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 - Visualize a positive outcome

What are you worried about today? Why? Rather than worry about it, would it not be a better use of your mental time to visualize a positive outcome? Use your mind in this way today and you will have tapped one of the most extraordinary tools God has placed in your hand for the creation of your tomorrows. Neale Donald Walsh

Have you ever blanked out when it mattered? Have you ever been in a
position where you were doing something and you froze, stalled, the lights went out? That was me yesterday in a room full of people making a
presentation to people from as far as New Zealand. I blanked out, forgot
what I wanted to say! I stood on the stage and looked out and thought OMG! OMG OMG!

Ok love, stay calm, say something, anything! A few seconds passed that felt like eternity and the words started flowing again.

When I was finished the Master of Ceremonies said, I really liked your
presentation. I thought to myself if only you knew my brother, if only you knew!!

When I got off the stage I had an apology to make, for calling the wrong name of the organisation that was responsible for me being up there

So you know me by now, always looking for the lesson!

I realized that I haven't done a power point presentation in ages, it is no
longer a main part of my delivery on the road, I also realize that the
nerves still flare up no matter what and most of all I learnt that I can
recover from a "fall" quickly!

How many of us "fall" and stay there, as Lisa Nicols would say "take out
real estate" and talk about it over and over again without realizing that
it is something to pay attention to rather than keep! Life is like that,
shit happens and then what?

You can't beat yourself up, well you can but what good will that do?

The truth is that there are many positive ways to deal with a negative
situation, and experiencing your negative feelings doesn't have to
constitute a negative experience. Denying your feelings is not only
unhealthy for the mind and the body, but it may also rob you of valuable
information you could be learning about yourself and your life.


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Unconditional Self Love on 7/09/2015 03:30:00 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