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] Are you begging for it!

We're all going to try and play cool at some point. Not always because we
want other people's validation. But because we're making up for what we
don't feel for ourselves.

And you know--boyyyy do you know--every single time you're playing the I'm
cool please like me game. You know it. Sometimes it pops up out of no
where. Just tumbles out of your mouth. Your coolness, begging for airtime.
Maxie Mc Coy

During a meeting today, someone I respect, I mean highly respect, said to
me " you're one of those down to earth types who really don't give much
credence to what people wear, look like or their image" I paused. I then
said " I will take that as a compliment and say thank you" She said " you
ought to, I mean to say that you really try to focus on the person and not
their image as opposed to being one of those people who are fixated on that
and it clouds their judgement"

Listen, at that moment I said to myself, "self, you are now clear that what
you believe and feel in your heart and mind, you don't have to say out
loud, shout it out or make a statement, it pours out of me in what I do, my
actions" and I said that because I did make a conscious effort to see the
person, to see them, not what they wear or pretend to be, and sometimes I
get it twisted, sometimes I get judgmental I forgive myself earlier now and
move on

Your actions show who you are and yes image plays a part but putting paper
over the cracks, sometimes people can see the cracks and what do you do?
Don't hide the cracks, make excuses for it, blame other people for them,
light comes in there too and so does air and when we admit and know they
are there we get to make a choice, a conscious choice about them.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/29/2016 06:02:00 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