Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

Are You Willing to Do Another Thing?

Human beings are creatures of habit. We do what we know,what is comfortable and what we "think" will work. There are, however, those occasions when "our" way is not "the" way to get us to our goal. When your way doesn't work, don't be disheartened. You must be willing to try another way - Iyanla Vanzant

Ask yourself, is the way I am approaching my goals and dreams working?

Is my life working in the way I envision - am I at peace, do I feel joy, gratitude, content and love?

Or am I filled with anxiety, dread, resentment and confusion?

Is it manifesting itself in your life by the way you eat, or maybe drink, treat people or perhaps don't treat people?

For me it is clear, I go by how I feel because I have long learnt that my feelings are guides.

I ask myself how do I feel about this?

And then I am willing to do something different - took a while because of course, habits, fear, not wanting to be wrong, people pleasing and sometimes pure ole fashioned laziness

When I became willing to do something different, to pattern interrupt I started running as a form of exercise. Now running is a part of my life, I enter races sometimes to push myself. I started speaking out in public and volunteering for it- now its a big part of my service. And most importantly they both make me feel happy and at peace

 

What have you been holding on to because "its just the way that I am" or maybe "I grew up this way" or " I am going to prove them wrong" ask yourself that then ask yourself if it's not working then why hang on to it?

Peace

Publications www.akosuadardaineedwards/publications

Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc

Unveiling 2017:https://www.facebook.com/pg/AkosuaDardaineEdwards/events/?ref=page_internal

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