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] Because I'm worth it

If you are excited about forming a relationship based on

what it looks like you can get, rather than what you can give,

you have started off on the wrong foot entirely, and you

could be heading for a big disappointment.

The purpose of all relationships is to create a sacred context

within which you can express the fullness of who you are.

And who you are is an experience you have before

you enter relationship, not because you did. Neale Donald Walsh

I have been asked a couple if times this week to talk at events for free
and some big ones as well, I immediately said yes before the fact that it
was to be gratis was made known . I was raising my fist,pumping it high,
jumping up and screaming "yes! yes! yes! because I was so happy to be asked
to speak at this particular event! I got home and looked at my budget and
realized that I was way behind, off target and really skating through this
month by the seat of my pants! Oh boy!! what's a girl to do? I already
committed to this, it is one of my dreams to be speaking at International
Women's Day events and to be given an opportunity to share lessons on the
journey is always a joy.

I decided that I must come up with a strategy for these requests and part
of this strategy is knowing and believing that I am worthy, saying yes from
a space of sharing, caring and love rather than fear of not being given
another opportunity. I had a convo with myself right there and then "act like you are getting
paid, know that you are worth it and show up there and make anyone coming
to the event never think twice about offering you something when you speak"

I want to build a relationship with this association, and so I am willing
to give in order to create it. I am willing to express the fullness of who
I am in that forum and moment in order to not only share lessons on the
journey but to be a demonstration of what is possible by giving. According to the Course in Miracles, when you give in love, you are really
giving to yourself


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/19/2016 11:00:00 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