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 - To not decide is to decide

Live a whole life .Work can be an important part of our lives, but we
should never let it be how we define ourselves. Putting all your energy and resources into your work may feed your ego, but if you're relationships are falling apart, your health neglected and your spiritual life ignored, you could end up sitting alone in your castle of glory.

I walked in the boxing gym, the coach gave me the "you are late stare" I
walked over to him he handed me the skipping rope and said " you are
weighing in today, the fight is on August 1st in Arima"

The grin on my face grew into one of those that said " if I don't laugh
tears will flow"

"Coach, I am out of the country on the 1st"

"Listen, this is enough, you came here to fight not to run, when will you
be ready to fight? It's been too long, time to face the battle on the ropes"

I swear he thought I must have been Rocky Balboa or something and preparing me to fight!

"Coach for real, I am out of the country on the first"

I got the dirtiest look, he said "no wraps on your hand, gloves only, let's

After three rounds of sparring, my hand was burning, I wanted to cry, he
said "you keep running, just keep it up, one day you will get tired and it
will catch up with you, we're done for tonight"

I walked out of the gym and thought about what he said, keep running and you will get tired. Why not decide? Why do I wait until it's critical to
decide and to not decide is to decide, you end up living by default, shit
hits fan a whole lot in that mode!

Decide! And to make another choice is to decide!

And just for the record, no I will not be fighting on 1st August in Arima I
will be in Toronto sharing lessons on the journey but by then a decision
will be made on my fight!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/16/2015 02:55:00 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