Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Control Can Be Difficult To Recognise

Rest assured that control is in control when:

You are fighting to prove you are right

You will lie to prove you are right

You are yelling in order to be heard

You won't say anything believing you won't be heard

The only view that make sense is yours

The only thing that maters is what matters to you

You are still giving reasons WHY after someone has said no

You think if someone get what they need or want you will not get what you want or need

You jump on someone's "case" to keep them off of your "case"

You believe someone can hurt or harm you and you are trying to avoid it

Until Today

Surrender takes courage. Not the give up surrender, not the resignation and throw your hands up in the air thinking what's the point surrender, neither do I mean the detached I don't give a damn attitude type either

I am talking here about the type of surrender when you know, when you know for sure that it renders you even downright peaceful, people start getting scared and shit, wondering what the hell is up with you

I am talking here about the surrender of the need to be right

I am talking about the surrender when you can hear other people's point of view, disagree with it and smile and say yea, you do your thing I hear you and know that you know that you know you have absolutely nothing to defend, to prove, you have nothing to worry about and in this case you don't give a damn what they think because it really ain't your damn business

That takes courage

I am talking about the surrender that believes that  all is well in your world because you are prayed up and fired up and clear on your vision and purpose  the surrender where you relinquish control knowing that you got this! No matter what it looks like at the moment

The surrender when you own your shit, you take responsibility and will not project, blame and start drama

That shit takes some courage and we get tested everyday

I have learnt that surrender is a spiritual experience and I rather be happy than right.




Ted Talk:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc


Publications: www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications


Unveiling 2017 - Looking into the Mirror of Self- May 26th 2017, Trinidad and Tobago a few spots left in the circle

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