Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

No Approval Required

Drop the “what will people think?” and let your desire to have a passionate life outweigh banal approval. Carole Ann Rice

    A Course in Miracles says that the worst people act shows that their call for love is even stronger. Along with all the evidence that hurt people hurt people and boundaries are important to ensure healthy relationships, I can sometimes get confused and caught up in my response and reactions when in a situation with either hurt people or those making a strong call for love.

    Then there is the other school of thought that says all experiences are not random, they are lessons and pay attention to who is in your life as the reasons are there and will only be made knows by being present and conscious. 

    Confessions on the journey- for a recovering people pleaser, this is challenging, setting boundaries is tough although necessary, loving others who have demonstrated that they dislike you is tough as hell, and being present and aware in response rather than flying off the handle is really miracle making, every day is a challenge

    But here is what I have learned:

    everything I do is about me, and I get to decide who do I want to be in this moment, in every moment

    that it gets easier over time

    everyone doesn't have to like you - I mean if you got no haters  you just ain't poppin'

    release the judgement and ego

    love yourself through it

    sometimes the most loving response is no

    learning to be compassionate and forgiving is an essential tool to have on this journey

    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