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] An Aha Moment

We hold on. Because Love does that. Embracing, rocking, reserving space.
Love holds, it treasures, it tucks away for safe keeping, it loyally
protects. Holding on is one of the many great powers of Love.

And it feels so good to hold on that sometimes we forget to look at what
we're holding on to. Danielle LaPorte

I'm reading Micheal Singer's work right now and having multiple Aha
moments! Just yesterday I was at the bank, the line was long and luckily I
had the book with me I started reading it while waiting to be attended to
and the Aha moments were so strong I did not even realize that I was
talking loud! I shouted out" OMG this is super stuff!" There were some eyes
on me! I chuckled But needless to say I wanted to share a snippet with you, maybe it can
speak to you or even someone you know

" If you are doing something to avoid pain then pain is running your life.
If you are afraid of being rejected by someone you approach and you
approach that person with the intention of winning their acceptance you are
skating on thin ice. All they have to do is look at you sideways or say the
wrong thing and you will feel the pain of rejection, you're going to be
dancing on the edge of rejection throughout the interaction. Your personality traits and behavior patterns are all about avoiding this
pain. You avoid it by keeping your weight at a certain level, wearing
certain clothes, talking a certain way, and choosing a certain hairstyle.
If.If you want to validate this, just see what happens when someone
criticizes your clothes; you feel pain. Every time you do something in the
name of avoiding pain, that something becomes a link that holds the
potential for the pain you are avoiding.

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/12/2015 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