Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

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Celebrate the Small Wins

Take one step towards doing something you have been thinking about. Speak to yourself calmly, firmly. Do things that are in alignment with your thinking. Celebrate any little progress you make. Iyanla Vanzant


A friend and I were chatting about getting to our goals, how do we move to the next step, when do we know it's time to do something different. It dawned upon me then that many times we do not in any way celebrate our small wins, postponing it for a big win. It also dawned on me that many small wins can add up to a big win.


Celebrating the small wins makes the journey easier, makes it fun. Who can be serious all the time without feeling burnt out? The fun part gives us an impetus to move ahead with some more joy happiness in the mix.

I truly believe that celebrating the small victories is a part of the journey. Celebrate them and then get back down to work.

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Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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What's in A Name?

f you whisper your own name and picture what it means, you will rediscover your personal medicine - Jamie Sams



I have an unusual name for where I live. I live outside of the African continent and my name originated from Africa. At school I was teased about it, teachers and students struggled to pronounce it and the spelling was butchered time and time again. Added to that my second name was long and changed twice.


When I was in school I got into a couple of fights because of the teasing, after a while I withdrew and started using a nickname to avoid the drama. As fate would have it I was teased about my nick name as well.


As I grew up, I started making up stories that if my name is unique, then I must also be unique. That changed the game for me. I started embracing the name with more confidence and love. It changed the way I started saying it out loud

I also learnt about letting things go. If I got upset or ran around to everyone who teased me, misspelt my name and made fun of me it would have left me depleted and exhausted. I learnt to let it go, that helped in keeping calm. Calm in now my super power


I found my medicine!

Peace

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Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Discernment

memories are a dangerous thing to be in love with. i hope you learn to discern the difference between the love you have for someone, and the love you have for the moments you spent together. Billy Chapata


It's a challenge to change habits, to change a life, to change what we are used to. Many times we remember the fond times, the memories and tell ourselves that maybe just maybe we can have a moment like that again. We convince ourselves that maybe things will change, the situation will change, the person will change. And yes, sometimes that happens, and sometimes it does not happen.

The challenge happens when nothing changes, not even you!

Then the pleasant memories start becoming fleeting, they start being the exception, we continue to hang on to the hope and remember those times.


I have learnt that everyone is inherently a loving soul. Sometimes they don't know how to display it, or sometimes they have forgotten. People in our lives are all teachers and mirrors. When do we know to love someone from afar?

When we are uncomfortable to be our full, true authentic selves - there is never a need to "perform" for our loved ones

When we are afraid to grow around them - for fear of making them feel bad or small- having the freedom and support to grow is love

When we are not sure what their mood will be and act accordingly - communication is absent

When we are only remembering the good times to keep us from leaving

When we are making excuses, rationales, justification and reasons to stay where we are - even when no one asks

When we are thinking about leaving

When we are sad more times than happy


Trust that it's time to start discerning whether you are holding on to hope of the past becoming the present or just walking around in fear

Peace


Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there

https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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I choose

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


I choose

I choose peace over chaos & I’m proud of my choice

I choose spirituality over religion, &   I’m proud of my choice

I choose real over phony & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to dream more dreams than live in a nightmare & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to embrace real life over getting lost in a fantasy & I’m proud of my choice

I choose divine guidance over external validation & I’m proud of my choice

I choose courage over fear & I’m proud of my choice

I choose bake period.

I choose consistency & discipline over speed and fads & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to wait rather than settle & I’m proud of my choice



Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Your Choice is Your Power

The world’s greatest lie is that you lose control of your life, that you have to obey some rules that are not your rules Paul Coelho

Your choice is power!

Every choice has a consequence whether it is a conscious or an unconscious choice! 

Choice!

Listen, brutally honest! Stop holding other people accountable for the choices that YOU make! It’s your choice! Hold yourself accountable and then if it is not what you want or leading you to your highest good, hey, make another choice!

All change is not growth and all growth is not transformation beware of just wanting things to be different it may not mean that you are growing.

Some of us have the same experience a thousand times ,it isn’t growth until you have learnt a little bit of something, its not growth until there is actual progress.

When something truly transforms you don’t recognise it for what its used to be, when something has growth you can see and tell the difference.

We have to make a choice, whether you want to grow or transform.

When the transformation comes you are not telling the same story anymore, that story is now inappropriate for where you are right now to tell in the same old way

When you transform the old stuff is not what your life revolves around anymore, there’s a revolution, a shift in the centre.

What is your life revolving around?

What are you choosing?

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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The Reaction of Others

The feedback is not so much the details of their opinions and the specific things they say in the moment. Rather, the real feedback lies in the gist of their reaction to us. That reaction can tell us if we are in ego mode, which is invaluable feedback for us. ACIM



We live our lives on this plane with others. Some of us live our lives more publicly than others - some by choice and others by purpose.

