Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Conscious Action and Determination

If we choose to be in denial, and we choose not to admit we have a problem, a dis-ease, a illness, an addiction then we will never be able to heal it. 

We must be honest with ourselves and face whatever we have created for ourselves and do our best to transmute it, transform it and heal it on all levels of our beings and this will require conscious action and determination.

Thoughts are powerful, but we can not just "think" our problems away by ignoring them. We can't just eat a dozen doughnuts and "think" the sugar, fat, calories and chemicals away. There are consequences for every action so if we want to change, we must first get to the root of the cause and make necessary changes, through our actions, so we don't remain in the complacency of our self created insanity. Sabrina Reber

Sometimes we meet people who are messengers. When we detach from the messenger it is easier to receive the message. When the message is delivered the person may at most times disappear.  It's Nothing personal.

Other times, the messengers keep returning in the form of different people - same issue or different situations - same issue

Pay attention!

Life speaks to us all the time!

Question everything!

Looking at it from the defensive stand point may hinder the viewing of the lesson. Listen, Be willing to see it differently.

Blaming others will definitely not bring the lesson.

It takes a level of humilty, disipline and awareness. Throw some courage in there.

Trust me, it is not easy to sometimes own up to the shit we created in our own lives by not paying attention, and then when we do own it, it is also not easy to choose responsibility over guilt and victim hood.

But listen lovies, keep going, you are doing well and I am here on the journey with you going through the same thing.

Last night I had a penny dropping moment! I was reflecting on the last couple of months. Starting off I was moaning about how difficult it was financially. I started off in guilt and victimhood- what is going on? How is it that I am still unable to move forward despite me planting the seeds, having income coming in?

And it hit me! I never think anything is enough, I always had this anxiety about money, from way back when. When I was married I felt a little bit safer because there were two of us, but my partner at the time, had a different perspective, he loved to live a lavish life and spent freely. There were many discussions about how I would over react about spending. I returned to my old self- anxious and never believing that it was enough. Never believing that I deserved what was rightfully mine.

And last night it hit me 

The issue is, do you know how much you are worth? Do you know that money is not your supply, that no person, place or thing is? Do you know that all needs are met?

Or are you trying to get money to buy more things in an attempt to demonstrate that you are who you don't believe you are? Are you holding yourself hostage to a culturally generated story about who you are and what you must have?

The patterns were stark

Awareness is the first place of moving forward

Now that I am aware I am ready to take action



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