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 - Create what you can't find

Create what you cannot find. If you really can't find anything out there
that speaks to the issue of your concern or that is doing what you want to see get done, create it. Stop waiting for some other group to form or some other person to stand up. Form a group or organization of your own. Call a meeting. Hold a rally. Raise your flag and see if anyone salutes. Neale Donald Walsh

I have never been a big talker, now I have started doing it for a living-
go figure! I prefer to act, I prefer to do something first and then talk
about it after. The downside to not talking however is the limited
expression of my feelings to the people around me, but I must say I have
been getting much better at it.

Having said that, I am not one of the view to talk a situation to death,
moan and complain about it forever thine kingdom come! Complaining is so easy, as Bob Marley says " you're saying prayers to the devil" it gives us
a feeling as if we are doing something, news flash, you are just talking
about it! If something is getting that much on your nerves what are you
doing about it apart from moaning or sitting down writing posts on Facebook and Twitter?

Excuses are liars and fears are thieves and constant complaining is giving
up responsibility for changing the situation.

Do something, anything, start where you are with what you have and learn as you go. It can be something as simple as litter in your area, if that is your peeve, you stop littering. Hey that's a start! Rather than bemoan how many plastic bottles are in the drain while you pelt yours out of the car window.

Neale Donald Walsh says that we are all leaders. "It is just a question of
what form our leadership takes." Is the person who sits in the back of the room quietly stuffing envelopes and getting out mailings and handing out flyers and working the telephones and the social media and contributing hours of time and energy any less of a leader than the person in the front of the room waving his arms and issuing a call to action? No. So we are all leaders, and some of us do different things and excel in different areas than others. BUT....we must at least be willing to stand up and be counted when the tally is taken. We must at least be willing to make ourselves known so that those who are in the front of the room can have a sense of how much support there is in the space for what is being proposed. And we must at least be willing to speak our mind if speaking our mind is what breaks the ice and gets the energy moving around a particular idea. We must be willing to be uncomfortable, for at least a little while, if we want to help create a life that is comfortable for all of us for a long while. Are you willing to do that? Or is complaining and moaning easier?


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/12/2015 12:55:00 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