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] It will kick you in da butt

Truth comes, we can't hear it When you've been, programmed to fear it Lauren Hill

The truth can kick you in da butt! I mean seriously kick you in the butt
then when you're down on the ground give you another nudge! The thing is,
it will do that when you completely ignore and run from it, the truth
cannot be denied! It will give you signs, it will give you clues and hints
and point you in the right direction, and when you ignore them, well, its
either all hell breaks loose or the proverbial shit hits the fan!

I can tell you, in my life, the truth would be up in my face, staring into
my eyes, I would deny it. I called a duck a swan because of fear!

I feared looking bad like I made the wrong choice- duh!!!! just make
another choice sweet p!

I feared being a failure - duh - You cannot ever fail at this thing called

I feared losing - duh - there is nothing to lose, what is yours is simply
yours baby!

I feared people will not like me -duh- homie, not everyone will like you,
deal with it

living an authentic life requires a massive amount of courage and you will
inevitably disappoint someone - just the way it is

I feared not having enough -duh- I am enough and that's all there is to it

So the truth is, there is no need to run, hide,ignore and feel bad unless
you want a kick in da butt!

Once you know the truth you cannot go back to not knowing!

What is the truth that you have been ignoring?


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 12/29/2015 02:49:00 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