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 Day 1 - Book Tour Updates

All the self-deception in the world can only hide the truth, not change it

I love to fly, I love the entire concept of sitting down for a few hours
and boom I am in a totally new place, delays and all! I love the
unpredictability of the experience, I delight in the unexpected because
life is delighted to deliver it, I play along.

First leg of the tour is NYC- Sunday evening I am a part of the High
Commission of Trinidad and Tobago in New York City's Emancipation Day Celebrations. They have a lovely celebration put together and I am very humbled to be asked to share my book. Before this though, on Friday evening I meet with the organizers of the following weekend's event tonight at 8pm for a dinner meeting, absolutely lovely lady, I am very excited to meet up with her again!

So, as I was waiting on the delayed flight , my mind racing about why or
what was I doing, thinking, and feeling to have changed a friendship I
thought I had. It got me feeling like a two cent(we used that slang on the
street I grew up to mean feeling low, don't ask me how we came up with it but it was most popular) so there I was feeling like a two cent because I
did not accept the truth that things have changed and our communication is now at best random two line sentences, regardless of why, that is the reality of it.

Acceptance is a tough one isn't it? But absolutely essential in moving
forward because as Iyanla says "you have to call a thing a thing" and then
when you do you can take the appropriate action.

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.

After acceptance the work can begin.

So what is acceptance? Acceptance is what We are. No judgment, no control, no manipulation, simply being love. Do not judge anything. When you see the bigger picture one day, you will understand that everything is perfect. Everyone, everything, every moment is in perfect balance of where you are now.


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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