Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Circumstances Do Not Make You

Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind. Eckhart Tolle

Yesterday I had the opportunity to share lessons on the Journey at a school achievement day in Biche. Biche is in the middle of our island, some 2 hours drive away from where I live. It was my first time going to Biche. Yesterday we spoke about how all the dots connect, this was a perfect example of how they do. The teacher who asked me, I met as a young student who wanted some work experience, back in my previous accounting life. She was hired and we hit it off, she went off to University and I never saw her after that. 

Randomly at a show I bump into her and she told me that she had graduated from University and teaches at a Secondary School. A few months later she asks if I can come speak at her school finding me through Facebook, of course!! I took the opportunity to see a new place, to support her and to share lessons on the Journey.

The Achievement day was reflective of her - giving those who have  improved and those who show promise recognition and motivation to continue

Being from a rural area sometimes plays on young people's minds, there such a pull to the City, it is important to reinforce that there are positives where they are and they are not defined by where they come from.

Yesterday we spoke about defining and charting their own path rather than following the status quo

I give thanks for the opportunity to share the lessons on the Journey


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

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

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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