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] Prioritize yourself

Prioritize yourself. Take time for yourself. You got to work on liking
yourself. Michelle Obama

Yesterday Michelle Obama hosted a Woman's Workshop on economic empowerment
in Washington DC bringing together a host of phenomenal women from all
walks of life doing their thing, paving paths, being authentic and making
the world a better place than they met it I tuned in via live-stream to the event and was so inspired and excited by
all that is happening throughout the world with my sisters

Three things that rang throughout the day yesterday and resonated with me
were 1. Being authentic- in every aspect of your life 2. Making yourself a priority 3. Know your worth

Michelle Obama said one thing she knew coming into the White House was that
she knew who she was and wasn't even going to change that for nothing and
no one, she was bringing Michelle to the party

The other women who took part, all from different walks of life, insisted
that living their best lives included, and is an absolute must, making time
to rest, eat well, exercise and switch off from the "noise" the whole concept of busyness is well bullshit really! - side note (anyone
who tells me they are too busy well hey, I bless you and love you from a
far) Too busy for yourself? Hmm check yourself before you wreck yourself

My "know your worth" vibes is raising, this is the one out of the three
above that I struggle with the most. This I deduce is from years of having
the " people pleasing" you know like the flu? I had the "people pleasing"
all brought about by fear of not being liked and fear of not getting what I
am supposed to get and avoiding confrontation.

Letting go of fear, self belief and being authentic are the tablets needed
for the cure I've been stocking up the remedy. Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/15/2016 01:39:00 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