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 starts inside

It is pointless to try to shift and change external circumstances in our
physical worlds without first addressing what is going on in our internal
worlds. The outer is always a reflection of the inner. So get to know
yourself.....what is going on within you that is creating your current
reality? -Sabrina

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be among a community group, I have been
working with this group for a little while. They have a huge vision and
intention to empower their community for future generations. A lofty goal
but hey, start at the top and dream big I say. To see the evolution of this
is phenomenal, the major difference in the time that I have been there is,
as I was talking about yesterday, a combination of consistency and
discipline and a change of mind set The mind set of responsibility - we are responsible for ourselves The mind set of partnership - let's partner with people, let us corporate,
it is not about competition but corporation The mind set of the village raises the children - we are all responsible
for the children The mind set of we cannot "save" everybody- who wants to come along will
come, those who don't bless them and move on I am always inspired when I spend time there, the lessons that I learn are
profound, it reminds me that simplicity is force. We complicate the thing
for no good reason other than fear.

The change starts within, the inside reflects the outside and most
importantly no thought is neutral. It becomes form on some level, watch the
thoughts, watch the inside. Brutally honest, what is reflected on the
outside is an effect of what is on the inside. It is a tough one to swallow

but yet beautiful because a change of mind is the start of a change of
circumstances and life Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/22/2016 01:57:00 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