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] Comes out on the other side with miracles

Time. People. Children. Family. Commitments. It's all excuses so you don't
have to do it. So you don't have to get uncomfortable. So you don't have to
deal. You can hold onto those excuses as long as you want, but magic is
waiting for you when finally do choose to let go. Maxie McCoy

Getting uncomfortable is not something I go out seeking daily, like really,
I do not wake up in the morning and say "Hey let's see how I can do
something uncomfortable or get uncomfortable"

Growing involves some discomfort, somewhere somehow. I was chatting with my
hairdresser- who I met when she was 16 years old- and the first time I met
her I said wow this youth is an old soul. The kind of wisdom she dropped on
me, stopped me in my tracks, ten years later and her wisdom has gotten like
fine wine, anyways youth wisdom dropped that discomfort precedes growth and
pain many times precedes birthing of something new and talked about the
greatest example of labour pains and bringing a baby into this world. So as human beings we run from discomfort, avoid it like the plague, things
must only be swimmingly good newsflash- life don't work like that, there is s season for everything and
opposites form part of the seasons! And for me, I admit, I usually want to be in a state of comfortable-ness
all the bloody time, that fight to avoid discomfort, leads to even more
pain and discomfort, letting it go is magic and it leads to miracles. The minute you find yourself trying to defend your choices, you start to
attack and get riled up, check yourself! something is happening there that
requires your attention. So the discomfort passes, I go through it, come out on the other side with
something new Awesomeness Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/05/2016 11:56:00 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