Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Who do you want to become?

I think as women, as women of color, as black women, too often we hear
about what we "need to do." How we need to behave, what we need to wear,
what's deemed as too much or not enough, the cultural politics of what
society considers appropriate for us and for our lives. What I am learning
is that the most important questions you can ask yourself are "What do I
want?" and "Who do I want to become?" Lupita Nyongo

In order to achieve your vision, you must ask yourself, who am I willing to
become? Chances are your vision is big, it's huge, it is different to where
you are. Many times the comfort keeps us stuck, discomfort is not
encouraged. Who are you willing to become in the pursuit of your vision? What are you
willing to gain, what are you wiling to give and more importantly what are
you willing to give up? I want to become fit and healthy, in order to do that I must be willing to
give the time to exercise, I must be willing to give up the daily chocolate
and fancy breads! I want to be a world renowned speaker and author-what is required for that
to happen, to give, to get, to gain. A Course in Miracles says what you
give you get. You decide No one else You Who are YOU becoming Not who are you being told to be Its scary, but do it! Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/07/2016 02:22:00 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