Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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


Affirm Yourself

Creation is the highest form of Divinity, and your

birthright. Truth is, you are creating all the time. The

central question in your life is whether you are


doing this consciously or unconsciously - Neale Donald Walsh



Negative self talk is most of the time unconscious. Pay attention to what you say silently to yourself, and even what you say out loud in conversation to people you care about and even those you recently met

I hear it often and sometimes I find myself joining in the same type of self talk

" Why am I so stupid?"

"I don't know how to....."

"I'm broke and have no money"

"My belly is so big, or my butt is so big, my breasts are so small or so big"

"I am fed up and not able"

"I'm poor and nobody"

"I have no discipline to do this"

" Im still single and I don't know why"

and the list goes on and on

Sustaned negative self talk has consequences, believe it or not!

Sustained negative self talk manifests itself in your reality

You wonder why sometimes your life is heading in a particular direction? Check you self talk

I am not advocating that you lie to yourself but there is a way to make your reality known to yourself and it can be done in an affirming manner

I have tested using afirming self talk, in small things at first, I did it while running. I usually hit a plateau at 5k, I would reach there and then walk. because my self talk was " I cannot do anymore running, I just can't do it, too tired, too buss" So what I did when  I reached 5k, I changed the self talk to "Come on, keep going, 3 more minnutes, you can do this!" and surrendered the need to be in control and resist and just like that I am running just over 6k now, It worked! Just like magic

And so I am not transferring this affirming self talk to other areas of my life, it is a work in progress but I am determined to create and create positively, to take responsibility for my own thoughts and watch it manifest itself in my life.

Give it a go!


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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