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 - You never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge.

"Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can
love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the
bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready." -- Nayyirah Waheed

There really is never any reason to settle..... for anything.

There is really never a reason to bargain and convince anyone by your words or actions that you are worthy.

There is never any reason whatsoever to negotiate or hustle to prove you
are worth it.

There is no reason for you to show anyone that you are "the one".

There really never is a reason to pretend, be fake, hide behind masks to
get what you want.

There is never any reason to feel guilty about being making choices for
your highest good.

There is no good reason to hold on tight until it hurts.

There is never any reason at all for you to doubt your magnificence.

There is never any reason to not show up and shine because you are afraid of what people will say or think.

There is never any reason to make decisions in fear or over analyse
anything to death, trust your gut feeling then move.

There is never any good reason to do things to please your parents and your sisters or brothers when it is slowly or quickly killing or depleting

There is never any reason to boast and brag to make yourself feel good nor is there any reason whatsoever to pull people down.

You were born with your own road map, your own gifts, your own power, your own provisions, you, yes you, there is no one else in this whole planet that is you, and that is your power.

Plug in to it

Flip the switch

Turn it on

Let's go!

You alone are enough. Believe that!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/14/2015 03:00:00 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