Whichever it is, there will be feedback involved. Some feedback we ask for and some we don't. Some feedback we like and some we don't.

I have learnt that all feedback is useful and  involves some type of lesson. The Course in Miracles says that our response to feedback determines if it comes from a place of fear or not.

As soon as we start getting defensive we know, fear has stepped in.

As soon as we want to justify, make excuses, sometimes even fight, rest assured that those are fear based responses.

We know the difference between the unwarranted attacks and feedback. We really do despite what we think or say. 

Social media has opened us up for unwarranted feedback - how do we handle this?

Being in the public domain is also a place where unwarranted feedback is par for the course.

Stand firm in yourself and know that when  the feedback comes to you, it comes for a reason. It may be to set boundaries, it may be to grow, it may be to cut someone off, it may be to believe in yourself and stop seeking external validation, it may be for you to grow and get better. 

What I do know is, feedback can be useful. Especially when received with a willing spirit and an open mind.

And one has to be prepared for it, whether you are a so called public figure or not.

Being prepared for it comes down simply to knowing who you are and having a willingness to grow, to listen and to learn.


Peace

Letting Go

Let Go Or Be Dragged

How do you decide when it is time to let go, in fact, how do you feel about letting go?

There are some people who think that letting go is the same as giving up.

There are some who partner letting go with weakness.

Not too long ago I truly believed that letting go was giving up, I was of the view that I had to turn stone to blood and if required, literally die before I would even contemplate letting go.

 

Thank heavens for good sense, lessons and time!

I have learnt that letting go never equates to being unsuccessful.

I have learnt that letting go is a decision made when one has done all that is humanly possible with the unwavering belief that whatever happens it will be okay!

I have learnt that letting go builds courage, it builds self belief.

I have learnt that control freaks cannot let go, they want to know the outcome- Newsflash, we never know the eact outcome. How many times was an outcome exactly exactly exactly how you imagined? Let me know please!

I have learnt that letting go opens a space for more to arrive.

 

I wanted to be an accountant more than anything,  I dreamt about it since I was a teenager, I worked hard at realising that dream, studied more than one type of accounting qualification to cover all bases and here I am now today on a different path. I held on to the belief that I would be a Finance Director for a very long time and that holding on kept me from a life where I am at peace despite the uncertainty of income, gigs, and stability.

I have learnt that realising that dream of being an accountant took discipline, courage, a strong work ethic and self belief. This is what I gained on that journey which I have kept with me and can use on all others. Nothing was wasted in my realising that dream. At some point I had to let go because once the dream was realised the reality reflected to me that another path had to be chosen.

But I know now that I will be alright, that all needs are  always met and that the Universe is using me so much more that I would be have been used had I gone down that path of remaining an accountant. I am grateful that I had the courage to trust in letting go.

I believe in letting go in such a huge way there is a chapter in the first book What Did I Learn Today? called Journey to Letting Go!

I have applied the theory of letting go to small things, the stuff works y'all!

If  I want a particular gig - I do all the work and let it go- that means I have an unwavering faith that I do not have to control and man handle the process, stressing people out in between! I know in my knower that whatever happens I will be okay, I will learn something

Letting go aids in a peace of mind that passes all understanding

Peace

 

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Discipline is Focused Doing

Our task is but to continue, as fast as possible, the necessary process of looking straight at all the interference and seeing it exactly as it is ACIM

Distractions and deterrents will come. They always do.

I have learnt that making the principles of discipline and consistency a part of your life is vital. Not much can happen without discipline and consistency. 

Motivation is a part of it but there are some days when motivation can only go so far. 

This is where the discipline comes in.

Discipline is about showing up, it is about consistency, it is about being self aware, being honest and true to you then to others, it is about keeping the big picture, keeping the vision in sight, despite how it looks at the moment, discipline is about having patience and faith and self belief.

Many people associate discpline with punishment- I have learnt that there is so much more to discipline.


Discipline is focused doing. You must do the thing that you know you have to do in order to get the results that you want.

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Choices

Choice - to select your preference or desire from the possibilities presented. Your choice is your power, it is a function of your free will given to you by the creator. When you make a choice you are saying to the Universe that there is a desire, an idea, a vision, an intention, a dream that you are choosing to advance. When you fail to make a choice you are saying to the Universe that you have no power because every choice you don't make is a choice you are making. - Iyanla Vanzant

I was having a conversation with a someone yesterday, there was a difference of opinion on a matter at hand. I said in the end it is always a matter of choice. They did not believe this as many times "people have no choice"

This led to a further discussion about  what is "having no choice"

I believe that we always have a choice, this is where our power lies.

Making no choice is also a choice

Blaming others is also a choice

Accepting a situation is also a choice

regardless of the circumstances, any move that we make is based on a choice we make either consciously or unconciously.

