Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Choose!!!!!!!

"People typically struggle with boundaries because they find it difficult
to hurt someone else's feelings, or they get caught up in the desire to
change the other person or make them treat them the way they want to be
treated. This never works."

Mark Manson

A great buddy of mine sent me an article yesterday from Mark Manson and the
quote above hit me like whadaappp!! like a slap in the face because it
spoke directly to me! (Thanks B for the article!)

We can't change people! Let people be who they are and then you get to
choose if you want to be around them! And while you are choosing you get to
learn some awesome lessons of acceptance, patience, compassion and
unconditional love - of yourself and others!

But try to change someone or have no boundaries to give them hints, ideas,
options of how to treat you is setting up yourself for hurt and
frustration, you cannot argue with reality, you will suffer!

So what's real? Real is what is happening right now, right in front of your
face! Not the stories we make up about what is happening!

Choosing is usually a kick in the shin, it's upheaval but hey most times a
change or birth involves some discomfort!

All this to say to myself! Choose!!!!!!!!!!!!





-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 12/12/2014 03:33:00 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
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer