Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


St Kitts and Nevis - Day 4

no effort is ever wasted, although some pay


dividends later than you think.




Do not imagine that you "wasted your time" because

something didn't turn out right. There is no such thing

as "waste" in the Universe. Everything -- everything --

yields benefit. Neale Donald Walsh

 As I wrap up my time here on this very charming island, I reflect on the lessons - of course! Something one of the fisherfolk said yesterday came back to me this morning as I was reading, I shared part of the reading above, by Neale Donald Walsh

He said yesterday " I just did not want to come here and waste my time" 

How many times have I said that about things that I do, people I am to meet, and places to be?

I must admit, this same phrase is on repeat in my head. And then he said it, I was on the other side of the comment, so it not only resonates, it put me in a position to see that saying it about another is really a tad bit arrogant!

Then it continues this morning - the Universe is always right on time! Neale pops up as my reading and says "no effort is ever wasted and do not imagine that you wasted your time" 

Everything yields benefit

Everything is useful

It's all a matter of perpective

Give full effort, show up and know it is of use!



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