disorder – Symptoms and causes …
http://www.mayoclinic.org › symptoms-causes › syc-20366662”

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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September 1, 2020

To Respect Simply Means To Value

English words often have more than one meaning, which can even include contrary meanings, but when I researched the word “respect”, all definitions included the words “to value.” Since I was searching for a word, a concept that would cross all boundaries and reflect the belief every person is valuable simply for being a life, respect became a philosophy, has been adopted as principle, and now drives the global initiative because …

ctdwtrp quote block black to respect simply means to value

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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August 27, 2020

“The Recession Is Over for the Rich, But the Working Class Are Far From Recovered”

Linked article below by Heather Long for The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/13/recession-is-over-rich-working-class-is-far-recovered/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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August 16, 2020

“People With Creative Personalities Really Do See the World Differently”

“As Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire explain in their book Wired to Create, the creativity of open people stems from a “drive for cognitive exploration of one’s inner and outer worlds”.

“This curiosity to examine things from all angles may lead people high in openness to see more than the average person, or as another research team put it, to discover “complex possibilities laying dormant in so-called ‘familiar’ environments”.

Shared linked article by Luke Similie and Anna Antinori for The Conversation on Pocket

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/people-with-creative-personalities-really-do-see-the-world-differently?utm_source=pocket-newtab

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
August 20, 2020

Submitting TED Fellowship Application This Week!

Hello my worldly blog followers! I have been away from the Internet and this blog for days as I worked to prepare my TED Fellowship application to submit on behalf of the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” global initiative to “transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle” thereby raising the standard of living and quality of life of all people … so I am sure you understand and appreciate my absenteeism.

As always, thank you for coming by and I hope your week holds something that excites you and fills you with hope too!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
August 16, 2020

“Better Brain Health”

A DW Documentary about the impact of what we eat on our brain’s processing and mental health …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLpbfOJ4bJU

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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August 5, 2020