Reshaping Our Thoughts, Words, and Actions Empowers Our Ability to Transform

When we realize, evidenced by the state of the world, there is a dominant negative influence shaping our thoughts, words, and actions, we are then empowered to transform ourselves and the state of the world with a powerful positive influence born of conscious choice.


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March 14, 2019



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December 29, 2018

KNOWLEDGE FREES US FROM Irrational Fears AND EMPOWERS US WITH Rational Fears To Be Prepared For The Risks

Let’s keep learning, growing, and becoming the best us we can be!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


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August 16, 2018                                  

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In 2015, Ontario’s Liberal Party and leader Kathleen Wynne introduced an updated-for-the-times sex-ed curriculum after consulting with the relevant professionals.

Doug Ford’s campaign promise to repeal the new sex-ed curriculum and return to the 1998 sex-ed is now done, but whom has the new Ontario Premier done it for?

His argument is that parents were not included in the new sex-ed content discussion, but what baffles me is the belief some people have that all children are taught by their parents, if they have parents, if they have functional, healthy parents. But what about the thousands of children who do not have someone to teach them? Are they just supposed to wing it like many of us did? Or what if those children actually have caretakers who are not providing the important information, for any reason. And what about children who are being exploited, abused, or even sexually abused by people they are supposed to trust … who are supposed to care for them?

As someone grievously injured by the lack of knowledge contained in the new sex-ed curriculum, that took years and a great deal of personal work to heal from the impact of not feeling I had the right to say “No” and the consequences of that dis-empowerment I am compelled to stand up for all children, especially those at risk.

In fact this very personal reason is one of my most compelling reasons for developing the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept, books, and materials for schools and communities. No child ever should be without the power of knowledge and without the power to say “No” or to ask for help, and get it, if they need it.

When I read the Georgina Advocate’s Editorial this past weekend “Reverting to 1998 Sex-Ed Curriculum Reckless” I knew I had to respond with the editor’s reasoning along with sharing my own painful history regarding consent.

The Editor’s key points were:

  1. “Reverting to the old curriculum will also delay the introduction of topics such as consent, which cannot be presented early enough given the sheer number of people who have come forward in recent memory to share stories of the assaults and inappropriate behaviors they have had to endure.” (Direct quote)
  2. The 1998 sex-ed curriculum was introduced one year before the legalization of same-sex marriage
  3. Technology as we know it now was in its infancy and therefore the 1998 curriculum did not mention how to deal with cyberbullying, sexting, and social media safety

I do appreciate people’s preferences to stick with what they know or what is considered traditional because they survived it, but why put children expose children to unnecessary and preventable pain and harm? That mindset does not help those living in the present who are trying to cope with the new challenges of the times. In fact, that mindset creates more risk through unpreparedness.

Instead,  we must move past our personal preferences and wants in order to best prepare children to live safe, healthy, functional lives. We need to educate all children in all ways, not just to become good employees, but to become good, healthy, functioning people realizing their unique potential for their benefit and the world’s benefit too.

However, since the 2015 sex-ed knowledge will no longer be accessible to children, I highly recommend Mayim Bialik, PhD’s book, Girling Up … How To Be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, that I just finished reading myself. The scope and breadth of knowledge shared in a very user-friendly style is a great aid in moving successfully from childhood to adulthood. Bravo Mayim!

And wow, what a surprise to discover the Big Bang Theory’s awkward neurobiologist is actually a neuroscientist with two children of her own1

I wish books like Mayim’s had been available to me years ago, but we are never too old to learn, so please share the book with girls you care for. And yes, there is a boys’ version too.

Thank you for your open mind to embrace the changes of our times and empowering children to be better prepared for the challenges they face.


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July 24, 2018




Freedom Empowered by Increased “Respect Level”

Not everything I realize I need to change in me do I like to even acknowledge sometimes, including today’s internal message about minding my own business. This dysfunctional habit of mine developed in part because my personal experiences included having my own boundaries not respected when young and stayed with me much of my life. The other part is because of my desire to help people, which also developed out of balance for the same reason.
As my Respect Level rises I am empowered to see things differently, but instead of feeling bad about what needs to be changed for the better for me and for my relationships, I can see they don’t have the power to define me … I have the power to define me … and that includes changing any part of me that no longer suits who I really am and want to be.
 This empowering knowledge also taught me how to respectfully request people mind their own business too … freedom at last by “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.”
January 19, 2016

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative. Writer.

The company serves as a catalyst to transform “Respect from a value to a principle” as a means to overcome prejudice and its multiple negative results, while fostering peace through the creation, publishing, and production of books, products, and services that educate, entertain, and inspire. Currently a sole proprietorship under my name, the company name will be changing its name to reflect goals and purposes in the new year, plus will be transforming into a partnership and a for-profit social enterprise as the best-fit opportunities arise.

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Day 1 … An Ending and A Beginning … The Dare to Transform 9/11 with One Principle

Finally, in its entirety, today the simple idea born out of years of experience, observations, research, and study is ready for your hands, eyes, minds, and hearts.

Today, the idea … the principle with the power to disempower any prejudice … any judgment about other people that generates dislike, fear, hate, revenge, and acts such as what the United States experienced 9/11/2001 is yours to purchase for yourself, your loved ones, your school, community, nation, and our world.

Your tool and guide for peace is at hand … and what better choice can we make today of all days to demonstrate our commitment … our conviction to think and do differently in order to do our unique part to contribute to peace … peace in our own little worlds and peace in our shared global world.

Last night, President Barrack Obama, declared the United States will actively engage to dismantle the ISIS threat to the United States and to the rest of us.

Today, in commemoration of the hundreds of people killed on 9/11 by other terrorists and for all the people whose lives have been taken because of disrespect for people’s lives … soldiers fighting wars to the children fighting for their lives in their own homes, today, I ask you to do two simple things …

1. Whatever your religion or politics or any other philosophy you believe, step up to the challenge we must take to change the dominant mindset that threatens our very existence … disrespect for life … the darkness we must all illuminate with our own lights of logic, practicality, and compassion.

2. Order today the small book that will show you what you can do differently in small ways and the big impact those small ways will have on the world you travel in every day.

That is it. Buy through cash, cheque, email transfer, or by PayPal and read the 60-page $9.95 book in print or e-book form that will get you the respect you want and empower you to give the respect others need from you to thrive … peacefully … whatever your religious, political or other beliefs are.

Connect the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE for yourself because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, that they are valued … RESPECTED … and as a result, we will shrink the number of hurting people, who in their pain of not feeling valued, will not lash out at those around them … in their homes, schools, workplaces, communities, countries, and in the world we have to share.

One simple unifying principle really is not only feasible, but possible as you too will discover how we can and why we should take a fresh look at respect in its simplest, truest form. Albert Einstein observed that to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity, yet he also said that if at first an idea in not absurd there is no hope for it. A simple idea like Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE does seem absurd … so I am trusting Einstein’s hypothesis for its success since he is recognized as one of the world’s most brilliant minds.

I, on behalf of all those who cannot speak for themselves, ask you to do something different today as the global initiative to raise the standard and living and quality of life of all people on the day when terror crashed into people’s lives instilling fear so we can take back what is ours … our right to live as valued lives … each and every one of us.

Outrage is good, “Liking and Sharing” is fine, giving money to help is great, but opening our minds and hearts to think and do different … is outstanding!

BRAVO! TAKE A BOW! And order your copy of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE NOW! The first person or group or school or organization who orders the first 50 books will receive a bonus for their initiative!

September 11, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE
author and altruistic entrepreneur … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED. ©