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] May I remember how much I have

May I remember how much I have by remembering how much I have to give. May I not be tempted by smaller things but serve my larger mission of forgiveness and love. Marianne Williamson


When all hell has broken loose and I feel that it's all over or ready to
pack it all in. I remember to be grateful

I start small

I woke up this morning

I am well

All my limbs are in tact

I can see the birds outside my door waiting to share my banana with them

I have clear thoughts

I can swallow

I have a place to live

The car starts

There are fruits in the refrigerator

I have a place to live

I have keys to unlock and maybe that is the key

Having gratitude for everything and every place that I have been

I am grateful for good friends

For coconut bake and salt fish

And bread from the lady from First Citizens bank who gives me one just

I am ever grateful for activists + allies+ people using their voices for
movements because we are worthy of so much more

I am grateful for the trees + the air+ the Savannah on a Saturday morning +
Chaguramas run on Sunday

I am grateful for plane rides across the world to places that I have only
ever dreamed of

Oh to be grateful for the memories and the blessings.

For the heartbreak that is now behind me

I am grateful for the terrible days birthed by appreciation for tomorrow
always coming

I am grateful for sunshine + rain for friends turned to family

Oh I am grateful oh so grateful to be whole healthy and here


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/11/2016 12:12:00 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