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 - Allow me

Our only job when the distractions come, and come they will, is to keep a laser focus on that which we desire. We must move toward that desire with a ferocious love and let absolutely nothing turn us away.

Obstacles and trials will come

Who will you be in the face if it?

Candace Ifama Barnes

Allow me to accept that sometimes I will not make the best choices and
decisions and to remember I can always choose again.

 Allow me to accept that what I thought I had learned may need to circle
around again until I actually understand the learning.

 Allow me to accept everything just as it is right now, even the darkness.

 Allow me to accept and release with love all that doesn't serve me now so I can make way for the new.

 Allow me to accept that I can't produce my work of tomorrow this day, to embrace what I know now, and remain curious and open to learning about what I don't.

Allow me to accept that I am the only one who can walk through the doors that are open and waiting for me.

Allow me to accept that I may still speak before I think at times, then
wish I hadn't, allow me to own my apology and offer it when it's necessary.

Allow me to accept that I may fail, I can choose to fall hard or choose to
fall with grace, I'll be landing anyway, how I land will determine how I
get back up.

Allow me to accept that I am not done yet and I have a long way to go, I
don't need to know the whole journey to be on it.

Allow me to accept that everything is happening in perfect Divine timing,
even if I don't fully understand what that means.

Allow me to accept being happy over being right

Allow me to accept that not everyone is vegan, and when people tell me they like their meat still mooing, remind me not to judge

Allow me to accept that curiosity never killed any cat.

Allow me to accept Love over Fear, always.

Thank you Dawn Moxie for the brilliant reminder that the journey continues and to cut myself some slack!


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Unconditional Self Love on 6/16/2015 02:13:00 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