Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

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Being Happy Includes Kindness

Most people think happiness is about achieving something but it's not. Happiness is about being happy with yourself and treating yourself with love and kindness  Kyle Jones


Today I want to share a post from the wonderful mind of Kyle D Jones who speaks the truth to me!

How do you learn to love yourself?”

⠀⠀Loving yourself is about establishing loving habits in every area of your life. These are the six areas of life you need to have loving habits: (1) physical, (2) mental, (3) emotional, (4) financial, (5) relational and (6) spiritual.

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My top thirty (30) loving habits are listed below:

1. Practice self-awareness throughout your day

2. Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day

3. Exercising at least twenty minutes a day

4. Working towards your short term and long term goals on a daily basis

5. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day

6. Having a daily skin care routine

7. Making sure your body is getting the proper nutrients

8. Getting enough sleep at night to wake up feeling good

9. Having the courage to face your fears

10. Being self-compassionate

11. Having a stress relieving technique

12. Taking personal responsibility for your feelings

13. Becoming skilled at identifying and meeting your needs

14. Setting boundaries

15. Receiving emotional support from an online coach or therapist

16. Being a lifelong learner

17. Writing in your gratitude journal daily

18. Staying away from negative people

19. Staying away from abusive relationships

20. Refusing to compare yourself to others

21. Giving yourself permission to make mistakes

22. Refusing to take other people’s behaviors personally

23. Putting down your phone as much as possible

24. Spending time in nature as much as possible

25. Printing out your bank statements every month and tracking your spending

26. Letting go of unhealthy spending habits

27. Making a budget at the beginning of every day, week and month

28. Having six months of living expenses saved for emergencies

29. Praying daily

30. Meditating daily

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The more loving habits you have, the more you start to make yourself feel loved and valued. You also need to make sure these loving habits are in every area of your life, not just one or two

Lessons from Grand Bahama Island

Everyone in the world is searching to fill a perceived emptiness. This emptiness is not clearly defined in our thinking because there is nothing in the world that will fill it. ACIM


Hello loveys


How are you?

It's been a hot minute since I checked in, it seems that the last few days flew by. I was in the Bahamas for an event and the schedule was packed, packed, packed

I had the absolute honour and pleasure to speak at the Rose Edition - The Power of Her Story 

12 absolutely fabulous women sharing their stories openly and authentically.

The power of it moved me

These are my lessons from the past few days on Grand Bahama Island


1. Go with the flow - The flights were delayed - like for hours - like for more than 5 hours. The schedule said I had to be at an event 2 hours after arrival - that did not happen and my worry did not make it happen either.


2. Be Present - I made a conscious decision to put the phone down when listening and speaking to people - huge difference being fully in the space you are in.


3. Learn to say no without guilt - sometimes the most loving response is no


4. Grand Bahama island is simply stunning! - and the lobster is so delish


5. Show up and be authentic - all the time!


6. Be grateful- for it all.


Peace


Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


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Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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When You Believe Something, You have made it true for you

“When you believe something, you have made it true for you.”  When we try to hold opposing thought systems as both true, our mind becomes split, conflicted and confused. ACIM


What do you believe?

What do you believe about you?

What do you believe about the world?

What do you believe about YOUR world?


If you don't know what you believe, look at your actions, look at your life

Your actions and your life reflect your beliefs

and the beautiful thing about this is if you can acknowledge that then you are on your way to peace

If you acknowledge and accept that your beliefs are working, then you can enjoy the moment, you can take the gifts and lessons into a new adventure, you can share.

If you can acknowledge and accept that your beliefs are not working, you can make movements to replace those beliefs with ones that work. Not working means - you are not living a peaceful life.


Your beliefs are true for you. and therefore you will live from that space

What do you believe?

Peace

Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there

https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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What Are Your Green Flags?

Everyone warns you about red flags in a relationship but I want to hear about green flags.What’s some green flags for you? - Boi McCoy


Here are some of the ones I dig:

1. Allowing silence - sitting in silence without feeling the need to full it up with chatter, music, small talk, noise

2. Going with the flow when things are seemingly out of control - bump up to a challenge - flow rather than fold

3. Putting down the toilet seat - yea I said that!

4. Being kind to people and animals

5. Being kind to children and babies

6. Self Belief even when the doubts come

7. Loving Nature

8. Loving Sports

9. Willingness to forgive, communicate and move on

10. Making Quality time just for us - without a phone

12. Have genuine friends

13. Makes time for rest and fun

14. Keeps it real - an authentic person - no performance masks

15. Practices gratitude and generosity


Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Celebrate the Small Wins

Take one step towards doing something you have been thinking about. Speak to yourself calmly, firmly. Do things that are in alignment with your thinking. Celebrate any little progress you make. Iyanla Vanzant


A friend and I were chatting about getting to our goals, how do we move to the next step, when do we know it's time to do something different. It dawned upon me then that many times we do not in any way celebrate our small wins, postponing it for a big win. It also dawned on me that many small wins can add up to a big win.


Celebrating the small wins makes the journey easier, makes it fun. Who can be serious all the time without feeling burnt out? The fun part gives us an impetus to move ahead with some more joy happiness in the mix.

I truly believe that celebrating the small victories is a part of the journey. Celebrate them and then get back down to work.

Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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What's in A Name?

f you whisper your own name and picture what it means, you will rediscover your personal medicine - Jamie Sams



I have an unusual name for where I live. I live outside of the African continent and my name originated from Africa. At school I was teased about it, teachers and students struggled to pronounce it and the spelling was butchered time and time again. Added to that my second name was long and changed twice.


When I was in school I got into a couple of fights because of the teasing, after a while I withdrew and started using a nickname to avoid the drama. As fate would have it I was teased about my nick name as well.


As I grew up, I started making up stories that if my name is unique, then I must also be unique. That changed the game for me. I started embracing the name with more confidence and love. It changed the way I started saying it out loud

I also learnt about letting things go. If I got upset or ran around to everyone who teased me, misspelt my name and made fun of me it would have left me depleted and exhausted. I learnt to let it go, that helped in keeping calm. Calm in now my super power


I found my medicine!

Peace

Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there

https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Discernment

memories are a dangerous thing to be in love with. i hope you learn to discern the difference between the love you have for someone, and the love you have for the moments you spent together. Billy Chapata


It's a challenge to change habits, to change a life, to change what we are used to. Many times we remember the fond times, the memories and tell ourselves that maybe just maybe we can have a moment like that again. We convince ourselves that maybe things will change, the situation will change, the person will change. And yes, sometimes that happens, and sometimes it does not happen.

The challenge happens when nothing changes, not even you!

Then the pleasant memories start becoming fleeting, they start being the exception, we continue to hang on to the hope and remember those times.


I have learnt that everyone is inherently a loving soul. Sometimes they don't know how to display it, or sometimes they have forgotten. People in our lives are all teachers and mirrors. When do we know to love someone from afar?

When we are uncomfortable to be our full, true authentic selves - there is never a need to "perform" for our loved ones

When we are afraid to grow around them - for fear of making them feel bad or small- having the freedom and support to grow is love

When we are not sure what their mood will be and act accordingly - communication is absent

When we are only remembering the good times to keep us from leaving

When we are making excuses, rationales, justification and reasons to stay where we are - even when no one asks

When we are thinking about leaving

When we are sad more times than happy


Trust that it's time to start discerning whether you are holding on to hope of the past becoming the present or just walking around in fear

Peace


Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there

https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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I choose

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


I choose

I choose peace over chaos & I’m proud of my choice

I choose spirituality over religion, &   I’m proud of my choice

I choose real over phony & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to dream more dreams than live in a nightmare & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to embrace real life over getting lost in a fantasy & I’m proud of my choice

I choose divine guidance over external validation & I’m proud of my choice

I choose courage over fear & I’m proud of my choice

I choose bake period.

