Without A Fundamental Change …

Without a fundamental change in our foundational belief to one that unites versus divides us, not much will change, and some things won’t, such as …

Having to make examples of the few for their disrespectful acts with the hope that fear will curtail such acts. Such acts won’t because …

  1. Some people feel immune, above it all, lord over overs, better than others, special
  2. Others justify their words and actions by the fact that other people doing it so why not them
  3. Then there are people whose “Respect Level” is so low they don’t care about what happens to them. Some hope their acts will result in someone else killing them, such as the police, so they will not act have to take their own lives
  4. And those with no respect for themselves or anyone else do what they want without  fear and that includes taking  the lives of others to cause others pain … the pain and emptiness that blacks out their emotions so they cannot feel empathy, compassion, and respect for anyone, including themselves

Ultimately making people fearful is not a safeguard or even a deterrent. What will make a difference is raising people’s “Respect Levels” high enough so they will value … respect themselves equally as other people … not above, but also not below. It is only then will humanity’s evolution rise to the level where people will learn how to thrive rather than just exist and humanity will rise to a new level of evolution not yet witnessed.

May 4, 2018


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Peace … Do You Really Want It?

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
So, let’s get to work by raising “Respect Levels” for all life  … by starting where we are and with the relationships we have.
July 27, 2016
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Connecting the Dots … The Respect Specialist  

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Pssst … The Children Are Listening to You Donald Trump and …

Pssst … the children are listening to you, Donald Trump and to any others striking terror in children’s hearts. It isn’t right. And bravo to the Army vets, whose responses being aired on television, radio and social media are demonstrating high “Respect Levels” in their attempts to counter the verbal terrorism happening in North America.

However, their efforts are not enough. We need higher “Respect Levels” so we do not make life worse which these tirades are doing  … because when such fear takes hold, we provide the terrorists with an even more powerful weapon to cause harm and destruction … turning us against each other in panic.

December 22, 2015

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Speaker. Author. Poet. Playwright. Director. Publisher.

My company serves as a catalyst to transform “Respect from a value to a principle” as a means to overcome prejudice and its impact, 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 own name, the company name will be changing to reflect its goal and purpose in the new year, plus will be transforming into a partnership and a for-profit social enterprise as the best-fit opportunities arise.

“Respect … because all life is valuable and respect is the way back into love.”

“Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle” http://www.therespectprinciple.com

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Changing an organization’s culture can be costly, lengthy, and extremely challenging, especially for those that have been operating for several years.

Missions, Visions, and Values were designed to establish the present culture and to create targets to aim for in the future. Personality testing, team-building workshops, and reward programs required heavy financial and time investments, but times have changed for many organizations and small businesses. They are leaner and cannot justify the investment needed to transform a culture that is not yielding the desired results. Many employees work on contract with no benefits because they work below full-time hours, and as a result, no loyalty is developed, because employees no longer feel they are being invested in either. Or they work so many hours, fifty, sixty, and more that employers feel justified because of the wages and benefits they are paid. As a result, many employees too are devalued to the point they also are frustrated and resentful, growing increasingly unhealthy and not just physically.

Yet, the pressure is on to maximize profits for the least cost, but how can that change happen without big dollar investment to help change an organizations culture and practices?

The answer is by focusing on one thing … one thing that is cost-effective, very efficient, and yet also very compassionate … by introducing an organization’s culture to one idea that surpasses the boundaries that divide people and instead unite them only by beyond Mission, Vision, and Values that often do not take into consideration what they are experiencing in the organization.

“Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” is such an idea available in different formats. The core book is designed specifically for the global literacy level, yet is filled with high-level knowledge applicable to everyone, as well as, inspiring statistics and a thought-provoking, user-friendly monologue. The content invites analysis, discussion, and reflection, serving not just as catalyst for organizational change, but also for individual change on a level that surpasses everyone’s personal beliefs of politics, religion, status, race, sex … all prejudices, without the heavy costs of psychological and sociological programs, plus consultant teams.

Raising “RESPECT LEVELS” is the result of a cultural shift. Individually and collectively, as “RESPECT LEVELS” rise, so do an employee’s mentality about his or her employer and employers about their employees. The use of business time for personal business decreases, as do shrinkage, theft of supplies, cash, knowledge, the use of sick time for holidays, and the other ways employees take advantage of or get back on the employers they feel are not treating them fairly. The misuse of employee’s time by forcing them to work beyond the standard forty-hour work week, paying wages below the poverty line, especially those that do not also include benefits, not investing in employees or any such employment practice that does not demonstrate the organization values an individual … are just some of the many reasons to embrace the cultural shift that will first establish a solid foundation for all … and will serve as the foundation needed to create a healthy environment that fosters an environment capable of meeting goals more quickly, yet with lower costs, more sustainability, and a much greater level of adaptability required to adjust to our rapidly changing times.

To shift your organizational culture that will reduce costs, increase morale, productivity, and problem-solving creativity, plus manifest healthier employees and work environments, there are several options to choose from …

1. Buy the small, soft-cover core book, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” for everyone in your organization
2. Consider buying the complementary workbooks to reinforce the message in an active rather than a passive manner
3. Present the, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept yourself in a general meeting
4. Bring the concept developer and author to your organization to present “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept to your team personally
5. Host the community event for employees and their families that also includes the play, CHARLES’ CHOICE, designed to further evoke discussions, reflections, and positive change by introducing the content verbally and visually in the play ,as well as, in the written word in the book
6. Hire the concept developer and author to review your policies and procedures, plus observe your staff in the working environment, before she then provides you with an in-depth analysis and the insightful recommendations on how to best make the required changes to increase individual and organizational “RESPECT LEVELS” that will result in a more profitable, creative, and adaptive work environment … that retains and attracts people … not just because of the wages, but most importantly because of the organization’s culture where people “want” to be because they feel part of something big and rewarding on all levels
7. Lead by example, not just in your organization, but in your industry and your community. You will reap unexpected benefits, along with the expected, including significantly less stress as a leader

