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 - Go there with your full heart and soul

We choose to grow by letting go of what's no longer working. Sometimes this requires some mourning. Go there with your full heart and soul. Danielle La Porte

I had the extreme honor and privilege to be invited to be the key note
speaker to launch the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Federation of
Women's Inc on Saturday. This is the oldest women's organisation in the
country! 70 years old is no mean feat!

The wisdom and love in that event was off the chain, and one of the
founding members was there on the day. The both of us sat chatting on the growth, changes and lessons she and the organisation went through over it's life. She told me that it started when some women had to sneak out of their houses to meet and sometimes they would have to meet in secret.

Now today, they have three properties, including an early childhood learning center and women all over the country have the right and freedom to go to any type of meeting they choose! I for one, will never take this for granted, knowing how far we have come and those who paved the path for me to do what I do! Let me never take this for granted, let me be a statement of what someone fought and worked for, let me honor my ancestors with my decisions and actions!

And what I learnt also on Saturday is making this far comes with letting go of what is no longer working, what is weighing you down and take some time to feel how that feel, do not bury it, take some time then move on! There are some things, people and thoughts that cannot go on the journey with you if you want to move ahead, make peace with that and move merrily along! We love to hold on, to be sentimental. There is a time and place for that, when it no longer serves you, it's brutally honest, wasting time and blocking your blessings!

Thank you to the Federation for paving the path

And truly I am left in awe of how every damn day before this one is
responsible for the ground that I now stand on

Peace

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Unconditional Self Love on 7/13/2015 03:31:00 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