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] you never know what's coming next!

Take a risk each day - one small or bold stroke that will make you feel
great once you've done it. Even if it doesn't work out the way you wanted it to, at least you've tried. Life is huge! And, like life itself ... you never know what's coming next!

Susan Jeffers

The NiNa Programme for Young Entrepreneurs started last month, this cycle
has 16 young ladies, some of the most brilliant and articulate sisters
between the ages of 16-17 that I have the pleasure of being with every
week. I learn so much from them, I look forward to the sessions and come
away feeling refreshed and renewed. Today's session, I walked into the room
and surprise- each of the 16 cooked a dish, the table was set and we sat
together and ate from each of the 16 dishes (well truth be told I skipped
some because I am a vegetarian and those sisters love their chicken and
lamb!) I was so blown away by the gesture, it was an opportunity to sit and
chat over a meal, a simple act which brings so much joy! I had to thank
them for taking the initiative, the time and the effort to prepare all
those lovely dishes!

Some of them having cooked for the first time- a few laid on the
disclaimers hard! but they tool then risk to show up with their dishes to
share, to laugh and to show that making an attempt is important.

I truly feel blessed to be a part of their lives even if for a short time.

I think this will now become a tradition of the NiNa Programme


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/03/2016 11:46:00 am

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