So let's say one was sent to jail for a crime that they did not commit, the choice there is - what do I now do with this situation that I have found myself in, one which it seems at the moment that I have absolutely no control over?

Therein lies the choice

What do you do in a situation, any situation based according to Iyanla, the possibilities presented.

Many of our choices are based on our beliefs- and many of our beliefs are never questioned. The beliefs we have either comes from our family, our parents, our experiences, religion and society. Beliefs demand loyalty. When one believes in something they remain loyal to it, going against the belief brings up guilt. So rather than feel guilty about questioning the belief or discomfort from being different, we make a choice.

Mind you, I am not saying anyone's choice is wrong, to me if it is working it will be reflected in how you live your life,in how you feel, in your health, in your relationships

The most beautiful thing is, with free will, we can choose again, choices are unlimited until we die

So, how do you make choices?

Do you do it based on fear or love?

Do you make choices based on unquestioned core beliefs or not?

Do you make choices to avoid uncomfortable situations? (this one is me!! my hand is up!)

Do you make choices to enhance how you feel?

Do you make intentional choices?

One thing I have learnt is - every day in every way we are all making choices

Look at your life and it will tell you how well those choices are

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Accept No Bad Behavior

Do not accommodate bad behavior - - - even your own. Iyanla Vanzant


Sometimes we just got to look in the mirror and "fess up"

Sometimes we just have to take responsibility for our actions and admit that we did it, we did the rubbish!

Sometimes we just have to say I apologize.

And most times doing that is challenging. Self reflection and owning our stuff takes courage.

But, let me share what I have learnt is - this process is essential in moving forward. And the even more beautiful thing is once we own and take responsibility for our stuff we can change and shift things! When we don't it will always be a case of us putting the responsibility on others - that simply does not and cannot work

Are you not setting boundaries? Then you must accept that and set some

Are you habitually late? that's you boo!

Are you unhealthy? - own it, then decide to do something about it

Are you stressed? - own it, then do something about it

When we own our stuff we are on our way..

Be prepared to not accept your own bad behaviour

Peace


 Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Shining Means....

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine. Dwight Moody

when you show up and you shine every single time, what happens is, shining  becomes a part of you, shining becomes your norm

and what is shining?

shining is not hiding behind excuses

shining is taking responsibility for your actions

shining is doing your best in the moment – sometimes the moment may not be perfect, but it ought not to stop you from doing your best in that moment

shining means being honest

shining means knowing that you will make mistakes

shining means feeling all your feelings

shining means having self belief

shining means being disciplined

shining means doing the work

shining means having the faith when you have done all the work

shining means being courageous

shining means being flexible

shining means setting & respecting boundaries    

shining means using what you have to make something useful

Keep shining

Peace

 Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Do You Have Personal Boundaries?

Boundaries were necessary for a successful relationship. Most relationships aborted in the boundary defining stage. Not because people demanded what they needed. But because they didn’t, then got resentful about it.    Karen Morie Moring

Boundaries, oh Boundaries! My hardest lesson on the journey! I think of myself as a naturally kind and giving person. I love to help, to support, to send light, to be around positivity. And for that reason I make the extra effort to be kind to people, to show up smiling and to mind my own business.

And with this approach I have also learnt that there are those who are not in a position to receive my kindness and smiling. This is where boundaries come in, how do I draw a line in the sand when those who do not know how to receive my kindness? How do I not take this personally? How do I not keep looking for a way to "of help"? How do I say no?

How do I have a conversation with people about these boundareis and more than that, the consequences of jumping over the boundaries I set

I have been asking myself these questions.

Boundaries to me, is about self respect, it is about how I treat myself and treat others. Boundaries is how I take care of my mental and emotional health. Boundaries sets the tone on what I stand for and accept from myself and others.

Poor boundaries leads to emotional burnout and resentment- I ain't about that type of life now!

When I set a boundary I also respect myself more! What will I accept from you? What will I not accept? And am I ready to accept the consequences? Some people may not like boundaries, as a recovering people pleaser, this has been a challenge. 

I have learnt that if I want everyone to like me no matter what, you don't need boundaries, but the consequences of that is a lack of self respect, resentment and regret! Newsflas, everyone cannot like me! 

I have learnt that what I stand for will determine how I live and who I attract into my world

I have learnt that there can be renegotiation of boundaries and flexibility is part of the journey

Do you have boundaries?

Peace

 Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Do You Lower Your Standards For Others

"Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” Anonymous

 

 

"Just open up - you project that you are very serious and live a high flying life"- a guy told me this yesterday and yes, confessions on the journey, I really dig this guy! So when the statement was made I was a tad bit shocked! to me it was very random and out of the blue, because we haven't spoken for ages and the initial conversation was, to me at least, nothing to do with this!

