Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Be Careful What You Pour Yourself Into

Be careful what, or whom, you pour yourself into - A Sign

Many of us women have been taught that we have a duty to our family, a duty to our husbands. A duty to whatever we have committed to. There are schools of thought that no matter what, women must endure through the situation at hand to either face it or handle it, with class, dignity and sometimes silence.

This approach has proven to be detrimental - literally! Some women, in fulfilling their duties, have not only harmed themselves, some has harmed others, some have literally died.

What are the boundaries of duty?

How do we define what our duties are?

As the Sign says - be careful what or whom you pour yourself into

You are connected to the Source of all things, when you are disconnected your ability to pour lessens.

If you are not healthy you cannot perform any tasks

If you are not at peace, your ability to perform your duties are also affected.

Chose who you are around carefully, chose your tasks, your friends, your career, your mate. As the women in Uganda would say "stand guard at the door f your mind"

Underneath all of this choice on who to pour yourself into is your ability to love and respect yourself

Without the feeling that you matter, that you are important, that you have a voice it can be easy to pour yourself into things that do not serve you.

Choose wisely!

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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