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Kita Szpak
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  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
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Kita’s Gentle Message: I want to; I have to (Saturday, July 29, 2017)

“Never have two small words held such power for you. “Want to” implies desire, a choosing to do of your own free will. “Have to” implies coercion, a forcing to do because of someone else’s free will. It boils down to decision making.  What kind of decisions are you making?  Are they based on others’ wishes, demands, expectations, and orders? Or are your decisions based on wishes and expectations that you make of yourself? Next time when you are deciding – whether on an ice cream flavour or a…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Leaving a Footprint (Saturday, July 22, 2017)

“Thoughts come and go.  Our mind processes thousands of them daily with many zipping by without our conscious attention.  Once in a while, one lodges itself within our waking realm and chooses to stay a while.  Some are wonderful; others are nasty.  Recently, a thought settled within me that gives me unexpected peace – the kind of thought that is long lasting, substantial and comforting. Luckily for me, this one belongs in the “wonderful” category.  I’ve realized that whatever goals I want to…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Not Everything has to Stick (Saturday, July 1, 2017)

"We’ve been taught to watch for and take advantage of opportunities that show up in our lives. Whether a good buy, a new interesting friend, chance to get away, another job contract, investment offer – all these situations signal to us to explore them and see how they can help us out in a positive way. Sometimes these events occur rarely sometimes in multiples. When the latter happens, there’s an urge to grasp at everything lest we “lose out”. In attempting to seize all like eating all you can…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Don’t Rush to Fill Your Space (Saturday, June 10, 2017)

The project is finished; the meeting over sooner than you anticipated. An unannounced block of free time – an empty space - has suddenly come upon you and for a moment you are stunned.  After all, this does not happen very often in your 24/7 world that’s filled to the brim with work, errands, to-do-lists, emergencies – life itself. Shall you occupy it immediately by rushing to get tomorrow’s groceries today? Starting Friday’s report?  Stopping at the bank? Washing your hair? Or can you sit back…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick (Saturday, May 13, 2017)

This week has been busy handling the media outreach for a major festival in town. I don’t know if this has happened to you where you’re supposed to implement something straightforward but for whatever reasons, completion of the task eludes you. I’ve not been there to take the call; I can’t find the information online; I’ve lost the person’s phone number who can provide answers to me;  I’ve forgotten about the item even though I’ve written it down… and another work day has come to an end.  Sound…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Talk It Out (Saturday, May 6, 2017)

Don’t assume, take it for granted, conclude based on past history, chicken out, make assumptions, act on impulse, follow the letter of the law, do nothing, phone a friend, listen to your mother, avoid the issue, reason it out, drink to forget, get even, get high, consult the doctor, compare notes, get angry, complain about the situation, wonder how to resolve it,…simply get in touch and talk it out.  You’ll be surprised how this can solve many a misunderstanding.To your Happiness,Kita  See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: The Perfection of Imperfection (Saturday, April 29, 2017)

The image of a cracked pot popped into my head today and I immediately thought of Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” The latter may have a philosophical/religious source – such a wise observation.  You don’t have to be perfect; your imperfection is exactly the space that allows the Divine to work within you. What hope this thought gives us…To your Happiness,KitaSee More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Are There Enough Smarties? (Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Two of my sons celebrate birthdays in April and since they’ve been old enough to know there’s a birthday cake on their special day, I’ve made them each a chocolate cake decorated with Smarties. Specifically, I spell out their name on top of the cake with each letter in the same colour of the candy, and then dress the rest of the cake with what Smarties are left. I now use two boxes instead of just one.  Every time I pour out the pieces I look to see if there’s enough of every colour, to do…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: It’s Not about You (Saturday, December 2, 2017)

“Even if you are making all the plans, have people rely on you, are the lead actor, chair the meeting, initiate the agreement, drive the negotiations, sign the contract, march ahead of the line, are elected, win the competition, read from the pulpit, anchor the relay, inspire the multitudes and are applauded for your efforts, it’s not about you.  Whatever you are destined to do here will always be bigger than you are. Having this bigger picture in front of you will…


Posted on December 2, 2017 at 3:34pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Making a Decision (Saturday, November 25, 2017)

“There’s a certain amount of pressure in making a decision whether it’s which car to buy, getting up earlier, letting your daughter go to a party, choosing a course to take, giving the homeless person your change, staying in your relationship, asking for a raise, taking out a gym membership, deciding on hot chocolate with whipped cream…the list goes on as you make countless decisions every day.  Big or small, all of them have consequences for you and others. Making…


Posted on November 25, 2017 at 1:34pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Camouflaging the Wonder in Your Life? (Friday, November 17, 2017)

“There’s such a comfort in a daily routine, isn’t there?  A sense of calm permeates a day of planning that is then completed without any surprises.  Sameness gives you a sense of security especially when circumstances around you are so changeable – dare I say volatile… However, lack of newness without any stimulation or sense of adventure does eventually erode into a blandness that can camouflage the wonder of what life really is. If you do have an opportunity to…


Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:11pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Imprinting Works on You, Too (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

“Remember the story about the orphaned baby deer which when it was cared for and fed by its human rescuer, began to identify that person as its mother.  No matter that this mother walked on two legs, had no fur and could barely jump a fence. In a word, the handler had imprinted on the baby animal that s/he was its mother. For a long time, I’ve associated “imprinting” with animals – those orphans, strays and injured who having lost their parents, have bonded with…


Posted on November 11, 2017 at 2:03pm

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At 12:31pm on February 14, 2011, Alexander Devereux said…
Happy Valentine’s Day! Live More, Laugh Much, Love Often!!!

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."

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At 8:46pm on January 7, 2011, Kita Szpak said…
My pleasure, Barbana.  Have a wonderful 2011!
At 10:36am on November 30, 2010, Barbana Lee McCarty gave Kita Szpak a gift
Thanks for being my friend too!
At 4:17pm on July 22, 2010, Alexander Devereux said…
Thank you so much for your compliment. My book was a labor of love dedicated to my grandmother. It is great to now others appreciate it.
At 6:53am on June 18, 2010, Robin gave Kita Szpak a gift
Thank you for the warm welcome to the Book Marketing world! I am looking forward to learning my way around and more about you.
At 8:47am on April 10, 2010, Debra A. Cavanaugh, R.D.H. gave Kita Szpak a gift
Love your cover! Congratulations

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