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] Try the gentle approach

But where did we get this idea that being hard on ourself was the only way
to grow? Being negative was the only way to do better? To be critical was
the only way to excel?It's total bullshit. It really is. Can you imagine
trying to improve while having someone yelling nasty, terrible things at
you 24/7?? Max McCoy

Today I feel really proud, I am heading to a cheque giving ceremony. A
sponsor has come on board to assist with the NiNa Programme. I feel
especially proud because the persistence and determination paid off and
that I was able to reach to a point where others saw the importance to be a
part of something that changes lives in even the smallest way. I feel proud that I accepted the invitation to share the lessons learnt
through this programme and it was able to touch someone enough to say let's
support one another

I was my fiercest critic, I cussed myself many times about this programme,
about my approach, about what I was doing wrong, and truth be told, that
didn't work it was an unsustainable motivator for me moving forward. I
always wanted to do more, do more, do more, do more The decision was made to lighten up and then light shone in I am happy and proud to say that my lesson was - to lighten up, change the
inner critic- go with the flow and love yourself back to the light. Peace

Join Akosua in New York City this summer - Why Are You Here in NYC Book Tour

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/01/2016 12:16:00 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