Violence Diminishes when “Respect Levels” Rise … Raise Yours to Help

I just applied to do a TED Talk to take the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept to the global audience so they can discover why, how, and what they can do to make “Respect” their foundational belief, regardless of their other foundational beliefs, such as religion, politics, sex, etc., way of speaking and acting in their circles of influences so everyone knows they matter … whatever their skin color, background, social status, financial worth, and any other discriminatory category/label someone wants to segregate and devalue them with …

… because people who truly value … respect themselves, also value … respect others … and they have no desire or need to make others feel small or to harm them.

Maybe enough people are finally ready to listen to discover what they can personally do to make the needed changes. I sure hope so, but regardless, I will keep on until they are.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

February 20, 2018

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Abraham Lincoln Inspired Me and …

Like Lincoln, since 1997 I have traveled, lived, and worked among many people. When combined with my own experiences, both revealed how many Canadians in Ontario live, from the wealthy to the poorest. Everyone, no matter their title or not, status or none, their income or lack of, etc. inspired me come up with something we could all use, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, to co-create better lives for everyone … which Abraham Lincoln greatly influenced.

Thank you for sharing more of his story in the article on the following link …

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/former-slaves-stories-abraham-lincoln/552917/

February 16, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

Personal and Professional Relocation Update

Appreciating my planning/organizing talent, yet also my intuitive, higher-calling led flexibility as I am decluttering and packing, but also considering the options on how best to relocate to the north coast California area between San Francisco and Mendocino/Fort Bragg in the United States from the Toronto, Ontario in Canada.
1. Plane and train transportation is ruled out because putting my two cats in a baggage area of a plane or even a train is not an option.
2. At first, I though buying a used mini cargo van to drive my felines and I would be the best option, but others are popping into my mind.
3. Maybe sharing the ride with someone, in my vehicle or theirs, would be better for several reasons. We could share driving time and costs, plus have company to share the cross-country ride.
4. However, with a professional driving history, clean driving record, and previous experience driving in other countries, including in the United States, maybe driving someone else’s vehicle across country for them rather than have them ship their vehicle could work too.
5. Most importantly, I remain flexible, optimistic, and focused since I know the time has finally arrived … hooray!
And hey, know anyone who wants to share the epic adventure?
Considering these options also means rethinking my packing strategy. Rather than moving all my stuff, which will be no more than a mini cargo van full, I could put the majority, maybe even downsize a bit more, into a storage unit to ship out later once we are settled in our own space.
What I love about my life now is how all of me is being put to work in ways that fulfill me too. Doesn’t mean I have all the answers, but it does mean I have what it takes to do all I am to do … and of course, for me, that also means I have God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and a whole bunch of angels in angel and people form, helping me too, so doubt, fear, and such things no longer have a place in this life I feel called to do.
Wishing the same joyous fulfillment for you too!
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P.S. Looking forward to also recruiting California’s north coast team to take “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” to its next level!

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

February 11, 2018

Stage 1 Completed for TED Talk … Great and Appropriate References Secured!

When one has many great people in their lives, sometimes it is challenging to decide who to ask to speak on our behalf as a reference.

But then again, what makes the choice easier is picking people who can provide a more objective view of us, especially with regard to what we need him or her to speak to others about our talents and skills.

As much as we love our family and friends, objectivity, for a specific role and responsibility we are undertaking, may not be something they can address without subjective bias, positive or negative.

On that note, let me introduce you to two very different women I have met over the years.

KIM MATICIW

Kim and I met during my short stint at another Toastmasters’ club in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Dynamic and assured on stage as well in life, Kim’s 30 year career as a Prop Master in the Canadian film and television industry recently led her to purchase and renovate a chalet and offering it as a retreat venue to creative groups

Kim’s profile is available on LinkedIn @

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmaticiwdesign/

TERESA PERFREMENT

Teresa and I met during a poetry reading night in Kincardine, Ontario where I had returned in 2011 to be with my dad for his remaining years.

Gentle and eloquent, Teresa’s poetry and her readings resonated deeply with the poet I still want to be.

Teresa is the kind of teacher most of us wish we had … kind, encouraging, and creative. And my recent discovery that she also studied machine shop and worked with metal, ramped up my admiration for her because one day I also hope to use metal in my visual artwork.

Teresa’s profile is available on LinkedIn @

https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-perfrement-390ba252/

Throughout my personal and professional life, I have been greatly blessed with meeting a very diverse group of people that opened my mind to a world I had not yet experienced, for which I am very grateful.

Thankfully too, I know I have not yet met all the wonderful people my new home, Mendocino Country on California’s North Coast will acquaint me with and that my company/global initiative, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, will introduce me to as well, several of which will join my company as we work together to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle!

February 12, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Often Unrecognized Common Phenomenon of Poverty

“It’s a common phenomenon: research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 2015, for example, found that those experiencing poverty are significantly less confident in their own ability to succeed, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” quoted from the following article.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/01/poor-americans-poverty-rich-class

In time and with raised awareness, education, and inspiration, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” will transform this phenomenon from common to uncommon and to non-existent … making the world not just a better place but a world of humanity has not yet seen.

February 6, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

The Problem … Elitist Health Care … The Solution … Higher “Respect Levels”

Exclusive health care puts more control of employees in employers hands, much like “golden handcuffs” do, which inhibits people from taking risks and following their own path by the lure of (false) security, safety, and high wages.

The inclusive concept of “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” raises people’s “Respect Levels” high enough to encourage and foster better self-care to make the healthiest choices, therefore reducing the current health care needs, making more funds available for preventative care for everyone, and. being able to provide the health care for those in need.

February 5, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

Connecting Respect … “Mental Illness is Not …”

NO ONE is perfect because we are all human. We each have our challenges though some of our challenges are more visible than others.

I admire everyone who gets up everyday and does their best with that they believe.

And I salute those who bravely examine their beliefs, discard what no longer fits them, plus explores, discovers, and embraces new beliefs to further develop his or her unique self and potential.

PERSONALLY, my unique challenge has been, even with my many successes, has been overcoming experiences and feelings that made me feel small, insignificant, worthless, and a failure because I did not know and therefore did not respect and love myself unconditionally … but thank God, that has changed! Wishing the same for everyone!

February 4, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015