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] Use the fire

We now live in a society where we are encouraged to make feelings that make
us feel uncomfortable go away. We do this by jumping on our phone, using
social media, eating, drinking, taking medication, accepting situations or
people in our life that we know aren't right but bring certainty with them
and, as a result remove our doubts and fears. Jasmine Skee

I have too much stress- a very common statement! I say now I have ,too much
fire, too much inner heat that manifests itself in what we call stress

too much inner creativity that you are not using!

you haven't given birth to the thing inside you that needs to come out- due
to fear mainly!

you haven't participated in a ritual that you need to do to make you feel

and the fire starts burning in you, it spreads

and you become "stressed"

status quo, fear, living unconsciously, inauthenticity stops us in our
tracks in using the fire to create, to burn.

the fire rages on, it burns right through you instead of for you

I have a sleeping disorder - no you don't it's the fire, you can't turn the
light out at night

I have a sinus problem - no you don't it's the fire - its burning up your

I have an allergy - newsflash it's the fire talking to you Call it- call the "sickness" - trust me it's the fire

The fire, it's not where you burn from

Use the light, light up your soul, it really is okay


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/31/2016 11:53:00 am

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