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] Welcome to Chateaubelair

Give yourself some adventure, some achievement, some fellowship, learning,
exhilaration, and other great moments of experience. Ralph Marston

St Vincent, an island of approximately 110000 people in the Caribbean. I
was asked to go to conduct a meeting/training session for a rural community
group in a place called Chatubelauir. There are no hotels in the village
and so I was booked at a guesthouse called Beach house Bar, this ought to
be interesting!

I arrive and met the driver, Mr Greaves at the airport and I asked him
about dinner, he said ahhh there is nowhere on the island open now except
KFC!

Really?

Yes

Ok, so what's the alternative as I am a vegetarian?

Chips or fries?

I laugh, we drive around the capital for about 2omins and just as he said
the only sign of life I saw were some young guys playing football in a car
park! As we were about to exit Kingstown a Subway was open, I stop in and
grab a salad!

The drive to the village was just over an hour, mostly uphill with lovely
views of the ocean. As the sun was going down over the water I thought
about the beauty of nature and how having the opportunity to see this in so
many different countries is such a blessing!

We pass through a number of villages and bounced up to 2 funerals, I ask Mr
Greaves if this is where all the people are at! He said its a big occasion!

Get to the village, its pouring with rain and its a small house with the
basics! I get out and ask for Internet, no chance at this point, sorry! I
think about how much time I spend on the Internet! So tonight its just me
and the crickets and my thoughts to keep me company!

Awesomeness!

Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 11/10/2014 01:27:00 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