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] Learn from them do not deny them

Negative emotions are a necessary part of life and they should be managed
and learned from, not avoided or denied. Mark Hanson

I run from feeling sad, I do, I run from it like Usain Bolt on a running
track. Any feeling that lowers my vibration I don't want to be around it, I
avoid it, hoping that it will pass and I will just go back to my normal old
happy self. What used to happen is, I would skip over it, bottle it and
ignore it. It would come back again like a Mac Truck and hit me - HARD. I
would start the run again as soon as it returned and so the cycle went.
Never stopping once to deal with it.

The challenge with that is when shit hits fan, it splatters!!

What I have learnt is to Feel. Deal.Heal is the formula

Feel the feelings, feel it all - they are guides, they point you in a
direction that will lead you to a healing

Life is about balance and seasons, it's not personal, it's just life

Every experience is a guide to your highest self

I thought that being sad or mad or tired or sick or just in a funk meant
that something was wrong with me, that I had to fix it it. Nope - I had to
learn from it, feel it, sometimes embrace it. It is just part of the
equation called life. Every time I followed the feeling I came out on the
other side lighter, with a sense of confidence that helped me for another
time and another season.

I have learnt that I can take some time and feel it- that is perfectly okay
to feel the feelings.

Not dwell or live in it but feel it, deal with it and heal it

Feelings buried alive don't die, they fester

Feel it

Feel it all

you come out on the other side fresh - so fresh and so clean


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 10/12/2016 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