“The Emotional Intelligence Test Was So Accurate It Was Creepy”

Linked article by Rich Bellis for Fast Company on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-emotional-intelligence-test-was-so-accurate-it-was-creepy?utm_source=pocket-newtab

In a world dominated by narcissism … in other words, the it’s-all-about-me mindset … and a sociopathic mindset … in other words, I-am-concerned-with-me-not-you-mindset … it is easy to understand why “Emotional Intelligence” is underdeveloped or impaired in many people in our world today.

I say many because if we look at the impact highlighted by the actual statistics based on crimes … child neglect, child sexual abuse, sexual assaults, domestic violence, human trafficking, racial, religion, and because-you-are-different attacks, plus blue and white collar crime (statistics revealing the ones that we know of, not the many we don’t), we find the proven evidence for low Emotional Intelligence that is an indicator of sociopathic narcissism and therefore of low “Respect Levels.”

As someone with an very unusual personality type who suffered greatly at the hands of people with low EI and in turn, sometimes gave back some of which I received, I personally know what having a low EI feels and looks like. Wanting to break negative patterns in me to generate different results, has meant, like it does with all change, looking at myself and then searching for the knowledge I needed to become aware of so I could see, not where I was bad or deficient, but where I was ignorant of what I needed to know to become, by my behaviour as well as my thoughts, the person I knew I initially was … very caring and concerned for others as well as for myself.

With a “Respect Level” finally above the 50% mark, I am grateful for the significant changes that has restored much of my true character before the world did a number on it. And I have to admit, I still have work to do to ramp up my EI to a level I will be satisfied with, which for me as an Intuitspecifically means reigning in my “Impulse Control.” So, the personal works goes on as does the professional work of helping others on their journeys by sharing what others and I have learned from our journeys.

Best wishes,

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

“How the ‘Brainy’ Book Became a Publishing Phenomenon”

“At a time when politics is more furious and fragmented than ever, when technology is colonising our everyday existence, when medicine is reshaping our lives, we still look to books to make sense of things, to feel ourselves part of a great communal effort to understand our age. These are serious times and they demand serious, intelligent and challenging books.”

Linked article by Alex Preston for The Guardian on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-brainy-book-became-a-publishing-phenomenon?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 27, 2019

“Why We Should Learn to Embrace Failure”

“No plan survives first contact with the enemy,” he writes. “What matters is how quickly the leader is able to adapt.”

Quote from Elizabeth Day’s article in The Guardian on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-we-should-learn-to-embrace-failure?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 25, 2019

“Why Schools Are Banning Yoga”

My perspective: fear.

The following article presents the religious intrusion perspective, but even before reading the article, this is the truth I know. When I do yoga for my health and well being, as a Christian, I am taking care of the temple (my body) God gave me because that is what I am supposed to do.

Plus I do yoga for me because the movements and poses relax me, stimulates my body and its organs for good health, and helps to prevent injuries by keeping my body limber and flexible. Proof is I am sixty four, healthy, and active. I take no medications and I have more flexibility than people much younger than me, as noted by a yoga instructor a few months ago when I participated in a few of her yoga sessions.

A perspective to consider is anyone who is fearful of yoga needs to examine what they are truly fearful of because yoga, like anything we do, becomes what we choose it to be. Yes, for some it is a spiritual practice, but for others, yoga is simply one important way we take care of ourselves simply because it works, like walking.

Therefore, please don’t throw out yoga because children need to learn early how to best take care of themselves and yoga as a health practice excels. And do not worry if a child choose to see yoga as a spiritual practice–remember everyone has the right to choose their own beliefs. And if your belief brings you peace and joy, your children will come back to the belief after they have explored other beliefs, so do not fear, but rejoice in the benefits to be reaped by all, especially their good health.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 4, 2019

Linked article by Alia Wong for The Atlantic on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-schools-are-banning-yoga?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

“How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Life”

“Things changed radically on the second day. Even though I had had a filling breakfast and lunch (two oranges, eggs, and whole-grain rice with vegetables), around 2 p.m. I suddenly felt like I had been hit by a truck. I felt foggy and had a headache, which never happens on my normal diet. This fogginess and the headaches continued intermittently for the next two to three days. During that time, I had intense cravings for both soda and sugary treats. On the third day, I actually got the shakes for a period of time. It was very, very hard not to have something sweet.”

“As you were not feeding your addiction, your brain was shouting out to have sugar to satisfy its cravings,” says Rebecca Boulton, a nutritional therapist who specializes in hormonal health and sugar cravings, whom I contacted to help me make sense of what was happening in my body.”

Linked article by Michael Grothaus on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-giving-up-refined-sugar-changed-my-brain?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 1, 2019

“My Life Without Sugar”

“A growing number of doctors blame sugar consumption for a long list of medical woes. These include diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, gout, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, many cancers and perhaps even Alzheimer’s.”

Linked article by Olivia Judson for The Guardian on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/my-life-without-sugar?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 1, 2019

“How to 80/20 Your Life”

“You can get the results you want with less. It’s all about identifying where to make the split.”

Linked article by Mark Manson for Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-80-20-your-life?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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September 27, 2019

 

“Global Climate Strikes Start Today”

Want to be part of a global initiative? Visit the following link to learn now!

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/world/global-climate-strike-what-you-should-know/index.html

Watch this video to get more inspired!

 

And get even more inspired by discovering the science by reading this linked article by Sonia Smith for Texas Monthly on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/unfriendly-climate?utm_source=pocket-newtab

What are you going to do to help create the needed changes? My company, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, is focusing on raising people’s “Respect Levels’ for each other and the world we must all live in–together–so we can make the necessary changes–individually and together.

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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September 20, 2019

 

“Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, and How Making Inspired Mistakes Moves Us Forward”

Linked article by Maria Popova for Brain Pickings on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/vincent-van-gogh-on-fear-taking-risks-and-how-making-inspired-mistakes-moves-us-forward?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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September 6, 2019

 

 

“Here’s How to Get Stronger After 50”

Article by Abigail Barronian for Outside on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/here-s-how-to-get-stronger-after-50?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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September 4, 2019