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 know that a relationship built on love feels GOOD. It should bring you
joy- not just some time but most of the time. It should never require
losing your voice, your self-respect, or your dignity. And whether you are
25 or 65, it should involve bringing all of who you are to the table- and
walking away with even more- Oprah Winfrey

Confessions on the journey- I am angry and disappointed in myself, I really
am! Why? I have been ignoring signs, not paying attention to my gut
feelings, settling for less than I know I deserve and encouraging bad
behavior! Why? Fear. Plain and simple! and a bit of bad habits as well. I am disappointed in myself for not putting the lessons I learnt along the
journey into practice! And here's the thing, that I learnt - when you know,
your behavior changes, and if you don't know then your behavior doesn't
change! So I thought I knew because my behavior was not changing. I really
didn't act like I knew.

I knew the relationship was over, well no scrap that, I didn't know because
my behaviour didn't change. I was given all the signs that the relationship
was over that it had changed but I didn't heed it.

I felt it in my heart and in my gut. My soul was screaming to me, the time
is up girlfriend. I did not listen I wanted things to be different, was
there something that was missing? Now I know- so my behavior has changed.
Right Now!

When something is over, it is over, do not force it, forgive yourself and
move on!

Do not let people lie to you, once you know its a lie, call it!

Love yourself, forgive yourself and move da hell on

The lesson is learnt, class is over, no need for a repeat!

According to Danielle L Porte, Stop resenting that have you to deal with
this," . "Every trigger is your power wanting to be called back." In that
case, instead of resenting the shit out of recurring triggers, get excited
when you trip on them. Like this: Negative feeling happens. A-ha! THERE'S
where my power has been. Right where I left it.

I call all of my power back to me now. I am whole and complete.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/28/2015 02:28:00 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