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] Moooooove!

Breakdowns suck. They're full fallouts. You've lost a job. You're on the
verge. You got passed over. You were totally rejected. You know them when
you're in them and when you're in them you want OU T. Anywhere but there.
The best thing you can do is stay really present. Ask the ole #universe for
help. And follow your gut. The answer may not show up right away, but it
will eventually. And until it does, do everything you can to return to your
essence. To stay in a place that feels good – hobbies, people, activities,
and joys that fuel your soul. And most importantly, keep your chin up. So you can see what shows up. If
it surprises you completely, but it feels right in your bones, move. Don't
overthink it. Don't over analyze it. Just listen to that feeling of
rightness and moooooove Maxi McCoy

I decided to do an experiment. I wanted to test the theory of leaning in
and being fully present in a moment, wholly, holy and true in a moment that
was totally uncomfortable, in a moment that I was totally vulnerable. No
playing cool, no playing super woman. Full emotion Full lean in Fully present It was tough, I won't lie to you but I went in like a buffalo in a storm Ran into it eyes open I decided that I would not avoid the situation, face it and feel all the
feelings Constantly talking to myself Constantly reassuring myself that it is a necessary part of the journey to
get to the other side I laughed through the discomfort Then I cried I felt pretty scared then I relaxed and it became easier I gained a level of confidence that said to me that this discomfort can be
handled. That's what happens in life. Shit will breakdown big time so that we're
forced to look elsewhere for how to move forward. So that we look beyond
our own narrowly focused hopes. So that we can see incredible things that
are SHOWING up. Incredible things that we didn't necessarily know to even
want. Things we hadn't written down. Opportunities or people that didn't
look anything like what we said we wanted. Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/07/2016 12:57:00 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