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] Excerpt from Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

you must be willing to lose it all before you can have it all. What does this mean? It means that until you can let go of everything, you will find it hard to hold onto anything. Detachment is the key. If you are so attached to something that you are deeply unhappy without it, then you are not simply attached, you are addicted Neale Donald Walsh

Excerpt from Nyabo(Madam)- Why are you Here?

I met my favourite farmer; we were planning a road trip, to the border of
Kenya. There was a place she wanted to show me where hybrid maize was grown.

"Nyabo, this place will make you smile, it is beautiful. It is a beautiful
work. We go!"


"Yes, but it will be you and I alone, and you will drive."

"How long will the drive be Prossy?"

"It will be all day Nyabo, we leave at 7 am and we get there by 7 pm. We
will spend one or two nights if the roads are not ok. You will see
waterfalls and hills that you will say ahhh Africa!"

"If the roads are ok?"

"Nyabo, the rains may not make the roads ok so we stay or drive slow, the
last time I went I had to spend the night in the transport, we could not

"Prossy, this is not giving me a warm fuzzy feeling, sleeping in the car,
driving for an entire day! Hmm."

"Come on Nyabo, you will be very fine!"

"Is there any Internet access there?"

"Nyabo? What are you asking me? You people!"

"We go or not?"

"I need to see the emails and be in touch with the bank."

"The bank?"

"Yes, they want to take my house."

"Nyabo, you people talk a lot, who can take what is yours?"

"You do not understand Prossy but the bank is trying to take my house and I
need to be able to have Internet access."

"So if you have Internet access the bank will not take your house?"


"Then what?"

"Then I can communicate with them."

"Nyabo, I do not know what you will achieve with Internet access or no
Internet access for a few days. I do not know what you mean by someone can
take your house, but this I know, no one can take what is rightfully yours,
and if it is being taken it may not be yours, have you considered that?"

"But it's mine, I bought it, I spent a load of money and sacrificed for it."

"Does that make it yours?"


"Nyabo what is yours? We are all passengers on the bus, we get on and we
get off, what is yours? What is yours is what is inside you."

"We go to Kapchora and Mt Elegon? We go or we stay?"

"We go!"

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/24/2015 04:42:00 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