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] Adventure awaits

And what's the alternative to being authentically strong, vulnerable,
powerful, tender, loving, genius, courageous, bold, and devoted? Being fake
strong (weak); fake vulnerable (and that is just deceptive); being fake
powerful (which would make you arrogant); fake tender (nasty); fake loving
(not always a terrible thing, but still...); being fake genius (that'll get
you sued); fake devoted (major soul-sucking yuck for everyone involved.)

Danielle La Porte

Today I embark on a new project that if you asked me last week, last year,
in fact any ole time I would not even have dreamt that I would be on this
road. Life is so delighted to bring the unexpected and I have learnt to be
delighted to receive it, which is not to say that I am not scared shitless
as I walk on this path, I have decided to feel the fear and do it anyway.

And what am I scared of? My ego! Yup, the ego rearing it's head wanting
to "be better than", "do better than", "act better than" to people please
and of course the classic, will I complete the journey?

It doesn't matter how much potential you have or how many divine
opportunities are laid before you, fear can zap your energy and stamina to
move. The fear of rejection, failure and success will rage in your brain
the moment your potential is called upon. In moments like this you must
trust yourself that you can feel bad and recover. That you can survive
mistakes that might make you look stupid. How you respond to fear when it
rises determines how much you can trust yourself. Trust yourself, trust yourself to know that you can and will confront it,
walk through it and thrive.

And so today I remember what one of my teachers I met along my other
journeys shared

"I need neither to add not to subtract from my essential being, for whom
God created me to be is more than enough/ I walk forward today in perfect
confidence that the holiness within me created by God, is the truth of my
being and the light of the Universe"


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/21/2015 12:05:00 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