Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] The Healing Process

We are creatures of comfort, and we also don't like to go against the
belief systems of the tribe. Complacency, placing blame on others so we
don't have to accept responsibility for our own life, believing in a savior
outside of ourselves because we do not see our selves as worthy or
powerful, "blindly" choosing to accept the ideas of others without seeing
how we feel in our own heart, the inability to speak up and tell others how
we truly feel out of fear of confrontation, and the fear of being alone all
contribute to the "following of the heard" mentality. Sabrina Reber

Healing takes time Healing takes support Healing takes acceptance Healing takes forgiveness Healing takes surrender Healing takes release of ego Healing takes pain and discomfort Healing takes movement Healing takes truth

Learnt all of that yesterday at the Brasso Seco meeting held with the
villagers!

I went there with no expectations and boy was I in a space of healing! It
was super emotional, crying, laughing and truth telling!

The villagers have lived through a nightmare of someone coming into their
place and running amok doing some heinous crimes the likes of which the
entire country hasn't seen in a while but they came together in hope with
the aim of moving forward to heal themselves and their community, I felt so
humbled to be a part of that experience it really really made my day! We
move forward together!

Oh, the radio interview was nice as well, the hostess was lovely and made
me feel like we were chatting in her front porch! Life is nice, God's grace is so ever present!

Peace!!!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 11/27/2014 02:08:00 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