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] - Give thanks for this shedding of the old!

"You had your life focused on something that didn't belong to you, and a
path that didn't belong to you. You locked in on something that did not
belong to you, someone that didn't belong to you. You didn't let go of a
yesterday that didn't belong to you. You hung on to a rage that did belong
to you, and you wouldn't let it go. You lost track of being here. To bring in your desired newness, you must first allow old parts of your
life to fall away. These changes are to be celebrated, not feared. Give thanks for this shedding of the old! Embrace all of the lessons it brought, and then let it go! Be giddy with excitement at the newness of the gifts that are now being
bestowed upon you, and let their magic surprise and delight you."

Carolyn Myss is one of my absolutely favorite teachers, simple and straight
to the point, sometimes like a school principal to get the point across.
You lost track of being here. Where are you in the moment? Are you here? Or over there somewhere? I keep reminding myself of that Today I practiced that when I realized I was drifting and the results were so awesome. Fully present in the moment, unafraid and ready to take it all in. In the forest, with the Rosehall Development Group, a group of young people who decided that they wanted to improve their lives by staying in
their community and use what they have. A village with a rain forest,
rivers and waterfalls What can we do with what we have they asked, how bloody inspiring to me! What can we let go of to make way for the new - mainly old customs that no longer served them, how many of us are holding on to things that are
expired, stale, past it, growing mold, I can testify to that. I want what I want and I am not letting go! Let it go mate! You gotta let it go so you can grow, just breathe

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/24/2015 12:40:00 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