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 - Everything I do is by choice

Everything I do is by choice

Remove the expression "have to" from your vocabulary and your thinking, because it is going to release a lot of self-imposed pressure on you. You can create tremendous pressure by saying "I have to get up," "I have to do this," "I have to, I have to." Instead, begin by saying "I choose to..." It puts a whole different perspective on your life. Everything you do is by choice. It may not seem so, but it is. Louise Hay (the queen of

I have no choice. What does that statement mean to you?

I have no choice. Do you say it to mean that you are trapped, stuck,
without any option?

I have no choice. Do you say it defeated and feel defeated as it leaves
your mouth?

I have no choice. Do you say it empowered and feel empowered as you say it?

I have no choice. Do you say it to convince yourself that you are making
the best decision?

I have no choice. Do you say it to justify the action that you have taken?

I have no choice. Do you say it to justify the means to the end?

When you say " I have no choice" what exactly do you mean? How exactly do you feel in that moment?

I have eliminated saying "I have no choice" from my vocabulary, for me,
everything I do I believe that I do have a choice, to not make a choice is
a choice, to not decide is also a choice or a decision.

I have learnt that in every moment that I have a choice and I can always
always choose again. I have learnt that choosing reignites my power because sometimes I may fall into the false belief that I am powerless and cannot do anything, I have learnt that choosing gives me wings and that living by default is giving away my power. By not making a choice is giving away my power. I always have a choice, this I have learnt and I choose to remember that every single day!

So what are you waiting on? You have a choice to make


I am travelling today, off to Toronto and NYC for a book tour, check out
the events on my website


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Unconditional Self Love on 7/23/2015 03:01:00 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