Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] My Top Ten Lessons on the Journey in 2016

"wherever you go for the rest of your life, you're always in the middle of
the universe and the circle is always around you. Everyone who walks up to
you has entered that sacred space, and it's not an accident. Whatever comes
into the space is there to teach you" Pema Chodron

As the year comes to a close I usually take the time to reflect on the past
12 months, how I have grown and what I have learnt. I must admit 2016 has
been a year of many many lessons some of them painful ones, I still give
thanks because I truly believe that everything is happening for me not to

Here are my top ten lessons for 2016

  1. You are the one demonstrating to others how to treat you by your own
    actions and what you allow - People feed off your vibes, if there are no
    boundaries involved it is easy to ride rough. You can be kind but firm, you
    can be a good person without being a doormat

  2. Feel all your feelings, all of them - It is the best and fastest way to
    heal. Feelings buried alive resurface to haunt you

  3. You are responsible for your life - yes you are! Do not outsource your
    responsibility. The brilliant thing about you being responsible is that you
    can change it. Responsibility is the ability to respond.

  4. Asking for help does not mean that you are weak and have failed - life
    is about connection and we were not meant to go through life alone.
    Connection is magic!

  5. Sometimes you have to say NO. Oh boy did I learn this one. So many free
    gigs that left me drained in mind and pocket. Do not feel guilty when you
    cannot do something.

  6. Regular exercise makes you feel healthy, good, strong. Sweating is a
    super power

  7. My friends and family are awesome - they are supportive and real and I
    must must give them a chance to show their support rather than playing
    super woman

  8. Tell the truth- all the time - even if it hurts and your voice trembles.
    I have said it before and will say it again- the truth does set you free

  9. Respect yourself enough to let go of those people who do not reciprocate
    your kindness love and advances - especially fellas that you are really
    into! Guys who say they are too busy to me is a code to leave dem 'lone!

  10. Always, in all ways give thanks

What are your top lessons? I would love to hear and share lessons on the Journey Peace

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Unconditional Self Love on 12/05/2016 01:45:00 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