I choose consistency & discipline over speed and fads & I’m proud of my choice

I choose to wait rather than settle & I’m proud of my choice



Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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Facebook


It Takes A Village

A family is a patchwork of individuals tied together by heartstrings - Kav L'Noar


In everything I do, I am blessed and ever so grateful to have a village surrounding me. I have learnt that we cannot do everything alone, that there is a time and place for everything.

A time to give and a time to receive.

We have to learn when is the time for both and move accordingly.


The NiNa Programme is no different, the village of Pat and Avinash surround me making this journey so much richer and rewarding.


On 23rd July  2019, we have another opportunity to interact with young ladies who always show up and teach me about unconditional love, the power in respecting others and that non judgement has an impact on decisions made.


It is never an easy road hoping on the Journey however, knowing that there is a Village is worth the trip.


I Give Thanks


Peace


NiNa - WHAT IS IT?


  • § NiNa is a programme targeting young ladies between the ages of 15 to 18 who reside at the St Jude’s Home for Girls. - A Care Home Operated by the State.

  • § NiNa promotes mentorship with young ladies within the care system

  • § Born out of a need to provide support to young ladies who are part of the care system through either being given up for adoption, through the court system or any other method.

  • § Forerunner for the use of Entrepreneurship skills as an empowerment tool

  • § A week long residential programme held annually with monthly mentorship activities

  • § Transition space for young ladies leaving the care system at the age of eighteen (18)

  • § A self-sustainable programme which can provide training and employment for young ladies in transition out of the care system


To support us, please contact us 

http://www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/contact-me


Check out the We Lead PowHerful Conference - I will be there


https://welead.21qcaribbean.com/


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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Facebook


The Mirror is Your Friend

Essentially, the bottom line cause of break-ups and divorce is when one or both of the partners can no longer stand to see themselves in the other person. Dr Edrica Richardson


I continue to be fascinated by the concept that all of my relationships are mirrors, the good and the not so good within my personality is reflected back to me through the people that I have in my life, the people I like and the ones that I a have challenge liking. The reflections that I have difficulty in accepting are the things that show me where I need to grow, heal, release judgement and let go.


It makes perfect sense to me now that I feel so angry, helpless and sometimes even guilty when I don;t fancy someone.  The anger and such shows that I am really feeling that way about myself, I am having difficulty with the reflection. 


Now I can say that the mirror is really showing me where I have open wounds or unresolved issues. How marvellous is that, how wonderful it is to know when  people who frustrate us or make us unhappy leave our lives it usually means that the would is healed?


If we look at it that way then it makes the pain a little easier to bear.


The mirrors also show us our beliefs, some of which are harmful to us. We have all acquired certain beliefs throughout our lifetime that cause us to react and act in certain habitual ways that either support us or don't. 

The problem is that you did not consciously choose many (if not any) of those beliefs that govern your experiences and relationships at the subconscious level. Instead, your beliefs were, unbeknown to you, handed to you by society, the media, your parents and your friends. There are also those beliefs that came part and parcel with your culture and upbringing, and the stricter your culture in the area of relationships, the more ingrained those specific beliefs. 


Since your relationships are based on those beliefs, your experiences only prove to re-enforce them for you, thereby creating something of a virtuous or vicious cycle depending on whether your beliefs support a healthy and balanced relationship or not.


Now that I have learnt about mirrors I can now pay attention to how I treat myself, when I do this the people around me will reflect that.

I can also reduce the judgement that I  hold about others within my circle and those outside.

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love


Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Your Choice is Your Power

The world’s greatest lie is that you lose control of your life, that you have to obey some rules that are not your rules Paul Coelho

Your choice is power!

Every choice has a consequence whether it is a conscious or an unconscious choice! 

Choice!

Listen, brutally honest! Stop holding other people accountable for the choices that YOU make! It’s your choice! Hold yourself accountable and then if it is not what you want or leading you to your highest good, hey, make another choice!

