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] There's not a damn thing you can control.

There's not a damn thing you can control. Not one. But most of your
suffering comes from believing you can. Maxie Mc Coy

I was at a spoken word event last night, really deep stuff, teaching youths
using the oral traditions, and I met a young lady who I had a lovely
breakfast meeting with early last year She reminded me that we spoke about control and she admitted to me that she
was a control freak and thought I was too cool about everything. She
started volunteering with charity's and said it was the best thing she ever
did because she knows for sure now that there is not a thing that she can
control but herself. I laughed because I could relate to her and learnt
that control is illusions or many times a form of fear!

I learnt that control and responsibility are two different things Responsibility - my ability to respond to the reality of now Control - trying to make things different especially when you are fearful,
wanting to manipulate a situation to suit your fancy- mainly because of

Getting by in this life unscathed is nearly impossible. Fearing pain and
fearing hurt is practically a waste of time because it's exactly what will
happen, at some point. But yet we still fear it. And that fear is oh so
normal. So ask yourself - do I want to be in control or do I want to be at peace? Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/27/2016 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