“The respect we have for others mirrors the respect we have for ourselves”

Because we can’t give to others what we don’t have in us for ourselves.

Original quote by

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 12, 2019

 

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“Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children”

“The TV Legend had an extraordinary sense of understanding of how kids make sense of language.”

By Maxwell King for The Atlantic as published on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/mr-rogers-had-a-simple-set-of-rules-for-talking-to-children?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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June 11, 2019

“So, as Einstein would have it, there is no necessary conflict between science and religion—or between science and “religious feelings.”

By Michael Gallagher for Nautilus on Pocket Worthy

“How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science”

“Why Einstein did not see religion as the enemy.”

Read the article by clicking on the following link.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-einstein-reconciled-religion-to-science?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 10, 2019

“Write to the Point” and “When Good People Write Bad Sentences”

“A Masterclass on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose”

by Sam Leith, The Experiment, New York, 2017, 2018

 

“12 Steps to Better Writing Habits”

by Robert W. Harris, St. Martin’s Press, 2003

Dealing with the emotional and psychological blocks that impair our writing.

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

June 7, 2019

 

Want to Pay Less Tax?

Responsible, respectful governments collect taxes to run a country. Taxes pay salaries, equipment, etc. to provide services from transportation to social support programs and many things in between the two, plus to invest in the future and global relations.

The more we load the government with social responsibility by not respecting everyone and all the resources available to us, the more taxes the government will have to collect to offset the increasing need.

Therefore, if we truly want to pay less taxes, then we need to reduce the ways our beliefs, thoughts, and actions contribute to keep development and maintenance costs high.

So the next time we are tempted to take advantage because we (individuals, groups, and organizations) can, we only need to remind ourselves that our action(s) may not result in a tax increase, but multiply that action by hundreds and thousands of people for a bigger-picture perspective because that fresh perspective has the power to help us change and create the bigger change of lower taxes we say we want.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

June 7, 2019

 

Becoming A Better Communicator with Descriptive Words

Once upon a time I enjoyed flipping through a dictionary to discover new words and their meanings, but when I was told writing was not a real job, I stopped. After all, I trusted those people because they were in more authoritative jobs and made more money than I made. But putting our life choices in someone else’s hands robs us of the life we are meant to have and no one pays a higher price than we do.

Back on my own path now, I’m diving back into word exploration with a dictionary and a thesaurus because I realized my language had become lazy and nondescript, which is not a good thing for a writer or even for someone who wants other people to better understand what they are saying or writing.

Listening to the non-defining and/or approval words coming out of my mouth or sliding off my fingers onto the keyboard, I am aghast realizing how much I’ve succumbed. And knowing change happens only with conscious effort, one of the first words I want to eliminate from my vocabulary is “awesome.” Making the task easier is discovering a long list of alternative words to choose:

Formal Adjectives:

Alarming

Amazing

Awe-Inspiring

Beautiful

Breathtaking

Daunting

Dreadful

Exalted

Fearsome

Formidable

Frantic

Frightening

Grand

Horrifying

Imposing

Impressive

Intimidating

Magnificent

Majestic

Moving

Overwhelming

Striking

Stunning

Stupefying

Stupendous

Terrifying

Unforgettable

Wonderful

Non-formal adjectives:

Clean outta sight

Far-out

Mind-blowing

 

From the Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus, Revised & Updated 2010

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 2, 2019 

Revised June, 6 2019

 

 

“Where is Workforce Really Booming? Among the Oldest Workers”

Why We Wrote This

“By conventional reckoning, someone at 65 years old or even 55 is “retirement age.” But labels are being lifted as older people stay active – and as employers see value in hiring them.”

By Laurent Belsie for The Christian Science Monitor

https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0524/Where-is-workforce-really-booming-Among-the-oldest-workers?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

June 6, 2019