Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Rest More

It’s a continual fight that requires some serious daily rituals: hard work, exercise, meditation, reading, writing, and talking with people that love us. 

I came down with the flu this week. There is always a lesson that comes along with me and getting the flu. I know it because it is one of the things I absolutely cannot stand! getting ill. My own belief system is that getting the flu or ill is a manifestation of something that I am not ready, willing or able to deal with and heal

I know, I know, it is an extreme position to take, it is truly how I feel

The manifestation of the flu and me being unable to move around to me indicates:

not taking enough time to rest

not paying attention to my eating habits

worrying unecessarily about lack - lack of money, lack of time, lack of work

bad habits

poor health choices


so the lesson is not beating up myself when I do get the flu. Life happens and this situation is feedback to do something different, to change something, rest more, eat better, sleep more restfully

Took me a while but slowly gets me there too

Excuse me while I go back to sleep






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