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] Sometimes just know

Sometimes....Just know that you know.... And let that be enough

you do not need anyone to validate or co-sign what you know


One of my favorite lessons on the journey is "Act like you Know" it is the
philosophy that once we become aware of a situation our behavior must
reflect that new information. The action after knowing ought to reflect the
new knowledge, if that action is not carried out then one cannot say that
they know! And then I bumped into the Boss Iyanla's reading this morning
and it took this lesson a little bit further "I do not need anyone to
validate what I know"

Oh bells and whistles!!! How many times have I sought out validation for
what I know for sure only to get a different perspective follow it and shit
hit the fan? Oh too many times

How many times do I want people to agree with me because "I know!" and when
that did not happen I am, as they say in my country, blue vex! Yes people -
just know that you know and let that be enough for you to act, to believe,
to move, to trust, to cry, to live.

No need for it to be co-signed. Start from there...

That is where I will be starting today


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/22/2016 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