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] What is Joy?

Go ahead and let the spirit of joy has its way with you! David Rudder

If anyone asked me the question what is Joy, my standard response would be
an internal feeling coming from within that transcends happiness, and I can
tell you what gave me joy! But wow, I think that I have seen joy in the
flesh last night!

I went to Junior Panorama, this is a competition based in Trinidad and
Tobago during the carnival season where children under the age of 16 play
the steel plan, the national instrument of the country!

I stood there watching an eight to ten year old pan players and I started
to weep! They were sending out an energy that I cannot even explain! Tears
just kept falling I felt so much joy to see their joy! It is something, a
feeling I haven't experienced in a long long long time! The kids were
looking at me like I'm a mad woman, standing there crying while they were
so happy! That for me was joy! And just randomly I ended up there! Didn't even plan it! So this as well
made me swell with gratitude that I was led to see this outpouring of joy
and happiness and freedom!

It was the best moment of the year so far for me! Give thanks


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/10/2015 10:35:00 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