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] What is the intention behind it?

Sometimes I need only stand where I am to be blessed - Mary Oliver
(absolutely awesome poet!)

The whole concept of wanting more can be tricky, there is such a thin line
in it being ambition or ambitious or as I like to call it "not enoughness"
feeling like who are are is not enough and the need to get more to prove to
yourself and the world that you are enough, you have made it or that you
are important.I have learnt that the intention behind the wanting is key!
What is the intention of wanting and needing "the more" that we strive for?

Is it to fit in? Is it to feel better about ourselves? Is it to bring you joy? Is it because it is the latest in thing? Is it to feel important? Sit with that for a minute!

On my own journey I have come face to face with the whole concept of
wanting more because of living up to the dictates of society and also to
prove that I made it, was important and was doing the right thing, now, I
know, being here. every day. taking a breath. doing the work that brings me
joy. is enough!

This morning it hit me in the face, like a thud! I literally shouted out
loud on my balcony while drinking my tea, WOOWWWWOO! This is enough, right
here, right now in this moment where I am sitting out here bare feet
watching a yellow poui tree, with a lovely cup of tea and the sweetest
watermelon I've had in a while, this right here is enough, what else is
there at this moment but what I bring in to it with my own thoughts of what
I have to do, have to get, places to go? No - right here, right now is all
I need to be blessed! And the feeling was a nice one!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/16/2015 04:43:00 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