Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Easy Ecuador - Day 3

Close your Eyes and Open your Mind - Alicia Rodriguez

This is my third day in Ecuador , the forst two went by as a blur, lots of planes and taxis and stops at  mercados and supermercados and bancos and all the other o's!

The place is a throwback! Simple living, Community Living, Subsistence farming, fishing for dinner, know your neighbours, say hello, well Hola, to everyone that passes you on the streets

The Cassita that I am staying in is lovely, view of the ocean, compost heap outside, food grown outside, nice people in the homestead, the beach is nearby I walked to it this afternoon. I absolutely love it

There is no television - confessions on the Journey - I love love Boxing Day English Premier League. I didn't see a television and got a little anxious! What? no football today? Then I talked myself into calming down -  I am supposed to be relaxing and reflecting and rebooting plus no football for one day will not be the end of the world- self talk was on point and most required!

Anyways, blessings to you and yours in whatever it is that you are doing for the seaon

May it be filled with love


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