All change is not growth and all growth is not transformation beware of just wanting things to be different it may not mean that you are growing.

Some of us have the same experience a thousand times ,it isn’t growth until you have learnt a little bit of something, its not growth until there is actual progress.

When something truly transforms you don’t recognise it for what its used to be, when something has growth you can see and tell the difference.

We have to make a choice, whether you want to grow or transform.

When the transformation comes you are not telling the same story anymore, that story is now inappropriate for where you are right now to tell in the same old way

When you transform the old stuff is not what your life revolves around anymore, there’s a revolution, a shift in the centre.

What is your life revolving around?

What are you choosing?

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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Be You

Do not throw away truth in favour of illusions - ACIM



I was listening to Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sessions yesterday, the topic was "Your Truth". I was quite enthralled with her story- I guess who isn't right? It's Oprah! What resonated with me was her story on how someone gave her the platform to be herself and it was for her the best advice she ever took. In her words, she made quite a lot of money being herself. She had a phenomenal life being herself.

How many times have we not been given permission to - just be your yourself?

How many times have we been asked to be a little more this or a little more that, or a little less this or a little less that?

How many people say change how you look to fit in, change how you speak, change what you wear!

Here is Ms Winfrey saying do you, be your best you, work it baby!

I was heartened by that advice because I am a total advocate being your best self.

Who can be you better than you?

No one!

Who do you have to pretend to be you?

No one!


Be you. Be all in.fall get up.learn.do it again.repeat

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love



Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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The Reaction of Others

The feedback is not so much the details of their opinions and the specific things they say in the moment. Rather, the real feedback lies in the gist of their reaction to us. That reaction can tell us if we are in ego mode, which is invaluable feedback for us. ACIM



We live our lives on this plane with others. Some of us live our lives more publicly than others - some by choice and others by purpose.

Whichever it is, there will be feedback involved. Some feedback we ask for and some we don't. Some feedback we like and some we don't.

I have learnt that all feedback is useful and  involves some type of lesson. The Course in Miracles says that our response to feedback determines if it comes from a place of fear or not.

As soon as we start getting defensive we know, fear has stepped in.

As soon as we want to justify, make excuses, sometimes even fight, rest assured that those are fear based responses.

We know the difference between the unwarranted attacks and feedback. We really do despite what we think or say. 

Social media has opened us up for unwarranted feedback - how do we handle this?

Being in the public domain is also a place where unwarranted feedback is par for the course.

Stand firm in yourself and know that when  the feedback comes to you, it comes for a reason. It may be to set boundaries, it may be to grow, it may be to cut someone off, it may be to believe in yourself and stop seeking external validation, it may be for you to grow and get better. 

What I do know is, feedback can be useful. Especially when received with a willing spirit and an open mind.

And one has to be prepared for it, whether you are a so called public figure or not.

Being prepared for it comes down simply to knowing who you are and having a willingness to grow, to listen and to learn.


Peace

Letting Go

Let Go Or Be Dragged

How do you decide when it is time to let go, in fact, how do you feel about letting go?

There are some people who think that letting go is the same as giving up.

There are some who partner letting go with weakness.

Not too long ago I truly believed that letting go was giving up, I was of the view that I had to turn stone to blood and if required, literally die before I would even contemplate letting go.

 

Thank heavens for good sense, lessons and time!

I have learnt that letting go never equates to being unsuccessful.

I have learnt that letting go is a decision made when one has done all that is humanly possible with the unwavering belief that whatever happens it will be okay!

I have learnt that letting go builds courage, it builds self belief.

I have learnt that control freaks cannot let go, they want to know the outcome- Newsflash, we never know the eact outcome. How many times was an outcome exactly exactly exactly how you imagined? Let me know please!

I have learnt that letting go opens a space for more to arrive.

 

I wanted to be an accountant more than anything,  I dreamt about it since I was a teenager, I worked hard at realising that dream, studied more than one type of accounting qualification to cover all bases and here I am now today on a different path. I held on to the belief that I would be a Finance Director for a very long time and that holding on kept me from a life where I am at peace despite the uncertainty of income, gigs, and stability.

