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] Responsibility

Take Responsibility - in any situation ask How did I create this? How can I
create a new result? Dave Ellis

Who do your outsource your life to? When I was married I depended on my
husband for my happiness as well as, my safety. It just seemed natural.
When he decided to leave I was so used to outsourcing those things I
resented the fact that I had to make some changes, for months I was like a
fish out of water, it did not turn out well for me. I neglected so many
things including paying some of my bills and let him know that because of
him my life was "falling apart" And then one day it hit me like a brick - you are outsourcing your whole
life! New times involve new actions. I really had to laugh at myself. I
took this to whole other level. I now simply refused to ask anyone for
anything, to ask for help- yea I take things to the extreme- I'm working on
that My point it, we are responsible for our lives, that involves making choices
and living with the consequences. Quite a sobering thought!

Blame, excuses, and resenting people for not giving us what we want will
not turn out well for you

Not asking for help - same - will usually not turn out well either

A balance is recommended.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/01/2016 01:46:00 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