Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Live with the consequences

Responsibility is not about whether you like what you have to do. Liking
has nothing to do with the choice of responsible action Carolyn Myss

Some things that I know, I really know, are in my best interest to do
sucks! It really sucks but the choice to do it is a responsible one, it
allows growth and clarity. How many times have you been in a position that you just know what you have
to do, you know what the responsible choice is, and you fail to take that
door because of discomfort, shame, guilt, and plain ole' laziness? I have done this many times, from eating habits, to relationships and as
much as the choice at the time is comfortable the consequences are many
times long term and dire. Courage over comfort as Brene Browne says, head into the storm like a
buffalo who when they se a storm coming runs through it until they believe
they are on the other side As soon as we make the "comfortable" choice the blame game starts, the
justification lines start pouring out of our mouths with absolutely no
shame knowing full well that it is BS

  1. I really love junk food - its only a little I am eating
  2. I love him - it's complicated
  3. I don't have time to exercise
  4. It's not my fault, she is just a sour puss
  5. I just cannot be bothered to go to the doctor right now, the pain will

Add to the list, I can go on and on Making a responsible choice takes courage, honesty, authenticity and self
love Which we all have buried inside of us, pull it out when required or live with the consequences Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/09/2016 12:44:00 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