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] Say it kindly

In my own experience – and listening to others – what people really want is
peace, love and happiness. They want to wake up each day and know they do
matter, that they are and will always be okay regardless of what they have
to face in life. Dawn Barclay

One of my favorite lessons - everyone matters!

Simple

Aren't the best things ever in life just really really simple?

Whoever they are, whatever circumstances that they are in, they have a part
to play in the Universe and they matter.

Now, I interpreted that also to mean that you can matter to me from afar -
which is to say I can love and respect you from a distance. I also interpreted it to mean that every person who enters my space I give
to them the respect that they deserve as a person who matters, how I speak
to them, how I respond to them, how I show them that they have my attention
in the time that they are in my own space I have been practicing this. Iyanla (the boss) says before you say something, ask yourself 1. Is it kind 2. Is it loving 3. Is it necessary 4. Can you say it in a way in which you would want to hear it?

Oh I would add that sometimes no is one of the most loving things that you
can say! (day it kindly as ever!)

I have a few things that I want to tell a few people today, and so here I
go! Note to self: Everyone matters and remember to be kind Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/27/2016 01:23:00 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