Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Harvest Time

“One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point a finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life.”
—Iyanla Vanzant



It takes a Goliath of a spirit to claim the responsibility for one's irresponsible behaviours.
Most choose to defend self, explain self, with a desire to be more desirable based on justification.

This is a personal statement. Directly from me to you.
Something has guided me to the possibility that sharing this message today may be of some semblance of use, to somebody.

You see, putting self aside leads to backups,
backups lead to blockages, & blockages lead to most of the challenges that we face regarding our health (mental, spiritual and physical).
There is a clinical difference between putting something aside & letting something go.
So today I am letting go.
This year, I am letting go.
I am letting go because I don't want to carry anymore stowaway energy or emotion into my future.

Do you continue to carry those thoughts & feelings that haunt your development?
This is a time of choice,
This is a time of alignment & assignment of future perspectives.
Start as you mean to go on.
& remember that you chose what to keep & what to put down.
Remember, for this is a year of responsibility.
This is a year of ownership.
This is a year of acceptance, for this year will not be controlled.
This year will make many things manifest.
A year of harvest.
Which seeds have you sown? Flo

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