Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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


My Daily Ritual

Transformation means you change form. The old becomes unrecognizable - Deborah L Johnson

Someone asked me if I do something special to stay so calm and grounded. I have heard a number of times that I seem to be quite calm under pressure and sometimes even too laid back. Having thought about it I can say that I do have a daily ritual which I have honed over a number of years which centers me. I follow it consistently, There are very very few occasions that I miss a day.

I wake up  at 5am and I say out loud Thank You. In my mind I alert the Universe not only that I am here but that I am grateful for me coming into the day.

I  then sit on my porch and write in my journal- anything- how I am feeling, what is bothering me, what I am happy about, anything that comes to my mind, then I write what I am grateful for. I then read a positive message, I choose different books per month some of my favorites being The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, One Day My Soul Opened up by Iyanla Vanzant, The Untethered Soul and The Metaphysical Bible. I set my intention by also saying "Dear God, I give this day to you, what would you have me do?"

Then I press play on my "Positive Vibe" Playlist, I listen to music which uplift me until I leave the house!

I leave my house feeling pumped up and power filled, knowing that I have set my intentions, I have given the day to the Source who will guide me to do what is required for the upliftment of the planet and by extension myself

What is your daily ritual?



Watch Akosua's Ted Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc

Read Akosua's Publications: http://www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications/




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— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
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— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
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— 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