I have learnt that realising that dream of being an accountant took discipline, courage, a strong work ethic and self belief. This is what I gained on that journey which I have kept with me and can use on all others. Nothing was wasted in my realising that dream. At some point I had to let go because once the dream was realised the reality reflected to me that another path had to be chosen.

But I know now that I will be alright, that all needs are  always met and that the Universe is using me so much more that I would be have been used had I gone down that path of remaining an accountant. I am grateful that I had the courage to trust in letting go.

I believe in letting go in such a huge way there is a chapter in the first book What Did I Learn Today? called Journey to Letting Go!

I have applied the theory of letting go to small things, the stuff works y'all!

If  I want a particular gig - I do all the work and let it go- that means I have an unwavering faith that I do not have to control and man handle the process, stressing people out in between! I know in my knower that whatever happens I will be okay, I will learn something

Letting go aids in a peace of mind that passes all understanding

Peace

 

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

Follow Akosua on

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Facebook

Discipline is Focused Doing

Our task is but to continue, as fast as possible, the necessary process of looking straight at all the interference and seeing it exactly as it is ACIM

Distractions and deterrents will come. They always do.

I have learnt that making the principles of discipline and consistency a part of your life is vital. Not much can happen without discipline and consistency. 

Motivation is a part of it but there are some days when motivation can only go so far. 

This is where the discipline comes in.

Discipline is about showing up, it is about consistency, it is about being self aware, being honest and true to you then to others, it is about keeping the big picture, keeping the vision in sight, despite how it looks at the moment, discipline is about having patience and faith and self belief.

Many people associate discpline with punishment- I have learnt that there is so much more to discipline.


Discipline is focused doing. You must do the thing that you know you have to do in order to get the results that you want.

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

Follow Akosua on

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Instagram

Facebook

Choices

Choice - to select your preference or desire from the possibilities presented. Your choice is your power, it is a function of your free will given to you by the creator. When you make a choice you are saying to the Universe that there is a desire, an idea, a vision, an intention, a dream that you are choosing to advance. When you fail to make a choice you are saying to the Universe that you have no power because every choice you don't make is a choice you are making. - Iyanla Vanzant

I was having a conversation with a someone yesterday, there was a difference of opinion on a matter at hand. I said in the end it is always a matter of choice. They did not believe this as many times "people have no choice"

This led to a further discussion about  what is "having no choice"

I believe that we always have a choice, this is where our power lies.

Making no choice is also a choice

Blaming others is also a choice

Accepting a situation is also a choice

regardless of the circumstances, any move that we make is based on a choice we make either consciously or unconciously.

So let's say one was sent to jail for a crime that they did not commit, the choice there is - what do I now do with this situation that I have found myself in, one which it seems at the moment that I have absolutely no control over?

Therein lies the choice

What do you do in a situation, any situation based according to Iyanla, the possibilities presented.

Many of our choices are based on our beliefs- and many of our beliefs are never questioned. The beliefs we have either comes from our family, our parents, our experiences, religion and society. Beliefs demand loyalty. When one believes in something they remain loyal to it, going against the belief brings up guilt. So rather than feel guilty about questioning the belief or discomfort from being different, we make a choice.

Mind you, I am not saying anyone's choice is wrong, to me if it is working it will be reflected in how you live your life,in how you feel, in your health, in your relationships

The most beautiful thing is, with free will, we can choose again, choices are unlimited until we die

So, how do you make choices?

Do you do it based on fear or love?

Do you make choices based on unquestioned core beliefs or not?

Do you make choices to avoid uncomfortable situations? (this one is me!! my hand is up!)

Do you make choices to enhance how you feel?

Do you make intentional choices?

One thing I have learnt is - every day in every way we are all making choices

Look at your life and it will tell you how well those choices are

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

Follow Akosua on

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Instagram

Facebook

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