Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Who Gives Up?

Feels so good, when you're doing all the things that you want to do
Get the best out of life, treat yourself to something new
It's a really good thing to say
That I won't change my life, my life's just fine Mary J Blige

I was having a conversation with a very dear friend of mine last night, normal convo between friends about the day and how things were going.She said I have a random unrelated question

"how do you know when it is time to give up on a dream and go get a normal life or job?"

"Dude, who gives up on a dream and live a normal happy life though?"

"Well it seems as if things are not working out"

"Seems is the best word you said in that sentence"

"If you want to give up on your dream then perhaps it is not your dream to begin with"

"What about family pressure and societal contructs, do they influence one's dream?"

"If you want it to yes"

I started to reflect on my own dreams and my own visions. Sometimes I really do feel like packing it all in, especially when I am in a financial bind or when I am comparing my progressw to others, then it seems as though I get a second win, I get still and refocus.

What I have learned from this process is the power of surrender. To do the work, have the faith and then let it go. The dream you dream is a path. The Universe sometimes dream a bigger dream for us, bigger than we can ever imagine. And it always works out. The lesson is in who you become on the journey, the qualities that are revealed. The persistence, the discipline, the faith, the belief, the feelings, the healing. They all come on the journey to the dream!


Have you gotten any of Akosua's books?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love 

Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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