Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Only When You Are Ready

You can’t leap from hurt to clarity, or from anger to absolution. You have

to walk there, one revelatory, resentful, intentional step at a time.

Forced or feigned forgiveness can derail the healing process. When we

fake-forgive someone, the camouflaged hurt will unearth itself eventually.

And by then, it’s been festering and there’s an even bigger mess to clean

up. Seething resentment, dragging up the past, blowing a fuse because

your partner said that precise thing that clearly indicates that they haven’t

changed in the least since you last reamed them out for not changing. Danielle La Porte

Sometimes we just aren't ready! Admitting that would save us a lot of time and effort.

Rather than lie to ourselves or make excuses, it is much more productive to take the time to get ready!

Because, trust me, when we are ready, nothing stops us

Being ready starts with a decision, an intention.

Sounds simple doesn't it? Yes, it really is just that simple.

Your unwavering choice to be ready

How many times have we started that diet, started the exercise plan, the class, the project, left him or her, had some boundaries before we were ready!

And what happened? we fell off and into guilt.

Make the decision, state the intention - declare it and watch how the power rises up in your bones, it activates all types of motivation and finds all sorts of ways to do what is required to get "it" done!


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