Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Protect Yourself

"This is your journey. You are learning to trust yourself, and it has
nothing to do with how someone else chooses to respond or not respond"
Iyanla Vanzant

Sharing information and giving my point of view whilst maintaining my
boundaries - A major lesson for me that I must admit I am at the back of
the class. I have been practicing and practicing and sharing and listening
on this topic over the last week, and it's true for me that practice makes
masters! So I continue to practice.

Setting and maintaining personal boundaries is all about trusting ourselves
to know that no matter what we can be seen, be heard and be okay with
others having their own boundaries. Choosing is also so important, the
lovely free will that the Universe have given us to exercise come what may!

I can choose again!

Personal Boundaries aren't aggressive, they aren't 'My way or no
way', 'This way, or else'.

They aren't a threat. They aren't about control. They are certainly not about power over. But they are about shared personal
power. They aren't manipulation, bullying, aggression or coercion. But they are about protection: physically, physiologically and emotionally.

We all have the right to state clearly what behaviours we will and won't
allow in our lives. That means, perhaps for your own protection (and
protection of the other individual), there may be relationships that simply
cannot exist in to protect your own health and well-being.

Health and well being is holistic here, if you are being physically abused-
time to set some new boundaries and choose again, if you are being
emotionally abused ditto If you are willingly sleeping with someone else's partner - your health is
also at risk because in truth and in fact, you are sleeping with all of
them as well, chances are you don't know the state of their physical health. Well being is your peace of mind, if you aren't physically healthy, your
peace of mind will also be shot to pieces


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/24/2016 12:40:00 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