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] Tell your story

Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words
wrapped around it--it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. The
most dangerous thing to do after a shaming experience is hide or bury our
story. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes Brene Brown

Tell your story - Tell it because it gives you back your power.

Tell your story - Tell it because you are never alone.

Tell your story - Tell it in a way that empowers you, and then it will
empower someone else.

Tell your story - Tell it to someone who can be positive and constructive.

Tell your story - Tell it because you reclaim your voice, your mojo.

Tell your story - Tell it because it kills the shame and guilt.

Tell your story - Tell it on paper, tell it on voice notes, tell it on your
phone.

Tell your story - Tell it so that you no longer feel alone in the world.

Tell your story - Tell it and see who remains in your corner.

Tell your story - It triggers courage and freedom.

Tell your story - inspire yourself

Tell your story - it frees you up to live a full life, to stop "toting"
around issues that bleed into your life and seep into your relationships at
work and at home

Tell your story - because you deserve to live a full, happy life

Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/29/2015 12:57:00 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