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 the decisive element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood
that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable
or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I
can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response
that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is
humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them
worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what
they are capable of becoming. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

A divine friend of mine sent me this quote and it resonated with me over
the past few days more than ever. I have been working on a project over the
past couple of weeks that has been quite different to my norm. Just
yesterday I kept asking, "hey, what is the lesson here?" I asked it over
and over again as the challenges mount and the situation looked different
to what I had imagined, and then I thought of this quote, as I read it this
morning I thought that this is part of the answer! I am indeed the decisive
element! A Course of Miracles says that somehow we have this belief that
thinking and knowing that we are powerful beyond measure is arrogant but in
fact it is arrogant to think that we are not because we have been given the
power of choice and dominion to use any way we see fit, bestowed on no
other living creature on the planet but us humans. It is me to decide how
to respond to a situation and dramatic decisions does not have to mean high

So here I go today, me, oh powerful being bringing the sunshine, the joy
and the love! And yes, that can scare the pants off of me but hey, feel the
fear and do it anyway!

Thank you Divine G!


Today I am at the San Juan Public Library sharing lessons on the journey!

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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