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] One of those days

Self Sabotage is a common response to forcing ourselves to do something we
do not believe we can do or should b doing. Rather than run the risk of
finding success or meeting with failure, we pull out, abandon, or mess up
before we can even complete the task. Iyanla Vanzant

Confessions on the journey - My over thinking was on over drive. Have you
been in a situation where things are movinh along swimmingly, it's all
coming together nicely like ice cream. And then out of the blue shit starts
hitting the fan, you run to turn the fan off, but it' still spinning.
Something triggers you, and all good sense and reasoning is forgotten?

Yea that's me right about now

I thought to myself - well I over thought to myself- listen you are
supposed to be the one spreading good news and sharing about being positive
- stop it, snap out of it, stop eating all those cheese crackers.

Then some sense prevails and I remember that I am from the human race, we
all have some funk days.

Recently I got off a phone call and I was sour, I even started crying, I
was so frustrated with myself being resistant, doubting myself, feeling
scared instead of taking all the lessons and applying them. I shut down and
started overthinking moving from this setback that related to my work and
painted all over my personal life, the pity party was happening!

I must admit my own reaction disappointed me

And the next few hours I tried everything I could to pick myself up. I
planned to throw myself into some writing to thwart those feelings. But as
I typed away, the general frustration sat near and my thoughts flickered
their way any chance they got.

These are the days. These are what any of our days looks like. We have
tough ones. We forget to trust ourselves. We forget we can do this. We get
all twisted in some crap and are quickly down the hole rolling around in
the dark with emotion, anxiety, worry, and fear.

I popped on some music and had a party - me and Itunes , I sang danced
jumped and hollered (my poor neighbors). Forget about the crap for a
minute, laugh, have a party, literally. Some people may feel better
connecting to others, call a friend, call not text, hearing a voice can
make a whole difference. Connect to the things that matter and remember to
switch on the light that is always in you


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/30/2016 03:48:00 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