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] I shall not run or hide

In the midst of your most troubling time, difficult challenge, frightening
experience, know that you can feel bad and recover. it is not the pain, fear, shame, guilt which will "kill" you; it is your
attempt to run away that will when we run from our challenges we kill off our power we strangle our strength, we suffocate our character. we assassinate our
character and ability to grow be still and know........no matter what you will survive - Iyanla Vanzant

Have you ever made a decision and thought OMG did I just do that?? again??? The conversation I have with myself goes something like this:

  1. Oh no not again!!!
  2. Okay, what is the lesson here?
  3. Shit, shit shit shit again? really?
  4. Okay calm down, you are human
  5. What is the lesson here?
  6. I am a grown folk, I can do whatever I want
  7. That's justifying nonsense I keep repeating to myself
  8. Calm down
  9. Okay, let's decide on a way forward and get committed
  10. Let's do this

Now this conversation can stay stuck on number 5 for a very long time or it
can run through to decision in a flash!

I must admit that lately I have been moving from number 3 faster, it is
really a shitty place to be! I now also look back and say hey you've made it though much more and much
tougher this is a small thing, put your big girl panties on!

I have been having this conversation this week, I am on number 8, stay
tuned... Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/20/2016 04:13:00 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