Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Life is a Game of Boomerangs

before you think, do, or say anything -- imagine what it

would be like to receive what you are sending. Florence Schovel Shinn

 I posted a comment on Instagram today, and there were some comments about, particularly that it it was judgemental and condesending. I thought about that for a moment and then I said to myself

"Self, you know what?, that was so not your intention so leave that alone"

I received some comments about it and started to answer it, granted I got a tad bit frustrated as well because I honestly was not intending to hurt harm be judgemental or all of the above. 

In the end I deduced that people interpret things based on their experiences and beliefs, if they do not have the opportunity to ask questions then they run with that interpretation. I am now okay with that. I am okay with it knowing what my intentions are. There is no way that we can please everyone- can I just repeat that for my own eyes?

There is no way that we can please everyone!

And there is no way that I can respond to everyone's comments and questions nor should I!

Accepting my intentions and owning the responsibility for what I put out is the most that I can do

Detachment from the outcome also helps!

So the next time people interpret what you say and what you do and comes back with fire or a totally out of timing negative response, ask yourself

What were my intentions?

Do I take responsibility and own what I believe?

Am I taking this response personally?

The answers to that will pull you forward!


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— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
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— 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
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— 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