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- Too Busy for What?

Busy has become a tagline and it is quickly becoming a lifestyle.

The problem with busy is this… it does not work. Busy does not feel good. Busy causes more problems than it solves.

Busy creates stress and stress causes illness. The energy of busy is toxic and contagious. And it is wreaking havoc at home, at work, and in our relationships. Stacy Herrera

I asked someone yesterday "How are you?" and their response was "Busy"

Busyness has now become a state, a place of feeling. Since when?

The society values it, they place a premium on those who are busy, and those who are not are "skivers", skylarkers and not doing much. Society has let us know that being still or taking a pause is not a good thing and we have bought into it.

 

There is a time for everything under the sun. A time to work, a time for play, a time for rest and a time for fun. Being busy can sometimes be used as a state to escape, to leave the key issues of life on the back burner convincing ourselves that there are more important things to be taken care of.

If you are too busy to take care of your health

If you are too busy to eat

If you are too busy to chat with your friends and loved ones

If you are too busy to take your partner out or spend time with your family

If you are too busy to exercise

If you are too busy to do the very things you love

Then you need a reality check!

 

Peace

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