Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

Steppin Out

Steppin' out, steppin' out
Journey through the tunnel of love
Wisdom is respected hatred is rejected Steel Pulse (Steppin Out)


Growth and change are essential and many times painful

Painful because we as humans like certainty, control and comfort.

Anything that is shaky or uncertain gives us humans anxiety and makes us nervous.

Think about it, new job, new place to live, new relationship- we get jittery!

The need to control is real!


Right now in my life, changes are happening like a rapid force, new people are coming into my life, old ones are leaving, different opportunities are coming and others have stopped. And that shit is scary. I have no idea what is going to happen next, and what is wonderful about that scary feeling is that I am always learning and growing and delighted in the unexpected.

The toughest thing for me is when people leave my life! As a recovering people pleaser I analyse and over think the reasons. Truth be told, they have grown and changed, I may have not and vice versa. Resisting what is, resisting the moment as is brings you more anxiety and stress.

So I have been learning to let go, to accept what is, to accept the choices people make and know that is the experience that I am having at the moment and is being brought to me for a reason. Once I do that it is easier to let go

I have had people who I thought were bonafide friends who just disappear from my radar, I ask them, I call them, I text them, FB them and their explanation baffled me - I automatically went into "what did I do?" then at some point I realise that it wasn't about me, it is what it is and let go, feel the feelings and let go, remember the good times and the lessons

Its a challenge.... life's big classroom

And so this week my intention is to let go of control, to live fully in the moment and be grateful for all the experiences knowing that it is for me to express my highest self!

Peace

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