Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Be Happy For Others

Comparison to others is an act of self sabotage - Iyanla Vanzant

Confessions on the journey. I have been angry for a few weeks and it seems to be getting worse. Why? Comparing myself to others. Yes I have been doing that. I have been seeing a few peers doing their thing on their journey. Some doing great things, some doing wonderful and marvelous things and I was becoming angry and at times jealous.

I have learnt that jealousy happens when you want what you believe other people have and it also happens when you are not happy with your present situation so rather than take the time to do the work, that time is taken up being angry and comparing yourself to others.

I have also learnt that it is a normal feeling however our responsibility - ability to respond- is the difference in taking it positively or not.


So I have decided to use it for a good and get off my bum! To work, have faith, believe and push to realise the dream and most importantly to let go after I have done all that I could knowing that the Universe usually has an even bigger and better purpose for all of us than we can ever imagine.

I also vow to be happy on others' success because there is room for all of us!


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