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 - What story do you give your attention to?

We miss a great deal when we only pay attention to the story that's been
handed to us and we're not intimately connected to the deeper story of who we really are Angel Kyodo Williams

Auto pilot, unconscious living! This is a side effect of following the
crowd, of not shaping your own mind, of not setting your own boundaries and rules, of playing the victim blame game. What is the story that you have accepted without questioning particularly the ones which have you stressed, unhappy, anxious , unhealthy, broke and fed up?

Ask yourself, is it worth it? Are those feelings worth it? There is an
alternative - changing the story and changing the feeling, and do you know what you want to feel? Have you ever explored that? As Chaka Khan nicely puts it- Do you love what you feel?

I know I know you want to be happy

News flash, happiness is never circumstance dependent.You may still
complain about fear, but you nevertheless persist in making yourself
fearful. Take responsibility - your life and the feelings around it is not
something that you ought to outsource. Fear will always rear its head, what will you do in response?

We have a tendency to even outsource blame. If something happens in our lives which we judge as bad or unsuccessful for many of us it is always someone else's fault, or someone else should really be doing something to help you achieve your goal or your dream. Really?? And what's left for you to do and own? What about the lesson it holds? Consider that for a moment.

It is much easier to change what YOU are doing rather than to change what another is doing. Seek then to create change because the thing you are doing is no longer makes an accurate statement of Who You Are rather than focusing on what you think people ought to be doing and what I ought to be doing.Use your life to create Yourself! Your statement.Your reflection. And this can start when you pay attention to the story that you either were given or the one you created


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Unconditional Self Love on 9/28/2015 01:13:00 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