Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Don't forget - You are great

Greatness is not external is internal because of your presence you deserve
high regard meaning kindness, love,gentleness to be seen and heard and
acknowledged just as you are Iyanla Vanzant

This is my favorite definition of greatness, the word great,gets many
people uncomfortable, I tell people they are great they watch me side eye,
they tell me stop playing or that I am just saying it to make them feel good

I know I am great! I am great because I deserve kindness, love, to be seen
and heard, I am great by my mere presence, if all of us embody this,
remember this, practice this, my word, we would be so powerful in our own
skin, but we forget, hell I forget many times I forget that I deserve this
and when I forget I am reminded by the activities that take place in my
life, the people attract and the circumstances I find myself in

You forgot that you are great if you are outsourcing your happiness

You forget that you are great by allowing people in your lives who lie and

You forgot that you are great by sleeping with other people's partners

You forgot that you are great by not taking care of your health

You forgot that you are great by not showing up as yourself, fully and

You forgot that you are great when you lack boundaries

You forgot that you are great when you change yourself to fit in , to be
liked,to be a part of the crowd

You forgot that you are great when you don't do your best in every situation

You are great

You are great

Greatness is you

Catch that


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/09/2016 02:20:00 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