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Kita Szpak
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  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
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Kita’s Gentle Message: What Motivates Other People… (Saturday, March 25, 2017)

What motivates other people may not be what is motivating you. This is a very clear and uncomplicated statement. Yet not taking this into consideration when accepting a job, making plans with a family member, deciding on a night out with your friends or even taking your dog for a walk can lead to disappointment, frustration and misunderstanding. What compels each of us to engage the way we do is unique to our personality, upbringing and belief system. There is no wrong or right – simply the…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: The Truth can be Comfortable (Saturday, March 18, 2017)

We’re constantly being told to be careful what we say – that saying what you really think leaves yourself wide open. The words “vulnerable” “under scrutiny” “irresponsible” “naïve” “crazy” have all been used to describe someone who has stated their truth.  Logic has convinced us that speaking truth is even dangerous. But if you were to say what you truly think how refreshing, liberating that would be.  To be yourself despite all to the contrary.  Imagine how comfortable that would be. To be…See More
Mar 18
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Are You Measuring Out your Love? (Saturday, March 11, 2017)

It’s easier to be kinder to strangers because you don’t know them. There’s no personal connection or history to pre-empt the flow of kindness from you to them. You may be donating, volunteering, sharing and giving of your time and energy to those in need without reservation but how are you in your generosity when it comes to your family? Sometimes past personal experiences build up a wall of self-protection, anger, shame, confusion and mistrust that prevents your flow of love to kin with whom…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: And There’s the Waiting, Too (Saturday, December 3, 2016)

Every quest, objective and goal is filled with excitement, personal passion, anticipation, careful planning, hard work, probably some fear, and uninvited criticism but it must be admitted there is heaps of waiting on this journey of yours, too. The waiting is deceptive as thoughts of “I’ve probably made a mistake” or “I’ve bitten off more than I can chew” arise causing you to think you’re on the wrong path. Waiting is part of it. How else can you develop the necessary patience, powers of…See More
Dec 5, 2016
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Kita’s Gentle Message: You Don’t Have To (Saturday, November 26, 2016)

You don’t have to follow the crowd, please your parents, apologize for being shy, pick up the slack, go on a diet, see the must-see movie, drive a car, get the latest iPhone, compare notes, bring coffee, put on an addition, talk about the election, agree with your boss, eat lunch at your desk, carry your son’s hockey equipment, buy another flat-screen TV, use Botox, stay up late,…if you don’t want to. Ask your soul first what it wants of you and follow that path instead.To your Happiness,KitaSee More
Nov 27, 2016
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Kita’s Gentle Message: The Incomplete Allows for Perfection (Saturday, November 19, 2016)

Recently I’ve come to know the Enso Circle – a circle that can be drawn either closed or not closed. The idea of the circle not being closed allows for further movement and development until completion or perfection is reached.  The same can be said of us. You are in movement and development until you are complete and perfect. This potential for perfection is in you now. I find this thought remarkably encouraging and delightful: you are everything you can be. Your incompleteness does not define…See More
Nov 20, 2016
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Expect the Unexpected (Saturday, October 29, 2016)

Though I live in eastern Canada where the cold weather is famously celebrated and criticized for its fall arrival and lingering ways until springtime, it was still a surprise to see a snowfall days before Halloween. Though the white stuff was gone by next day, its unexpected appearance served to imbalance the norm. And I draw an analogy from this weather episode, wondering how centred, how strong, how principled I am in the face of the unexpected and sudden life imbalances that come our way. …See More
Oct 29, 2016
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Kita’s Gentle Message: What’s Wrong with this Picture? (Saturday, October 22, 2016)

Social agencies being closed for lack of funds; incarcerated folks with mental issues, children diagnosed with diabetes, stress, obesity, trauma; job cuts citing efficiency over community well-being; rising food prices despite a glut on the market; banks celebrating billion dollar profits while families face debt; little difference between truth and lies; preoccupation with consuming more while the soul starves. This picture is so unbalanced that it will topple. Transition is upon us. Where are…See More
Oct 22, 2016
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Kita’s Gentle Message: Do the Little Things Well (Saturday, October 15, 2016)

It’s the small favours that family and friends ask of you that add up to how you are as a person.  The one-off big things whether a home crisis or health calamity have us whipped up in no time to respond prudently, effectively, even courageously. The incidental sometimes leaves us shrugging our shoulders, wishing it would go away, irritated, calling it a nuisance – an unnecessary interruption in our important lives… Yet these small interruptions are exactly what measure the compassion we…See More
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Kita’s Gentle Message: What Motivates Other People… (Saturday, March 25, 2017)

What motivates other people may not be what is motivating you. This is a very clear and uncomplicated statement. Yet not taking this into consideration when accepting a job, making plans with a family member, deciding on a night out with your friends or even taking your dog for a walk can lead to disappointment, frustration and misunderstanding. What compels each of us to engage the way we do is unique to our personality, upbringing and belief system. There is no…

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Posted on March 25, 2017 at 12:08pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: The Truth can be Comfortable (Saturday, March 18, 2017)

We’re constantly being told to be careful what we say – that saying what you really think leaves yourself wide open. The words “vulnerable” “under scrutiny” “irresponsible” “naïve” “crazy” have all been used to describe someone who has stated their truth.  Logic has convinced us that speaking truth is even dangerous. But if you were to say what you truly think how refreshing, liberating that would be.  To be yourself despite all to the contrary.  Imagine how…

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Posted on March 18, 2017 at 11:33am

Kita’s Gentle Message: Are You Measuring Out your Love? (Saturday, March 11, 2017)

It’s easier to be kinder to strangers because you don’t know them. There’s no personal connection or history to pre-empt the flow of kindness from you to them. You may be donating, volunteering, sharing and giving of your time and energy to those in need without reservation but how are you in your generosity when it comes to your family? Sometimes past personal experiences build up a wall of self-protection, anger, shame, confusion and mistrust that prevents your…

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Posted on March 11, 2017 at 1:28pm

Kita’s Gentle Message: Where are your Mokoi and Gwyra? (Saturday, March 4, 2017)

Journalist Stephanie Nolen reports that Brazil’s indigenous people (primarily adolescents) are taking their own lives at a rate 22 times that of their fellow citizens. Some attribute this “bad” death to the dislodgement of mokoi and gwyra – two small birds that normally perch on your shoulders as you travel through your life. Harsh words or witnessing a traumatic event can frighten them away, leaving you vulnerable to the angue – the evil spirits that can overtake…

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Posted on March 4, 2017 at 12:32pm

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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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