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] Draft One Completed - why are you here?

I'm done with draft one of the book! Look, truth be told I am excited and
scared all in one! This book is different from the first one. It's about me
learning about following my purpose, setting a vision for myself and what
it means to serve! Not subservient serve I mean, but I mean doing what you
do for the sake of loving it. This is the highest work you can do in the
world. The principle of of service is to give of self(time, knowledge,
resources) without an attachment to the expectation of reward and
recognition. Working with a consciousness of love (unselfish giving) these
women showed me all of that and I will always cherish the moments.

So yea, a new type of experience that I felt a responsibility to share!

This is my story. This is a story of returning to me. This is my story of
travelling to Uganda - Africa. This is my story of how I left my island of
Trinidad and Tobago to go to Manchester United Kingdom to complete a PhD
programme and ended up working with women in Uganda and other parts of
Eastern Africa.

Nyabo (Madam) why are you here?

To write this I had to live it, this story gives me an opportunity to share
from the teachers I have met throughout my time on the Continent. Writing
this has given me the opportunity to pick out the nuggets of wisdom of
love, life, joy, spirituality, sharing, authenticity and peace.

I wanted to share these lessons with the hope that someone, anyone, will
take it and make their life a celebration of what's possible. To use it as
a guide to live their life in authenticity, freedom, passion, joy and

Look out for it! Nyabo(Madam) - Why are you here? Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/07/2015 02:36:00 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