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] Baby we can do it

You know you ought to slow down. You been working too hard and that's a fact Sit back and relax a while Take some time to laugh and smile

Lay your heavy load down So we can stop and kick back It seems we never take the time to do All the things we want to, yeah

Now, baby we can do it Take the time, do it right We can do it, baby (Take your time SOS Band)

My cousin and I loved this song! We would hear my aunt playing it when we
were younger and she would be doing all the disco moves. We would peep into
the room and see her boogie-ing away. After we would sing it with the brush
as a microphone and try to do the disco moves, from back then I knew
dancing and signing were two gifts that were not under my tree but I
persevered! As we got older the song took on a different meaning to us when we sang it,
we can do it baby was our rallying cry to do what we needed to do, to be
large and in charge, to do it right, to take our time and get it! I heard the song last night and it brought back the memory of our eagerness
to do it and do it right! No matter what happened we we would take our time
and do it right.We would be at the top of our game, we would make our
family proud. I stopped when I heard it and started signing it like when I was a little
girl back at my grandma's place with my cousin and it reminded me that I
really ought to take the time to do all the things I want to, to laugh and
smile because I took my time and did it right. This one is for you Sana- we did it sis and we did it right! Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/09/2016 03:40:00 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