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] Be Intentional

I tried to drink it awayI tried to put one in the air I tried to dance it away I tried to change it with my hair

I ran my credit card bill up Thought a new dress make it better I tried to work it away But that just made me even sadder

I tried to keep myself busy I ran around circles Think I made myself dizzy I slept it away, I sexed it away I read it away

Away, away, away, away, away, awayAway, away, away, away, away Cranes in
the Sky, Solange Knowles

Today I was chatting with a good friend of mine, she has been having a
career challenge. Her solution is to "work it away" and ignore it. To me,
with all my love and no judgement. If it works for you, work it

I have learnt that the "away away, away" solution has consequences if we
are ready to deal with it then it's all good

If it's just to avoid feeling and dealing, well it's a trap, a set up, get
ready for bad behavior, from yourself and the people around you because you
attract it to you what you internalize - brutally honest.

If you want to look at what you have internalized, look at the patterns in
your relationships and other affairs

The awesome thing is all that is required is a change of mind, a change of
choice and the courage to face the thing square and say hey come on, come
on in let's start something! You run, it runs with you

Simple right?

Get clear, keep it simple, be intentional


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 10/04/2016 04:29:00 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