 

I thought about it for a while! Why lower my standards just to have a man? Nah sah!

Why lower my standards just to be alone? Double na sah!

I am all advocating for flexibility and compromise, I am all for having standards and boundaries.

 

I am all for love! I love love

It is the greatest force and feeling ever!

 

So if anyone is coming at me to ask me to lower my standards I will have to politely decline and let them know I can and I will love them from afar!

 

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Ask And You Shall Receive

You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.” 
― Kamand Kojouri

Asking for support was never my strong point, I had this belief that asking for support showed that I was weak! I never even questioned that thought. I thought that asking exposed my own failings so it was easier and better to suck it up,or hide, or lay low until I fixed "it."

Lay low until the storm passed or some other scene  happened which would not allow me to ask anyone for anything! It was tiring! It was soul destroying. It was stoopid!

And then shit hit fan, I had to do inner work.  I learnt if, I cannot receive, I cannot give!

Giving and Receving go hand in hand.

I judged those who asked as weak, so I saw myself as weak.Unconsciously

I also learnt that  asking and giving to the weak is giving with conditions. Giving ought to be from the heart, for the joy of it, for the love, for the service.

People generally like to help and support others, the way that life is set up, we are all connected, connection lends itself to support, and the best way to get support is to ask for it, with a clean heart, no judgement, for the greater good.

Time and time when I forget I am reminded. The Universe works just like that!

In July, the Nina Programme  hosts a camp for young ladies. We, the awesome Pat and Avinash who support me no matter what,  work in partnership with a care home for girls. As it happens it is a sponsored camp. Uusally by now we have the funds lined up, the place sorted and are ready to roll. As of yesterday we did not have the dime nor any promises of any!

I was sad, I was down. I said I would cancel it.

I woke up this morning and said "wait a minute? who did I ask?"

Then the inside chatter came flooding, the feelings of being weak, of me failing and not handling my business, truth be told I really spent little time on raising funds having been pulled in different directions over the past five months.

I decided to ignore the chatter and ask people.

I sat down and asked people who were friends, people who I met on the Journey.

By the end of me asking I had some of the funds to start!

Ask for what you want, be clear, be willing to hear no, be willing to do the work, be willing to receive, be willing to ask again!

I am so grateful for the lessons

The NiNa Programme will commence on July 9th 2018

Thank you to all who contributed

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Your Purpose Brings You Joy

Everybody's purpose will not be there job, your purpose may not make you money. Some of us will have it as a job and some of us will not.Your purpose is what makes you joy. Iyanla Vanzant

Many times on the journey I am asked the question "how do I find my purpose?"

or "how can my purpose make me money?"

Somehow purpose and loads of  money have been linked. we have started believing that once we find our purpose that we become wealthy, we become problem free, we become famous. Am...newsflash life continues. I will admit life will be more fulfilling when one knows their purpose and yes the money comes. However it is not an automatic pill! There is still work to be done, discipline to be brought to the fore, and belief in self to be demonstrated.

 

What I have learnt is,

1. We don't have to FIND our purpose- we know it. We have to believe, we have to bring it to the fore, we have to move forward and be obedient when we get the nudgings from the Universe.

 

2. The execution of your purpose is linked to your beliefs- if we believe in lack, limitation, how it looks to others, external validation then executing our purpose becomes even more challenging. If we have a strong self belief the purpose manifests itself in reality. Maybe not how we would like it to look. Be open to something new.

 

3. Your purpose may not bring you an award or loads of money, but it will bring you joy and an inner peace.

 

4. Get still and know- stop looking at other people, other circumstances, and go within.

 

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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In Stillness Magic Happens

Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness Wayne Dyer


Yesterday a few friends and I decided to walk through the rain forest to see the Turure Falls. I have always wanted to go there and the opportunity presented itself yesterday which I took with both hands!

The drive to the entrance was just about an hour, then we had to park the car and walk through the rainforest to find the falls. The beauty of the falls we heard, is that there are 4 levels like fully formed steps, straight out of nature! I was excited to see this.


Whilst walking through the rain forest, the silence was deafening! The stillness was breathtaking, it actually woke me up. It almost felt like a bolt into my consciousness to say - take some time to be still, to be silent, to be awake!

The little reminders are always on time

We revel in the busyness of life, it is used as a validation of worth

We are too busy to eat properly

too busy to exercise

too busy to call a loved one

too busy to go to the doctor or dentist

too busy to sleep


Why?

Many times we want to feel important

Here is what I leant

Silence and stillness is also important, in fact, it is a powerful force

Have you heard the sun rise?

Have you heard the sun set?

Have you heard the moon come out?

Have you heard the sperm and the egg connect?


Sometimes the loudest lesson comes in silence


Peace


Have you Read Akosua's Books


What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

 

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

 

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— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
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— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
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— 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.
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