Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love Trade perfectionism for progress

trade perfectionism for progress. Mastin Kipp

The best part of my work is seeing how people use what they have to create
what they want, it is for me a testimony that most times we stay stuck or
don't move because we are either not uncomfortable enough or that we are
trapped in fear! I get to see and experience with my own eyes people who
have decided that for whatever reason their life is more than sitting and
complaining or wishing that things get better without taking some sore of
responsibility for making it happen! And my prayer each day is to use the
lesson that I learn from these experiences in my own life, to move ahead
despite feeling so fearful, to stop moaning and complaining and to make
small steps towards progress, to also share my stories in an empowering way.

So I am here in SVG and there are many examples of this, the fall of the
banana industry and the reduction of tourism has had quite a negative
impact on the economy and by extension the jobs, and employment but there
are groups who have decided that despite this something can be done! I am
heading to the area called Diamond today to work with a group who have made
that leap! stay tuned

On a totally separate note, this to me was also a testament of this but on
a lighter note. I asked around where can I take a run on mornings, the lady
told me that they have an aerobics class that I can come to and have some
fun! okay then, haven't heard or done aerobics in ages! but why not, She
was so happy I said yes. A group of 30 women found a space and decided to
start an aerobics class every evening using one of those old time boom box
cassette players. I was smiling all class, just seeing the scene, in a
school classroom, the boom box and the happiness on their faces, mind you I
was struggling a bit too with my coordination which was funny as hell they
were all laughing at me as well!

After the class, Charmaine said "I bet you never had a good workout like
that?" "We decided we were fed up of asking the Government for a space and
someone to teach us so we do it ourselves"

What could I have said??

" Thank you for the invitation, I had fun!"

Make some progress today people!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/04/2015 12:42:00 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