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] How is your Sense of Self?

Ask yourself: “What am I doing right now in order to avoid the pain or
situation?” Are you on Facebook? Playing video games? Smoking again? Eating
your 12th cookie in an hour?“By behaving this way, what am I avoiding?”
When you find the answer, face it. Marianne Selenee

When you have an intact, healthy sense of worth you value other people. You
realize that people are different. You understand that people see things
and interpret things in different ways.

You do not compare yourself to them, nor do you feel the need to compete
with them.

You know who you are, which means you can accept others as they are.

When you do not have a healthy or intact sense of worth, you feel the need
to win every argument.You feel the need to always prove your point.

You are threatened by differences.

You need agreement with your views, values in order to feel supported and

When you are not sure who you are is good enough, you will do your darnest
to prove that you are better than someone else. Since you do not have
enough of your own worth to draw upon, you will set out to destroy the
worth of those who you believe are opposing you

Breathe that in for a minute


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 10/24/2016 12:50:00 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