Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


You Are Doing It Right

Of course you deserve to have the things you want in life. Of course you are worthy of having them. These are givens. The question is, are you willing to do the work required to get what you want? I am not talking about physical work. Oh no! Most of the time, we are all ready and willing to KILL OURSELVES WORKING to get the things we want. If that is all it takes, everyone's success would be assured. It is the mental, emotional and spiritual work that we usually overlook. When there is something that you really want, there is one thing you must really do - FOCUS! Focus your thoughts. Focus your energy...When you really want to focus on something, there is something you must develop and maintain -DISCIPLINE! You must be disciplined about what you think. You must do everything in a disciplined way. Iyanla Vanzant

I was chatting to one of my really great buddies who lives out in Johannesburg on Thursday, beautiful woman, beautiful kiddies, very kind and open, funny and smart and she said something to me that made me sit up, not only because of what it was but because it was the exact same thing I said to myself a few days before

She said " I wonder if I am doing this thing called life right" 

How about that?

Is there a right and wrong way to do life?

How did we get to a point where we even have to ask this question when the blessings are flowing?

How do we get to a point  where we can ask this, when the Universe loves us and keeps pointing out to us that what we are doing does not serve us yet still gives us free will to continue doing it, it never forces us to choose.

How do we get to the point where we ask this  question when we are healthy, when we have people that love us, that show up when we ask and sometimes when we don't even ask?

Because we are sitting in a space of lack and not enoughness, we are sitting in a space where we forget who we are and want to get something for nothing!

Newsflash - something for nothing does not exist!

Life is really about taking each day as it comes, being present, learning the lessons and making sure you pass them on, there are ebbs and flows, somedays we are laughing and smiling and other times we are crying. It is all part of the seasons, there is a season for everything under the sun

The trouble happens when we start comparing, when we start putting a formula to what we think success is instead of listening to our intuition and guides

When we feel we have less than we ought to

Reminder - you both ARE everything and HAVE everything

We must do the work- that means taking responsibility for our lives

We must get to a point of acceptance - of who we are and know that it is all good

and that life is a cycle, with seasons and divine timing



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