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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
Apr 23
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Stepping off the Path (Saturday, April 15, 2017)

You begin to feel it – no one else knows or even notices a change in your behaviour. But you know it.  The knowing within acts as a honing device telling you when what you’ve thought, said or done isn’t in alignment with what you believe about yourself.  The more you immerse yourself in purposeful living, the more frequently you’re called out.  “Why did you say this?” “Why did you do that?” This is not a punishment but Spirit’s way of keeping you on your path.  Be gentle with yourself when this…See More
Apr 16
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Kita’s Gentle Message: It’s so Hard to be Good (Saturday, April 8, 2017)

The acts of violence around the world, the acts of unkindness close to home, and the mercurial disposition of our earth and weather make it so hard to be good these days.  The lack of certainty has prompted a “survival of the fittest” mentality where love, compassion, trust and patience have been elbowed out by the bullies of fear, anger, revenge and greed. This time of change and transition is pushing every button we possess, and I in my cloak of goodness am pulling off my buttons as fast as I…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Knowing You have to Move On (Saturday, April 1, 2017)

Logically, you can create a number of reasons for maintaining the status quo. Your mind - by default in its survival mode – will willingly prevent you from leaving the familiar to enter the unknown even if the familiar is uncomfortable for you. Not knowing terrifies the mind more than an existing situation that is unhealthy for you. However, deep inside you a small voice grows ever stronger and more insistent that change needs to happen. The conflict begins.  Who will triumph? Your mind or your…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Go to the Balcony (Saturday, September 30, 2017)

“International negotiator William Ury, who is presently involved with talks in North Korea, speaks about “going to the balcony”.  Let’s say a remark is made to you during a sensitive situation that causes an immediate reactionary or emotional response in you. If you choose to verbalize this response, it may trigger further confrontation with your party. Ury suggests “going to the balcony” instead by pausing, taking a few conscious breaths and observing what you are…

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Posted on September 30, 2017 at 10:12am

Your Gentle Message: The Eye of the Hurricane (Saturday, September 16, 2017)

“All of us were struck by the power of Hurricane Irma as the system wreaked havoc on all in its path. Repercussions will be felt for years from a storm that came and went over a September weekend.  It’s an extreme analogy but hear me out on this one: like a hurricane, external circumstances, people and ideas can wreak havoc on you as you can on them whether through worry, anger, fear or jealousy. Retreat to the eye of your storm – your centre - where calm allows you…

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Posted on September 16, 2017 at 12:51pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Stay True and Centred (Saturday, September 9, 2017)

It seems chaos reigns supreme – extreme weather for many of us, unexpected family health issues, increasing workplace stresses, corporate malfeasance… Personal doubt and fear creep in begging to get a foothold in your heart; they want you to flail, fight, argue, to lash back.  Don’t let them! Barr your inner door with prayer, and as much love and compassion for yourself and others as you can muster. This inner watch will keep you true and centred, calm and ever…

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Posted on September 9, 2017 at 3:56pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Your Gateway (Saturday, September 2, 2017)

What is your gateway like? Where are you going? What are you leaving? Which decisions are you making as you transition into the new season? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Pick a favourite gateway image to inspire yourself!

To your Happiness,

Kita

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 1:31pm

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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
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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
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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
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Love your cover! Congratulations
 
 
 

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