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] Confessions on the Journey - I like you!

Write it into the emotion, not away from it, write it into the wound, not
away from it, write into the joy not away from it. Write into it! Nayyrah
Waheed (my new absolutely favourite writer)

Confessions on the Journey - I like you!

I like your positive outlook on life

I like how you think that family is important

I like how you take care of your body temple

I like how you make fun a priority

I like how you laugh

I like how you don't judge

I like how you like football

I like you

All these likes crept up to me and whispered in my ear, you must reveal
these likes, say it, say it the "likeeee"; it must come out of your mouth
from your heart and hit the air. Why do you want to keep it to yourself?

I responded, are you crazy? That is not going to happen

It whispered, pull out the lessons you have learnt and walk your talk!

I said OK, here is my compromise I will pull out the lessons, I dipped into
the lessons and pulled out the following

· There is nothing to fear, it is all just lessons

· Feedback is guidance, good or not so good

· It could be good, it could be not so good, it is just a matter of your
own perspective

· The Universe loves you

· Be grateful

· Stop thinking about how difficult it is and start believing in yourself

· Stop trying to control it, stop trying to control everything

· Start, there is nothing left to discuss, what is the worst that can

So here I am having this conversation with myself and still haven't done it
yet in person, thought I would start it this way!

And then it hit me, perfection is not a requirement for this process,
willingness is!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/17/2015 03:23:00 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