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] Don't water it down

Don't water down what you are doing so that people will agree with you-
Marianne Williamson

As a recovering people pleaser this new phase of my life can be quite
challenging at times. I rub people the wrong way with some of my actions,
words and deeds. For many reasons, which I cannot give all, because I
really do not know all of them.

I rub up on some wounds that are either being healed, are still open or
festering. When a wound is touched it is most times painful. I get that. I
get that there are things that people will not be ready to face, I get that
there are some things which are not ready to be dealt with. I get it. I know now, that I must be willing to know that some people will be pissed
off with the message I am sharing. Not everyone will be ready,open and
happy about it. And I am okay with that. Every thang a'int for everybody!

It is not my responsibility to change how people feel. My responsibility is
to have the intention of sharing my story with authenticity, love, clarity
and peace. Once I do that I have done my best and all that I can. The
response is not up to me

Sharing your story in an authentic way you risk that there will be people
who may not like it, or the messenger The question needs to be asked, are you willing to be in a position where
people are not pleased? If you are WILLING to be, then go through hard! You are on the path Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/13/2016 12:53:00 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