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] Push beyond what you know

Take a risk and push yourself beyond what you know - Iyanla Vanzant

How boring would life be if I knew everything? If there were no new
discoveries on my journey? I love learning new things, going to new places, I feel a real sense of joy
when I have a penny dropping moment or someone shows me a new way of doing
something or I read something for the first time. Curiosity won't kill this

Sometimes however, the new thing is uncomfortable and seemingly risky, it
brings up things stored inside that have been buried consciously or
unconsciously. This is where we choose to push back and stay in the
familiar comfortable place even if it is not contributing to our growth
development or evolution. Just because it is familiar. Today I was having a conversation with a friend - my perspective was ok
what's going on, I believe I am doing the "right" thing so why am I feeling
stuck and confused? why is there push back? And she said to me - "you have
your way of handling situations, you choose to take what some will call the
highroad - is that working for ya here?" Hmm "why don't you try a new way? do a new thing?" OMG! she was right! Time to do a new thing - because you know I am one who believes in there is
no try, it is do or don't Do a new thing, take a risk, push yourself beyond what you know and then
push some more It's like exercising, or running a race- you won't know if you can until
you do it, there is no amount of reading or Googling or simulation or
talking about it that will substitute for actually doing it And so I learnt a new thing today, life remains exciting Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/21/2016 11:18:00 am

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