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] What are you hoarding- just in case?

Living in an abundant environment but operating on the assumption that good
things are scarce leads to a host of dysfunctions that can be summed up in
one word: excess. Most of us are living in some kind of excess; we work too
much, eat too much, rack up debt buying too much stuff. Yet, driven by the
unconscious, just-in-case assumption that "everything good is scarce," we
just keep doing and accumulating more. Martha Beck

I was at a book reading Q and A session and a gentleman in the audience
asked me "why don't they teach authenticity and abundance consciousness in
our schools?" The question threw me off because it really came out of left
field, here we were at a book reading session and this wonderfully thought
provoking question about teaching our young ones about being true and
content from an early age came up! I thought about it for a minute I really
don't know why it is not taught in schools, maybe because no one believes
that it is important enough to warrant some time within our school lives.

I for one, wished someone taught me about developing an abundant mindset,
it would have saved me a lot of time and money and maybe heartache as well I would usually operate from the assumption that there is never enough so
let me just acquire more just in case, and sometimes I never use the
things. they sit there, time passes and the "event or situation" that
warranted the acquisition never comes up

I saw an article somewhere where a woman - a successful one by our new
world standards of job, career and so on, hoarded so many things it
literally killed her, she died buried under mounds of items. The fire
service had to literally dig her out, she went searching for something
under the hoard and got a heart attack. Now that is an extreme case but the
point I am making is that the very thought that there is never enough
drives many of us bonkers.

You may think about the starving children throughout the world, yes that is
true and a serious situation but is it because there is not enough food in
the world? surely not. There is so much wastage of food daily in many
places, not enough money - greed can surely make it seem so and the list
goes on and on. Everything good is not scarce Good never runs out, but it surely can change form and yes sir I think they ought to teach this in schools What are you hoarding and accumulating - just in case? Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 10/27/2016 12:58:00 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