Live Your Life in Simple Sentences

Live your life in simple sentences of what is now. Identify where you are going now! If you continue to talk about what no longer is, you allow it to continue. Focus on what you desire. Clarify what you need to do to make it happen. Look forward rather than backward. Describe your past in simple sentences. Look for the clear and simple lessons. Be open and receptive to the pure and simple blessings. Iyanla Vanzant

This morning as I was writing in my journal - a morning ritual, I had one of those moments! 
The penny dropping ones, the type that happens where in my mind the heavens open up and says "Yes!!! this is what I have been telling you all along"  
As a speaker, there are times when I am called upon to speak impromtu, no advance notice or preparation. Confessions on the Journey - this scares the holy shite out of me! I get quite nervous, to the point of blank! nothing, nada!

Yesterday I was at a workshop and this happened, I had to get it together! Then someone I know quite…

Take the Next Step

So if you're at a cross roads, if you're doubting your choices, if you're confused about what's next...close your eyes or open a journal and ask her...that future self one year, five years, twenty years or beyond...ask for the help, the wisdom and the encouragement to take the step. Maxie McCoy

Have you ever been thrown in on the deep end of something, either because you wanted to solve a problem or someone decided that the reward for your good work is more work? And here is the clincher, you probably have never done any of the tasks that you have been asked or have little skills in the area.
What do you do?
How do you feel?

Confessions on the Journey- I feel scared, just a tad bit!

So what do you do?

 I feel all the feelings

I get prepared, I do the work and I go brave- full on work

What would you do?


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 t…

Remain open

I will gain more understanding when I long as I have an emotional attachment to a goal, I am attached to the fear of not achieving the goal. Iyanla Vanzant

My disappointment always comes with having a particular attachment to how something must look. I want it a certain way at a certain time
Or sometimes I want it to look like it did in the past
Or sometimes I want certain people to be involved or notice
Or sometimes I want the thing to end sooner than it has to

Attachment to the way things look and how it is supposed to be is different that setting a goal/having a vision and working it
Once the work has been done, the faith has been activiated, the self belief has been tapped into, you are on the right path. Things may show up in  ways you would never ever ever imagine.
Do not block the flow by wanting it to be one way, remain open and willing to have things on the road to where you are going look different, feel different, be different!

These past few weeks, raising fun…

Acceptance Mode

"When people show you who they are believe them the first time" Maya Angelo

Do we really lose friends? I have been pondering this question for a few days

Or do we just wait until things are so obvious that the union cannot move forward in the way that we want?

Do we really know that some people's differences are not meshing with ours in a way that would prevent a mutual union in the future?

Do we play a role in how the relationship unfolds?

I go back to Maya Angelo's quote "when people show you who they are believe them the first time" and adjust accordingly. Adjust accordingly can mean, set some boundaries, it can mean having a frank and open conversation, it can mean loving them from afar.

In the last few weeks, a couple of relationships have shifted in the way that had me asking these questions
The hardest thing was me acceoting the role in which I played in this unfolding
In one case, the person just disappeared and when I reached out, they said they we…

The Comfort Killers

In life, you're given the responsibility for yourself, and the opportunity to serve everyone else. True fulfillment and success arrives when you’ve achieved a balance between these two worlds . . .Guru Singh

I had the pleasure of having an absolutely wonderful conversation with Stacey on her podcast, we talk, stories, purpose, sharing lessons on the Journey, why are you here and who are you without the things

Take a listen, share your own lessons

Akosua Dardaine Edwards on the Stacy A Cross Show

One Whole Day

Those who plant blessings shall also harvest blessings - Gratitude Habitat

Blessings are everywhere.  

I could embrace the deep truth that, “I have everything I need.” I may not have all that I want but how much do I want? And why do I wantall "those" things? I’m not sure I’ve reflected upon that question long and hard. I wonder what I would discover about myself. I could wander into the rare air of truth – that life is but a very brief journey. Do I invest this precious gift of my life chasing after fleeting thingsor by treating each dayand each experience as a new surprise? Anything can happen. I could dwell in faith: I am blessed. Many times, I am not sure what that means but how much do I need to have to realize my blessings?

One whole day......

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
Follow Akosua on Twitter Instagram Facebook

The Bootstrapper's Way

When you’re no longer needing a witness; when you are no longer wanting to be 'OK' . . . this is when you’re open to the surprise of being phenomenal in ways that you’ve never imagined. you must release ‘wanting’ in order to embrace ‘having’ . . . awakening . . . it comes with confidence; it comes with simplicity, and it comes with trust and joy. In today’s world there’s an obsession with witness, and to be witnessed; there’s also a need to justify and explain each experience. This is not living . . . this is witnessing an explanation of living.  Guru Singh

I signed up to do a PhD. I believed at that time that it would elevate me into another stratosphere and people would see that I am doing relevant work. I t would make me credible because in my mind, nothing else could have come close to this credential, who would question it? I signed up after selling my car and whatever else I could have sold, I left a bit of a mess at home and made the journey to Manchester with one year'…