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] Be Kind Today

When you close a chapter because you're running, it's avoiding. It's not
wanting to have that the tough conversation so you avoid it so much that
you don't "even want to be friends anymore." It's not wanting to deal with
your shit so much that you decide moving cities is a better choice all
together. It's not wanting to be vulnerable, so you end a relationship.
It's not wanting to ask yourself what you really want to contribute in this
world, so you hop jobs for the thousandth time. All of it is running and
it's driven by fear. But the only person you're running from, truly, is
you. And she will always, always catch up Maxi McCoy

I jumped into a taxi yesterday - the way taxi's are in Port of Spain they
are shared so the car will usually have other random people.

I said my customary good afternoon to all and then I heard someone call my
name "Akosua" I looked and saw a familiar face, someone who reached out to
me after the TED Talk and asked me to purchase and sign my books, we met
later that week, I delivered the books, we sat and had a lovely
conversation and that was that.

Here she was in the taxi, us having another lovely conversation, she was
about to leave the car having reached her destination she said, I paid for
your ride have a great weekend

How awesome was that?

I was ever so grateful for that gesture of kindness

It triggered in me to be kind to others as well and to pay attention why I
am here and to pay attention to why at this particular moment I feel that I
ought to be somewhere else, why I want to leave

Can you imagine? A simple kind gesture like that changed the way I was

Right on time

Thank you lady friend

Be kind today


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 11/05/2016 01:28:00 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