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] The Truth needs no defence

Many of us reject the truth – we go into denial or get defensive because
you think that once I know this I would have to do something about it NOW,
you don't - Iyanla (the boss of bosses)

Madame Akosua from the moment you start being defensive and justifying your
position you have fallen into wanting to control, to prove and have your
way, this is not an indication that you know who you are - One of my
favourite lessons, I remember an elder telling me this and I cannot recall
the context just this message. And since then I also recognize it in myself
and other people

Newsflash - I don't know everything, I control only my response and
reactions, nothing else, and making plans are a waste of time without a
vision. That's something I have learnt quite well

There is always a justification for someone's actions, when you start
making excuses and justifying it check yourself.

You may want to prove to yourself or to others the rationale for your
choice based out of fear or lack of self honor, self love and self respect

Justifying is different to explaining

Explaining involves giving information particularly to those who are not
aware of what you're doing or informing another party of your decision.

Consequence is no coincidence according to Lauryn Hill


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/11/2016 11:44:00 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