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] Question some of the rules

Life becomes stagnant when people protect their stored issues - Michael

What are the rules you have or have been given about living and life? And
do you know why you have or were given these rules? Some of my house rules growing up were:

"No, we don't speak about that around your father"

" Our family are strict Catholics, there will be no going to small church"

"Women and men have special roles"

I never ever thought about why these were the house rules! I never even
questioned them. They were automatic, passed down and really,they were law
in the house and the tribe!

When someone asked why, like my brave cousin who was very outspoken, there
was no answer or it was its just the way things are done round here!

There is never ever one way to live, nope sorry there isn't and I have
learnt that if you live by some of these 'rules" it may allow for little or
no joy, enthusiasm, spontaneity and excitement that is a hell of a boring
life! It closes you up to new ways of seeing things!

Question some of the "rules" sometimes, some you may accept and keep, some
harm you and need to be questioned, challenged and in some cases dumped!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/29/2015 01:50:00 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