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 - I am merely a catalyst

I am grateful for the awareness that whatever someone says about me, my writing, or my work... has nothing to do with me.

Whether the comment is positive or negative, it's never about me. Whatever feelings are evoked by something I say or write, is about where you are and how you feel about yourself, in that moment. I am merely a catalyst. Stacy Herrera

Vulnerability is a strength, I have learnt that over the last few years.
Showing up as yourself, open, authentic, being willing to be different,
misunderstood, forge your own path, get beat up and bloodied in the ring
facing what you want, that is courage

Setting and playing by your own rules. It gets tiring and its certainly no
fun having the disease to please, and that battle in the "please other
people ring" is never won. What would people say? That comment no longer has much effect on me and getting there was a process, sometimes a very painful one How would I look? Ditto Letting down myself has more of an effect, meaning when I make a commitment to myself, looking myself in the eye in the mirror and committing to an act
which I know is for my highest good and then not doing it for whatever
reason is even worse than how it will look or what will people say

So as Stacy says, I take feedback, I take it knowing that many many times
the comments are about where a person is at the time - internally and same when I am sucked into a story and responding to a situation - it really is all about me at the time. Don't get sucked into the story! See it for what it is, a lesson, a call for love - sometimes love of self or to give love (and trust me, love can be given from afar) Peace

Kenya - I love you so far, love the vines, the people, the lessons Today I am going with the lovely Akira Chix to the site of the Conference -
meetings and preparations afoot! So inspiring these ladies Tomorrow I will give you all the details on my earlier meeting with KIM
(Kenya Institute of Management)

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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