Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Don't turn a defense mechanism into a crutch

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” Serena Williams

The mind is such a wonderful and divine instrument, it knows exactly when
we need protection. In such cases the mind will give us an excuse or
rationale we can grab onto to shield us from harmful, hurtful situations. These "defense mechanisms" the mind offers are but a temporary shelter in
the midst of a raging storm. It is our duty, however, to move from beneath the shelter when it no longer
serves our highest or greatest good. In other words, when it keeps us from growing Be sure not to tell yourself "don't" when you do want it Be mindful not to accept "you can't" when you know you can Pay attention to the excuses you make not to, when you know you must Don't settle for less when you desire more No matter how hard you think it is, ask for what you need and what you want
when you need and want it If you hear no, and you may run that risk, be prepared to make a decision
that is in your best interest Pay attention to the inner chatter which will take a temporary defence
mechanism and turn it into a crutch Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/13/2016 01:22:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School