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 - My top ten lessons on the Journey thus far..

You know how to do it, too. And your intellect may be the last thing to
catch on. Have faith. Have courage. Keep breathing. And simply know that you're programmed for new beginnings. Dr Christianne Northrup

Over the past couple of weeks a number of people have asked me what are my top lessons on the journey. As I was driving home today from running an errand for my grandmother I thought about it, the top lessons. Having conversations with the elders somehow triggers these thoughts, I was chatting about my grand mum about giving and receiving and she told me that I must work on learning how to receive, it does not show that you are weak.

So my thoughts ran onto what's my top ten lessons thus far

  1. This too shall pass- nothing lasts forever, absolutely nothing and

  2. Do not take anything personally - most times it is not about you at all, people do what they do and you have no control over it, you only have control over you and your response

  3. Be grateful - be grateful for everything, there is always something to be grateful for

  4. Have a vision for your life - write it out, imagine it, feel it, allow
    it to grow

  5. Show up as yourself and shine, shine your light no matter what

  6. The Universe uses everything - every.single.thing! what you think is useless isn't. Even manure has a use!

  7. Feel it. Feel it all - feel every feeling- do not stifle it, let it out!

  8. Find the courage to ask the question, never assume because you may be wrong.

  9. Tell the truth - about everything and Forgive yourself first and then everybody else

  10. Release the excuses, all!! You have to be willing to do the things that scare you.

What are your top ten lessons so far on your own journey? Would love to
hear from you.


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Unconditional Self Love on 6/18/2015 03:18:00 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