February 16, 2015

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5000 Views and Climbing … as is the Need to Raise the “RESPECT LEVELS” of all People


The past week took its toll on my time to work on the re-construction of this site, including the presentation of many exciting new elements; however, there has been a break in the urgent immediacy regarding my Dad and his care needs … where higher Respect Levels are also needed … the lessons learned from my experience the past few years in this role for my Dad inspired me to write and post, Putting Your Life into the Hands of Others …

Though in a different way, children in school, also put their lives into others hands, trusting them to keep them safe … but today’s events in Pakistan where over 140 were killed in a very low Respect Level act compels me to get back on track regardless of what else is going on … because we need more valuing … respecting … of all life in our world to stop such very low Respect Level thoughts and actions.

… so, tomorrow, back to the blog and its reconstruction to further achieve that goal!

And thank you for dropping by with your over 5000 views!

December 16, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

The RESPECT SPECIALIST … Advocate Author Playwright Director Speaker Publisher Entrepreneur

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Putting Your Life in the Hands of Another …

None of us know what challenges life is going to present us with, but unfortunately people with low Respect Levels make choices equal to their Respect Level and the influences that shape their choices.

For example, with a high Respect Level the Power of Attorney choice such a person would make would be based not on a person’s worldly success, but on the Respect Level of the person … so that when the time comes to make difficult choices … when time is needed for your POA to be with you … or to say or do whatever you need from your POA as your voice, you trust they know you well, share your philosophy or at least support your philosophy and your wishes … and will be available to commit to the time needed to help you when you need them most.

Even then, POA choices can be made, but life is ever-changing … people move away, overwhelming challenges arise for them, etc. and what were once considered good choices turn into not-so-very-good-choices. The good news is while you are still able, you can change your POA … and you should not delay because once you are no longer capable of speaking for yourself, your Power of Attorney cannot be changed. It is finite.

The only other option, here in Ontario, Canada anyway, is someone who is there for you in ways the POA is not can appeal to the courts to secure “Guardianship of the Person” but of course the process is timely and costly … so you are better off to pick people, who may not even be family, to be your voice when yours is no longer heard or listened to anymore. Make sure there is flexibility, ability to delegate, and even the funds set aside to appoint a Guardianship of the Person in case something goes wrong or does not work out with the appointed Powers of Attorneys. I would also caution that the finances from property and for care not be transferable to the POAs upon the death of whom they represent, but if they are willed to the POAs, that the money to be held in trust for a period of years to ensure the extreme … protection from physical harm … and neglect so that the primary directive of Power of Attorneys are care … not the acquisition of someone’s assets, but the devoted care of the person. Of course, that is the worst case scenario, but it is also the more common scenario since our global Respect Level is so low.

The resulting dilemma is also the challenge of what it can cost someone to be someone’s POA or Guardianship of the Person if there are time-consuming challenges and a long life after someone becomes dependent.

The past few years managing my Dad’s day-to-day needs and serving as the primary contact and liaison has revealed to me just how vulnerable we are when we sign our lives over to other people. And that even though there may be no intent to harm, there just may not be enough time in a POA’s life to provide the care and respect we all want … and deserve as individual people … especially during the most difficult time of our lives. Unprepared as I was financially to serve in this role, which I gladly and gratefully have done because it has brought me back to a relationship with my dad, also set me back significantly financially, including my inability to commit to a traditional regular steady job; however, the challenge has forced to look to the Internet for non-traditional income generation as well as additional research into yet another way we need to Connect the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE to make the world a better place for us all to live … respectfully and lovingly … all the days of our lives.

Till then, I urge caution please … investigate your local laws … and raise your own Respect Level by writing not only your Will, but also investigating and carefully considering the people you ask to be there for you legally … because your life, and its quality, will depend on the Respect Level of your choices. Otherwise, until we raise our world’s Respect Levels, unnecessary, neglectful, and often even cruel things do happen to those who have placed their lives into the hands of those who may initially had good intentions when they agreed, but whose reality conflicts with needs of their new, vulnerable dependent.

December 16, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
The RESPECT SPECIALIST … Advocate Author Playwright Director Speaker Publisher Entrepreneur

Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE NOW … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED. © All rights reserved 2014.

Great news! The first 100 will be signed, numbered copies!

Send your money in to get one of the first 100 copies of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE books that will be numbered and signed by the altruistic entrepreneur, author and The RESPECT SPECIALIST, Kaitlin Ann Trepanier.

Little, but powerful, this 60-page softcover book is specifically written for the global literacy level to reach as many people as possible in order to raise the Respect Level globally.

When the first 100 have been ordered and paid for, the printer will roll the first 100 off the press and Kaitlin will number and sign each one of the first 100 copies.

Pricing …

$10.95 plus applicable tax (In Ontario, .55 for GST) for a total of $11.50. Regular mail in Canada is $3.50 and added to book price is $15.00 per book.

$9.95 plus applicable taxes. Light packet airmail from Canada to US is $4.50. Total price per book depends on applicable taxes.

Comparable. Dependent on currency exchange rates. All applicable taxes apply. Mailing/shipping dependent on location.

Payment Options
PayPal, Email transfer, Money Orders, Cheques made payable to Kaitlin Ann Trepanier. Cash only locally.

Delivery expected three to four weeks, depending on production run time.

Thank you for your support and efforts in raising Respect Levels … one book at a time!

September 22, 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. ©