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] Boundaries emerge from within

"Boundaries emerge from deep within. They are connected to letting go of
guilt and shame, and to changing our beliefs about what we deserve. As our
thinking about this becomes clearer, so will our boundaries. Boundaries are
also connected to a Higher Timing than our own. We'll set a limit when
we're ready, and not a moment before. So will others. There's something
magical about reaching that point of becoming ready to set a limit. We know
we mean what we say; others take us seriously too. Things change, not
because we're controlling others, but because we've changed." Melody Beatie

I was telling a friend this week that there are many many times that I feel
unstoppable, like I can do anything, feel the fear and jump in! On those
days the Universe tests me in many ways like in December when I had to
climb up some rocks to get to a destination in El Salvador. There was no
other way! And I said hey, let's do this! I'm all in. There are other times
when I have to speak to a crowd and its the same I say wow, I am here I'm
awesome let's roll baby girl!

And then here I am, like a bowl of jello with relationships, any kind of
relationship, work, romantic, friendships. Building them and letting them
go! The lion turns into a pussycat! I must admit that I have gotten much
better with the tools and lessons learnt over the past couple of years. But
last night after my mini panic I realized that it's all good as the
interactions we have with the other person evoke the responses within us
that require healing, the healing takes place when we chose a new response.
The interactions indicate that I am in the process of healing! I know that
there are certain things about myself I need to know and acknowledge. As
soon as I realized that I gave thanks! I am in the right place


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/21/2015 04:19:00 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