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] Personal Power is...

Personal power is the presence of your divinity and nobility within you
that allows you to stand as who you are without defense, judgement excuses
or question who you are- Iyanla Vanzant (love this!!)

Today I resume my NiNa Programme, two schools are involved, one in the
south of the island and one in the east! I was thinking about it today,
while boxing, of all places, maybe that is why the coach was screaming at
me saying "you dropped your guard, the fight is over, you lose! knockout!"
anyway I digress, I was thinking that the main reason I wanted to do this
was for the ladies to know that they possess an innate personal power and
sometimes when I am there at the program I get to be reminded that I have
it too, because trust me I need to be reminded at times when the humanness
gets to me! Power meaning that they have within them the ability and knowledge to dream
big, to do anything they want to do, to persist, to get back up and to
forge ahead without waiting for validation from anyone! And this power can never be lost or taken away, we can give it away or not
use it, but we always have it! We get to choose what to do with it, many of
choose to ignore it and look outside of ourselvs for something that we
already possess So, looking forward to my reminder's this week and giving thanks for
teaching what I need to learn! Remind yourself today about that power that lives inside of you! Peace!!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/13/2015 10:51:00 am

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