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] Good bye 2014!

2014 was indeed one of the best years of my life, with everything that
happened, the good, the not so good, the great and the ugly!

I chose to step into uncertainty and I was scared shitless! (excuse my
French) I remember stating the year with enough rent for 2 months and to
rent a car for 2 weeks and 600 in cash, no job, no prospects and too much
pride to ask anyone for anything because I said I chose this I owned it! I
had my book, I had my family, I had my friends and I had the Universe
behind me full tilt and I stepped into Life and 365 days later I have
learnt so much and will take the things I want to take into 2015 and leave
the rest!

When we see that EVERYTHING is happening FOR US and never TO US, we see the
tremendous amount of Grace that our lives are filled with and we can nestle into that
knowing that - indeed, every-little-thing-is-gunna-be-alright - and even better
than that, everything is PERFECT as it is! So for today, leave the goal setting aside,
leave the achieving at the door and just reflect - reflect on this year that is

What can you let go of? What would feel SO GREAT to be free of? What are
you most terrified to admit? Then - step into it and let it go! We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on
them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New
Year's Day.

We are all moving ahead into 2015 - it's close enough. But for this moment,
let us think back about the year, let us reflect, take a moment to pause and
really give 2014 a conscious goodbye - and with it - the habits, stories and
beliefs that should stay with it. The first step to creating something new is letting go
of what no longer serves you. What no longer serves you?


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 12/31/2014 03:54:00 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