Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Houston Day 3

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” 

― Gordon B. Hinckley

I always take the opportunity to come to Houston mainly because I have very close family living here. I take the time to see them, spend time with them, catching up. It is almost like a home away from home.

Over the weekend I did just that, I have 6 cousins and an aunt who live here. I grew up with them, they know me, we can laugh, make jokes, hang and shoot the breeze

Until I sat down around the kitchen table having fun with them I did not realise that I don't do this much, I spend quite a bit of time alone, which yes is required. As with everything, balance is essential. So the lesson I took from it is to get the balance, how can I create more balance between quiet time and interacting with my loved ones, outside of work.

So many times we fall into a routine and forget about what feeds our soul

Many times we do that because we believe it is what is required to have a life full of money and "things"

Life has taught me that when we are controlled by money and things, it is a recipe for disaster! We work to maintain the things at the expense of our health, our soul and our families.

The Universe will show us when we are out of balance, it is up to us to listen, to pay attention and to act accordingly.



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