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] Left it on the train

May we also trust that, even when we feel like we should be further along
than we are on project x, y or z, we're right where we should be.There's a
lot that has to happen for something to happen that we can't see.May we
trust that it's all happening, just as it should. Kate Northrup

I hopped on the subway with my big bag and my bigger banner! the banner
traveled with me from Trinidad on the plane and made it to NYC! I had to be
at the book store for my reading and signing at 5pm! I had a long
conversation with myself - "self, don't lose this banner ok?" The journey
was scheduled to take an hour with me changing trains a couple of times!

The train was over crowded, there were delays on the line and they asked
people to have patience, I was taking up a lot of room with my bag and
banner and people had a few "kind" words for me! I managed to change the
first train and got on the second one! As I entered the bookstore to start
my gig I realised that I had no banner, I panicked ran out of the store
like a mad woman leaving the people in the store who looked like "hmmmmmm" The lady at the counter ran outside "Is every thing ok?" Wait, where was I running to? The banner is gone! Deal with it! It's just a
banner you can get another one I stopped ''Yes, I just lost my banner" "Oh, sorry"

I felt sad I lost it because the whole talk of me being careless as a child
just flooded back in! Kerlean came up to me and said " Hey, we have an event now, get it together
forget the banner you are here now"

I agreed with her Let's do this, La Casa Azul is waiting! The event was nice, the space is awesome and the people were welcoming I am so in awe of this experience!

Let go of the attachments and be in the moment! Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/22/2015 01:36:00 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